The international strategic financial planning course is designed to extend the concepts developed in an undergraduate degree. Specifically, we will discuss how the increasing globalization of business has impacted the set of choices facing managers as well as how globalization has increased the set of financial tools available to managers. It is important for managers to understand the additional issues (both opportunities and risks) and increase in complexity which arise for businesses either operating across borders and/or competing with firms who operate across borders. Recent events around the world have highlighted the importance of understanding the risks and benefits associated with financial and strategic decisions in both domestic as well as international markets. No firms are immune to what is happening elsewhere and firms need to recognize the associated risks and opportunities.