Course Name: International Financial Markets

Teacher: Panagiotis Samartzis

School: Finance and Statistics

Department: Banking and Financial Management

Level: Undergraduate

Course ID: ΧΡΔΧΑ01 Semester: 7th

Course Type: Core Course

Prerequisites: –

Teaching and Exams Language: Greek

Course Availability to Erasmus Students: On a Tutorial Basis

Course webpage: 

Specific Teaching Activities

Weekly Teaching Hours Credit Units
Lectures 4 6

Course Content

The objective of this course is to provide a general picture on the operational mechanisms of international financial markets (i.e., currency markets, Eurodollar markets, international money markets, international capital markets), as well as to efficiently describe the determinants of those markets.

Course Description:

  • Introduction to currency and Eurodollar markets
  • The determinants of exchange rates
  • Forward currency markets
  • Efficient currency markets
  • International bond markets
  • International portfolio management
  • Types of corporations’ exposure (transaction, accounting and economic exposure)
  • International cash management

Teaching Results

Following the successful completion of the course, students are enabled to:
1) Stay alert with respect to the developments in the international money and capital markets, comprehend any potential changes in relevance to the fundamentals that drive those markets, are in a position to explain and analyze how the markets operate, as well as to recommend potential solutions in case of emergencies, such as financial crises
2) Obtain the necessary skills that will allow them to get the right job in the job market
3) Be capable of using any appropriate information and statistical data that will allow them to successfully analyze various events in the global financial markets. In that sense, this will enable them to describe those events, as well as to recommend the most efficient ways to cope with them
4) Be capable of reading and understanding certain studies and papers in the relevant literature, which will enhance their capability to successfully continue to more advanced studies (post graduate studies)
5) Enable them to successfully write business reports, as well as academic theses
6) Enable them to communicate various descriptive analyses to skillful, as well as non-skillful audiences


Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information by the use of appropriate technologies,
Adapting to new situations
Individual/Independent work
Group/Team work
Working in an international environment
Introduction of innovative research
Critical thinking
Development of free, creative and inductive thinking

Teaching and Learning Methods - Evaluation

Lecture: Ιn Class

Use of Information and Communication Technologies:

Teaching Analysis: 


Semester Workload
Lectures 52
Studying 98
Total 150

Student Evaluation:

Written exam (100%)

The exam usually involves the solution of practical problems and case studies.

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