Walid Busaba

Professor
Expertise: Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Investment Banking, Financial Contracting, International Finance, Investments, Derivatives Markets, Risk Management

Walid Busaba is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Ivey Business School. Prior to Ivey, Walid was a faculty member at the Eller College of Business of the University of Arizona and a visiting professor at the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota. He received a BBA (with Distinction) and an MBA from the American University of Beirut, an MA in Economics (with an Academic Excellence Award) from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and a Ph.D. in Finance (with an Outstanding Academic Performance Award) from Boston College. Walid’s industry experience includes auditing and financial management, and service on the Investment Committee at Western University’s Foundation.

Walid’s research focuses on investment banking, corporate finance, and financial contracting. His current research examines the intermediary role of underwriters, the timing of initial public offerings, the capital raising experience of foreign-listed Chinese companies, and the determinants of the maturity and renegotiation of late 19th Century mortgages. Walid’s research has been supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, published in the leading finance journals, and presented at leading business schools and at the annual meetings of the major finance associations.

Walid’s teaching portfolio includes Core Finance, Investments, International Finance, and Derivative Securities and Risk Management at both the undergraduate and MBA levels, MBA Advanced Corporate Finance, and a Ph.D. course in Corporate Finance. He is the author of numerous case studies on strategic financial decisions at power utilities, mining companies, software companies, pension funds (e.g., the Canada Pension Plan), hedge funds, and university foundations. 

He is the recipient of the Dean’s commendation for teaching excellence at Ivey and the Award of Excellence, University Student Council Teaching Honour Roll at Western University. While at the University of Arizona, Walid received a Faculty Appreciation Award from the Business and Public Administration Student Council.