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 a 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 are 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
Strike, Vanessa Private Sector Corporations, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, 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
van Jaarsveld, Danielle call centre management practices; employer-employee relations, Call centre management practices, employer-employee relationship, employment policy, labour market analysis, public sector collective bargaining, work and employment relations
Vertinsky, Ilan Boris Forestry, international trade, natural resource economics, trade, forest policy, softwood lumber agrerement, cross-cultural management
Vijayaraghavan, Rajesh Accounting and risk management in financial institutions, Disclosure, Corporate governance and performance measurement, Corporate Finance, Applications of machine learning
Wang, Yanwen Marketing, public policy, public health, technology, financial decision making
White, Katherine Social influence, social marketing, sustainability, prosocial consumption, corporate social responsibility
Winter, Ralph competition policy, regulation, mergers, electricity, Competition policy, insurance markets, corporate finance
Woo, Carson C Information Systems, Conceptual modeling, Information systems analysis and design, Requirements engineering, Applications of block chain and artificial intelligence technology to business, Philosophy of Design Science
Wu, Chunhua Structural Modeling; Internet Advertising; Social Networks; CRM
Yang, Bicheng Incentives, Salesforce Management, Advertising, Pricing
Yeung, Ira Voluntary Disclosure; Information Quality; Financial Institutions
Yu, Lingtao Management, leadership and ethics , abusive supervision , workplace deviance , emotions , mindfulness
Zhang, Anming transport economics and policy; air cargo logistics, Transport economics and policy, air cargo logistics, industrial organization
Zhang, Jenny Li Finance and Accounting, Financial reporting, corporate disclosure, restatements, pension
Zhang, Hao Stochastic games, dynamic principal-agent problems; Information asymmetry and incentive problems in operations management; Supply-chain management, revenue management; Partially observable Markov decision processes, machine learning, reinforcement learning
Zheng, Xin SEC Enforcement, Securities Litigation, Auditing, Fraud, Regulation, Financial Reporting


Graduate Student Profiles

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
Barnini Bhattacharyya

Barnini Bhattacharyya

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

Alumni on Success

Ali Dashti

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