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This microcredential is designed to introduce you to the rapidly growing field of study known as behavioural economics. Important concepts drawn from psychology and economic theory will be explored, along with current applications of behavioural economics tools and concepts as they have been applied in industry and government contexts.
This microcredential has been designed to equip you to:
This microcredential may also qualify as recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.
This microcredential will be beneficial to anyone who is looking to better understand how the decision making process works and how it can help us predict or interpret the behaviour of others. Accordingly, it will be useful to a broad array of professionals, including those working in the public sector and across a wide array of industries.
Specifically, this microcredential is suitable for:
Full price: $2,440 (GST-free)*
*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.
Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.
The following content will be explored during the course:
This course is delivered online using a range of resources, self-directed study and live interactive sessions with the academic. Course content will be presented to participants in a variety of formats (lecture slides, notes, videos, articles) and delivered online. At the beginning of the course, participants are expected to review materials and complete tasks on their own before attending online review sessions with the lecturer that are spread over the learning period. While materials will be provided to participants via the learning management system, you are also expected to seek information independently. Feedback will be given following formative assessment and during online sessions.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Task 1: Online quiz (individual) - weighting: 40%
Task 2: Essay (individual) - weighting: 60%
In order to pass the microcredential, participants must complete all assessment tasks and achieve at least 50% of the course’s total marks.
Discounts are available for this course as follows:
Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price.
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|Avg 10 hrs p/w|
Max has become fascinated by behavioural economic thinking since the early stages of his Master’s in Economics at LMU Munich. Since then he views his world through the lens of behavioural and experimental economics. His research interests range from how to help the poor overcome their self-control problems using commitment devices, to digital in-app nudges in the private banking sector to improve credit card repayment.
Max has not just laboured over chalkboards his entire career but has worked extensively within the industry. As a behavioural scientist at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, he gains powerful new insights - data-driven and evidence-based, to improve Australians’ financial wellbeing. A career goal of Max's is to help bridge the gap between industry and academia.
Elif Incekara-Hafalir joined the UTS Business School Economics Discipline Group in July 2017. After receiving her PhD in Economics from Penn State University in 2007, Elif went on to hold academic positions at Carnegie Mellon University.
Her research interests include behavioural economics, experimental economics, consumer financial decision making, and applied microeconomics, for which she has been published in several academic journals. Elif has also recently contributed her expert knowledge of consumer decision making in financial contexts to expert panels to advise industry partners, such as the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Online learning conducted via UTS Open Canvas LMS and Zoom
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