Hayfaa Tlaiss

Associate Professor

On leave

Business, Faculty of

Oland Hall 224

Saint John


Hayfaa Tlaiss is an associate professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and teaches a variety of strategy, entrepreneurship, and management courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Dr. Tlaiss holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration from the Lebanese American University as well as a PhD from Manchester Business School. She also has a Diploma of University Teaching from UNB Saint John, passed her Financial Risk Management (FRM) designation as well as level II of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Prior to joining UNB Saint John, Dr. Tlaiss held various teaching and administrative positions at Odette Business School, University of Windsor, University of Manchester, Lebanese American University, Institute for Financial Analysts, and others.

As an academic, Dr. Tlaiss has delivered courses, workshops and seminars to a wide-range of international audience. She has published her research in several peer-reviewed international journals and presented her work at a large number of national and international conferences. One of her studies has been recently chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012 as one of the most impressive pieces of work throughout 2011.

She has also chaired a number of international meetings and serves on the editorial/organizing boards and as a reviewer for several journals and conferences. Dr. Tlaiss is a strong believer in continuous learning and frequently participates in development workshops and seminars. She has served on a number of boards and committees at UNBS Saint John and the community at large including Gentle Path.

Dr. Tlaiss has several research interests including growth strategies in developing countries, entrepreneurship, diversity in management, religious affiliations and religiosity in organizational settings. Dr. Tlaiss is particularly interested in conducting research and supervising students interested in examining various strategy, entrepreneurship, and management issues in developing countries, emerging economies and the Middle East.