Sauder is committed to being an international leader in the creation and application of business knowledge, and to promoting lifelong success for our students and alumni. Dedicated to rigorous and relevant teaching, our programs generate business leaders who drive change and shape industries and organizations around the world.

The Sauder School of Business is one of the world’s leading academic business schools. Located in Vancouver, Canada’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, Sauder provides a global business perspective at a dynamic crossroads of the international marketplace.

At the Robert H. Lee Graduate School at the Sauder School of Business, we define and teach the future of management thinking. We nurture creativity and help our students develop this skills and resourcefulness to adapt concepts and ideas to new and emerging challenges. Our faculty are at the forefront of management thinking. They are recognized internationally as leaders in business research and highly respected both within and outside the academic community. 

Master's Students
Doctoral Students
Graduate Degrees Awarded

Research Facilities

The Sauder building houses a dedicated graduate school facility for the Robert H. Lee Graduate School, innovative and interactive learning spaces, a trading lab, and communication technologies that can deliver international business leaders into classrooms at the click of a mouse.

Built to inspire a new generation of business leaders, a recent $70-million expansion of the modern, high-tech Sauder building added 55,000 square feet to the original 216,000 square foot structure. The redevelopment included a host of features and facilities that help establish Sauder as global hub for business education.

Research Highlights

With over 100 leading academics from more than 24 countries, our faculty enjoys worldwide recognition for its excellence in research, innovative teaching and active business outreach. Faculty members collaborate across our divisions, sharing their ideas, experience and expertise.

Schools / Departments

Research and teaching at the Sauder School of Business is organized into seven administrative units. Faculty members are affiliated with one primary division, but collaboration across divisions is common and encouraged.

Research Supervisors in Faculty

Name Research Interests
McCormick, S Thomas Combinatorial optimization, network flows, operations management, computational complexity
Muzyka, Daniel Entrepreneurship; Project management; Strategic management
Nagarajan, Mahesh Supply chain management, applied game theory, inventory management
Nan, Ning digital business, evolvable information systems, blockchain governance, online community, complex adaptive systems
Ortiz Molina, Hernan Corporate finance and governance, executive compensations, industrial organization, interactions between real and financial decisions
Park, So Eun Behavioral Economics; Bounded Rationality; Retail Markets
Parra Perez, Alvaro Innovation and Patent Policy; Industrial Organization; Microeconomic Theory; Applied Theory
Pflueger, Carolin Monetary Policy, Inflation, Fixed Income, Corporate Default
Pikulina, Elena Institutional investors; Corporate finance; Experimental and behavioral finance
Qian, Yi Economics of Intellectual Property Rights; Counterfeiting and Brand Management; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Marketing Analytics
Quayle, Moura design and business, leadership, creativity, government-academic, public policy, design thinking, urban design, green cities, sustainable business, new pedagogy, Strategic design, its tools and techniques influence innovation, Institutional change and transformation through leadership, Curriculum and learning environment design and implementation
Queyranne, Maurice Combinatorial Optimization, Production Planning and Scheduling, Inventory Management
Ries, John international trade, international business, applied microeconomics
Robinson, Sandra Workplace psychologist, workplace dysfunction, employee problems, workplace mistreatment, bullying, aggression, ostracism, broken promises, territoriality, trust, betrayal, deviance, theft, sabotage, social undermining, incivility, Employment contracts, Psychological contracts, Employee-employer relationships, Workplace deviance, Aggression
Ross, Thomas competition policy, public-private partnerships, Strategy/economics, Regulation of competition policy
Schulz, Martin Change and Persistence, Organizational Rules, Organizational Routines, Organizational Learning, Organizational Knowledge, Rule Networks, Bureaucracies, Knowledge Relevance, Obsolescence, Decision Making, Logics of Appropriateness and Consequences, Social Order
Seidel, Marc-David Organizational Theory, Distributed Trust Technologies (Blockchain, etc.), Early life factors role in later life workplace outcomes, Social networks and organizational decision making, Discrimination and networks in the employment relationship
Shechter, Steven Opertaions and logistics
Simintzi, Eleni Corporate Finance; Labor; Industrial Organization; Private Equity
Simunic, Dan Economics of auditing, Empirical research in audit production, pricing, audit quality, auditor choice, Impact of legal liability on auditor behaviour
Skarlicki, Dan Organization Justice and Human Resource Management, retaliation and sabotage in the workplace, mindfulness and workplace performance, leadership
Skoulakis, Georgios Portfolio Choice; Asset Pricing; Computational Economics; Econometrics
Somerville, Tsur Housing markets, Real estate development, Real estate finance, Affordable housing, Economics of cities
Strike, Vanessa Family Business, Governance, Entrepreneurship, Advising, Sensemaking
Tansey, James Ethics of new and emerging technologies, Emerging markets and institutions for carbon trading, Social determinants of health, GM crops and animals


Graduate Student Profiles

Sheng-Jun Xu

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Finance (PhD)
Political incentives and distorted funding policies of public-sector defined benefits pension plans.
Barnini Bhattacharyya

Barnini Bhattacharyya

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Organizational Behaviour (PhD)
An Intersectional Study of the Invisibility of Women of Colour

Kun Wang

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Transportation and Logistics (PhD)
Analyzing International Civil Aviation Policy Liberalization; Optimal Marine Port Adaptation Investment for Disaster Resilience

Alumni on Success

Ali Dashti

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Management Information Systems (PhD) [2010]
Job Title
Assistant professor
Kuwait University