The PhD program in Business Administration at DeGroote offers students the opportunity to study and conduct leading-edge research with some of the top researchers in their fields. Students develop the theoretical and methodological expertise required to create original research that makes a significant impact on the business community.
Graduates of DeGroote’s PhD program have moved on to academic roles in schools across the globe as well as lucrative consultant and analyst positions.
We are happy to announce that Armagan Ozbilge, our second year PhD student in the Management Science Field, has won this year’s McMaster’s Three-Minute Thesis Award! The award comes with a prize of $500. This is a university wide competition where graduate students from all faculties create one slide summarizing their research and present it. Armagan’s presentation was titled “Donate More to Earn More” which summarizes part of his PhD thesis research on perishable food supply chains. While food banks seem to be struggling to collect fresh food, the perishable food supply chain is throwing tons of food as waste every year. Armagan developed a quality-dependent demand model which takes true (effective) quality of the product into account and showed that it is possible for retailers to donate fresh food, reduce spoilage and at the same time increase their earnings.
Elly joined our PhD Program after completing McMaster’s Master of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She earned her Bachelor of Engineering from Sun Yat-sen University in China. While in our PhD program, Elly published two book chapters as well as an article in CJAS. She presented papers at the ASAC conferences in 2013 and 2014, the US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference in 2015, the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2015 and. the Academy of Management Meeting in 2016. Elly also served as a sessional lecturer at DeGroote for Com. 2BC3 in Fall 2016 term.
Please join us in congratulating Elly on this major achievement!