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Smith School of Business – Queen’s University


In the early 1900s, Queen’s University launched its School of Commerce; the first of its kind in Canada, offering a banking program, commerce degree, and Certified Accountant courses by 1921. In the 1960s, the school expanded, establishing separate faculty from the university and introducing a variety of MBA programs. in 2002, the school’s current home, Goodes Hall, was opened. And in 2015, Queen’s alum Stephen Smith donated $50 million to the school, which officially changed its name to its current title: the Stephen J. R. Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

Schools Rankings

Bloomberg (Canada): 2
• The Economist: 93 overall; 55 domestic


The Kingston, Ontario business school is located roughly 8.5 kilometers east of the Kingston Airport, on the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. The school also has a subsidiary campus in Toronto’s Entertainment District, aptly titled as the Smith Toronto Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

Facilities at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University

Goodes Hall, which opened in 2002, is the main home of the Smith School of Business. The building’s contemporary design is structured around a 19th-century schoolhouse. The LEED Gold certified, 188,000 square foot building features faculty and administrative offices, a central atrium, 16 classrooms, and 20 meeting rooms.


There are currently over 130 total faculty members teaching with the Smith School of Business.

Student Body

The full-time MBA class features 58 percent international students, and 42 percent Canadian students. Female students represent 44 percent of the class, which features 91 students in total. The average GMAT score of the class is 654, and the average previous work experience is 4.4years.

MBA Degree Offerings at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University

The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University offers a 12-month full-time MBA, an Accelerated MBA, and two different kinds of Executive MBA programs.

Smith School of Business at Queen’s University FAQ’s

How has the university coped with the current pandemic?

Class curriculum is being delivered online to keep students and staff safe.

What graduate degrees are available through the Smith School of Business?

Students may achieve a Master of Management Analytics, Global Master of Management Analytics, Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence, Master of Financial Innovation and Technology, Master of Finance, Master of Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Master of International Business, a graduate diploma in business or accounting, as well as an MSc and Ph.D. in Management.

What is the primary academic background of recent graduates?

Twenty-three percent of the most recent class held a degree in science, 21% in business, and 20% in engineering.


Why I chose Smith's Full-time MBA

Smith's full-time MBA students discuss why they chose Smith.

The Hidden Message in What Executives Say

In today's dynamic financial landscape, investors are constantly looking for a competitive edge to gauge a company’s performance and future stock returns. Traditional metrics, like revenue growth, are now insufficient in the face of rapid market fluctuations. Instead, investors are turning to alternative data sources to glean valuable insights.   One such method is to measure the vocal cues of CEOs and other executives on corporate earnings calls. (Yes, investors are doing that.)   In this video, Blake Steenhoven, assistant professor of accounting at Smith School of Business, explores the fascinating realm of vocal cues analysis as a predictor of managerial efficacy and investor response. He unpacks how subtle nuances in pitch, intonation, volume and speech rate can be analyzed and, ultimately, how they affect investment decisions and influence market outcomes.   Steenhoven also examines the balance between managing emotional expression and maintaining authenticity in professional communications, explaining that it’s a complex interplay between emotional control and perceived competence and trustworthiness.

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