Your Career

Four-Month Summer Program
  •  Earn MBA Credits

Graduate Diploma in Business

The Graduate Diploma in Business program is designed for recent undergraduates from any university and any field of study. We pair your undergrad degree with a solid foundation in business, delivered in just 4 months, that will set you up to accelerate your career.

Program Structure

You’ll be immersed in business from May – August, participating in the program at Goodes Hall, Smith School of Business’ state-of-the-art learning facility on Queen’s University campus in Kingston, Ontario. Along with academic courses and experiential learning, your summer in the GDB include career advancement days, personal development workshops and social events with classmates.

All students on campus are required to comply with local health guidelines.

Every course offered will earn you MBA-level credits, which can be applied to the Full-time MBA program at Smith School of Business upon acceptance to the program. As well, successful completion of the GDB program could qualify you for immediate entry into other Smith Master's programs.

The Program Will Provide:

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Launch Your Career

The knowledge and skills you will acquire in this program will prepare you for a much broader range of careers, and a graduate diploma will open doors to opportunities that would not otherwise be available to you.

Smith’s Career Advancement Centre has an outstanding network of employers in Canada and around the world. Top companies come to Smith to recruit because of the high quality of our graduates. The vast majority of graduates of this program have received a job offer within 6 months of graduation or have decided to continue their education.

New Scholarships Available

Smith School of Business introduces Scholarships for Black Students and Indigenous Students in all MBA, Professional Masters, and Graduate Diploma programs.

Key Features


Graduate Level Courses

All of the courses earn you MBA-level credits and are taught by many of the same faculty who teach the Full-time MBA program.

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All Disciplines

The class is made up of graduates from a wide range of undergraduate disciplines including Engineering, Political Science, Film Studies, Kinesiology, Law, Arts, Psychology and more.

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4-month Program

You’ll spend your summer exploring business fundamentals at Smith School of Business in Kingston, Ontario. Our intensive schedule runs from May to August.

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Career Support

Students will benefit from the outstanding network of employers in Canada and around the world who recruit at Smith.

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Setup for Success

Hear firsthand why students choose Smith’s GDB program and the success they’ve had since.

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Alumni Connections

When you graduate, you’ll join the impressive ranks of Smith alumni and the 180,000+ Queen’s graduates in more than 150 countries.

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