Associate Professor and Chair of the Department
THOMAS WALKER, PhD Wash.State,
Laurentian Bank Professor in Integrated Risk
ABRAHAM BRODT, PhD N.Y., Director, Kenneth
Woods Portfolio Management Program
ALAN HOCHSTEIN, PhD McG., Interim Dean
ARVIND JAIN, PhD Mich., Academic Director,
International Business Program
LAWRENCE KRYZANOWSKI, PhD Br.Col.,
Concordia University Research Chair in Finance
STYLIANOS PERRAKIS, PhD Calif.(Berkeley),
Provost’s Distinction, RBC Professor in Financial
LATHA SHANKER, PhD Flor.
LORNE SWITZER, PhD Penn., Van Berkom
Chair in Small‑Cap Equities, and Associate
Director, Institute for Governance in Private and
ARSHAD AHMAD, PhD McG., Provost’s Distinction
NILANJAN BASU, PhD Purdue, CFA
SANDRA BETTON, PhD Br.Col., CFA
HARJEET BHABRA, PhD Missouri‑Columbia,
Associate Dean, Research and Research
SERGEY ISAENKO, PhD Penn.
GREGORY LYPNY, PhD Tor.
IMANTS PAEGLIS, PhD Boston
IAN RAKITA, PhD C’dia., CFA, Director,
Goodman Institute of Investment Management
KHALED SOUFANI, PhD Nott., Director,
Desjardins Centre for Innovation in Business
FREDERICK DAVIS, PhD Qu.
RAVI MATETI, PhD Conn.
DAVID NEWTON, PhD Br.Col.
YAXUAN QI, PhD Rutgers, Manulife Financial
Professor in Financial Planning
RAHUL RAVI, PhD Alta.
SAIF ULLAH, PhD Alta.
JAY MANNADIAR, MBA McG., Director,
REENA ATANASIADIS, MBA C’dia.
LORETTA HUNG, MScAdmin C’dia.
RAAD JASSIM, MEng McG.
JULIE SLATER, MBA C’dia.
PARIANEN VEEREN, MScAdmin C’dia.
For the complete list of faculty members, please consult the Department website. Location
Sir George Williams Campus
MB Building, Room: 012‑205
514‑848‑2424, ext. 2789
The Department of Finance is committed to excellence in both research and teaching and has earned a solid reputation as a productive and research oriented academic unit. The Department’s research activities include theoretical, empirical, and applied contributions ─ all aimed at furthering knowledge in the field. Its teaching activities cover a wide range of topics including corporate finance, investment, international finance, personal finance, optimization techniques, portfolio management, options and futures and fluctuations in security prices, exchange rates, and interest rates. Teaching effectiveness represents the cornerstone of the Department’s teaching objectives. The Department’s curriculum is a dynamic one which keeps up with current trends and innovations in the financial area. Department members have been recognized not only with Faculty Teaching Awards but also internationally by winning the 3M Teaching Fellowship Award. The Department has developed orientation and training programs with major corporations and financial institutions for its students. Through this type of external involvement, classroom teaching is effectively blended with the complexities of the real world thereby providing students not only with a more meaningful education but also with job opportunities.
additional 400‑level credits offered by the
6 FINA 495
Students are eligible to apply to the honours
program if they have completed FINA 385,
FINA 395, and six additional credits in Finance.
Applicants must have achieved a minimum
cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a minimum GPA
of 3.5 in their Finance courses. Enrolment in
this program is limited. The selection process
may include recommendations from faculty
2012‑13 Concordia University Undergraduate Calendar
members as well as interviews of applicants
to this program. The deadline for applications
is March 1.
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