Course detail

FP-OanPAcad. year: 2020/2021

This course aims to provide an up-to-date and understandable analytical unified framework for understanding traditional insights as well as the newest findings and approaches in export contracts and foreign direct investments.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

At the end of the curricular unit the students will be able to understand more advanced models of export projects and FDI and apply these models in business practice.

Prerequisites

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Trade, Corporate Economics

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Kehr, H. and F.U. Jahrmann. Außenhandel (Kompendium der praktischen Betriebswirtschaft). NWB Verlag, 2015. ISBN 978-3470542645. (DE)
Keβler, H. Internationale Handelsfinanzierung: Strategien für Auslandsinvestitionen und Handel. Gabler Verlag, 2012. ISBN 978-3322846198. (DE)
ZINECKER, M. Auslandsgeschäfte und ihre Finanzierung I. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s. r. o., 2007. ISBN: 978-80-214-3397- 7. (DE)
ZINECKER, M. Auslandsgeschäfte und ihre Finanzierung II. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s. r. o., 2007. ISBN: 978-80-214-3398- 4. (DE)
Ritter, G. Außenwirtschaftslehre. Chancen und Risiken, Institutionen, Auslandsgeschäfte, Finanzierung und Absicherung. GRIN Verlag, 2014. ISBN 978-3656828303. (DE)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course contains of two-hour lectures that explain principles, problems and methodology of the discipline, and two-hour practical seminar. The practical exercises promote the practical knowledge of the subject presented in the lectures and also are concerned on handling numerical tasks.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Student obtains credits if he/she receives at least 15 points out of 30 possible points awarded for scheduled units and fulfills a 75% participation in scheduled units. The points will be awarded for an assignment and its presentation (the student must obtain at least 15 points).
The requirement to final examination is the knowledge of the course and obtained credit. The final exam is combined (a written test + an oral exam). It takes into account a comprehensive knowledge of the subject, in all material respects. The maximum number of possible points is 70. Each student must obtain at least 35 points. In the overall assessment, the points of the seminars and examination are added.
The scale of the resulting classification:
(student may gain from exercise 30 points and max.70 points of the test, a total of 100 points)
A: 90-100 points
B: 80-89 points
C: 70-79 points
D: 60-69 points
E: 50-59 points
F: less than 50 points

Language of instruction

German

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Categorisation of export projects and foreign direct investment and their specificities from the perspective of corporate governance.
2. International transport
3. Risk management in terms of export contracts
4. Information resources and methods of risk analysis and management.
5. Methods of payments in international business.
6. Short-term export finance.
7. Long-term export finance and „Financial Engineering“.
8. International trade finance - institutional framework (export banks)
9. Export credit insurances
10. Innovative concepts of „Financial Engineering“ (project finance, soft loans).
11. International institutions and their role in export finance
12. Financial plans in terms of export contracts and FDIs
13. Economic evaluation of export projects and FDIs - methodological approaches

Aims

This course aims to provide an up-to-date and understandable analytical unified framework for understanding traditional insights as well as the newest findings and approaches in export contracts and foreign direct investments.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Control of students’ attendance (75 %) and results is fully in competence of the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR-MEO Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

20 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

10 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer