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.

Punit Anand Successfully Defends Dissertation

May 7, 2021

We are pleased to formally acknowledge Punit Anand‘s successful defence of his dissertation titled titled “Three Essays on Productivity and Cross-Sectional Asset Pricing.” Punit was supervised by Ronald Balvers and the two other members of his supervisory committee were Narat Charupat and Peter Miu.

Punit came to our PhD program with an MBA from Memorial University in Newfoundland and more than six years of work experience as a Sell-side Financial analyst on a Bay Street firm. While enrolled in our doctoral program, he presented papers at the FMA annual meeting. Punit was selected for the Harry Lyman Hooker Senior Fellowship award and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship award in support of his doctoral studies.

Punit is presently working as an Assistant Professor at Southern Connecticut State University from Fall 2020.

Please join us in congratulating Punit on this major achievement!

Hamsa Gururaj Successfully Defends Thesis Proposal

May 7, 2021

We are happy to announce that PhD Hamsa Gururaj has successfully defended her thesis proposal titled “Competent or Warm? Applying Stereotype Content Model and BIAS Map to Workplace Aggression.” Please join us in congratulating Hamsa for reaching this important milestone! Hamsa is a PhD student in the Management of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources field. Thanks go to her supervisor Aaron Schat, as well as her supervisory committee members, Catherine Connelly, and Willi Wiesner.

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