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Smith School of Business at Queen’s University is renowned for its excellence, innovation and leadership in business education. From establishing the first undergraduate business degree over a century ago to creating groundbreaking programs and courses in emerging areas, Smith is at the forefront of preparing students for the business world.

Smith School of Business

Business happens beyond boardrooms, markets, and borders. Cultural shifts, geopolitical changes, technology innovations — it all impacts business. At Smith we anticipate the rapidly changing business landscape and prepare you for it.

New Strategic Plan Launched

Smith School of Business' new five-year Strategic Plan has launched after a collaborative process involving hundreds of faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Team Canada athletes join Smith

Five exceptional Team Canada athletes will join graduate programs at Smith this winter.

Smith Magazine out now

The fall issue of Smith Magazine is out now. Read the latest features, alumni profiles, school news and more.

Smith welcomes new faculty

Ten new faculty with a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds have joined the business school’s outstanding roster of teachers and researchers in recent months.

Our Programs

Knowledge & Skills

Smith’s programs deliver the knowledge, skills and personal development you need to thrive in this ever-changing business world. General management or specialized, professional or research-based, degree or development, full-time or while working, we have a rich portfolio of options.

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Thought Leadership

Smith Business Insight

Exploration, commentary and perspective from Smith faculty and experts.

The Case for Foreign Acquisition of Rising Stars

The Case for Foreign Acquisition of Rising Stars

Some of Canada’s most promising startups opt to sell themselves rather than scale up. And yes, that can be good for our economy

Why Employees Swipe Left for Their Bosses

Why Employees Swipe Left for Their Bosses

Dating apps Tinder and Bumble offer lessons on boredom and employee engagement

Leadership Masterclass in Six Minutes

Leadership Masterclass in Six Minutes

Unpacking Robert F. Kennedy’s famous speech on Martin Luther King’s assassination

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Creating new knowledge is a central tenet of the Smith School of Business mission. Our research success is the product of the commitment and knowledge of faculty, students, and staff, and our collaborations and partnerships with external organizations.

Learn more about Research at Smith

Research Excellence

Our annual Research Excellence Awards celebrate the outstanding research progress of professors and students in a number of categories.

Centres of Focus

Our research centres concentrate on specific areas of focus including sustainable finance, analytics, social impact, business venturing, governance, and more.

World-class Faculty

Smith’s professors and PhD scholars are active in all areas of business and management research, regularly publish in top journals, and are globally renowned.

Research Degrees

Smith MSc and PhD programs offer students the opportunity to develop critical thinking and research skills and delve deeply into specific topics.

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