302FIN Market Crash; Decision Making Idea Assignment 1

Assessment Information
This assignment is an individual assignment.
This assignment requires you to answer both parts one and two.

The aim of the assignment is for you to demonstrate that you have a good understanding of Behavioural Finance theory and its validity in real life.

Part One (75%)
Using Behavioural Finance as your main theoretical standpoint, provide a critical review of the underlying causes of a stock market crash. Provide examples/illustrations of past or current issues. Your report should describe factually the role of at least two stakeholders – regulators, traders, investors, financial institutions, the news media, auditors, consulting firms, ratings firms, etc.

Part Two (25%)
Did the knowledge gained throughout this module change or affirm your decision-making idea? Note that this is a reflection on the biases and cognitive errors learned throughout the module.

Further assistance
1. There will be a session dedicated to the coursework to assist you.
2. Online resources such as videos and journals will be provided to assist you with the coursework.
3. You are expected to effectively use your learning platform for discussions. This will help you feel a
part of the learning community on Behavioural Finance.

2. Criteria for Assessment
Your coursework will be assessed as provided in the table below
S/N Section Allocated

1 Professional Presentation. 5
2 Appropriate introduction into the topic of discussion including aim of the work. 10
3 Main theme – this section should cover definitions, critical interpretations/theoretical
explanations, empirical evidences, etc. 40
4 Discussion on your decision-making idea. 25
5 Conclusion (summary of arguments), recommendations and future research area or,
identification of professional/personal learning needs. 10
6 Clarity of expressions. 5
7 References –Follow this link to Coventry University’s guide to referencing style;
8 Total 100

This assignment is designed to assess learning outcomes:
1. The ability to explain Behavioural Finance concepts.
2. The ability to apply Behavioural Finance concepts.
3. The ability to critically evaluate Behavioural Finance.


3. Word Count
The word count is 2000 words in total. There will be a penalty of a deduction of 10% of the mark (after internal moderation) for work exceeding the word limit by 10% or more. The word limit includes quotations and citations but, excludes the references list, cover/title page and tables.

4. How to submit your assessment
The assessment must be submitted by 18:00 on 24/03/2021. No paper copies are required. You can access the submission link through the module web.
• Your coursework will be given a zero mark if you do not submit a copy through Turnitin. Please take care to ensure that you have fully submitted your work.
• Please ensure that you have submitted your work using the correct file format, unreadable files will
receive a mark of zero. The Faculty accepts Microsoft Office and PDF documents, unless otherwise advised by the module leader.
• All work submitted after the submission deadline without a valid and approved reason (see below) will be given a mark of zero.
• The University wants you to do your best. However, we know that sometimes events happen which mean that you can’t submit your coursework by the deadline – these events should be beyond your control and not easy to predict. If this happens, you can apply for an extension to your deadline for up to two weeks, or if you need longer, you can apply for a deferral, which takes you to the next assessment period (for example, to the resit period following the main Assessment Boards). You must apply before the deadline.
You will find information about the process and what is or is not considered to be an event beyond your control at https://share.coventry.ac.uk/students/Registry/Pages/Deferrals-and-Extension.aspx
• Students MUST keep a copy and/or an electronic file of their assignment.
• Checks will be made on your work using anti-plagiarism software and approved plagiarism checking


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