Teaching plan for the course unit



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General information


Course unit name: Multinational Financial Management

Course unit code: 573215

Academic year: 2019-2020

Coordinator: Martí Sagarra Garcia

Department: Faculty of Economics and Business

Credits: 5

Single program: S



Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 125


Face-to-face and/or online activities



-  Lecture





-  Lecture with practical component





-  Group tutorial





-  Problem-solving class




Supervised project


Independent learning




Competences to be gained during study


Basic and general competences

CG2. Capacity to propose a business project based on an original idea and to assess its feasibility.

CB6. Knowledge forming the basis of original thinking in the development or application of ideas, typically in a research context.

CB7. Capacity to apply the acquired knowledge to problem-solving in new or relatively unknown environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.

CB10. Skills to enable lifelong self-directed and independent learning.

Specific competences

CE1. Capacity to apply the main concepts and management tools to resolve advanced problems and business situations related to the strategic, financial, commercial, operational and logistics management of international companies.

CE3. Capacity to analyse and interpret the economic and financial information generated by an international company in order to make well-considered decisions.

CE4. Capacity to plan and direct the financial and accounting organization of an international company or global group of companies, to ensure solvency and profitability.

CE9. Capacity to examine the options, potential and opportunities presented by different regions in the global economy and to identify the specific features of the various markets and societies involved, with a view to improving effectiveness and complying with demands on professional responsibility.





Learning objectives


Referring to knowledge

In this subject students acquire the ability to understand and make managerial decisions on the main financial risks and opportunities that multinational companies face.

At the end of the subject, students should be able to:

— Understand the main processes in the area of finance, and learn the different valuation techniques which allow analysing the valuation procedures in a technically solvent way.
— Be able to diagnose the economic and financial situation of the company and to forecast its evolution, taking into account the environment in which it operates.
— Generate useful information to make decisions based on financial statements analysis.
— Understand the criteria and subjective factors which frequently condition financial decision-making and propose final reasoning used by CEOs in this kind of problems.
— Compare financial markets worldwide.
— Explain the characteristics of equity, debt and derived tools.
— Define types of assets both traditional and alternative.
— Discuss the different places in a negotiation and the mechanisms of value commerce.



Teaching blocks


1. Business valuation

2. Mergers and acquisitions

3. Financial structure and financial leverage

4. Economic and financial analysis

5. International funding

6. Foreign investment decisions



Teaching methods and general organization


In order to achieve the objectives of this subject, 40 hours of lectures are combined with 10 hours of lectures with a practical component and 10 hours of work in tutorial groups. Each class group is split in two subgroups. Each of these subgroups attends these tutorial sessions every two weeks. These activities are conducted by the same lecturer.

An active involvement on the part of students favours the achievement of the subject’s objectives.



Official assessment of learning outcomes


Students are recommended to follow the continuous assessment procedure.

Students following this option are those who attend class regularly. The final grade is based on:

  • Participation in class: class attendance, participating in discussions and solving exercises. This part is worth 10% of the final grade.
  • Presentation and discussion of case studies: case studies concerning the main teaching blocks are handed out for students to solve them and discuss them in class. Students hand in four case studies, worth 10% each, which makes a total of 40%.
  • Final exam: all students need to take a final multiple-choice test. This exam is worth 50% of the final grade. 

Students receive a pass grade for this subject provided that the final grade is equal to or higher than 5 out of 10. 


Repeat assessment

Students who obtain a final grade below 5 out of 10 take a repeat assessment examination. 

Detailed instructions are provided at the beginning of the course.


Examination-based assessment

Students who do not attend class regularly are entered for this procedure. 

Single assessment consists of a final exam worth 100% of the final grade.

Students who decide to follow single assessment must send a written renounce to continuous assessment prior to the presentation of any of the case studies.

Students receive a pass grade for this subject provided that the final grade is equal to or higher than 5 out of 10. 


Repeat assessment

Students who obtain a final grade below 5 out of 10 take a repeat assessment examination. 

Detailed instructions are provided at the beginning of the course.



Reading and study resources

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BREALEY, Richard A., MYERS , Stewart C., ALLEN, Franklin. Principles of corporate finance. 11th ed. Maydenhead, Berkshire : McGraw-Hill Education, 2014

CASANOVAS RAMON, Montserrat. Opciones financieras. 7a ed. Madrid: Pirámide, 2014

CASANOVAS RAMON, Montserrat,  BERTRAN JORDANA, Josep . La Financiación de la empresa : cómo optimizar las decisiones de financiación para crear valor. Barcelona : Profit, 2013

COPELAND, Thomas E.,  WESTON, John Fred., SHASTRI, Kuldeep. Financial theory and corporate policy. 4th ed. Boston : Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2005

HULL, John C. Options, futures, and other derivatives. 8th ed. Harlow : Pearson, 2012