Umar joined the PhD program (Finance) offered at DeGroote School of Business in 2007. His research interests lie in the field of Corporate Governance, Fixed Income and Asset Pricing. He has published various papers, including an article in the Amarillo Business Journal exploring Federal Rate Cuts, and has taught various corporate finance and investment analysis classes to both MBA and undergraduate students at McMaster University.
Thesis Title: Three Essays in Corporate Finance
Supervisor: Trevor Chamberlain
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Zayed University in Dubai
During his MBA Umar also worked as the manager of the stock portfolio held by West Texas A&M University and assisted in decisions of diversifying the portfolio. His recommendations were presented in front of the Amarillo Business Council and contributed to changes in the portfolio mix. Umar gained unique experience working as a consultant for The Resource Group over a two year period, while working as a visiting professor at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).