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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 that have already earned an undergraduate degree in business. The 12-month program is not isolated to the Smith Ontario campus, however, and can be taken in the following Canadian metros: Vancouver; Calgary; Edmonton; Toronto; Mississauga; Markham; Ottawa; and Montreal. In addition, classes can also be taken online. Classes are held 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. A third session at the Queen’s campus is held the following fall in October, two months before the conclusion of the program.


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.”

Class Profile

The majority of Smith School of Business Accelerated MBA students have some experience in banking (22 percent), followed by business to business products and services (11 percent), and energy, oil, and gas/non-banking financial services (9 percent each). About 39 percent of the class are female students, with 61 percent male students, across eight cities. The typical work experience average is seven years, with three years of management experience.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The Queens University Accelerated MBA costs, in total, $76,785. This includes tuition, fees, books, other materials, and more. A nonrefundable deposit of $2,000 is required 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.


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.

The following must also be submitted:

• A preliminary assessment
• A completed application
• Official transcripts
• Resume
• Cover letter
• Two references

Strong applicants will interview with the program director either via Skype or in person. There is no application fee, and GMAT score requirements may be waived for select applicants, but it is highly suggested to submit GMAT scores to help strengthen the application.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

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