Research papers are usually presented by leading academics and higher degree research students at national and international conferences. However, an MBA student at Bond University, Ms Nikita Shah will be presenting her research paper on Bankruptcy Prediction in Mining Sector at the 2014 International Society for Interdisciplinary Business Research Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.
Written under the supervision of Professor Kuldeep Kumar, Nikita was doing a reading subject on Business Analytics in the January semester when Professor Kumar motivated her to write a research paper and submit at an International conference. Nikita has been awarded funds from the Student Opportunity Fund to subsidise the cost of flights and registration associated with this conference.
In this paper, Nikita has developed a predictive model for forecasting bankruptcy in the mining sector using statistical techniques and cutting edge recursive partitioning techniques like Decision Tree and Artificial Neural Networks. Her paper was also accepted into the 2014 International Academic of Business and Economics in Verona, Italy and the International Conference on Management, Finance and Entrepreneurship in Bangkok, Thailand.
Professor Kumar commented “Nikita has been a very bright student and she has excellent computing and quantitative skills”, and highlighted the achievement as “one more feather in the cap of Bond University’s Bond Business School, especially for the MBA program”.