Ethics and International Finance

FIN20016 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • 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.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

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