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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