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GFIN 603. Financing the Global Supply Chain. 3 Credit Hours.

In 1973 world merchandise exports were a mere $579 billion dollars. By 2010, the figure was $14,851 trillion dollars. The advent of globalization and the economic development of emerging countries have created nothing short of a revolution in the physical supply chain. This course will examine the developments and opportunities of the parallel but critically important flow of funds that support the flow of goods. The course will be delivered relying heavily on cases and group discussion. Specifically, the course will look into current knowledge and trends in the following areas: International trade finance (Letters of Credit, bill of lading, export insurance, export factoring, forfeiting, export credit agencies), international cash management, Insurance, credit risk & risk management, capital investment decisions related to the global supply chain, sources and strategies of supply chain finance.