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FIN 649: International Corporate Finance Summer 2006



Q. What do I have to study for the Tests?
Ans. Test 1 will cover chapters 1-4; test 2 will cover chapters 5-8; test 3 will cover chapters 9-11 and chapter 16.

Test 2 will contain the following:

  • a media article (see, for example, the article Economic Rehab in the Media Articles section of the website) with questions on it.
  • A question on covered interest rate parity
  • A question on one of the following:
    • Purchasing power parity
    • uncovered interest rate parity
    • International Fisher condition
  • Short questions on the topics included in the Learning Objectives

Q. What will the format of the tests be?
A. Here is some information about the format of the tests:

There will be one or more of the following kinds of questions:

  1. quantitative questions
  2. media articles (a recent newspaper article, for example; you will not be given the article ahead of time) with questions on the article
  3. short concept questions

Q. Give us a sample test.
A. I will give sample questions in class.

Q. Are the tests open book or closed book?
Ans. Click here for information.

Q. Can I do extra work to improve my grade?
Ans. Sorry. I believe that in order to be fair, I have to give every student the same opportunity to do extra work. Obviously, this is not feasible.  However, on occasion I will allow you to resubmit an assignment for grade improvement.

Q. What can I do to check my understanding of the material and to prepare for the tests?

  • You can do the problems from the end of each chapter.
  • You can try to answer the questions at the end of media articles.
  • You can read current newspaper and magazine articles on relevant topics and make up your own questions and articles.




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