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Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance: Identifying and Capitalizing on Irrational Investment Practices, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 2 days
, MA,
Led by a faculty of renowned experts and leading practitioners, Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance presents a revolutionary science for investment decision making— behavioral finance. 


Participants learn the central principles and latest findings of the psychology of decision making under conditions of risk and uncertainty, with attention to practical applications for those responsible for managing assets and constructing portfolios for investment clients.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 2 days
  • Credits
    15 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance
  • Behavioral Insights Into Financial Markets
  • Crash Beliefs from Investor Surveys
  • Global Outlook, Debt Cycles, and Monetary Policy
  • The Aging Investor: Challenge and Opportunity
  • Gender Retirement Gaps
  • Big Data, Smart Beta, and Other Things Investors Are Afraid Of
  • Methods to Improve Decisions



  • Faculty Chairs: Richard Zeckhauser and Arnold S. Wood
  • Program Director: Anna Shanley

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • The fee for the program is $4,700.00 (U.S. dollars only). It covers program materials and all meals.  The fee does not include hotel accommodation.
  • The program will take place on the Harvard Kennedy School campus, in Cambridge, MA.  Registrants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. There are many hotels in the Boston/Cambridge area, and we advise you to book your room early. There will be a limited number of rooms being held at a discounted rate at the Charles Hotel. Details regarding how to secure a room at the Charles Hotel will be sent to you upon submission of your registration form for the program.

Work Experience

At least 10 year(s) of work experience are required.

Most executive programs are designed for participants with at least 10 years of work experience, however there are no formal educational requirements for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4800 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4800 USD per module and a duration of 2 days.
  • National Applies to you

    4800 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4800 USD per module and a duration of 2 days.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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