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Smith School of Business – Queen’s University - Full-Time MBA

Smith School of Business Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University full-time MBA is a 12 month program that begins in January. Students in the program complete foundational courses as well as electives through experiential and collaborative learning.  The first six months are comprised of core courses as well as the Integrated Team Project. The second half of the program is devoted to the completion of that project as well as electives to gain one of six specializations.


There are currently six specialization options for the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University full-time MBA program: consulting; digital transformation; entrepreneurship and innovation; finance; management analytics; and marketing & sales.

Full-Time MBA Rankings

Bloomberg (Canada): 2
• The Economist: 80

Class Profile

The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University full-time MBA class features 34 percent international students, and 66 percent Canadian students. Female students represent 39 percent of the class, which features 88 students in total. The average age of the most recent class was 27 and the average work experience of those students was 4 years.

Career Statistics

An estimated 95 percent of Smith School of Business full-time MBA graduates were employed within three months of earning their degree, with an average starting compensation of $123,243. This includes salaries, signing bonuses, and other miscellaneous funding received from employers.

Most Smith School of Business full-time MBA students work in the consulting industry (33.2 percent), followed by financial services (27.4 percent).

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The cost of the Smith School of Business full-time MBA is $83,100 CAD for Canadian residents, and $102,100 CAD for international students. A nonrefundable deposit of $6,000 CAD is required in order to claim a spot in the program after earning admission. The estimated cost of living in Kingston, Ontario is around $18,000-$20,000 CAD per year.

Domestic and international students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, with 50 percent of students receiving some degree of scholarship funding, which can range from $10,000 CAD to the entire cost of the program. More information on available scholarships and how to apply can be found here.

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 full-time MBA program, applicants must submit:

• A completed application
• Official transcripts
• Two letters of reference
• GMAT/GRE Scores
• Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS scores) if necessary
• A cover letter
• Two video questions and a written response
• A Canadian study permit (for international applicants).

An in-person or Skype interview will be conducted for strong candidates. There is no application fee.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Domestic applications reviewed on a rolling basis. International applicants must apply by September 1.

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