Behavioural Finance

By Prof. Shikta Singh   |   KIIT(Deemed to be) University, Bhubaneswar
Learners enrolled: 5574
This course is designed to provide a forum & create awareness about an emerging area in the world of finance and also intends to complement other finance courses that are mainly based on the traditional paradigm which assumes that investors and managers are generally rational. It also provides an overview of an exciting new and fast-growing area in the field of management, which takes as its premise that investment decision-making and investor behaviour are not necessarily driven by 'rational' considerations but by aspects of personal and market psychology. Behavioural finance recognizes that our abilities to make complex decisions are limited due to the biases and errors of judgment to which all of us are prone. This course will introduce you to cognitive biases, emotional biases & heuristics and discuss the impact of such biases on business & financial decision-making.                                    


The broad objective of the Course is to provide an opportunity for the participants to learn concepts, models and methodologies of Behavioural Finance and Investment Management.                                              

Specifically, this course has three main objectives.                                             

•First, we aim to examine how the insights of behavioural finance theories shed light on the behaviour of individual investors and finance professionals in investment decision-making and corporate financial decision-making.                                         

•Second, we explore the possibility of improving investment performance and corporate performance by recognizing the cognitive biases and applying appropriate 'de-biasing' techniques.                                           

•Finally, we investigate the implications of behavioural finance for the construction of good corporate governance mechanisms.            
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 19 Jan 2024
End Date : 30 Apr 2024
Enrollment Ends : 29 Feb 2024
Exam Date : 26 May 2024 IST
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Shift 1

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: An Introduction to Behavioural Finance
Week 2:Dimensions of Behavioural Finance
Week 3: Implications of Dimensions of Behavioural Finance
Week 4: Knowing Market Anomalies
Week 5: Heuristics & Behavioral Biases
Week 6: Understanding Investor’s behavior
Week 7 : Behavioural Corporate Finance
Week 8: The Way forward

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Instructor bio

Prof. Shikta Singh

KIIT(Deemed to be) University, Bhubaneswar
Dr. Shikta Singh is an Associate Professor and Head of Finance and Economics Area at KIIT School of Management, KIIT University. She has an extensive educational background from IIM Calcutta in Applied Finance, Utkal University, Ravenshaw University, and Pune University. She holds a PhD in Applied & Analytical Economics. She is an accomplished educator with over 14 years of teaching experience and a diverse range of research interests, including Behavioural Finance, International Financial Management, and Development Economics.
Dr. Singh has contributed significantly to academia with numerous publications in national and international journals, as well as authored various book chapters in Emerald & Springer and books. She has also presented papers in various International conferences of high repute. She is also a sought-after corporate trainer and keynote speaker in prestigious institutions, advocating for resourceful solutions to economic and social challenges. She is well-versed in blended learning techniques and online teaching, having conducted multiple national level webinars, ATAL FDPs, MDPs, online research workshops & international conferences with participation from thousands of individuals both in India and abroad. Her expertise and commitment to education and societal progress have earned her numerous accolades, including being a gold medallist in her career and the APJ Abdul Kalam Teacher's Excellence Award by AICTE, GOI in 2021.

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