Bernadette Minton

Professor of Finance and Arthur E. Shepard Endowed Professorship in Insurance
Chair, Department of Finance



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 was selected to serve as the inaugural 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 spans a variety of areas within corporate finance, with particular emphasis on risk management, corporate governance and financial institutions.  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.  As a leader in her area of scholarship, Dr. Minton has been recognized for both her research output and her impact in the classroom teaching.  She is a recipient of the Pace Setters Faculty Research Award and Pace Setters Undergraduate teaching Award andis and Charles A. Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics Research Fellow. 

During her time at Ohio State Professor Minton has developed a number of successful courses in the Undergraduate program.  She currently teaches risk management to Fisher undergraduate students and works with future finance thought leaders in the Department of Finance’s PhD program. 

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Finance

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Risk Management


  • Derivatives


  • MA and PhD from the University of Chicago
  • BA from Mount Holyoke College




  • BUSFIN 4290 - Risk Management I

    Theories and their implications as they relate to corporate risk management, basic hedging strategies, and the basics of value at risk. Prereq: BusMHR 2292 (BusAdm 499.01), 4211 (721), 4221 (722), 4260 (726), 4230 (723), and 4201 or 4250. Not open to students with credit for 729.

  • BUSFIN 4292 - Risk Management II

    In this capstone risk management course, students apply theories of risk management to cases in enterprise risk management. Prereq: 4201, 4211 (721), 4221 (722), 4230 (723), and 4260 (726). Prereq or concur: 4290 and BusMHR 2292 (BusAdm 499.01). Not open to students with credit for 729.

  • BUSFIN 4239 - Risk Management

    Extends the skills developed in Corporate Finance and Investments classes to the role of risk management within the firm. Increasingly, managers are required to understand the many risks facing their organizations, undertaking those risks which represent value-enhancing opportunities, while mitigating unwanted risks. Prereq: 4211 and 4221, and BusMHR 2291 or 2292. Not open to students with credit for or currently enrolled in 4219 or 4229.

  • BUSFIN 4265 - Financial Institutions

    Financial Institutions play an extremely important role in the functioning of the global economy and in the operation of our firms. When financial institutions fail to act properly the results can be catastrophic, both for financial markets and greater society as a whole. Prereq or concur: 4211 and 4221. Not open to students with credit for 726.

  • BUSFIN 7290 - Enterprise Risk Management I

    Advanced theories of Corporate Risk Management, hedging strategies, and how to measure apply Value at Risk. Prereq: 7210, 7220, and 7230, or MBA 810 and BusFin 811, or 6221, or 6222. Not open to students with credit for 829.