United Kingdom, Glasgow

Global Finance

when 4 July 2016 - 31 July 2016
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee GBP 2450

Financial resources are fundamental to business development and this course identifies the principles behind the management of these resources. As students assess the relevance of the financial framework, they also develop an awareness of the need for financial information. The course therefore brings together the two pillars of finance theory and finance techniques in a global context. The course will give an overview of financial management, and the financial environment within which decisions are made. The course will also introduce foreign exchange markets, international capital markets, international corporate finance and foreign currency derivatives. Students who have interest in financial theory in a global context would benefit from this course.

Key Activities:
The course includes a session on the use of DataStream database and a visit by guest speaker Dr. Bill Kallinterakis, a prominent academic in the field of corporate finance, from University of Liverpool.

This will be based upon an individual written report, plus a group presentation on one of the topics taught in the course.

Social Programme:
As with all GCU International Summer School courses, participants will experience a comprehensive social programme consisting of various events and excursions, showcasing the best of Glasgow and Scotland as both study and tourist destinations.

Course leader

Alex de Ruyter: Head of Department - Law, Economics, Accountancy & Risk

Target group

This course is aimed at students up to and including Bachelors year three level, although other levels may also be considered.

High School leavers may be considered, subject to approval of academic record to date.

Credits info

5 ECTS credits - equivalent to 3 US credit hours.

Transfer of credit to students' home institutions should be negotiated in advance. GCU staff will be happy to liaise with applicants' home institutions as far as possible to assist with this.

Fee info

GBP 2450: The course fee includes tuition, private bedroom accommodation, airport pick-up and drop-off (Glasgow International Airport only), welcome pack and t-shirt, as well as all events and excursions included in the social programme.

Meal vouchers are available for purchase on request.