[ 514INFIINIK21 ] KS International Investments

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Business Administration Johann Burgstaller 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites KS Fundamentals of Financial Management
Original study plan Bachelor's programme International Business Administration 2021W
Objectives The course focuses on principles of financial investments in the international context. Students should become familiar with the functioning of international financial markets and obtain extensive knowledge of financial instruments and their valuation. Furthermore, students should be able to understand which strategies portfolio managers may apply to hedge risks by use of financial derivatives.
Subject The following topics will be covered:

  • Securities, Asset Classes and (International) Financial Markets
  • Valuation of Bonds and Stocks
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Portfolio Risk: Sources, Measurement and Management (including Derivatives)
  • Global Investing and International Diversification
  • Foreign Exchange Markets, Exchange Rate Determinants and Forecasting
Criteria for evaluation Written exam, practical exercises
Methods Lecture, discussion of case studies and exercises
Language English
Study material Bodie, Z., Kane, A., Marcus, A.J. (2018). Investments, 11th ed., McGraw-Hill. Fabozzi, F.J., Jones, F.J. (2019). Foundations of Global Financial Markets and Institutions, 5th ed., MIT Press. Solnik, B., McLeavey, D. (2014). Global Investments, 6th ed., Pearson. Valdez, S., Molyneux, P. (2016). An Introduction To Global Financial Markets, 8th ed., Palgrave.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 100
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority