International Trade and Finance

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
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About this unit

The online unit, International Trade and Finance, offered by Swinburne University and Open Universities Australia will introduce you to the basic principles and purposes of various international trading and financial systems. It will also get you up top speed on issues currently affecting the international arena of trade and finance.

On completion of this unit you will be able to apply theoretical principles to current issues in international trade and financial environments, and be able to propose solutions to trouble shoot these issues.

You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of international trade and finance by conducting thorough research and constructing well-sourced arguments. Furthermore, you will be required to collaborate in diverse groups to develop informed critical analysis of current international issues.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, applicants must not have already completed this unit or an academic equivalent, and must also have completed one of the following units:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Macroeconomics 1

Areas of study

In this International Trade and Finance unit, the topics you will study include:

  • International trade theory
  • The political reality of international trade
  • The balance of payments and the foreign exchange market
  • Overview of the international financial system
  • The international banking system
  • The Euromarkets
  • FDI and country risk analysis
  • Islamic banking and finance
  • An overview of the foreign exchange market
  • Exchange rate forecasting
  • Hedging foreign exchange risk
  • Swaps

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Business, Swinburne University
  • Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems), Swinburne University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will give you valuable insight into the world of international trade and finance, which will prepare you for a number of careers including working in business, international relations, and corporate finance.

Undertaking this unit will give you a comprehensive understanding of the laws that govern and regulate the international trade and finance sectors – a useful body of knowledge to have for any business professional looking to work for a multinational corporation.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in International Trade and Finance from Swinburne University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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