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Integrated M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Behavioral Finance

Start Date

01 August 2022
4 Years (Minimum)

Programme Fee (Yearly)

2.5 Lacks (1st year); 50 thousand per semester for non-JGU Fellowship students and 25 thousand per semester students admitted under JGU Fellowship scheme (2nd year onwards)

Course Structure

To graduate with an integrated M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Behavioural Finance, students must complete:

  1. Year 1 of M.Sc. Behavioural Finance course requirements
  2. Doctoral programme requirements

Course Curriculum

1st Year

Year 1 (Semester 1 and 2) *

  • Cognitive Psychology of Biases
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Fintech and Applications
  • Introduction to Behavioural Science
  • Statistics and Decision Science with Excel
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Consumer Behaviour: Theory and Application
  • Corporate and Behavioural Ethics
  • Financial Management: Principles and Applications
  • Introduction to Quantitative Modeling


* Tentative list of courses that is subject to revision

2nd Year

YEAR 2 onwards

  1. D. coursework
    All Ph.D. students will have to undergo mandatory research-related courses offered by the Office of Doctoral Studies. Students will also be required to study three specialization/ advanced courses in the field of Behavioural Finance or related areas offered by JSBF/JIBS. In addition, students will have an opportunity to choose elective courses from any of the schools of JGU, with prior approval of the Faculty Advisor.


  1. Thesis proposal
    Starting from the second year, students will have 18 months (24 months in case of non-residential students) to work on the proposal for a Ph.D. dissertation under the supervision of Faculty Advisor/Supervisor(s). Candidates will be required to present the proposal to a committee and once approved, they will move to the next phase of Ph.D.


  1. Thesis work
    Starting in their second year, Ph.D. students are expected to work on the Ph.D. dissertation under the guidance of a Faculty Advisor/ Supervisor(s). Comprehensive thesis work will typically entail a comprehensive topic research, literature review, data collection, analysis, publication of research paper(s), conference presentation, and writing of the thesis.


  1. Thesis Defense
    Once approved by Faculty Advisor/Supervisor(s), candidates can submit the dissertation for defense as per the JGU policy.

Duration of the PhD programme

  • D. programme (excluding 1st-year M.Sc.) shall be for a minimum duration of three years including course work and a maximum of six years.
  • Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the relevant clauses as stipulated in the Statute/Ordinance of JGU policy.