Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Dennis Olson

Name: Dr. Dennis Olson
Position: Associate Dean
Phone: 2508527665


Corporate Finance
Financial Econometrics

Research Interests

Efficiency in banking
Islamic finance
Technical analysis and profitability of trading rules in stock markets and currency markets
Using accounting ratios and fundamental analysis to forecast earnings and stock returns


BA (St. Cloud State University)
PhD (University of Wyoming)

Employment History

Associate Dean, School of Business and Economics, Thompson Rivers University 2012-

Professor of Finance and Department Head of Accounting and Finance, American University of Sharjah, UAE 1999-2012

Visiting Professor of Finance, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus, Denmark 2005 ??? 2006.

Professor of Finance and Department Head of Economics and Finance
Sultan Qaboos University, Oman 1998 ??? 1999.

Professor of Finance and Programme Chair of Business, 1994 ??? 1997.
University of Northern British Columbia, BC, Canada

Associate Professor of Economics and Finance, University of Louisville 1989 ??? 1994.
Visiting Associate Professor of Finance, University of Otago, New Zealand 1992.
Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance, University of Louisville 1987 1989.
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Alaska-Fairbanks 1983 1987.
Assistant Professor of Economics, Texas Tech University 1980 ??? 1983.

Courses Taught

Banking, Investments, Financial Management, Financial Forecasting, Behavioral Finance, Futures and Options, Portfolio Management, Managerial Accounting, Insurance, Business Statistics, Financial Planning

Professional Affiliations

member of Financial Management Association

Professional Designations held:
Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL)