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Syllabus ( ITF 511 )


   Basic information
Course title: International Finance and Investment
Course code: ITF 511
Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saadettin Haluk Çitçi
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: Turkish
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: Yok
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course:
   Learning outcomes Up

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

  1. Obtain basic information for investment and financial management in international financial markets.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Develop and deepen his/her knowledge in fields of international trade, finance and management
    2. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
    3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    4. Communication and Social Competence
    5. Support his/her ideas with various arguments and present them clearly to a range of audience, formally and informally through a variety of techniques
    6. Write progress reports clearly on the basis of published documents, thesis, etc

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. Identify and scientifically analyze market dynamics.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Develop and deepen his/her knowledge in fields of international trade, finance and management
    2. Review, interpret and apply the literature on international trade and finance
    3. Learning Competence
    4. Communication and Social Competence
    5. Write progress reports clearly on the basis of published documents, thesis, etc

    Method of assessment

    1. Homework assignment
  3. Analyze international financial markets.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Develop and deepen his/her knowledge in fields of international trade, finance and management
    2. Being able to evaluate and use the advanced level knowledge on international trade, finance and management that are required in experts and researchers who are much needed by the public and private sectors
    3. Learning Competence
    4. Communication and Social Competence
    5. Write progress reports clearly on the basis of published documents, thesis, etc

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Basics: Term structure, risk and return I
Week 3: Basics: Term structure, risk and return II
Week 4: Currency Exchange Rates
Week 5: Foreign Exchange Parity Relations
Week 6: Foreign Exchange Determination and Forecasting
Week 7: Comparing Country Performances
Week 8: Macroeconomic ındicators - Midterm Exam
Week 9: International Asset Pricing
Week 10: Equity: Markets and Instruments
Week 11: Equity: Concepts and Techniques
Week 12: Global Bond Investing
Week 13: Alternative Investments and International Financial Markets
Week 14: The Case for International Diversification
Week 15*: Currency Risk Management I
Week 16*: Currency Risk Management II - Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: 1. Investments, Bodie, Kane, Marcus, Perrkakis, Ryan
2. Financial Theory and Corporate Policy, Addison-Wesley
Recommended readings: Yatırım Analizi ve Portföy Yönetimi, Mehmet Baha Karan
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 40
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 0
Homework: 4 10
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 50
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 5 14
Practice, Recitation: 2 12
Homework: 2 1
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 20 1
Mid-term: 2 1
Personal studies for final exam: 23 1
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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