Bernadette A. Minton

Professor Minton was appointed Chair of the Department of Finance at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business in 2016. She also holds the Arthur E. Shepard Endowed Professorship in Insurance.

Prior to her appointment as chair, Professor Minton served as the Academic Director of The Risk Institute since its inception in October 2013, as well as its Interim Executive Director. During her tenure, she oversaw growth in The Risk Institute’s profile and its corporate participation. She worked closely with the Institute’s advisory board in coordinating and leading The Risk Institute’s outreach, research and curriculum activities.

Professor Minton’s research expertise and interests include risk management, corporate governance, CEO turnover, boards of directors, corporate investment and leveraged loans. Her research has been published and highly cited 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.

Professor Minton teaches risk management to Fisher undergraduate and graduate students and works closely with future finance thought leaders in the Department of Finance’s PhD program.

Professor Minton obtained her MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

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
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    The Ohio State University
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