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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)

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

Over the past three decades, researchers in finance and psychology have catalogued dozens of different biases that affect how investors or consumers make choices and cause them to deviate from their ideal economic outcome. Findings along these lines have challenged the common view in economics and finance that individuals are narrowly selfish and fully rational.

In an investing context, these assumptions would have us believe that investors are all perfectly successful in making rational financial decisions. Like most individual consumers, investors in the finance industry also believe that they are better than average and fall prey to the same challenge: few asset managers or advisers believe that their investing ability is at or below average.

The advent of strategic technology in financial products and services has further complicated the process of marketing, consumer choice and risk management.
Therefore, it is imperative to dig beneath the surface of behavioural finance and understand what psychological mechanisms construe these biases. This knowledge can then be utilised for making more informed and rational decisions.

The integrated M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Behavioural Finance is aimed to help outstanding individuals become autonomous researchers and lifelong innovators. The rigorous integrated M.Sc. and Ph.D. programme enables participants to develop the scientific training and skills required to define, conduct, and complete interdisciplinary research, policy design and industry projects that advance knowledge and practices in the areas of Behavioural Finance. This programme offers an opportunity to earn both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in a minimum of four years and the flexibility to complete Ph.D. programme requirements remote or on campus.

Why Enroll in this Integrated Programme?

  • Offered by Finance and Behavioural Sciences experts with 285+ publications and extensive academic and industry experience
  • Opportunity to graduate with an integrated M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Behavioural Finance*
  • Opportunity for a direct entry into a Ph.D. programme*
  • Prepares students to pursue a career in industry and academics
  • Active and multidisciplinary research community
  • Interdisciplinary interactions with eminent scholars within and outside JGU
  • Opportunity for international research collaboration with partner universities
  • Opportunity to be a Teaching Assistant alongside gaining research experience
  • Generous research fellowships for deserving candidates*
  • Opportunities to attend prestigious global conferences and academic paper presentations*

*As per JGU policy