Course Description

This module assists candidates is preparing their presentation slide deck for the PhD defense (viva voce). Candidates review the key elements of their research and prepare a concise presentation that communicates the essential components, results, and take-aways. Emphasis is placed on high quality graphics combined with clear narrative points in order to successfully communicate the main points and flow with the Defense Committee. Presentations are to be highly polished and at the level of Fortune 100 Board presentations, though academic in nature. The defense presentation is the culmination of the entire effort of the study program and thus must be perfected to a high quality before the candidate is allowed to sit the defense.

Duration = 8 weeks


Course/Module Professor

Dr. Jeffrey Henderson holds the position of Professor of Business Ethics. Dr. Henderson has held the position of Dean of Studies and Dean of the Faculty in the past. Earlier, Dr. Henderson was an affiliate professor at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France. Dr. Henderson has also been a lecturer for real estate finance within the Faculty of Management at McGill University. He also has held the position of Dean of Student Development at SMC University. Dr. Henderson holds a D.Phil. in Business Research from Monarch Business School, a Doctor of Political Economy from SMC University, a Doctorandus (Drs.) and MBA from Nijenrode Unversiteit in The Netherlands. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce with distinction from McGill University in Montreal. He is a chartered member of the Canadian Institute of Management, a member of The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in the United Kingdom and a member of ACUNS-Academic Council of the United Nations System. (More…)