Emerging Financial Markets and Investment module (BU52012)

Gain insight into the main issues in emerging market finance and investment literature, while also assessing the suitability of mainstream finance theory.

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This module will give you insight into the main issues in emerging market finance and investment literature. You will learn about the suitability of mainstream finance theory, the efficiency of an emerging stock markets and what to consider if investing. Previous and potential future market financial crises will also be examined.

What you will learn

In this module, you will:

  • learn about emerging stock markets and how they have evolved in the finance literature
  • explore international portfolio diversification, the efficiency of emerging capital markets, financial crises, and frontier markets
  • gain understanding of financing and investment issues in emerging markets
  • synthesise information from a number of sources in order to gain a coherent understanding of the theory and practice on international finance, investment and international financial markets.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • critically evaluate research in international finance, international financial markets and international investments
  • apply theory to real-world financial problems in emerging markets while understand the difficulties involved in applying academic theories to real world international finance and investments
  • communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner while you identify, understand and develop arguments

Assignments / assessment

  • coursework (20%)
  • final exam (80%)

Teaching methods / timetable

Each week you can expect one in-person lecture (2 hours)

During certain weeks additional sessions may be arranged for guest lecturers.

There are 11 weeks of teaching.


This module is available on following courses: