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Online · School of Business · Graduate Business

Global Financial Markets
BUSI-606

  • CG
  • Section 8WK
  • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020
  • Modified 01/13/2020

Contact Information

See detailed faculty information in Blackboard.

Course Description

This course provides an overview of international financial markets and how they operate and interrelate. The structure, characteristics, and issues for markets in the Americas, Europe, Africa/Middle East, and Asia/Pacific will be identified.

Requisites

Prerequisite

BUSI 605

Rationale

This course explores the view that the world is moving toward a single global market and provides a broad and balanced introduction to financial markets across the world. Within this context, the course culminates in providing the student with skills for examining how an international business can raise capital to fund projects in a foreign market of its choice.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the goals of International financial management, International trades, and the European Monetary System.
  2. Evaluate Securities Markets, Money, Bonds, Stock Exchanges, Hedge Funds, and Private Equity.
  3. Appraise the effectiveness of the Foreign Exchange, European Economic and Monetary Union, and Derivative Products.
  4. Examine the key trends in Global Financial Markets.
  5. Integrate biblical principles within the field of Global Financial Markets.

Course Resources

Required Resource Purchase

Eun, C. & Resnick, B. (2018). International Financial Management (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 9781264091843.

Disclaimer: The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

Recommended Resource

American Psychological Association. Publication manual of the American psychological association (current edition). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

 Additional Materials for Learning

  1. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
  2. Internet access (broadband recommended)
  3. Blackboard recommended browsers
  4. Microsoft Word

(Microsoft Office is available at a special discount to Liberty University students.)

Course Assignments

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

The Discussion Board Forums in this course allow the student an opportunity to apply what he/she has learned from the Reading & Study folders. There are 3 parts to each Discussion Board Forum.  Part A is the key topic submission. Part B is the Discussion Board Forum thread, which must be at least 500 words and cite 5 recent scholarly articles (published within the last 5 years). During Part C, the student must reply to at least 2 of his/her classmates. Each reply must be 200 – 350 words.

Annotated Bibliography

The student will complete an annotated bibliography to be used for the Thematic Literature Review. There should be at least 12 annotations and 150 words used for each annotation.

Faith and Learning Assessment

By Module/Week 6, the student will be assigned to a group. A minimum 1,000-word essay will be worked on as a group in the Group Discussion Board area, and then posted to the Discussion Board for everyone to see. Replies are not necessary; however, they are strongly encouraged. The student is to briefly describe how the Bible is related to the topics covered in the course. An integration of the Bible must be explicitly shown, in relation to a course topic, in order to receive points. In addition, at least 2 other outside scholarly sources (the text may count as 1) should be used to substantiate the group’s position.

Thematic Literature Review

The student will write a literature review on a topic relevant to the course. The paper will be a comprehensive thematic review of the scholarly literature related to the selected topic. The paper is to be written in strict conformance to APA standards, contain at least 16 double-spaced pages of content (excluding the title page, abstract, and reference page) and utilize at least 12 scholarly references.

Course Grading

Course Requirements Checklist

10

Discussion Board Forums (4 at 125 pts ea)

500

Annotated Bibliography

150

Faith and Learning Assessment

100

Thematic Literature Review

250

Total

1010

Course Policies

Quizzes/Tests/Exams

For timed quizzes/tests/exams, the student is required to complete the quiz/test/exam within the assigned time. For the student who exceeds this time limit, a penalty of 1 point will be deducted for each minute, or part thereof, he/she exceeds the assigned time limit.

Policies

Late Assignment Policy

Course Assignments, including discussion boards, exams, and other graded assignments, should be submitted on time.

If the student is unable to complete an assignment on time, then he or she must contact the instructor immediately by email.

Assignments that are submitted after the due date without prior approval from the instructor will receive the following deductions:

  1. Late assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive up to a 10% deduction.
  2. Assignments submitted more than one week and less than 2 weeks late will receive up to a 20% deduction.
  3. Assignments submitted two weeks late or after the final date of the course will not be accepted outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.
  4. Group projects, including group discussion board threads and/or replies, and assignments will not be accepted after the due date outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.

Disability Assistance

Students with a disability and those with medical conditions associated with pregnancy may contact Liberty University’s Online Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS) at [email protected] for accommodations.  Such accommodations require appropriate documentation of your condition.   For more information about ODAS and the accommodations process, including how to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.liberty.edu/online/online-disability-accommodation-support/. Requests for accommodations not related to disabilities or pregnancy must be directed to the Registrar’s Office, which generally handles medical needs support.

If you have a complaint related to disability discrimination or an accommodation that was not provided, you may contact ODAS or the Office of Equity and Compliance by phone at (434) 592-4999 or by email at [email protected].  Click to see a full copy of Liberty’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy or the Student Disability Grievance Policy and Procedures.

Course Attendance

In an effort to comply with U.S. Department of Education policies, attendance is measured by physical class attendance or any submission of a required assignment within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.) or initiating any communication with one’s professor regarding an academic subject. More information regarding the attendance policy can be found in the Academic Course Catalogs. Regular attendance in online courses is expected throughout the length of the term. Students who do not attend within the first week of a sub-term by submitting a required academic assignment (such as the Course Requirements Checklist, an examination, written paper or project, discussion board post, or other academic activity) will be dropped from the course. Students who wish to re-engage in the course are encouraged to contact Academic Advising to discuss their enrollment options. Students who begin an online course, but at some point in the semester cease attending, and do not provide official notification to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of “FN” (Failure for Non-Attendance). Students wishing to withdraw from courses after the official start date should familiarize themselves with the withdrawal policy.

Grading Scale

A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
940-1010 920-939 900-919 860-899 840-859 820-839 780-819 760-779 740-759 700-739 680-699 679 and below

For courses with a Pass/NP final grade, please refer to the Course Grading section of this syllabus for the assignment requirements and/or point value required to earn a Passing final grade.

Add/Drop Policy

The full policy statement and procedures are published in the Policy Directory.

Honor Code

Liberty University comprises a network of students, Alumni, faculty, staff and supporters that together form a Christian community based upon the truth of the Bible. This truth defines our foundational principles, from our Doctrinal Statement to the Code of Honor. These principles irrevocably align Liberty University’s operational procedures with the long tradition of university culture, which remains distinctively Christian, designed to preserve and advance truth. Our desire is to create a safe, comfortable environment within our community of learning, and we extend our academic and spiritual resources to all of our students with the goal of fostering academic maturity, spiritual growth and character development.

Communities are predicated on shared values and goals. The Code of Honor, an expression of the values from which our Doctrinal Statement was born, defines the fundamental principles by which our community exists. At the core of this code lie two essential concepts: a belief in the significance of all individuals, and a reliance on the existence of objective truth.

While we acknowledge that some may disagree with various elements of the Code of Honor, we maintain the expectation that our students will commit to respect and uphold the Code while enrolled at Liberty University.

Adherence to the principles and concepts established within facilitates the success of our students and strengthens the Liberty community.

The Code of Honor can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=19155.

Schedule

BUSI 606

Textbook:    Eun and Resnick, International Financial Management (2018).

Module/Week

Reading & Study

Assignments

Points

1

Eun & Resnick: chs. 1–4

1 presentation

Course Requirements Checklist

Class Introductions

DB Forum 1 Parts: A and B

10

0

*

2

Review prior readings

1 presentation

DB Forum 1: Part C

125

3

Eun & Resnick: chs. 5–7

1 presentation

DB Forum 2: Parts A and B

*

4

Review prior readings

1 presentation

DB Forum 2: Part C

125

5

Eun & Resnick: chs. 11–13

1 presentation

1 paper due

DB Forum 3: Parts A and B

Annotated Bibliography

*

150

6

Review prior readings

1 presentation

 

DB Forum 3: Part C

 

125

 

7

Eun & Resnick: chs. 16, 20, & 21

1 presentation

1 paper due

DB Forum 4: Parts A and B

Faith and Learning Assessment

*

100

8

Review prior readings

1 presentation

1 paper due

DB Forum 4: Part C

Thematic Literature Review

125

250

Total

1010

DB = Discussion Board

* = Parts A and B will be graded after Part C is completed

NOTE: Module/Week 1–7 begin on Monday and end at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday.  Modules/Weeks 8 begins on Monday and ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.