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WALSH ONLINE COURSE
SYLLABUS
COURSE: FIN 512
International Economics and Finance

INSTRUCTOR: Michael A. Rinkus
OFFICE HOURS: By appointment.

PHONE (Cell): 313­268­0721call or text
EMAIL ADDRESS: mrinkus@online.walshcollege.edu COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is an advanced course that focuses on the increased globalization of the world economy.
Students examine how multinational corporations mitigate risk from foreign exchange movement, political and sovereign risk, cross border payment repatriation, balance sheet risk as well as, international trade policies such as trade blocs, protectionism, international debtors, cultural preferences, dumping, central banks, demographics. Students will learn to identify the impact of the N11 and BRIC countries on global business strategies in addition to the impact of foreign exchange rates, balance of payments, multinational enterprises, and direct foreign investment. Financing techniques of multinational companies will be introduced and applied; also the impact of new global regulations such as the Basel agreements and their impact on the cost of cross border financing and the challenges presented by international monetary arrangements are also analyzed to increase the ability to successfully interact in the world.

PREREQUISITES:
ECN 503 or MBA 503

COURSE MATERIALS: TEXTBOOK(S):
Title: International Finance
Author: Maurice D. Levi
Publisher: Routledge
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OTHER COURSE MATERIALS:
The Wall Street Journal
The Economist TECHNICAL SUPPORT HELP:
For technical support and questions contact the Division of Online Learning at: onlinesupport@walshcollege.edu or 248­823­1680.

COURSE METHODS & OBJECTIVES: COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Following this course, the student should be able to:
Demonstrate how the international monetary system works
Assess foreign exchange risk
Identify and calculate cross­border currency risk and explain how to mitigate it through various arbitrage techniques
Identify and assess balance sheet risk
Quantify profit opportunities
Define transaction, translation, and economic risk
Identify and demonstrate the various liquidity techniques used in the cross­ border marketplace to increase working capital Analyze and define political and sovereign risk and its impact on corporate global business

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COURSE METHODS:
Lectures: Our lectures will be open to any and all discussion. We will strive for an open discussion where no idea will be dismissed. Video Lectures: There will be several supplemental video lectures during the course of the class.
Readings and Research: Read the textbook and do outside readings. I will be delighted to recommend appropriate subject matter readings.
Class Discussions: In any online component to this class, I will place a discussion board for that component where participation is important. You will have all week to drop in on discussions at any point and frequency is important.
If you have questions, ask in the discussion board any time. I am available in the discussion board, by email, or by phone. Discussions should be free flowing so ask if you have questions, debate issues, and question the professor. Through an open and free
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discussion we learn.
Research Paper: A paper/analysis on subjects relating to the emerging markets or the international monetary system or other topics that you may review with your professor is a requirement for this class. ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES: HOMEWORK:
All assignments are due on the day of class of each week by 11:59 p.m. unless otherwise stated. For online weeks, that would be on Monday evening. Homework is to be submitted to your student folder inside the course. The purpose is to reinforce the learning process in the text and lecture. PRACTICE ACTIVITIES & EXAMS:
There will be TWO tests and this semester. The tests are cumulative.
All tests whether they are on line, blended, or on­ground online classes will be open­book and open­notes. I recommend that you prepare for my test like you would for any other class. That is, prepare for the exam as though the test is to be closed­book and closed­notes. If I tell you in the lecture to memorize a formula, you really need to. You won't have time to look things up or learn as you go while taking an online test.
During the week of the exams, the exams will be available from 6:00 p.m. Monday until
11:59 p.m. on the following Monday for any online tests.
Exam Policy
All online quizzes and exams should be started before 7:00 p.m. on the Monday that they are due. Doing so will allow you to finish the quiz or exam in plenty of time before the 11:59 p.m. deadline­­even if you experience technical problems.
Please note that there will be no make­up quizzes or exams in this course. (See MAKE­UP
POLICY below.)
If you start your quiz or exam before 7:00 p.m. (by 6:59 p.m.) on the Monday it is due and you lose your quiz or exam while you are taking it due to some technical failure, the procedure for dealing with the situation is as follows: http://moodle.walshcollege.edu/mod/url/view.php?id=284455 3/14

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1. Immediately send me an e­mail or text or call advising me of the problem. This creates a time­stamped record showing when you reported the issue.
2. Call my phone at (313)­268­0721. If I do not answer, leave a voicemail message advising me of the problem.
3. Make every effort to go back into the online course system and finish the quiz or exam
(Switch PCs or locations if necessary.)
4. I will investigate the situation and determine how to proceed.
However, if you start your quiz or exam and it is online, at 7:00 p.m. or after on the day it is due and you lose your quiz or exam while you are taking it due to some technical failure, the quiz or exam will be forfeited. RESEARCH PAPER:
There will be a research paper due Monday of week 10. A paper/analysis on subjects relating to the emerging markets, the international monetary system, or global trade and financing is a requirement for this class. The paper will be 14­16 pages in length, double spaced, size twelve font, APA style with sources credited at the back of the paper ( 14 pages without the title page and table of contents). The instructor must approve all topics.
The topics/issues will be those comprising what is considered to be either large emerging markets, or other countries or issues/investments confronting corporate risk and globalization
(capital adequacy, free vs. fixed currency systems, nationalization of natural resources, foreign direct investments, etc.). A 15 minute high level presentation on your findings on your research will take place in week ten.
Other topics might be:
Condition of central banking system, trade flows, manufacturing base, growth, risk issues etc.
The modern history and performance of the dollar, its impact on global commerce, and where will it go from here?
The Basel agreements, impact on global business.
Risk and Global Business.
The Chinese Yuan, where will it go? Does it impact global trade? Why or why not?
History of the Continuos Linked System, why was it created, how is it working, what are the current volume flows
Impact of Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility efforts on lending and enablement of corporations These are just a few research paper suggestions.
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SOP (Statement of Purpose) is a simple one or two sentence statement indicating the topic of your research paper. I will approve and make suggestions if appropriate
Outline: A page or two indicating the next step in your research paper (a table of contents with references) Research Paper Rubric
"A" Paper
(Exemplary)

"B" Paper
(Proficient)

"C" Paper
(Marginal)

"F" Paper
(Unacceptable)

Purpose

Complies fully with the assignment. Information clearly and effectively supports a central purpose or thesis and displays a thoughtful, in­ depth analysis of a sufficiently limited topic.
The reader gains insights.

Complies in a competent manner with the assignment.
Information
provides firm support for a central purpose or thesis and displays evidence of a basic analysis of a sufficiently limited topic.
The paper demonstrates overall competency. It shows some genuine engagement with issues at hand. Complies adequately with the assignment.
Information
supports the thesis at times.
Analysis is basic or general. The purpose is not always clear.
The paper completes (rather than engages in) the assignment. Does not adequately comply with the assignment. The paper does not successfully identify the thesis. Analysis is vague or not evident. Approach

Is directed towards and meets the needs of a defined audience (is persuasive, informational, or argumentative).

Is somewhat directed towards and mostly meets the needs of a defined audience (is somewhat persuasive, argumentative or informational). Presents an unclear (persuasive, informational, or argumentative) rhetorical position. Has no rhetorical position.

Criteria

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Style

Begins, flows, and ends effectively. The introduction, body, and conclusion of the paper are sound. Begins, flows, and ends satisfactorily. The introduction, body, and conclusion of the paper are adequate. Has partial or inadequate introduction, body, and/or conclusion. Has an inadequate introduction, body, and/or conclusion. Content

Provides compelling supporting arguments, evidence, examples, and details. The use of supporting detail is embedded in the context of the discussion.

Provides adequate supporting arguments, evidence, examples, and details.
The use of supporting detail is embedded in the context of the discussion.

Provides poor supporting arguments, evidence, examples, and/or details.

Does not provide adequate supporting arguments, evidence, examples, and/or details.
Paragraphs
may "string together" quotations without regard for the context of the discussion. Organization Is well­ organized and unified with ideas and sentences that relate to the main topic. The ideas are arranged logically to support the thesis. Is mostly well­ organized and unified with sentences that relate to the main topic. The ideas are mostly arranged logically to support the thesis. Is not arranged logically. Ideas fail to make sense and are not expressed clearly. The reader can figure out what the writer probably intends, but may not be motivated to do so. Is not arranged logically. Frequently, ideas fail to make sense and are not expressed clearly. The reader cannot identify a line of reasoning. Composition

Is comprised of well­ phrased sentences which are varied in length and structure. Contains some awkwardly constructed sentences which present an occasional distraction for the reader.

Contains frequent errors in sentence structure which present a major distraction to the reader.
Paragraphs are

Uses appropriate, direct language and the writing is compelling; the sentences are well­ phrased and

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varied in length and structure.
Paragraphs are well­structured, use of headings is excellent, and the paper shows strong organization. There are occasional violations in the writing but they don't present a major distraction or obscure the meaning. Paragraphs are well­ structured, use of headings is good, and the paper shows general organization and flow.

Paragraphs are unstructured, headings are missing, and general organization and flow are lacking. unstructured, headings are missing, and the paper lacks general organization and flow.

APA
Adherence

Correctly acknowledges and documents all sources in
APA style (e.g., in­text citations, works cited, pages, etc.).

Correctly acknowledges and documents most sources in APA style
(e.g., in­text citations, works cited, pages, etc.).

Incorrectly or partially acknowledges and documents sources in APA style (e.g., in­ text citations, works cited, pages, etc.).
Although
occasional references are provided, the writer relies on unsubstantiated statements.
The reader is confused about the source of ideas. Does not acknowledge or documents sources in APA style (e.g., in­ text citations, works cited, pages, etc.).
The reader has no idea of the source of ideas.

Mechanics

Is free of errors in grammar, punctuation, word choice, spelling, and format. Contains minimal errors in grammar, punctuation, word choice, spelling, and format. Contains numerous errors in grammar, punctuation, word choice, spelling, and format which are distracting

Contains numerous errors in grammar, punctuation, word choice, spelling, and format which obscure the

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to the reader.

Quality

Criteria

meaning of the passage. The reader is confused and stops reading.

Maintains a level of excellence throughout and shows originality and creativity in realizing the previously listed criteria.

Maintains good quality throughout and shows some originality and creativity in realizing the previously listed criteria.

Maintains poor quality throughout and shows little originality and creativity in realizing the previously listed criteria.

Maintains substandard quality throughout and shows no originality or creativity in realizing the previously listed criteria. "A" Paper
(Exemplary)

"B" Paper
(Proficient)

"C" Paper
(Marginal)

"F" Paper
(Unacceptable)

DISCUSSIONS:
Students will be required to participate and interact with one another during the semester on the course discussion boards. You will also be required to create at least ONE original reply to the discussion topic and respond to at least TWO of your classmates for each discussion.
Discussion credit will be determined based not only on quantity, but quality of your involvement.
Early posting in the discussion board will ensure you receive replies from fellow students.
Interaction is more important than just replying with short sentence answers in the discussion board. Agree, disagree, and ask a question, just as you would in class in an on­ground setting. I value dialogue as an important part of the learning experience and certainly look forward to any debate I might have with you.
Discussion Board Rubric
Criteria
Initial
Posts

Response
Postings

A:
Exemplary

B:
Proficient

C:
Marginal

F:
Unacceptable)

Posts consist of original thoughts not already contained in the threaded discussion Some original thoughts/some repeat of what has already been listed in the threaded discussion Few original thoughts, primarily a summary of other discussion posts Lacks original input, is merely an echo of other discussion posts Responses are thought Responses are on topic,

Responses are somewhat on

No response or merely "I

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provoking, supported well, clearly and add to the supported, and discussion further build the discussion Content

topic and/or weakly supported; nothing new contributed to discussion agree" or "I disagree" Posts are written clearly with strong connection to content Posts contain comments that are written well and have a good connection to content Posts contain comments that are not clear and only somewhat connected to content Post is off topic/poorly written

Cited good examples/ideas from the
Internet and/or did not include reference URLs

Cited weak
No examples examples/ideas or ideas cited from the
Internet and/or did not include reference URLs

References Cited clear examples/ideas from the
Internet and included URLs to referenced information MAKE­UP POLICY:

There will be no make­up quizzes or exams.

COURSE POINTS & GRADING SCALE: COURSE POINTS:

GRADING SCALE:

Your performance in this course will be assessed as follows:
Assessment
Exam
Class Discussions (10
@ 6 pts; 1 @ 5 pts.)
Research Paper

Points
250
65
350

Statement of Purpose http://moodle.walshcollege.edu/mod/url/view.php?id=284455 930 and above
900 ­ 929
870 ­ 899
830 ­ 869
800 ­ 829
770 ­ 799

= A
= A­
= B+
= B
= B­
= C+

730 ­ 769
700 ­ 729

= C
= C­
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(SOP)

20

Outline for Paper
Homework (5 @ 8 pts;
1 @ 5 pt)
Final Exam
Total

670 ­ 699
630 ­ 669
600 ­ 629 below 600

20
45

= D+
= D
= D­
= F

250
1000

11­WEEK ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE: WEEK
BEGINS
0

DUE TODAY

THIS WEEK'S TOPICS
Syllabus opens

Read Syllabus
Discussion 1 ­
Introductions

Introduction ­ First
Lecture

Chapter 1 Introduction International
Monetary System
Chapter 22 International Banking

Read chapters 1,2,3
Chapter 1: P. 22/23
Assignment Pro. 3, 4

Chapter 22 P. 519
Assignment Pro.
2,3,4,58
Discussion 2

Chapter 1 assignment from last week due today
Discussion 2

Chapter 2 Foreign
Exchange System

Chapter 2 P. 55/56
Assignment Pro. 1,
4,5,6
Discussion 3

Assignments from last week
Discussion 3

Chapter 3 Forward
Markets, hedging and risk Chapter 15

Chapter 3 P. 73
Pros. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7
Chapter 15 P. 358
Pro. 3, 4, 5, SOP due next week
Discussion 4

Chapter 4
Chapter 5

Chapter 4 P. 93 Pros.
1, 2, 6, 8, 11, 12
Chapter 5 P. 111
Pros. 9, 10, 11, 12,
13, 14
Discussion 5

March
25
1
4/4

2
4/11

3
4/18

4
4/25

ASSIGNED THIS WEEK

Chapter 3 and 15 homework due
SOP Due today, A simple two sentence description of what your topic will be for

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your paper. Please email to the SOP folder. I will review and give suggestions if appropriate.
Discussion 4
5

Discussion 5
Chapter 4 and 5
Homework
On­Ground Lecture
Test will be Online
Exam opens5/02

5/09

7
5/16

Chapter 20
Political and
Sovereign Risk
Reading Handouts

Chapter 20 P. 473
Pro. 2,6,7,8

Chapter 20 homework 6

Chapter 11 P. 262
3,5,6,11, 13, 16
Discussion 6

Exam Closes
Tonight
Chapter 11
Homework
Outline due today
Discussion 6

5/02

Chapter 11
EXAM THIS WEEK

Chapter 17

Chapter 17 P. 399
Review Questions: 1 thru 5

8

Chapter 17 homework Chapter 23 P.539
Probs. 1 thru 12

Discussion 9

5/23

Chapter 23
International Trade
Financing Techniques

Chapter 23 continuation Working
Capital Management

Finish Your Paper!
Don't Start It!

Research Paper due
Today 6/06
Discussion 10

Money Laundering and balance sheet risk Study For Final

9
5/30
10
6/06
11
6/13

Final Exam opens
6/08 and is due today 6/13

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KEY SEMESTER DATES
Please click this link to view key semester dates, including add/drop dates and the last day to withdraw from the course.

WALSH COLLEGE SUCCESS CENTER SERVICES
The Walsh College Success Center, located in Room 123 of the Troy Campus, is a valuable resource for students to:
Improve writing skills, with coaching and resources available on site.
Enhance public speaking skills, with dedicated space for practicing and recording individual and team presentations (especially ideal for online class presentation requirements). Throughout the semester, look for flyers and emails about special events coordinated with
Career Services, Student Life, business leaders, and outside consultants for networking and enhancing one's executive presence.

TUTORING SERVICES
The following Tutoring Services are available to all Walsh students free of charge:
Richard E. Pearson Student Success Tutoring Labs for accounting, communications
(writing and oral presentation), finance, and quantitative methods
Student Success Tutoring Lab English Language Enhancement (ESL and English skill­ building support)
Arthur Strunk Accounting Workshops and Accounting Lab Reviews
Individual and Group Tutoring available for students on campus and online (5 hours of free tutoring per semester)
To learn more: http://www.walshcollege.edu/tutoringservices

STATEMENT REGARDING PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
Walsh College students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is conducive to continued growth toward a business and/or professional career. Each student is expected to access classes regularly and to be fully prepared. All students are expected to act professionally and with a high degree of ethical conduct while applying themselves fully to the job of learning. All communications are expected to be conducted in a professional manner, whether written or oral. It is the student's obligation to know and observe all college policies and procedures and to keep current by reading the materials posted on bulletin boards and/or printed in publications of Walsh College. http://moodle.walshcollege.edu/mod/url/view.php?id=284455 12/14

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STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT (SLOA)
Walsh College works to ensure that its graduates are able to add value to the business community and to become successful professionals and leaders. One way to deliver that value is to embed the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors the College has identified as Core
Competencies into the coursework of every degree. The three Walsh College Core
Competencies are: Communication Skills, Problem Solving Skills, and Mastery of a Business
Discipline. A selection of core competencies are chosen on an annual basis for assessment and a variety of measures are used collectively to assess student achievement. These measures include standardized tests; student, alumni, and employer surveys; and course embedded assignments.

STATEMENT REGARDING ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT
Conduct deemed appropriate for students at Walsh College is that which the faculty and administration consider most conducive for proper academic achievements. If any member of the faculty, administration or student body considers a student's conduct inappropriate for the
Walsh College environment, that person must report it to the Chief Academic Officer.
Plagiarism, unauthorized collusion on examinations, theft, sale, purchase or other unauthorized procurement of examinations, use of unauthorized aids while taking an examination, having someone else take an exam in your place or submitting for credit any paper not written by student, taking an exam for another student, copying of "do not copy" designated library materials, copying copyrighted software and destruction of equipment by introducing a computer virus, and other similar actions are considered to be academic misconduct and unacceptable for students enrolled at Walsh College. Any of these acts may result in the immediate expulsion of the student and will be so noted on a student's transcript. The misconduct related to academic matters will be reported to the faculty chair of the academic program. If the issue is not resolved with the involvement of the faculty chair, the incident will be reported in writing to the Chief Academic Officer. The Chief Academic Officer may take such actions as issuing a failing grade, ordering academic withdrawal from the course, redoing a paper or exam or recommending to the President or his designee, administrative dismissal or other appropriate disciplinary action.
The Chief Academic Officer, or his designee, shall have the final authority with regard to disciplinary action to be taken which may range from a warning to suspension and/or dismissal from college. Any student issued a grade for misconduct may not at any time withdraw from the course. A student receiving an administratively directed grade as disciplinary action resulting from misconduct may not seek financial relief or withdraw from the course at any time.

STATEMENT REGARDING ETHICAL STANDARDS
The Walsh academic community will maintain the highest ethical standards in our quest for academic excellence. We will not lie, cheat, steal, or claim credit for the ideas and work of others. We commit to respecting the intellectual property of others and will always acknowledge the authorship of intellectual property in all forms. http://moodle.walshcollege.edu/mod/url/view.php?id=284455 13/14

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STATEMENT REGARDING THE FAMILY EDUCATIONAL AND
PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires institutions to protect and secure all student education records, including electronic records. This includes e­mails between a student and an instructor related to the student's course work. Therefore, all communication related to a student's course work must be sent from one of the student's official
Walsh College e­mail accounts to an instructor's official Walsh College e­mail account (either mail.walshcollege.edu or online.walshcollege.edu) ­ that is, in the Walsh College Portal or in the student's Walsh College online course. The instructor will provide you with his/her correct e­ mail account for this course.
If an e­mail relating to a student's course work is sent from a non­Walsh College e­mail account, the instructor will respond only to the student's appropriate Walsh College e­mail account. Students are responsible for checking their Walsh College e­mail account regularly to ensure that it does not become full and result in undeliverable messages.

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