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Admission Requirements

Smith School of Business has a rolling admission policy which means applications are reviewed as they are received. Students are encouraged to apply early, as classes fill quickly.

Please note: Admission to this program is highly competitive. Simply meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Application Deadlines

We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis for the class beginning May 2024. There is no fee to apply.

A limited number of entrance scholarships are available for exceptional applicants. Scholarship decisions are made on a rolling basis and are delivered at the time of acceptance.

International applicants are advised to submit their application as soon as possible.

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We are seeking students from any academic discipline who are motivated to learn and begin or advance their career in a business-related field.

Candidates typically fall into two categories:

  • You are in the final year of your undergraduate program at a recognized university and will complete your four-year degree requirements in April.
  • You are a recent graduate who finished your degree 1-2 years ago.

The admissions committee will assess your:

  • Academic record – successful applicants typically possess a B+ or 75% in the final two years of their undergraduate program. Evidence of success in a quantitative course increases competitiveness. If this is not apparent but your application is otherwise well rounded, your Application Advisor will work with you to supplement your profile.
  • Experience in teams and coachability – our classroom values diversity and adaptability. Smith GDB students have a proven ability to work through conflict, to coach and be coached.
  • Work ethic and resiliency – the GDB is a condensed-format program and the workload is intense. We are seeking students who can demonstrate the ability to work under tight deadlines and through adversity.
  • Interpersonal skills – students will interact with many different groups while in the GDB program. Through the interview, we will consider how you will interact with fellow students, the Smith Career Advancement Centre, our team coaches, faculty, and future employers.
  • Language proficiency – candidates whose native language is not English, and whose undergraduate university studies were taken in a language other than English must achieve a satisfactory score on one of the accepted tests of facility in English. Learn more

Mailed Applications

Mailed admissions documents should be sent to:

Graduate Diploma in Business
Goodes Hall, Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6

Contact Us

You can connect with our Admissions Team before submitting a program application.

Phone: 1.855.933.3298