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UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS SYLLABUS INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (ECON 467) SEM. I, 2013/14 10:00-11:00 a. m. Good Hall 102 “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”[1] Instructor: Esen Gurtunca, Ph.D. Office: Esch 052H E-MAIL: EGURTUNCA@UINDY. EDU. Office Tel: 788-3287 Home Tel 787-1081 Office Hrs: Mondays: 3:00 -4:00 p.m.; Wednesdays: 9:00-10:00 a.m.; Fridays: 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Text: Multinational Business Finance, 13th Edition 2013, Eitman, Stonehill, Moffett Pearson Publishers Course Description: The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to the international financial markets and international financial products available for today’s financial managers. The material is important because today’s corporations operate in an increasingly international environment. A large company anywhere today is probably a multinational company operating in many parts of the world other than its national base. This provides many opportunities to these companies, such as increased efficiency and profits. However, along with these benefits come risks. The financial manager of any company today has to work with many more unknowns than ever before. As the number of unknowns increases, new financial instruments emerge. Many of these instruments promise hedging risks, but as we have witnessed just recently these instruments do not necessarily succeed. For this reason, every company‘s financial officer should have the ability to judge other peoples’ opinions and not rely completely on outside agencies to give them advice. The course will cover the fundamental

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