Faculty

The DeGroote School of Business faculty members are selected for their research, teaching skills and their ability to generate new business knowledge. Their connections in the business community help to provide students with the opportunities they need to pursue the practical side of their business education and to facilitate their post-graduate activities.

Lauded year after year as one of the country’s “most innovative” research-intensive universities, McMaster boasts faculty who are committed to turning their innovations into inventions, and to moving their technologies into the marketplace.

Michael Lee-Chin & Family Institute Director
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Dr. Ronald Balvers

The Director of the Michael Lee-Chin & Family Institute for Strategic Business Studies reports directly to the Dean of the DeGroote School of Business and is accountable for the current and long-term effectiveness of the Institute.

The primary responsibilities of the Director role are to provide leadership and direction, and to plan and develop programs and activities to support the mission and vision objectives of the Institute. The Michael Lee-Chin & Family Institute has a strong focus on investigation into the creation of value in an enterprise. This mandate strives to provide business professionals with the techniques and expertise to understand and assess more fully, business strategies and the tangible and intangible assets that contribute to their value.

Michael Lee-Chin & Family Chair in Investment and Portfolio Management

Dr. Ronald Balvers

This chair was created as part of a $5 million gift from Michael Lee-Chin and family and is held by Dr. Ronald Balvers. Dr. Balvers’ focus is on business valuation, and the resulting impact on investment strategy and portfolio management.

Michael Lee-Chin & Family Professor in Strategic Business Studies

Dr. Peter Miu

Created as part of a $5 million gift to the DeGroote School of Business by Michael Lee-Chin and family, the Chair, held by Dr. Peter Miu, creates synergies between business theory and business practice by bringing real life cases and projects to the classroom. Dr. Miu’s research focuses on the areas of credit risk modeling, financial institutions, exchange-traded funds, regulatory capital requirement, empirical methods, and investments.

Michael Lee-Chin & Family Industry Professor in Strategic Business Valuation

The primary responsibilities of the Michael Lee-Chin & Family Industry Professor are to:

  • Bring real world valuation challenges and practices into the classroom to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the fields of valuation, value creation and value investing; and:
  • Provide students with knowledge of the techniques and expertise to understand and assess more fully, business strategies and the tangible and intangible assets that contribute to their value.

This Professorship is currently vacant.

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