UNSW Australia’s Business School is to launch a new introductory Global Finance course, tailored for undergraduates from other Faculties such as Medical Science, Engineering, Science and the Arts with no prior knowledge of finance or accounting in the second semester of 2015.
“This course will equip students with an understanding of the financial factors of their respective disciplines and give them an edge in their job applications,” says lecturer in charge, Professor Fariborz Moshirian.
The Global Finance course is the first of its kind in Australia, consisting of a range of lectures with presentations from Nobel Laureates, eminent professors from the United States, and guest lecturers from the industry, including well-known names such as PwC and Asian Development Bank.
“The Global Finance course will also help students develop a global perspective and enhance their capacity to work anywhere in the world,” says Professor Moshirian.
It will cover topics such as factors influencing foreign exchange rates, Asian capital markets, global tax management, global risk management and global investment strategies. It will also provide students insight into investment banks, the superannuation industry and the role of multinational companies in the financial system.
“Finance is the life blood that supports the success of all industries,” Professor Moshirian explains. “Therefore it is vital to understand the application of global finance as students from other Faculties such Science, Engineering and Arts enter the world of work.”
Using live financial data in collaboration with New York University (NYU), the course will also teach students how companies work with financial institutions on trade finance, joint ventures, and raising capital.
About the lecturer:
Professor Fariborz Moshirian is the Director of the Institute of Global Finance (IGF) in UNSW and consultant to Asian Development Bank. He was the head of School of Banking and Finance at UNSW for over four years.
He has published several influential research papers, including works with collaborated efforts from globally renowned institutions such as the IMF, World Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Bank of England, and the Reserve Bank of Australia.
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AGSM Scholar, Professor, Director of the Institute of Global Finance
School of Banking & Finance