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Undergraduate | GRF-AFE328-2023

Behavioural Finance

Study method

100% online


100% online

Entry requirements

Part of a degree


14 weeks

Start dates

  • 06 Nov 2023

Price from


Upfront cost


HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

What you'll learn

After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

  1. Synthesise knowledge of the myriad of factors that impact financial decision-making
  2. Reflect on the impact of behavioural biases in financial decision-making across a range of contexts
  3. Identify asymmetric information in financial markets
  4. Communicate effectively to diverse audiences
  5. Design a behavioural response to an identified problem for different demographic and policy settings.
    • Origins of Behavioural Finance
    • Cognitive Biases
    • Emotional Biases
    • Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics
    • Other Factors that Influence Financial Decisions
    • Diagnostics and Profiling
    • Consumer Psychology
    • Asymmetric Information and Markets
    • Behavioural Issues in Financial Markets
    • Public Policy, Nudges and Boosts
    • Designing a Nudge
  • This subject examines psychological and social models of behaviour in the context of individual and group decision making. It provides insights into the approaches and perspectives that can be taken to more deeply understand the client-adviser relationship, the advice process and design of financial strategies.

    • Reflection Paper (20%)
    • Communication Strategy (30%)
    • Sludge Synopsis (20%)
    • Nudgeathon (30%)
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Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • GRF-AFA-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio/Video equipment

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice