Ethics and International Finance

FIN20016 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

Census:
31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

More teaching periods

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 12 Feb 23

Results:
7 Mar 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
30 Dec 22

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

Results:
5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

Census:
1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23


Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit is to help students develop ethical values and skills in the rapidly evolving and uncertain environment of international finance. Students learn about ethical behavioural values, traits and principles, as well as the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. Students learn about international financial systems and the various types of exchange rate regimes. They will understand the theories of exchange rate determination and how theories are held in practice. Students also learn about internationalisation of finance using different economic and financial indicators; and the technology-driven trends reshaping the international finance industry.
 
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
 
1. Discuss the importance of ethical decision making for investment professionals and the concept of fairness for financial transactions to embrace public trust 
2. Apply principles of professional integrity, trust and ethical conduct frameworks in the investment profession 
3. Analyse advantages and disadvantages of the various exchange rate regimes and apply theories of exchange rate determination in international financial transactions 
4. Communicate effectively and discuss the role of technology in reshaping international finance industry