Thesis Research Areas

Candidates may complete research within the following study domains. Simply indicate the choice of study domain on your application form. If your desired study domain is not listed below simply contact the administration for further discussion as to whether your choice may be accommodated.

Business Research

Professor-Donald-York-150Business Research is the process of gathering and analyzing information to develop solutions to a variety of issues that contemporary businesses, non-governmental organizations and government agencies face. The process of how to frame a problem; select the methodology and data gathering tools, choose the appropriate statistical test to evaluate the data and draw conclusions from the process falls under Business Research. More…

Corporate Social Responsibility

jeffrey-hendersonCorporate Social Responsibility, CSR, has over the last 25 years taken center stage with many mangers and business owners and leaders. CSR has evolved from simple concepts of philanthropy or doing good to well know theories of stakeholder management and social innovation. CSR is now viewed as an essential part of doing business globally and managers must understand the implications of not following a structured CSR strategy. Though CSR has increased in prominence it continues to be often a confusing and contradictory study domain. It is this aspect that makes it interesting for further research and study. More…

Coaching Psychology

Dr-Arnon-Levy-150Coaching is the process that mobilizes strengths and realizes the potential of business individuals and organizations. The practice of coaching psychology embodies a skill set designed to optimize the performance of a person in an organization in areas including leadership, corporate, public service, healthcare and other professional services. “Coaching psychology can be understood as being the systematic application of behavioural science to the enhancement of work performance and well‐being for business individuals, groups and organisation.” Anthony Grant (2006). More…

Cyber Security

Dr-Nag-150CyberSecurity is defined as the art and science of protecting communication and data transfer via the Internet media so that properly authorized persons and organizations can share data in a secure environment. Considering the web-like structure of the Internet, CyberSecurity includes the security of the data and the transfers at the origin and destination and at every intermediate junction or transfer point. CyberSecurity is closely allied with digital forensics which is the science of tracking and solving crimes after they are perpetrated. More…

Data Analytics

Dr-Nag-150Data Analytics (DA) is the science and collection of techniques used to examine and analyze data sets in order to make observations and draw conclusions about the information they contain, increasingly with the aid of specialized systems and software. Data Analytics consists of descriptive analytics to show patterns in the data, predictive analytics used to make forecasts from existing data, and prescriptive analytics that shows best solutions for decision making. Data analytics technologies and techniques are widely used in business, government, and military applications, to enable individuals and organizations to make more accurate decisions, and by scientists and researchers to verify or disprove scientific models, theories and hypotheses.. More…

Development Economics

CHUA-JamieDevelopment economics informs development workers, policymakers, and ordinary citizens regarding a wide range of important economic and policy issues. It examines the meaning of development from different perspectives, the alternative framework for analysis including the roles of political economy and institutions, the tension between the roles of private and public sectors in the economy, evaluation of alternative strategies to achieve economic growth and sustainable human development. More…

Econophysics

Dr-Schinckus-150The era of complexity in economics combined with the last financial\economic crisis generated a lot of debate about the relevance of economic theory. This challenging context favoured the emergence of a variety of new approaches dealing with this increasing complexity. More…

Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship is an exciting topic, not least because it researches the main driver of economic progress in an economy and society at large. Capturing Entrepreneurship from a theoretical perspective is difficult because it is multi-dimensional: it embraces such varied topics as innovation, creativity, leadership, as well as personality and psychological traits of the entrepreneur. More…

Behavioral Finance

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Financial and economic crises are not only due to technical aspects but they also result from human behaviors. Although economists usually describe the behavior through the lens of perfect rationality, an increasing number of paradoxes and empirical contradictions appeared on the markets. These anomalies favored the emergence of a new way of modelling economic behaviors which capture one fascinating psychological fact: More…

Health Care Management

Professor-Donald-York-150The healthcare industry is in period of investigation for opportunities to improve upon efficiency and to provide a higher quality of care. Senior administrators, managers and healthcare providers are at the helm of these changes to create positive direction for their organizations. This rapidly changing industry is now embracing new information technologies and software applications to improve security, patient information and advance e-health. More…

Leadership

Tonsberg-145-175For centuries, leadership has remained at the forefront for survival for individuals and organizations. Leadership studies intend to cultivate critical thinking processes that endure during periods of organizational change while in the midst of crisis. Advancing leadership knowledge provides effective and efficient strategies to achieve desired outcomes through maximizing available resources. Therefore, solidifying strengths as a leader and establishing a role within the change process is critical. More…

Management Coaching

Kennedy-Justin-150-175Management Coaching is a form of professional development that supports a business leader to achieve professional outcomes. This is achieved by working with a trained coach to improve behaviours linked to specific tasks, objectives, goals or overall leadership development. Key outcomes are improved self-regulation and reflection along with strategic and business planning skills to deal more effectively with professional challenges. More…

Marketing

Dr-Keller-150Marketing typically refers to the areas of Consumer Behavior and Marketing Strategy. Consumer behavior is concerned with what makes consumers behave they way they do and what exactly motivates them to purchase a specific product. Consumer behavior is firmly rooted in the study of anthropology. Marketing strategy typically draws from market research and develops a marketing mix that maximizes the profit of the firm. More…

Operations Management

Dr-Nag-150Operations Management is the art and science of designing and managing an operation with the twin goals of achieving high productivity and high quality, the two essential characteristics of competitive advantage. Thus, making the decisions needed in managing the operation over the spectrum from daily or short-term decisions, all the way to the long-term strategy, is what defines the winner and the victory in the global market. More…

Supply Chain Management

Dr-DuplessisThe Supply Chain of a product is the entire chain of materials and processes that transform the materials into a product that is delivered to the end customer. Typically, the finished product to the customer is a physical good, but there is ample scope for the involvement of services including transportation, in the supply chain. It is also possible to think of a service such as commercial air transportation that is supported by complex supply chains of aircraft and parts, aircrew, ground staff, etc. More…

Sustainability & Critical Management Study

Dr-David-Bevan-150-175Structural features of contemporary society, such as the profit imperative, patriarchy, racial inequality, and ecological irresponsibility, often encourage managers to see organizations as instruments of domination and exploitation. Driven by a shared desire to change this situation the program aims to develop critical interpretations of management and society and to generate radical alternatives. Our critique seeks to connect the practical shortcomings in theories of management and managerial practices to the demands of a socially divisive system. More…

Tourism & Leisure

Dr-Antoniou-150-175The relatively recent emergence of the hospitality industry as a fast-growing sector of service economies has created the need to research Tourism and Leisure in its own right. Despite Tourism and Leisure being governed by the very basic economic principles as most other business sectors, it is still unique in the different manifestations and operations and internationalization processes. Tourism and Leisure is a far-reaching topic that include hospitality and hotels, transportation and airlines, thematic recreation and venues, to mention but a few. More…