International Finance – MSc

Course Code
Number of Credits
Description/Course Objective
SM88.2001 Selected Topic: Applied Valuation and Investments
The objective of this course is for students to identify the core theoretical underpinning of valuation–discounted cash flow/net present value – but then analyze why this theoretical basis does so poorly in application. From there the course will examine the valuation techniques and approaches practitioners use to better assess value with a focus on synthesizing the knowledge and skill into real applications.
SM88.2002 Selected Topic: Capital Markets
The objective of this course is for students to understand and comprehend the common financial and economic links between these two important asset classes, to analyze the key differences and then evaluate the relative benefits of each in a range of circumstances.
SM88.2003 Selected Topic: Financial Accounting and Decision-making
This course aims to introduce the foundations to financial accounting and management accounting. This includes the preparation of key financial statements and the frameworks of accounting regulation. It also provides students with an introduction to management information and cost management, managerial decision making and performance measurement.
SM88.2004 Selected Topic: Managing Risk
The objective of this course is for the student to develop a better sense of risk, investment decision making under risk and uncertainty, and the analysis, measurement, and reporting of risk and risk adjusted performance. This course will also partner with a major risk management software vendor (TBD, but most likely Northfield) to allow students to use current industry standard tools to analyze real portfolios.
SM88.2005 Selected Topic: International Finance and ASEAN: Wealth Management to Project Finance
This course aims to introduce data collection strategies and basic techniques for testing hypotheses in management research. The focus is on learning from examples. Major topics covered include strategies for finding data, summarizing data, hypothesis testing and difference-in-difference analysis. The course also aims to help students appreciate the role of theory in quantitative research and develop basic capabilities to design tests to examine competing theories.
SM88.2006 Selected Topic: Developing Leadership Skills for the Finance Workplace
Finance professionals consistently feedback to say that students graduating from their degree/Master’s programs fail to demonstrate even an adequate grasp of the ‘soft skills’ required to work in the finance industry. This course aims to plug that gap by focusing on the micro skills development of everyone in the class to improve their teamwork, communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.