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M.Sc. Behavioural Finance

Start Date

01 August 2022
End Date
31 July 2024
2 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 2.5 Lacs

Introduction to M.Sc. Behavioural Finance

Finance and economics have gained from insights on psychological processes. Five Nobel Prizes in Economics have been awarded for path breaking work on cognition, market behaviour and decision making, which now offers a deeper understanding of complex human behaviour. Studying behaviour and finance in an integrated manner pushes our imagination about the relationship between the human mind and real world finance. The Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF) and the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) are collaborating to offer a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Behavioural Finance that combines the JSBF’s finance-focused and data intensive approach with JIBS’s spirit of understanding psychological processes and human cognition. This programme will help learners not only face the future of finance but create it.

Why study M.Sc. Behavioural Finance from JGU?

Behavioural finance allows scope for financial decisions failures. Investment markets are more about emotions than they are about rationality. This is where the science of behavioural finance comes into play. Years of work indicate that the difference between successful and unsuccessful investors is not in their intellectual abilities but rather in their behavioural capabilities. The broader aim of behavioural finance is to narrow the gap between the concept of rational decisions and behavioural abilities. Thus, the main objective of the programme is to equip students with the knowledge about the principles surrounding the psychology of decision making under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Students can then deploy this knowledge to formulate practical applications for managing assets and constructing portfolios for investment clients.

This new Masters programme, Behavioural Finance is built on the expertise of the world renowned faculty and practitioners from the Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF) and outstanding faculty from the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) specialising in:

  • Neuro Finance
  • Finance & Risk Management
  • Portfolio & Investment Modeling
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Fintech & Analytics
Students can expect to:
  • Understand the applied science of effective financial decision making
  • Understand the process of investment, portfolio design and trading
  • Identify the psychological reasons that lead investors to make severe investment errors
  • Learn advanced topics in Behaviour Science, Financial Markets, Instruments, and Systems

Learning Outcomes

  • Put into practice the psychological theories associated with financial decision making and resource allocation
  • Comprehend and mitigate financial, operational and technology risks
  • Develop policies and techniques for organizational, financial and operational governance