Queen's Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship is unlike other academic programs. In addition to the highly practical and relevant academic content, it is, above all else, an incubator and accelerator for innovation. This program may be completed from anywhere in Canada.

It is a fact that almost 50% of all new ventures or innovations fail within the first three years. Queen’s MMIE is designed to provide aspiring entrepreneurs the business acumen and practical support they need to greatly improve their odds of success.

The program provides preparation for a broad array of career opportunities, including:

  • Entrepreneurship - Commercializing an innovative product or service through the formation of a startup venture.
  • Social Innovation - Implementing innovative ideas which serve the good of society through multiple business models.
  • Corporate Innovation - Developing and launching innovative ideas, products or processes within an established corporation or organization.
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Ecosystem – From working for startups, to careers with VC's, Economic Development, Incubators, and Accelerators.

A 12 month program starting in September, individualized to meet your needs. You may complete the program at Queen’s or in your home city.

Offered in partnership with Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Bring your innovative ideas to fruition

Over the duration of the program you will be given the opportunity, tools and support to take your ideas to fruition through our innovation incubator phase.

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Intensive boot camp style sessions
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The program includes three highly intensive on-campus sessions in which you will develop your business acumen and learn the tools and techniques you need to succeed.

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Personalize your project path

The program provides two project paths – one for entrepreneurs and one for corporate/organizational innovators. Each project path offers two options depending on your personal aspirations.


Smith School of Business has been accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the world’s largest business school accreditation body.


Smith School of Business achieved unconditional EQUIS accreditation in 2006 and is a member of EFMD – the European Foundation for Management Development.


Smith School of Business is the Official National Business Education Partner of the Canadian Olympic Team. Learn more

Shari Hughson

Shari Hughson

Shari has led a unique and unconventional life. She’s been an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, social innovator and extreme adventurer. Shari started her first business, We Care Inc at the age of 25 and successfully exited in her 30s. Shari was also a founding partner in 3 more companies, one that became the largest private national health care company in Canada, and two ‘important learning experiences’ that did not fare as well. Shari also created a social innovation program for which she was awarded a National Honour from the First Nations Health Authority, for impacting the mental health of an entire community.

Shari won the CIBC Entrepreneur of the Year award before the age of 30. She sits on several boards and is currently in the process of launching two more startup companies.

She is a competitive adventure racer, travel fanatic, and has pushed her limits in the extreme adventure of living off the land for 7 years with only the bare survival essentials. Shari believes “Innovation is our most important survival instinct and entrepreneurism is a way of life!”