In today’s fast-paced and rapidly changing business environment, corporations keep a keen eye on successful management of their finances. Leaders excelling in financial management and risk management will continue to be cornerstones of the corporate hierarchy, whether securing financing for future investment opportunities; selecting the right portfolio of investments from a vast universe of opportunities; or deciding how profits will be used to sustain long-term financial success.

Fisher College of Business faculty, expert in a variety of areas in finance, provide our MBAs a broad range of specialized electives, so that each student can tailor his or her specific focus within the field.

Featured Faculty

Bernadette Minton

Bernadette Minton
Financial policy

Professor Bernadette Minton teaches different courses in finance, one of the most popular being "Fixed Income Securities," that is a perfect fit for MBAs who plan a career in financial services, banking, consulting, or portfolio management.

Dr. Minton is an outstanding Fisher professor with various teaching awards, including the college's prestigious Pace Setter Award. Her research includes various issues in the finance world, such as corporate risk management, corporate financial policy, and CEO turnover.

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Darren Roulstone

Darren Roulstone

Professor Darren Roulstone came to Fisher from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. His core course, "Financial Accounting and Reporting," provides in-depth insight to the combination of strategy and financial statement information and forecasts for valuation.

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René M. Stulz

René M. Stulz
Risk management

Fisher's preeminent financial economist and risk management expert, Professor René M. Stulz helped develop the MBA program's risk management curriculum to ensure students have a sound understanding of the strengths and limitations of financial models for measuring risk

Stulz recently was a part of a group of 15 leading economists that provided a long-term plan for financial regulation reform in in The Squam Lake Report.

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Karen Hopper Wruck

Karen Hopper Wruck
Organizational economics

Karen Wruck is a dean’s distinguished professor and professor of finance. She is also Associate Dean for Fisher’s Graduate Programs. Wruck joined Fisher in 1999. Prior to this time, she was on the faculty of Harvard Business School. Her excellence in research, teaching and leadership has all received recognition.

A number of her papers are recognized “all star” papers by the Journal of Financial Economics, she has won numerous teaching awards and received the The Bostic-Georges Faculty Service Award for exemplary leadership at the college.

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Andrew Van Buskirk

Andrew Van Buskirk
Financial reporting and disclosures

Professor Andrew Van Buskirk recently joined Fisher after teaching at the University of Chicago. He currently teaches the "Financial State Analysis" elective course. With a background as a CPA and senior auditor and consultant at Arthur Anderson, he provides insight on applying accounting rules to gain a deeper understanding of the business behind financial statements.

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  • Professor René Stulz
    Stulz testifies before U.S. House subcommittee

    Professor René Stulz recently provided testimony to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprise on the mutual fund industry. Read More