The most comprehensive Behavioural Finance course online!
Behavioural Finance and
Make better behavioural decisions regarding your investments and measurably improve portfolio performance
Immersive Learning Experience
Warren Buffett famously said that to be a successful investor in the stock markets, you don’t need to be smarter than the rest, but you need to be more disciplined than the rest. Now what he meant, and as numerous academic studies have now shown, is that investors lose out on returns in the financial markets not because of the quality of their investments, but because of the quality of their behaviours. This course is here to change that. It will give you a comprehensive understanding of the psychology underlying the financial markets so that you can understand investor and market behaviour better, avoid or combat decision biases, and identify profitable opportunities that may arise due to mispricing caused by market irrationalities or exuberance.
Mode: 100% Online
Type: Self-Paced (suggested time: 8 weeks)
Individual decision-making is not nearly as rigorous and objective as people believe, and financial markets are not always as rational and efficiently priced as people presume.
Behavioural Finance explains these irrationalities in investor and market behaviour to shed light on how we can produce superior economic outcomes and avoid costly mistakes.
In this course, you will learn:
The theoretical and empirical underpinnings of behavioural finance
The psychology driving investor and market behaviour
How to avoid and combat behavioural biases that impede portfolio returns
Behavioural Finance based trading and investment strategies that exploit mispricing of securities
Who Should Enrol
This online course focusses on providing both academic and practical knowledge in behavioural finance and investment strategy. It is primarily for:
Professionals working in finance, asset or risk management
Undergraduate or Postgraduate students in Business/Economics/Finance/Engineering
Motivated self-learners who want to enhance their understanding of the financial markets and improve their own financial well-being
What You Get
An online deep dive into Behavioural Finance, with lifetime access
Personalised 1-1 Coaching
Personalised 1-1 coaching with your faculty
As a student of Behavioural Finance and Investment Strategy, you can book one 60 minutes, 1 on 1, video-based personal coaching session with the available faculty anytime during or after you have completed the program. You can use this time to:
Discuss academic opportunities and programs
Seek advice and guidance on career paths/projects/research
You'll learn from both academic and practical experts. Their combined experience ranges across Behavioural Finance, Portfolio Management, Investment Banking, Economics covering both developed and emerging markets.
The 6 hours of video lectures, 30+ readings, and 14 quizzes are divided into 7 chapters.
The focus is on ensuring you master Behavioural Finance, learn through practical examples, and are capable of applying these as a finance professional or retail investor.
Key learning outcomes
Week 1: Foundations in Investment Behaviour (1.10 hours (total) video, readings + 2 quizzes)
Module 1: Introduction to Behavioural Finance
Module 2: Rational Decision-Making Under Risk
Module 3: Behavioural Decision-Making Under Risk
Week 2: Core Concepts in Investor Psychology:
Frame Dependence and Social Dynamics (1 hour (total) video, readings + 4 quizzes)
Module 4: Loss Aversion
Module 5: Mental Accounting
Module 6: Regret
Module 7: Herding
Week 3: Core Concepts in Investor Psychology:
Heuristic-Driven Errors (1.1 hour (total) video, readings + 4 quizzes)
Module 8: Representativeness
Module 9: Anchor-and-adjust
Module 10: Availability
Module 11: Overconfidence
Week 4: Behavioural Finance in Practice:
Investment Strategy (2.1 hour (total) video, readings + 2 quizzes)
Module 12: Behavioural Finance in Investing
Module 13: Behavioural Biases to Valuation
Module 14: Underreaction
Module 15: Overreaction
Week 5: Behavioural Finance in Practice:
Market Behaviour (34 minutes (total) video, readings + 2 quizzes)
Module 16: Behavioral Portfolio Theory
Module 17: Adaptive Market Hypothesis
Week 6: Behavioural Finance in Practice:
Financial Well-Being (1 hour (total) video, readings)
Module 18: Money & Happiness
Module 19: Personal Finance & Budgeting
Week 7-8: Capstone Project
Mode: 100% Online
Type: Self-Paced (suggested time 8 weeks)
You'll get immediate access to the entire online course, and can go through it at your own pace. However, we have designed it in the following way to ensure the best learning experience.
In each module:
Step 1: Watch the video lecture
Step 2: Complete Quiz (based on the lecture + additional readings)
Step 3: Move onto the next module
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