Contemporary Issues in International Finance for Business
This programme examines contemporary issues in finance from practicing leadership and understanding the global financial environment.
This short-course programme uses practical, hands-on teaching methods and aims to tackle contemporary practical issues rather than theory. Business-focused and hosted in the centre of the world’s financial services capital, this course aims to get ‘under the skin’ of college text book solutions to topics such as international Capital Asset Pricing Models, the Law of One Price and Comparative Advantage Theory.
GISMA Business School London is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as a short-course provider.
- Practical experience within multinational organisations
- Practical hands-on course to develop the skills and confidence to succeed
- Networking opportunities for participants
- Gain a UK-German corporate sector perspective
- Tutors with an international working mindset
- Considerable corporate, entrepreneurship and consulting experience
- Central London campus with professional facilities
- Ranked a top city for students*
- Centre for academic and professional excellence
- Global capital for financial services
- Competitive environment to learn from peers
- Multicultural environment
- Access to a rich cultural life of museums, theatres, cinemas and restaurants
*QS Best Student Cities 2018
This programme is specifically designed for business leaders and managers who require an informed perspective on international accounting and financial matters. It is open to both financial and non-financial professionals.
- Learn how to identify opportunities and challenges within a global financial environment
- Understand the evolution of foreign exchange markets and instruments, and the risks and opportunities they present to the international manager
- Understand how to finance the global firm in the context of international capital markets
- Manage working capital and tax liabilities effectively
After completing this short-course programme, participants will learn how to identify opportunities and challenges within a global financial environment. They will improve their knowledge of foreign exchange markets, how they evolve and to which extent they are exposed to management. In addition, participants will have a greater understanding of how to finance the global firm, international capital markets, as well as managing capital and plan tax effectively. By the end of the programme, participants will appreciate the strengths and the limitations of foreign exchange theory and they will be able to identify the triple exposures – transactional, translational, and operational - for the multinational corporation.
This programme focuses on defining the business model within a global financial environment. Participants will concentrate on expanding their knowledge of foreign exchange markets and their evolution, as well as the future development of foreign currency and interest rate risks. Sessions will address routes to financing the global firm, international capital markets and effective tax planning. Particular attention is paid to foreign investment appraisal and ‘greenfield’ as compared to M&A growth strategies.
-Global Financial Environment
-Foreign Exchange, Derivatives, Interest Rate Swaps, Options
-Managing Foreign Exchange Exposure - Transaction, Translation, Operating
-Financing the International Corporation
-International Investment Appraisal, FDI and Growth Strategies
- Bringing a structured and logical approach to understanding the organisation's business model and its strengths and challenges
- Being able to participate proactively in international investment appraisal decision making
- Adopting a commercial approach to managing international financial risk
- Understanding and sharing the key tools, techniques and theories underpinning international trade and finance
- Actively participating in international tax design solutions which are both effective and ethical
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Necessary application documents generally include:
- Valid travel document (national passport or other document that allows the holder to travel internationally)
- Passport needs a blank on both sides for your visa and must be valid for the whole of your stay in the UK.
- Previous travel documents/passports, which show previous travel
- Proof of leaving the UK at the end of your course
- Proof of sufficient funds
- Recent bank statements
- Proof of Income
- Letter of Guarantee from a third party (who is either in the UK or who will be legally in the UK at the time of your visit)
- Confirmation of legal residence, if you are not a national of the country in which you are applying or your right to reside there is not included in your passport
- Details of employment where you have stated in your application that you are employed such as
- Letter from your employer on company headed paper, detailing your role, salary and length of employment
- If self-employed: business registration documents confirming the business owner’s name and the date the business started trading
- Enrolment/ Course Description letter from GISMA Business School London
- If possible, proof of secure accommodation in the UK
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