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Smith School of Business at Queen’s University is renowned for its excellence, innovation and leadership in business education. From establishing the first undergraduate business degree over a century ago to creating groundbreaking programs and courses in emerging areas, Smith is at the forefront of preparing students for the business world.

Smith School of Business

Business happens beyond boardrooms, markets, and borders. Cultural shifts, geopolitical changes, technology innovations — it all impacts business. At Smith we anticipate the rapidly changing business landscape and prepare you for it.

Smith MBA Ranked #1 in Canada

The Full-time MBA at Smith School of Business has secured the top spot in the country in the recently released Financial Times Global MBA ranking.

New Strategic Plan Launched

Our five-year Strategic Plan has launched after a collaborative process with faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Supporting New Venture Success

Four ventures with ties to Smith School of Business are starting the year off as winners of two of the school’s competitions.

Celebrating Research & Teaching Excellence

Recently, Smith gathered to celebrate the exceptional contributions made by research faculty and students.

Our Programs

Knowledge & Skills

Smith’s programs deliver the knowledge, skills and personal development you need to thrive in this ever-changing business world. General management or specialized, professional or research-based, degree or development, full-time or while working, we have a rich portfolio of options.

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Thought Leadership

Smith Business Insight

Exploration, commentary and perspective from Smith faculty and experts.

Your Firm’s Most Undervalued Asset? Try Nature

Your Firm’s Most Undervalued Asset? Try Nature

Too few businesses understand the value of biodiversity — to the planet and their competitiveness

Untethering Leadership from Leaders

Untethering Leadership from Leaders

We’re stuck in the rut of “leader” and “follower” identities. Is there a way out?

Problem Solving with Design Thinking

Problem Solving with Design Thinking

How to tap into your team’s creative potential to deliver solutions

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Creating new knowledge is a central tenet of the Smith School of Business mission. Our research success is the product of the commitment and knowledge of faculty, students, and staff, and our collaborations and partnerships with external organizations.

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Research Excellence

Our annual Research Excellence Awards celebrate the outstanding research progress of professors and students in a number of categories.

Centres of Focus

Our research centres concentrate on specific areas of focus including sustainable finance, analytics, social impact, business venturing, governance, and more.

World-class Faculty

Smith’s professors and PhD scholars are active in all areas of business and management research, regularly publish in top journals, and are globally renowned.

Research Degrees

Smith MSc and PhD programs offer students the opportunity to develop critical thinking and research skills and delve deeply into specific topics.

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