International Risk Analysis and Research

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2021/22
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 objective of the course is to analyse the following research topics from the view of multinational companies; risk-level, risk-taking, financial and/or accounting performance, financing choices, cash holdings, merger and acquisitions. In particular, the course focuses on the roles of several firm-level and country level factors in explaining differences in financial activities between multinational and domestic companies. Students will read several background articles to understand the theoretical arguments and methodology, and discuss them during tutorials. Students are also expected to analyse the impact of international risk components on financial activities of multinationals, focusing specifically on their consequences for corporate risk-taking or the value. Students are required to work individually (or in a group) in order to write a short empirical research paper. The discussion on their analyses will also take place in tutorials.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm -hoorcollege ,  -individuele begeleiding
Toetsvorm -actieve deelname,  -individueel mondeling tentamen,  -individuele opdracht,  -individuele presentatie,  -tussentijds tentamen (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 Secretariat: phone: + 31(0)50 363 3685, room 5411.0836.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
DD MSc IFM - UCSC, Milan (2-year)  (core programme DD MSC IFM - UCSC, Milan) 2 semester I b verplicht
MSc International Financial Management/IFM  (basisprogramma MSc IFM) 1 semester I b verplicht