About Me

Barbara Su_3My name is Barbara Su. I am a PhD candidate in accounting at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. I am broadly interested in capital markets research. My current research primarily focuses on financial institutions and debt markets.

Prior to joining the PhD program, I accumulated work experience in various accounting and consulting roles. I worked as a global sales financial analyst in Diageo headquarters office (London, UK). I interned at Bain & Company and Roland Berger as a part-time assistant consultant. I also worked at General Electric and Ernst & Young as an internal auditor and an audit intern, respectively.

Education
Ph.D. in Accounting, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 2017 (expected)
M.Sc. in Accounting, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, 2012 (GPA 4.3/4.3)
B.B.A. in Accounting, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, 2011
Commerce Exchange Program, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Fall 2008

Scholarships and Awards
University of Toronto Fellowship (2012–2017)
AAA FARS Doctoral Consortium Fellow (2016)
CAAA Research Grant (2015)
Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship Grant (2014)
Beta Gamma Sigma (2013)
Smith School of Business Award (2012)
Queen’s University Graduate Award (2011)
Regional Outstanding Research Report Award in CFA Global Investment Research Challenge (2010)
CFA Institute Scholarship (2010)
Ernst & Young Scholarship for Excellence in Accounting Studies (2008, sole recipient at Tsinghua)
Tsinghua University Scholarship for Excellent Extracurricular Activity Performance (2008, awarded for outstanding leadership and service in the student union)
One of the Top Ten Athletes at School of Economic and Management at Tsinghua (2008)
Tsinghua University Scholarship for Excellent Academic Performance (2007, 2008)
Ranked 11th among over 180,000 Participants in the University Entrance Exam (2006)

Other Information
Passed CFA Level II Exam (2012)

 

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