International Risk Analysis and Research

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode EBM099B05
Vaknaam International Risk Analysis and Research
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam International Risk Analysis and Research
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Understand the relationship between risk-taking and risk-return trade-off.
2. Discuss theoretical reasons for the level of risk-taking and several financing activities of multinational companies by reading academic research articles.
3. Synthesis methodological approaches in academic research articles to learn how to perform empirical analysis.
4. Collect secondary data and make it ready for empirical analysis.
5. Perform empirical analysis for the impact of firm-level and country-level factors on financing activities of multinational companies.
6. Criticize empirical outcome using insights from financial theories.
7. Communicate in written and oral form on the findings from empirical analysis.
Omschrijving The course deals with several risks that multinational companies are confronted with their operational or financial activities. In particular, the course focuses on international risks arising from several firm-level and country level factors, such as changes in exchange rates and prices of commodities, macroeconomic developments, governance and political instability. Students will read several background articles to understand the theoretical arguments and methodology, and make presentations. Students are also expected to analyse the impact of international risk components on activities of multinationals, focusing specifically on their consequences for corporate risk-taking or the value. Students are required to work in teams in order to write a team research paper. The discussion on their analyses will take place in tutorials.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges, zelfstudie
Toetsvorm paper, presentatie(s), schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. H. Gonenc
Docent(en) dr. H. Gonenc
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Academic articles Various
Entreevoorwaarden Admittance to the MSc IFM. Students are expected to have basic knowledge for econometrics and methods for secondary data analyses.
Opmerkingen Secretary: Ellie Jelsema, phone: + 31(0)50 363 3685, e-mail: e.t.jelsema@rug.nl, room 5411.0836.
This course is also open for a max of 8 exchange students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc)  (Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc) with limited access) 1 semester I b keuze
DD MSc IE&B – Georg-August University, Göttingen (2-jarig) 2 semester I b keuzegroep
DD MSc IFM – UU, Uppsala (1,5-jarig)  (basisprogramma voor studenten van FEB) 1 semester I b verplicht
MSc International Economics & Business/IE&B  (keuzevakken B MSc IE&B) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc International Financial Management/IFM  (basisprogramma MSc IFM) 1 semester I b verplicht