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Area/Catalogue
BANK 5018

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
105808

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Commerce

Course aim

To introduce students to behavioural theories of finance and financial decision-making and compare and contrast rational and behavioural theories of finance and financial decision-making. To extend students’ knowledge of finance by demonstrating how “real” investors and markets do not always correspond to the "rational agents" and outcomes described in standard finance courses.

Course content

Behavioural finance and the psychology of finance; behavioural foundations; biases; heuristics; framing effects; interaction of behavioural biases and corporate investment and other corporate finance and investment decisions; implications for market efficiency and decision-making; overcoming biases in corporate finance and investment decisions; case studies.

Textbook(s)

Ackert, L & Deaves, R 2010, Behavioral Finance: Psychology, Decision-Making, and Markets, 1st edn, Cengage Learning

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
BUSS 5233 Corporate Finance
Group 2
BUSS 5249 Managerial Finance

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Online 30 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Team presentation 1800 words 30% N/A
Essay 3000 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Team presentation 1800 words 30% N/A
Essay 3000 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Team presentation 1800 words 30% N/A
Essay 3000 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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