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Course Details in 2020/21 Session

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Module Title LM Foreign Exchange Markets
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 28818
Module Lead Andrew Mullineux
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Description This module is about the markets for foreign exchange and other foreign financial assets. Different methods of determining foreign exchange rates are considered together with the reasons for variation in exchange rates. Some techniques of hedging foreign exchange risk are also considered.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module, students should be able to:
  • demonstrate how to perform a range of transactions on foreign exchange markets;
  • critically evaluate theories of foreign exchange rates and apply the theories;
  • predict the direction of change in foreign exchange rates; and
  • critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of a range of techniques that are often used to reduce foreign exchange risk and apply the techniques.
Assessment 28818-01 : Group Report : Group Assessment - Coursework (30%)
28818-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally timetabled) - Computer based (50%)
28818-04 : Continuous Assessment : Coursework (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Main assessment: Continuous assessment (20%), Group report 3,000 words (30%) & 1 hour exam (50%).
Re-assessment: MCQ (20%), 750 word individual assignment (30%) & 1 hour exam (50%). Students only resit the failed component
Other None
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