One Semester or equivalent
- 36 hours
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.
Aims and objectives
This unit aims to broaden students’ critical thinking skills with respect to ethical decision-making and professional conduct within the finance industry. Students will learn to apply both local and global ethical codes and professional standards to manage and convey complex financial information with intellectual independence. Students will conduct and develop a qualitative research project on issues relevant to the financial industry. This unit also introduces behavioural finance concepts and theories, enables students to tailor advice to the needs of clients.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate systemic sources of unprofessional behaviour, and propose innovative solutions
2. Critically analyse behavioural biases and provide advice to improve investment decision making
3. Demonstrate proficient communication skills and effective application of ethical conduct and professional accountability in diverse contexts
4. Critically reflect on cognitive and behavioural patterns in financial decision making within diverse contexts, and provide innovative ethical solutions
5. Apply advanced and coherent knowledge of qualitative research methods to independently plan and execute an evidence-based project.