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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: 66 (Global)
• The Economist: 88


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.


Goodes Hall, 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 Queen’s University Smith School of Business.

Student Body

The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University full-time MBA class features 57 percent international students, and 43 percent Canadian students. Female students represent 37 percent of the class, which features 82 students in total.

The average GMAT score of the class is 650, and the average previous work experience is five years.

MBA Degree Offerings

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.


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