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Dr. Elizabeth Cooper, Associate Professor

Dr. Elizabeth Cooper
"Finance is just as much of an art as it is an objective science. I encourage creativity and critical thinking once students have a solid foundation of the basics."

Degrees Held:

  • PhD in Finance – Drexel University, 2003
  • MBA in Finance – Drexel University, 2002
  • BS in Finance – Villanova University, 1999

Career Highlights:

Recent published work includes the following:

E. Cooper and Hatice Uzun (2019), “Corporate Social Responsibility and Bankruptcy,” Studies in Economics and Finance.

E. Cooper and Jan Ambrose (2019), “Counterspoint: A Small Credit Union’s Struggle in Rural America” Journal of Finance Case Research.

E. Cooper (2017), “Corporate Social Responsibility, Gender, and CEO Turnover,” Managerial Finance.

E. Cooper and Hatice Uzun (2015), “Corporate Social Responsibility and the Cost of Debt,” Journal of Accounting and Finance.

E. Cooper and Andrew Kish (2014), “Executive Compensation and Securitization: Pre- and Post-Crisis,” Journal of Risk Finance.

E. Cooper, Hatice Uzun, and Yudan Zheng (2014), “Pay Gap, Risk-Taking, and the Financial Crisis,” Banking and Finance Review.

Previously worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia as a supervisory financial analyst.

Received the Lindback Research Chair Award and other awards for research from Emerald Literati, International Journal of Managerial Finance, and Review of Accounting and Finance.

In which online MBA program(s) do you teach?

MBA General

MBA Finance

Which classes do you teach online?

FIN 748: Financial Instruments and Markets

What do you want students to take away from your classes?

Finance is just as much of an art as it is an objective science. I encourage creativity and critical thinking once students have a solid foundation of the basics. Finance is about getting the numbers correct, while at the same time understanding that there is always room for flexibility and adjustment.

What advice would you give to those considering the online MBA program?

Completing the MBA program online requires time management skills and significant self-discipline on the part of the student to get the work done. Once completed, students will find that they have the tools and skills necessary to lead in today's business world.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.

I have three children under the age of 10.

I previously worked at a university in San Diego, California, and may be the first person in the history of the world to move from San Diego back to Philadelphia.

I have completed three marathons.

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