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Welcome & Dean's Keynote

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9:30 – 9:50 AM EST

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  • Welcome and Overview
    • Lindsay Hillcoat, Executive Director, Student Services and International Relations
  • Introduction of the Dean
  • Keynote Address – Mindsets and Skills for Business in the 21st Century
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Detlev Zwick, Interim Dean

PhD, Marketing (Rhode Island); MS (Memphis); MS (Cologne, Germany)
Interim Dean, Schulich School of Business
Associate Professor of Marketing

 Detlev Zwick is Interim Dean of the Schulich School of Business at York University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 2002. Dr. Zwick holds a PhD in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island, as well as Master’s degrees from the University of Memphis and the University of Cologne. 

Prior to assuming the position of Interim Dean, Professor Zwick served as the School’s Associate Dean of Academics since 2018 and was Director of Schulich’s BBA/iBBA Program from 2013-2018. He is a member of the York University Senate and currently represents Schulich on the Senate Executive Committee, as well as serving on the Joint Committee on Affirmative Action. 

His research explores modern marketing practices and new forms of consumer surveillance, capture and manipulation. It has been published widely in marketing, communication, media culture and sociology journals, as well as in several edited collections. He is co-editor of Inside Marketing: Practices, Ideologies, Devices (Oxford University Press), and frequently provides expert commentary to the media. 

He has served as an Editorial board member of the Journal of Macromarketing and Marketing Theory since 2011. He is also an Editorial member of the journal Consumption, Markets and Culture and a Board Member of the International Society for Markets and Development. 

Head shot of Kiridaran KanagaretnamKiridaran (Giri) Kanagaretnam, Associate Dean, Students

MSEE (Purdue), PhD (Syracuse), ACMA (U.K.)CPA, CMA, CGA
Associate Dean, Students
Professor of Accounting

Giri is Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean, Students at the Schulich School of BusinessGiri has previously served as the Program Director for Master of Management. Before joining York University in 2013, Giri was a Professor of Accounting and Financial Management Services and Associate Dean (Academic) at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. He has also been a visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University, HEC Paris and Erasmus University. His research focuses on financial institutions in particular bank stability, excessive risk-taking and financial reporting transparency. At Schulich, Giri has taught courses in the PhD, MBA, IMBA, India MBA, MAccMMgt and BBA programs.

Program Director Overviews

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9:50 – 10:50 AM EST

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Program Directors will present an overview of their respective academic program, highlighting key aspects that make their program unique and full of meaningful learning outcomes. 

Select your program(s) of interest and register for an in-depth session in February in the “Masters Program-Specific Sessions” section at the bottom of this page. 

MAcc Program Director: Shanker Trivedi MAcc Program Director: Shanker Trivedi

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Shanker Trivedi, MAcc Program Director

CA (India)
PhD (Arizona State)
BSc (Andhra, India)
Associate Professor of Accounting; Program Director, Master of Accounting

Professor Trivedi’s primary research interests are in tax evasion and financial accounting. He uses the methodologies of experimental economics and econometrics to address research questions. His current research focuses on how investors react to financial information and presentation of such information, as well as managers’ decisions relating to disclosure of financial information.

MBAN/MMAI Program Director: Murat Kristal MBAN/MMAI Program Director: Murat Kristal

headshot of Murat KristalMurat Kristal, MBAN & MMAI Program Director

PhD (North Carolina)
MBA (Bilkent, Turkey)
BSc (METU, Turkey)

Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Director, Centre of Excellence in Analytics & AI Leadership

Dr. Murat Kristal completed his doctoral degree (PhD) in Operations, Technology and Innovation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a research focus on supply chain and operations management, Dr. Kristal has completed projects in resource allocation in manufacturing, the impact of competition on supply chain, and the development of mass customization capabilities through organizational learning and knowledge management. Channeling his passion for analytics and artificial intelligence, he pioneered the first analytics programs of its kind in Canada. His expertise in innovation, ideation and research is evident through his distinct ability to connect business problems with analytical and AI solutions. He is the Program Director of both the Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) and the Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence (MMAI) programs at the Schulich School of Business. He is an Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems and guides the learnings in both the Analytics Consulting Project and the Artificial Intelligence Consulting Project courses in the MBAN and MMAI programs, respectively.

MF Program Director: Melanie Cao MF Program Director: Melanie Cao

Professor Melanie CaoMelanie Cao, MF Program Director

PhD Finance (University of Toronto)
M.B.A. Finance & Accounting (University of Ottawa)
M.A. Economics (Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China)
B.Sc. Industrial Engineering (HUST, China)

Professor of Finance

Professor Cao’s research interests include equilibrium asset pricing, derivatives valuation, financial market liquidity, corporate finance concerning bank loan, initial public offering and executive compensation.

MMgt Program Director: Kevin Tasa MMgt Program Director: Kevin Tasa

Professor Kevin TasaKevin Tasa, MMgt Program Director

PhD (Toronto)
MSc (Toronto)
BComm (Saskatchewan)

Associate Professor of Organization Studies; Area Coordinator, Organization Studies

Kevin Tasa is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour. He holds an MSc in Health Administration and a PhD in Organizational Behaviour, each from the University of Toronto. He also has received the MBA Teaching Excellence award at both McMaster and Schulich, and is a co-author of two widely used textbooks, Essentials of Negotiation and Canadian Organizational Behaviour. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Kevin has published his research in journals such as Academy of Management JournalJournal of Applied PsychologyJournal of Organizational Behavior and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Currently, his research focuses on negotiation and team dynamics; in particular, the assessment of negotiation-specific knowledge, the manner in which negotiation knowledge is acquired, and the within-group dynamics of negotiation teams.

MMKG Program Director: M. David Rice MMKG Program Director: M. David Rice

headshot of David RiceM. David Rice, MMKG Program Director

MS & PhD (Illinois)
BA (Manitoba)

Associate Professor of Marketing

David Rice’s current research is aimed at understanding how modern technology can be used in the application of marketing research. His recent work has involved an examination of advancements in customer tracking, real-time monitoring and business analytics. Specific topics of interest and research include facial recognition/biometrics, mobile surveillance, social media metrics, online surveys, so-called ‘Big Data’ and data privacy concerns. Dr. Rice serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Future of Marketing Magazine.

MREI Program Director: Jim Clayton MREI Program Director: Jim Clayton

headshot of jim claytonJim Clayton, MREI Program Director

Ph.D. (University of British Columbia)
M.A. (University of Western Ontario)
B.A. Honours (Queen’s University)

Director and Timothy R. Price Chair, Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure

Jim Clayton was appointed Professor and Timothy R. Price Chair in Real Estate and Infrastructure at the newly established Brookfield Centre in the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto in January 2018. He is tasked with helping to lead and establish the Brookfield Centre as a global centre of excellence in teaching, research and engagement with industry and government. The Centre’s activities include Schulich’s 12-month Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) program — the first of its kind in Canada and one of only a few in the world – one that builds on the School’s long-existing MBA specialization in real estate and infrastructure. Professor Clayton returned to academia and Canada from global investment manager Barings (formerly Cornerstone), where he was Head of Real Estate Investment Strategy and Analytics. He was responsible for monitoring and forecasting real estate investment and capital market trends, advising on fund and client investment and portfolio strategy, and delivering applied research and strategic thought pieces. He also sat on the equity and debt investment committees and the valuation committee. While at Barings Jim was an Adjunct Professor in the Real Estate Program in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut.

Jim Clayton is a co-editor of the bi-annual special issue of The Journal of Portfolio Management devoted to real estate, a Fellow, and former President, of the Real Estate Research Institute (RERI), a Fellow of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics, and a past recipient of a Homer-Hoyt Institute post-doctoral fellowship. He is a member of the PREA Research Committee and a previous co-chair of the PREA Research Affinity Group.

MSCM Program Director: David Johnston MSCM Program Director: David Johnston

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David Johnston, MSCM Program Director

BA & MBA & PhD (UWO)

Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems

Dr. Johnston has successfully researched, taught and also consulted internationally in the area of supply management. Dr. Johnston is a well-respected thought leader who focuses primarily on issues of buyer-supplier cooperation, risk management, e-commerce and process improvement. He is also a member of Supply Chain Canada, the leading association and community for supply chain professionals in Canada.

Dr. Johnston’s current research is on innovation and collaboration in the management of  sustainable supply networks, healthcare systems and industrial health and safety.

Interactive Zones

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10:55 – 11:30 AM EST

Whatever stage you’re at in your graduate journey, we can provide you with the connections you need. Staff and students have partnered together to support your ambitions, learning and career focus.  Gain clarity on the support services offered, expected and valued at Schulich.

Sessions will each be offered twice to give you the opportunity of participating in two areas that are important to you. For each Interactive Zone, sessions will be held at the following two times:

Session 1: 10:55 – 11:10 am      Session 2: 11:15 – 11:30 am

Room 1: Admissions & Financial Aid Room 1: Admissions & Financial Aid Room 2: Student Services and International Support Room 2: Student Services and International Support Room 3: Career Development Centre Room 3: Career Development Centre Room 4: Student Experience & Networking Room 4: Student Experience & Networking

Post Event (Optional Drop In Session)

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11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

If you have further questions related to the Masters-level student experience, feel free to attend the following drop in session featuring several current one-year Masters students.

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Masters Program-Specific Sessions: February 2021

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Masters Program-Specific Sessions: February 2021

 

Enjoy in-depth program specific sessions hosted by Schulich’s Master Program Directors during the month of February. Each session will consist of:

    • A virtual masterclass presented by top program faculty, specifically designed to give you the opportunity to explore the program subject matter you’re passionate about.  
    • A panel presentation with alumni who will discuss their experiences at Schulich and how each has helped to shape their success. 
    • Drop-in opportunities to meet admission representatives and learn more about the admission and application process. Discuss your background, goals and program suitability. 
    • Networking with our current masters students as they share their backgrounds, professional goals, and their program experiences to date. 
February 9, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:30 am EST

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Master of Accounting (MAcc) &
Diploma in Intermediate Accounting (DIAc)
hosted by Professor Shanker Trivedi, MAcc and DIAc Program Director
February 11, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:30 am EST

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Master of Marketing (MMKG)

hosted by Professor David Rice, MMKG Program Director

February 17, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:30 am EST

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Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence (MMAI) 

including Artificial Intelligence Consulting Project (AICP) hosted by Professor Murat Kristal, MMAI Program Director

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Master of Business Analytics (MBAN)

including Analytics Consulting Project (ACP) hosted by Professor Murat Kristal, MBAN Program Director

February 19, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:30 am EST

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Master of Finance (MF)

hosted by Professor Melanie Cao, MF Program Director

February 23, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:30 am EST

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Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI)

hosted by Professor Jim Clayton, MREI Program Director

February 25, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:30 am EST

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Master of Management (MMgt)

hosted by Professor Kevin Tasa, MMgt Program Director

February 26, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:30 am EST

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Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM)

hosted by Professor David Johnston, MSCM Program Director