5989 Finance Perspectives on International Strategy
Thomas Lindner, PhD,MIM(CEMS),BSc
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
21.02.2019 bis 28.02.2019
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Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Donnerstag 28.03.2019 14:00 - 17:00 TC.4.13
Donnerstag 04.04.2019 14:00 - 17:00 TC.4.13
Donnerstag 11.04.2019 14:00 - 17:00 TC.4.13
Donnerstag 02.05.2019 14:00 - 17:00 TC.4.13
Donnerstag 09.05.2019 14:00 - 17:00 TC.4.13
Donnerstag 16.05.2019 14:00 - 17:00 TC.4.13
Donnerstag 23.05.2019 14:00 - 17:00 TC.4.13
Donnerstag 06.06.2019 14:00 - 17:00 TC.4.13

Inhalte der LV

The course follows the below structure:

  1. Introduction to the class and to country risk
  2. International capital budgeting
  3. Taxes and capital structure in the international firm
  4. International financial reporting and taxation
  5. Real options, joint ventures, and international mergers and acquisitions
  6. Project finance
  7. International capital budgeting case study
  8. Final exam

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

In this class, students will learn how to use tools and methods from finance to evaluate strategic decisions in international business. The core topic of the class is how firms can manage country risk. We will start with general insights into international corporate finance and financial markets. We will then apply those insights to questions that are at the forefront of international strategy. The course is self-supporting within the International Business specialization. Prior knowledge in finance is not necessary beyond what is covered in WU's Common Body of Knowledge.

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.


This class uses a mixture of presentations, case studies, interactive and homework exercises, and a final exam. In session 4 a guest lecturer from EY will join us to talk about international financial reporting and taxation.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

· 50% final exam (individual-level)

· 20% case report (group-level)

· 20% class participation (individual-level)

· 10% answers to in-class questions (group-level)


1 Autor/in: Kirt C Butler
Titel: Multinational finance: Evaluating opportunities, costs, and risks of operations

Verlag: John Wiley and Sons
Jahr: 2012
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Empfehlung: Stark empfohlen (aber nicht absolute Kaufnotwendigkeit)
Art: Buch
2 Autor/in: Adrian Buckley
Titel: International finance: A practical perspective

Verlag: Pearson Higher Education
Jahr: 2012
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Empfehlung: Stark empfohlen (aber nicht absolute Kaufnotwendigkeit)
Art: Buch
3 Autor/in: Piet Sercu
Titel: International finance: Theory into practice

Verlag: Princeton University Press
Anmerkungen: particularly chapter 22
Jahr: 2009
Empfehlung: Referenzliteratur
Art: Buch
4 Autor/in: Richard A Brealey, Stewart C Myers, Franklin Allen
Titel: Principles of corporate finance

Verlag: McGraw-Hill
Empfehlung: Referenzliteratur
Art: Buch
5 Autor/in: Stefano Gatti
Titel: Project Finance in Theory and Practice

Verlag: Academic Press
Auflage: 1 or 2
Empfehlung: Referenzliteratur
Art: Buch

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