Canada’s Best MBAs 2017: Queen’s University

Canada‘s Best MBA Programs 2017

The Queen’s University MBA

Smith School of Business

Kingston, Ontario

Queen's University MBA Program

#7 on the 2017 CB Reputation Index

Queen’s was one of the last schools in Canada without a major donor’s name on its business department, but that changed last year with a record-breaking $50-million gift from Stephen J.R. Smith, founder of First National Financial Corp. and a Queen’s alumnus. The Smith School of Business offers an intensive one-year schedule that begins one January and ends the next, which the school says benefits new grads by getting them into the job market earlier than other MBAs. Students can specialize in areas such as consulting, entrepreneurship or finance, or take joint degrees with other Queen’s faculties, such as a joint MBA and JD, an MBA and master of finance, or a combined MBA and master of management analytics. All students select executive coaches who aid them in areas like teamwork, career development, and even lifestyle, through a program called Fit to Lead, which focuses on physical and mental well-being.

Classroom experience
New full-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: 80
Students’ average GMAT score: 650
Work experience required: 2 years
Gender ratio: 64% male, 36% female
Percentage of international students: 43%
Program duration & cost
Full-time program length: 12 months
Full-time tuition: $79,000
Specializations and joint degrees offered:
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Management
  • Marketing & Sales
  • General Management