Finance is a core discipline within the Telfer School of Management. Students examine the theoretical and analytical basis of corporate finance, financial instruments, portfolio management, inter-temporal trade-offs, asset valuation and risk management.
Our Faculty Members
Here is a list of our current faculty members. We encourage all potential students to visit our homepages to learn more about the research we are conducting. Google Scholar and other databases (ABI/INFORM, EBSCO Business Source Complete) are also excellent ways to learn about our publications. We also encourage applicants to contact us personally so that we can ensure the best possible fit for our common research interests.
For information about the PhD program as a whole, please feel free to contact the Graduate Office by e-mail at
- Ali Akyol, PhD
- Imed Chkir, PhD
- Anna Dodonova, PhD
- Adelphe Ekponon, PhD (Available for co-supervision only)
- Shantanu Dutta, PhD
- Yuri Khoroshilov, PhD
- Kaouthar Lajili, PhD
- Jonathan Li, PhD
- Fabio Moneta, PhD
- Miwako Nitani, PhD
- Qianru Qi, PHD (Available for co-supervision only)
- François-Eric Racicot, PhD (Available for co-supervision only)
- Harshit Rajaiya, PHD (Available for co-supervision only)
- Samir Saadi, PhD (Not accepting new PhD students in 2023-2024)
MGT8107 FINANCE (3 units)
Theoretical foundations of corporate finance and governance; capital budgeting and investment/growth strategies; strategy and finance: risk and risk management: options; financing/capital structure decisions; payout/dividend policies; mergers and acquisitions; derivative theory (including theories of capital structure); derivatives and fixed-income securities; and risk capital financing.
MGT8108 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FINANCE RESEARCH (3 units)
Issues in modern finance such as behavioural finance; game-theoretic approaches to corporate finance; ethics in finance, agency theory, regulations and securities agency (e.g., security exchange commission) roles; and financial institutions and services.
MGT8109 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FINANCE RESEARCH (3 units)
Critical evaluation of studies in targeted domains of finance. Identification and evaluation of new orientations with an in depth analysis of historical developments of the domain. Specific domains explored depend on the professor leading the seminar, with topics offered on a rotating basis. Presentation and discussion of thesis project and other personal research projects.
For information about the PhD program as a whole, please feel free to contact the Graduate Office.
For information about the research in the Finance field, please contact Dr. Fabio Moneta.