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Alexandre Corhay Wins the Award for the Best Master's Thesis

April 7, 2011

Alexandre Corhay (MSc 2010, Finance option) won the 2009-2010 Award for the best master's thesis, for his thesis entitled Essai sur le placement de la dette. He is currently a doctoral student at the prestigious Sauder Business School at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

The award comes with a $2,000 prize. Alexandre’s was selected as the best of the eight theses chosen as finalists from the 19 different MSc program options. The jury praised the original character and innovative approach of his topic, which explores a fundamental question. His thesis was directed by Pascal François, Associate Professor with the Department of Finance.

The jury members – Claude Laurin, Full Professor and Director of the MSc in Administration program, Christian Vandenberghe, Full Professor with the Department of Management, and Jean-François Cordeau, Full Professor with the Production and Operations Management Department – were impressed not only with the very high quality of Alexandre’s MSc thesis, but also with the relatively short time he took to complete his program (just five terms).

Alexandre has a number of exceptional accomplishments to his credit, which earned him praise from his research director.  He has been awarded three scholarships, made the honour roll and won an exit scholarship. Lastly, his excellent academic performance and the quality of his thesis earned him substantial funding in the form of a scholarship from UBC.

Saluting our MSc students' accomplishments

The Award for the best master’s thesis is a great way to salute our MSc students’ accomplishments. There were 193 new graduates in 2009-2010. A rigorous selection process ensured that the best theses were chosen for this honour. First, the professors responsible for each MSc option chose the best thesis in their options. Then a jury gave the award for the best master’s thesis to the graduating student with the most outstanding thesis in terms of its contribution to advancing knowledge and management practices.

The following students had the best theses in their options:

Geneviève Chartrand, Information Technology option
Thesis title: Vers une meilleure compréhension de la nature et des effets du soutien de la direction sur le succès des projets TI : le regard des praticiens TI
Director: Line Dubé
Hichem Daoud-Brixi, Applied Economics option
Thesis title: Les externalités de réseaux indirectes et les dynamiques de compétition dans l'industrie du jeu vidéo à domicile
Director: Robert Clark
Jean-François Harvey, Management option
Thesis title: Les barrières au partage des connaissances en contexte de communauté de pratique
Director: Laurent Simon
Kim Jalabert, Marketing option
Thesis title: Les échantillons expérientiels dans la promotion des biens de divertissement : quel impact sur les revenus?
Co-directors: François Colbert and Renaud Legoux
Frédéric Lavoie, International Business option
Thesis title: Conditions facilitating the replication of microcredit methodologies
Co-directors: Marlei Pozzebon and Emmanuel Raufflet
David L'Heureux-Brennan, Financial Engineering option
Thesis title: Un modèle de risque de crédit hybride sous changements de régimes
Director: Geneviève Gauthier
Marie-Pier Petit, Human Resources Management option
Thesis title: L'application d'une perspective relationnelle dans l'étude des relations d'échange social et des comportements de citoyenneté organisationnelle
Director: Anne Bourhis


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