Bernadette A. Minton

Prof. Minton joined the finance group at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business in 1994, after completing her MA and PhD at the University of Chicago, and is currently the Arthur E Shepard Endowed Professor in Insurance and the Academic Director of the Risk Institute. Prof. Minton’s research interests range from risk management to corporate governance and has been published in leading financial economics journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies as well as the financial press. Her research on firms’ risk management practices is highly cited. In the area of corporate finance, Prof. Minton’s research has focused on CEO turnover, boards of directors, corporate investment, and leveraged loans.

Prof. Minton currently teaches Risk Management to Fisher graduate and undergraduate students and works closely with future finance thought leaders in her role as co-coordinator of PhD program in finance.

As Academic Director of the Risk Institute, Prof. Minton coordinates the Risk Institute's activities and leads the Institute’s Academic Research Committee, educational programing, and curriculum development.

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Financing and Investment Decisions


  • MA and PhD from the University of Chicago
  • BA from Mount Holyoke College
FIN 3220 - Business Finance

Introductory finance class which allows students to develop the skills to understand how financial managers make value-maxemizing decisions for their firms.

FIN 4211 - Corporate Finance

Analysis of advanced capital budgeting problems through understanding the theories and applications of capital structure, leasing and real options.  Theories and applications in corporate control, corporate governance and mergers, and acquisitons. 

FIN 4290 - Risk Management I  

This course covers theories and their implications as they relate to corporate risk management, basic hedging strategies, and the basics of value risk.

FIN 4292 / 7291- Risk Management II

This course covers students applying theories of risk management, hedging strategies, and value at risk cases.


Publications in Refereed Journals


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    Department of Finance
    Fisher College of Business
    The Ohio State University
    834 Fisher Hall
    2100 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210