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Bilal Abdul Kader

Bilal Abdul Kader
PhD anticipated 2012
MBA Finance and Strategic Management, JMSB, Concordia
BE Computer and Communication Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
BA History, Lebanese University, Lebanon

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Bilal Abdul Kader, a PhD candidate at JMSB, has got his MBA from JMSB in 2006. His main research interests are: asset pricing, corporate cash management, micro-finance, and sustainability in finance.

He has taught and assisted in various undergraduate courses in the department of Finance and MIS. He is committed to integrate active learning experience into his classroom in order to empower and engage students using recent methods, technologies, and activities.

He has accomplished several start-up consulting and project management assignments for small and medium companies in Canada and Lebanon. In addition, Bilal has worked for ten years in the Information Technology field and has been concentrated lately on the efficiency of online trading and high frequency trading, ERP and e-commerce integration, and CRM innovation.  

In addition, Bilal initiated several students’ projects in Concordia including the Micro-finance Initiative, the alternative investment society, and the Graduate Entrepreneurship Club.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Cash management
  • Asset pricing
  • Islamic Finance
  • Micro-Finance
  • Sustainability in finance


My dissertation work consists of three essays dealing with the effect of corporate policies on the performance. One essay will examine the impact of certain policies on the corporate cash management practices. The second essay will re-examine the effect of corporate policies on other financial indicators within the national and international corporate context.


Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
  • Full-time Lecturer–Finance (2008 - present)
  • Graduate Research Assistant (2006–present)

Selected Honours & Awards

  • Outstanding MBA Student of the Year 2003 – 2004
  • Summa Cum Laude at Undergraduate

Scholarships & Funding

  • David Obrien Center for Sustainable Enterprise
  • Olayan fellowship in business (Lebanon 2003)
  • Hariri Foundation scholarship (Lebanon 1995-1999)