PhD Program

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.

Ali Vaezi Successfully Defends Thesis Proposal

June 29, 2018

We are happy to announce that PhD Ali Vaezi has successfully defended his thesis proposal titled “Risk Mitigation and Management Strategies for Routing Hazardous Materials over Railroad Network in Canada”.  Please join us in congratulating Ali for reaching this important milestone. Ali is a PhD student in the Management Science field.  Thanks go to his supervisor Manish Verma , and his supervisory committee members, Elkafi Hassini and Kai Huang.

Jie Chu Successfully Defended Thesis Proposal

June 29, 2018

We are happy to announce that PhD Jie Chu has successfully defended his thesis proposal titled “Robust Inventory Management under Supply and Demand Uncertainties”.  Please join us in congratulating Jie for reaching this important milestone. Jie is a PhD student in the Management Science field.  Thanks go to his supervisor Kai Huang , and his supervisory committee members, Elkafi Hassini and Mahmut Parlar 

Azam Shamsi Successfully Defended Dissertation

June 25, 2018

We are pleased to formally acknowledge Azam Shamsi’s successful defence of her dissertation titled “Three Essays on Modeling Asset Returns: A Nonparametric Approach”. Azam was supervised by John Maheu and her supervisory committee members were Ronald Balvers and Jeffery Racine.

Azam joined our PhD Program after completing Sharif University of Technology’s Master of Science, Social-Economic Systems. She earned her Bachelor of Science from University of Tehran in Iran. While in our program, Azam published a book chapter on “Applications of Mixture Densities in Finance”. She taught a Master of Finance course at McMaster and two undergraduate finance courses at the University of Lethbridge. In addition, she participated in numerous conferences such as, International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (London, UK), Midwest Finance Association (Atlanta, USA), Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (Waterloo), and Doctoral Student Workshop on Econometrics (Toronto).

After graduating, Azam has now accepted an assistant professor position in Finance at the University of New Brunswick.

Please join us in congratulating Azam on this major achievement!

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