Brett C. Olsen
Associate Professor of Finance
Ph.D. (Finance), University of Missouri - Columbia; MBA, Illinois State University; B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), North Dakota State University.
Intermediate Financial Management; International Financial Management
Corporate governance; Valuation; Ownership; Warrants; Anything that piques my curiosity
Prior to joining the UNI faculty, Brett was an assistant professor of finance at the University of Idaho from 2007 through 2010. At UNI, Brett has taught Intermediate Financial Management, International Financial Management, and Corporation Finance. Brett also advises the UNI Finance Club (FMA International chapter), which manages an equity investment portfolio. He has also advised student investment portfolios at the Univeristy of Idaho and the University of Missouri.
Brett is active in research and has published several referred journal articles, including articles in European Financial Management, Managerial Finance, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Accounting and Finance, among others.
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Thanks to some UNI business college influence, the Waterloo office of Northwestern Mutual had the No. 1 internship program out of all 214 offices across the country from summer 2019 to summer 2020. Two UNI interns led the way. Caleb Meinders (’21) and Kayla Hoeger (’20) were the No. 21 and No. 32 interns (out of 100s) in the 2019-20 Northwestern Mutual internship class, respectively. Zach Fischels (’19), Clay Meinders (’19) and Owen Ward (’19) also played key roles before graduating.
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The University of Northern Iowa today begins its release of COVID-19 test results. This routinely updated aggregate data, shared in a way that protects individuals’ privacy, is available here. The dashboard will be updated each Friday and Monday. “Timely, accurate information is a powerful tool for fighting COVID-19, and we believe everyone in the community deserves to have access to it as we work together to stop this virus,” said President Mark A. Nook.
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