Smith School of Business – Queen’s University - Accelerated MBA
Smith School of Business Accelerated MBA Program Structure
The Queen’s University Smith School of Business Accelerated MBA program is designed specifically for students who have already earned an undergraduate degree in business. The 12-month program isn’t only available at the Smith Ontario campus, however. It is an option in several Canadian metros: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal, for instance. Students can also take classes online. They typically take classes on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Monday mornings on alternating weeks, with 12 days open in between classes.
The opening session of the program takes place at the Queen’s campus in January, followed by another on-campus session in May. Two months before the end of the program, during the following fall, students will participate in a final and third session at the Queen’s campus.
The Smith School of Business Accelerated MBA is taught around the following five themes, according to the school: “Leadership; Strategic Thinking; Global Business; Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Corporate Social Responsibility.” Students can also earn a Certificate in Social Impact if they specialize in one of the following four areas of study: “sustainability, social finance, social innovation and social entrepreneurship, and values-based leadership.”
Smith School Of Business Accelerated MBA Class Profile
Students entering the program come from a variety of backgrounds. The most current class represented more than 20 industries and 40 job titles. About 39 percent of the class are female students, with 61 percent male students, across eight cities. The typical work experience average is 6.5 years, with 2.78 years of management experience.
Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
The Queens University Accelerated MBA costs, in total, $78,500. This includes tuition, fees, books, other materials, and more. Students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $2,000 to hold a spot in the program after admission.
Limited academic scholarships are available for students with an exceptional GPA, GMAT scores, career progress, and other factors, Typical students that earn scholarships have at least an ‘A-‘ average and a GMAT score of 680. GMAT scores are necessary to qualify for any scholarship.
Canadian students can help finance their education through the Kingston branch of RBC Royal Bank and the Ontario Student Assistance Program, while international students may fund their education through entities such as Prodigy Ltd., or other federal companies.
Smith School Of Business Admissions – Accelerated MBA
In order to apply to the Smith School of Business Accelerated MBA program, applicants must have an undergraduate degree in business, as well as two years of previous work experience. However, those that have not earned an undergraduate degree in business will be considered if they have completed the following prerequisite courses with at least a ‘B’ average: Accounting; Finance; Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Statistics; Management Information Systems; Marketing; Organizational Behaviour; Operations and Strategy.
Additionally, applicants must submit:
- A preliminary assessment
- A completed application
- Official transcripts
- Cover letter
- Two references
Strong applicants will interview with the program director either via Skype or in person. There is no application fee. Furthermore, select applicants may have their GMAT score requirements waived. However, applicants are encouraged to submit their scores to help strengthen the application.