Since virtually all business decisions have a financial dimension, an understanding of the financial implications of a decision is crucial for effective management. Our program, ranked No. 12 in the country by College Factual, and a Bloomberg Experiential Learning partner, helps Finance students develop a problem-solving, decision analysis framework centered around value creation and serving the consumer.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • John Ashburne
  • Carlos Coutinho
  • Brendan Flaherty
  • Chris Goolgasian
  • Raymond R. Grigelevich
  • Vincent McCrystal
  • Joseph Santarlasci
Trifts, Jack

Jack W. Trifts

Professor, Finance
Faculty Suite B, Room B323
Ph D, University of Florida
MBA, Dalhousie University
BBA, University of New Brunswick

Corporate Finance including Financial Management, Financial Statement Analysis, Managing Financial Resources (MBA) and Mergers & Acquisitions (not taught at Bryant).

Mutual Fund Management including the role of managers and whether mutual fund performance is a function of skill or luck. I also am interested in the scholarship of teaching and how to improve the craft of teaching.

  • 2017, University Merit Award for Service
  • 2017, Bryant University Teaching Award
  • 2015, University Merit Award for Research
  • 2015, Bryant University 2015 Distinguished Faculty Award
  • 2013, University Merit Award for Service

Asare, K., Trifts, J., A Cash Flow Approach to Analyzing Long-term Liabilities:A Pedagogical Exercise, Journal of Financial Educatio.

Cao, S., Trifts, J., An Examination of Shareholders’ Responses to Sports Venue Sponsorship Announcements, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute.

Trifts, J., Gary, P., The Impact of the Capitalization of Operating Leases: A Guide for Individual Investors, Financial Services Review.

Trifts, J., Kohl, L., Enhancing Evidence-Based Learning: Using ePortolios to Demonstrate Proficiency in Financial Analysis, Journal of Financial Education.

Li, S., Chen, F., Trifts, J., An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions on Supply Chain, Annual Meeting of the Northeast Decision Science Institute, 2017.

Gainor, M., Trifts, J., Duxbury, T., Increasing Active Learning in Accounting and Finance by Flipping the Classroom, Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 2016.

Porter, G. E., Trifts, J., The Career Paths of Mutual Fund Managers: The Role of Merit, Financial Analysts Journal, 2014.

Annavarjula, M., Trifts, J., “Community Connections to Enhance Undergraduate International Business Education: An Example of Business Consulting Projects,” , Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2012.

Porter, G. E., Trifts, J., The Best Mutual Fund Managers: Testing the Impact of Experience using a Survivorship Bias Free Dataset, Journal of Applied Finance, 2012.

Trifts, J., The Direct and Indirect Costs and Benefits of AACSB Accreditation, SAM Advanced Management Journal, 2012.

Yobaccio, E., Mohan, R., Trifts, J., Developing International Self-Reliance in Undergraduate Students through Study Trips, Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 2012.