Queen’s Business Consulting

Partnering With Kingston and Eastern Ontario Businesses Since 1973

Canada's top undergraduate consulting program

In operation for over 30 years, Queen’s Business Consulting is a venture managed by senior undergraduate Commerce students under the direction of Smith School of Business faculty. QBC provides a range of cost-effective consulting services to owners, managers and staff of small and medium-sized businesses as well as professionals from not-for-profit and public organizations.

Since 1973, Queen’s Business Consulting has worked with over 300 different businesses and public organizations and completed over 650 successful consulting projects. Queen’s Business consulting is a successful year-round undergraduate program preparing students for careers in consulting. During the fall and winter academic terms, the program is run as a course through Smith School of Business wherein student consultants receive a credit for consulting services that are offered. From May through to the end of August, the summer consulting team is hired as remunerated staff working with the program director.

The two students who undertook this study were quick to understand our needs and went about their work in a timely and professional manner. We were particularly impressed with their attention to detail, which in one case exposed critical errors in our budget projections that we might not have otherwise caught. Their final Report was comprehensive and went well beyond our expectations; in fact, it was key to our deciding to proceed with this venture.

Dr John Southin - Chairman of the Board Fulford Home, Brockville


Our Goals

  • To provide high-value and high-impact consulting services to the leaders of the region's small and medium-sized business, not-for-profit, and public organizations.
  • To provide Smith School of Business students with state-of-the-art consulting training and experiences to enhance their career prospects.

Our Services

Queen’s Business Consulting constantly strives to meet the rapidly changing needs of its regional alliance partners in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. We are dedicated to providing high-value and high-impact advice in areas such as marketing, finance, accounting, Internet commerce, information systems, production management, and market research.

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Our Consulting Process

We have helped our clients: improve productivity; enhance morale; reduce expenses; increase cash flows; augment Internet and e-marketing resources; implement marketing research; identify new sources of revenues; increase client retention; and strengthen brand awareness for their organization and its products and services.

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The Consultants

QBC student consultants typically have previous experience in managing projects, enjoy interacting with business people, thrive in ever-changing project cultures, value the importance of working to deadlines, have previous work experience, are considering a career in consulting, have a wide range of qualitative and quantitative skills, and work well with both junior and senior level staff or managers.

About the team