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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.

Behavioural Finance
UoS Code FINC3023
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites FINC2012
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week
Assessment mid-semester exam (30%), group assignment (20%), and final exam (50%)
Description Behavioural Finance explores financial market 'anomalies' - factors that are not traditionally explained by efficient markets theory - such as why stock prices exhibit momentum and reversals, why large swings in stock prices occur over short time periods, and how individual investors differ from institutional investors.