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Financial management and behavioral corporate decision making

 

Financial management and behavioral corporate decision making

 

The module learning outcomes assessed:

  1. Understand the critical discourse on the application of behavioural theories in financial management and financial decision-making.
  2. Understand the normative theories of financial management.

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Task:

Behavioural finance seeks to explain financial phenomena based on non-rational behaviour amongst investors. Discuss the critical literature in this field using relevant and recent authoritative sources and assess how behavioural finance can be applied in the context of corporate finance i.e. in linking the behavioural characteristics of top executives and their decision-making.

Requirements:

  1. You are required to write an academic essay of no less than 700 and no more than 1000 words (not including bibliography).
  2. You must have used exactly eight sources of published literary sources.
  3. The tutor will provide three out of the eight sources.
  4. You are required to obtain five of the required eight sources independently

 

Assessment Criteria:

Criteria: Standard of academic writing

Weight = 30%

Critical Discussion

Weight = 40%

Quality of Literature
90 – 99 Excellent proofreading.

Submission completely free of any spelling or grammatical errors. AND Completely free of any Referencing errors (Harvard System). AND Essay is structured into paragraphs, with substance of each paragraph relating to a common theme, and the ending of each paragraph linking with the beginning of the next. AND Exceptional calibre of writing that is fit for a published journal article.

Identifies the most up-to-date and relevant arguments. AND

Critically discusses the arguments. AND It is very clear to see that the candidate has drawn logical conclusion based on the full spectrum of evidence. AND Includes authentic voice of an exceptional professional standard in academia.

All of the sources used are recent and from authoritative scholarly publications. AND more than one of the sources used has been authored by the candidate.
80 – 89 Excellent proofreading. AND Submission completely free of any spelling or grammatical errors. AND Completely free of any Referencing errors (Harvard System). AND Essay is structured into paragraphs, with substance of each paragraph relating to a common theme, and the ending of each paragraph linking with the beginning of the next. AND Professional standard of writing of a calibre that is outstanding for a postgraduate submission. Identifies the most up-to-date and relevant arguments. AND Critically discusses the arguments. AND It is very clear to see that the candidate has drawn logical conclusion based on the full spectrum of evidence. AND Includes authentic voice of a professional standard in academia that is exceptional for a postgraduate submission. All of the sources used are recent and from authoritative scholarly publications. AND one of the sources used has been authored by the candidate.
70 – 79 Excellent proof-reading. AND

Submission completely free of any spelling or grammatical errors. AND Completely free of any Referencing errors (Harvard System). AND Essay is structured into paragraphs, with substance of each paragraph relating to a common theme, and the ending of each paragraph linking with the beginning of the next. AND Excellent standard of writing for a postgraduate student submission.

Identifies the most up-to-date and relevant arguments. AND Critically discusses the arguments. AND It is very clear to see that the candidate has drawn logical conclusion based on the full spectrum of evidence. AND Includes authentic voice that is of an excellent. All of the sources used are recent and from authoritative scholarly publications.