Aarhus, Denmark

Behavioral Corporate Finance

when 4 July 2023 - 21 July 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 691

Traditional corporate finance assumes that managers and investors are rational and that capital markets are efficient. This is, however, often not the case. The behavioural approach to corporate finance relies on evidence from psychology in terms of personality traits and cognitive biases affecting the behavior of agents. Behavioural Corporate Finance complements the traditional corporate finance models and provides the bridge – fills the gap – between the standard corporate finance textbook and empirical observations from the real business world.

Behavioural Corporate Finance identifies the key psychological obstacles to optimal behaviour and provides guidelines to mitigate own obstacles and exploit other agents’ obstacles in relation to

- capital budgeting
- valuation
- M&A
- real options
- capital structure
- corporate governance
- corporate internationalization

Thus, Behavioural Corporate Finance teaches students to use tools from corporate finance in a real-world setting where behavioural aspects related to personality traits and cognitive biases influence decision-making.

Course leader

Tom Aabo

Target group

Master's level

Fee info

EUR 691: EU/EEA citizens
EUR 1717: NON-EU/EEA citizens


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