Derik Staufenberg is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance. Prior to joining Fisher, Derik taught at Ohio University in the Department of Economics and Franklin University. His most recent work experience was with Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc. where he was a Financial Coach. While as a Financial Coach, he advised and helped members with loans, accounts and rebuilding credit. Derik comes from a broad range of work experience in the field of finance. This includes Investment Banking with Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC; Corporate Finance with Sarnova, Inc. and Automotive Commercial Finance with BMW Financial Services NA, LLC. Derik graduated from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a specialization in Finance. He then furthered his education by earning a Master’s in Financial Economics (MFE) from Ohio University.


Master of Financial Economics, Ohio University

B.S.B.A. in Finance, The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business


  • BUSFIN 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 acquisitions. Prereq: 3220 (620), AcctMIS 2200, 2300, BusMgt 2320 (330), 2321 (331), and BusMHR 2291 or 2292 (BusAdm 499.01) Not open to students with credit for 721, 4210 or 4212.

  • BUSFIN 1200 - Personal Finance

    Introduction to the field of personal financial management and planning, focusing on the tools individuals and families employ to manage their financial affairs. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 220, or enrolled in Accounting or Finance majors.

  • BUSFIN 3220 - Business Finance

    Introductory finance class which allows students develop the skills to understand how financial managers make value-maximizing decisions for their firms. Prereq: Econ 2001.01 (200), and 2002.01 (201), and AcctMIS 2200 (211). Prereq or concur: AcctMIS 2300. Not open to students with credit for 620, or to students enrolled in UUSS, UExp or PreBSBA-PR.

  • BUSFIN 4200 - Applications in Finance

    Applications in Finance with a discussion of Investment alternatives such as Money Market instruments, Stocks and Bonds and Corporate Finance issues such as Corporate Governance, Cost of Capital and Capital Budgeting. Prereq: 3220 (620), BusMgt 2320 (330), and 2321 (331). Not open to students with credit for 4210, 4211, 4212 (721), 4220, 4221, or 4222 (722).