The Centre for Business Venturing at Smith School of Business is committed to being the leading and definitive source of knowledge and expertise in the creation, leadership and management of new ventures. We view it as our responsibility to be at the forefront of tackling the challenge of understanding the key success factors for entrepreneurial ventures, and translating these into long-term sustainability and growth for these important enterprises.
The mission for the Centre for Social Impact at Smith School of Business is to educate students and foster outreach and advocacy on issues of social impact. We do this by fostering education in the fields of responsible leadership and social impact; supporting research and providing advice in our key focus areas; providing support for communities; and being a global advocate on issues of responsible leadership and social impact.
The CPA-Queens Centre for Governance at Smith School of Business is committed to improving corporate governance in Canada through a variety of research and teaching programs. The Centre funds academic research into Canadian and international corporate governance issues, and contributes to the creation of leading-edge curriculum. The Centre is partially funded through the generosity of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.
Queen's Business Consulting, Canada's top undergraduate consulting program, is a year-round venture managed by senior undergraduate Commerce students under the direction of the 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.
The Queen’s Executive Decision Centre has developed innovative uses of technology to support the planning and decision-making tasks of executive teams from both private- and public-sector. Services provided by the Centre include: strategic planning; focus groups; team-building; group problem-solving; business process re-engineering; and brainstorming. As the technology is fully portable, these tasks may be undertaken at Queen’s or other locations.
The Monieson Centre for Business Research in Healthcare creates opportunities and provides on-going support to academics, business leaders and policymakers to develop research-based solutions to real-world problems. The Centre provides partners with access to evidence-based findings and strategies, and collaborative, interdisciplinary research teams with the large datasets necessary for rigorous research.