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ACFM 382. Behavioral Finance. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course explores the role of psychology in understanding many fundamental topics in finance. Topics include the psychological foundations of behavioral finance, stock return anomalies, and behavioral corporate finance. The course also includes a final project in which students develop and test a novel quantitative investment strategy.

Finance (FINA)
Finance majors will experience the best of theoretical, applied, technical and behavioral finance across a broad range of courses. The foundation of their knowledge will be built in core finance and accounting classes, after which they will choose from a range of electives, including courses in the practical application of derivatives, behavioral finance, ESG investing, financial statement analysis, entrepreneurial finance and global finance. Students can also enroll in additional accounting, economics and math courses to support their finance curriculum. Finance majors will also draw upon everything an excellent liberal arts university has to offer in applying a critical lens to solving questions of capital deployment. Students also receive first-hand experience with company finance via the Freeman College of Management’s MGMT 101 course.