Special Aspects of Trade and Finance

Structure Type: Course
Code: TIS1303
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 5.0 points
Responsible Teacher: as
Teacher Team: Lautamäki, Satu ; Nahan-Suomela, Rosmeriany
Language of Instruction: English

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
T-IB-2009   3 autumn   5.0   2011-08-22   2011-12-23  
T-IB-2010   3 autumn   5.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
T-IB-2011   3 autumn   5.0        
T-IB-2012   3 autumn   5.0        
T-IB-2013   3 autumn   5.0        
IB-2014   3 autumn   5.0        
IB-2015   3 autumn   5.0        
IB-2016   3 autumn   5.0        

Learning Outcomes

To introduce the students to international trade management, choice of strategies and to get students familiar with different financing or financial forms and services.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 135 h
-of which scheduled studies 65 h
-of which autonomous studies: 70 h
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Financing and Risk Management


The international financial environment and monetary system, international trade theories, foreign exchange markets, euro currency, derivatives, capital and money markets, hedging, tasks of financial management.

Regional Impact

There are various companies operating in the region and suitable cases used in classes.


International learning environment with international examples and cases

Recommended or Required Reading

- Levi, Maurice D.(the latest ed.): International Finance. Routledge, New York. (Selected chapters).
- Gallagher Timothy J & Andrew Joseph D (2003): Financial Management. Principal and Practice. Prentice Hall. Upper Saddle River. (Selected chapters).
- Griffin, Ricky W. and Pustay, Michael W. (the latest ed). International Business. A Managerial Perspective. Pearson/Prentice Hall. Upper Saddle River. (Selected chapters)
- Other reading materials, distributed for class discussions.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, groupwork and individual assignments.

Assessment Criteria

5. Student knows how to apply the field related knowledge broadly and assesses the applicability of the information critically. Knows how to analyze, evaluate and implement the development needs of the field in a customer-oriented way.

3 Student knows how to apply the field related knowledge broadly and professionally in diffrent situations. Knows how to choose and apply models critically and in a customer-oriented way in practical development work.

1 Student knows how to apply the field related knowledge broadly in different situations. Knows how to use appropriate models independently, diversely and from a customer-point of view in practical development situations.

Assessment Methods

Exam and assignments. Numerical (0-5).