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Kurtay Ogunc

Department of Finance - Instructor
Department of Finance - Undergraduate Advisor
2904 Business Education Complex North
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-6291
Fax: 225-578-6366
Office Hours: T and Th 1 to 3 or by appointment

Biographical Summary
Dr. Kurtay Ogunc is the Undergraduate Advisor and Instructor in the department of finance at the Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University. Dr. Kurtay was a Senior Researcher and Consultant at Watson Wyatt & Company (now Willis Towers Watson) in Washington, DC for five years. Between 1994 and 2000, he worked for the LSU Foundation and Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance as the Investment Manager. He was the recipient of the 2010 Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence award by the Texas A&M University System as well as the first prize in the PIMCO International Investing essay contest and a research grant from the BSI Gamma Foundation in Lugano, Switzerland. His research has been published in Journal of Financial Transformation, Journal of Investment Consulting, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Investments and Pensions Europe, Global Pensions, and The Handbook of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility. He holds PhD in Decision Sciences and Master of Applied Statistics degrees from Louisiana State University as well as an MBA in Finance from Western Michigan University.
Ph D Decision Sciences, Louisiana State University
MS Applied Statistics, Louisiana State University
MBA Finance, Western Michigan University
Courses Taught
BADM 7020 - Managerial Statistics
FIN 3715 - Business Finance
FIN 3716 - Financial Management
FIN 3930 - Undergraduate Internship in Finance
FIN 7930 - Graduate Internship in Finance
GBUS 2999 - Foundations of Finance
Research Honorarium, Investment Management Consultants Association
Teaching Excellence Award, Texas A&M University System
First Prize in Investing Globally Essay Contest, PIMCO
Teaching Interest: Business Finance, Financial Management, Investments, Portfolio Management, Derivatives, International Finance
Research Interest: Asset Allocation, Risk Management, Overlay Strategies, Alternative Investments, Behavioral Finance
Professional and Service Activities
Curriculum, Committee Member
Employed by LSU since:
August 18, 2015
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