Incoming Exchange

Your Exchange at Smith

Thank you for considering Smith School of Business at Queen's University as your exchange destination. We have an exchange program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

To be considered for exchange, your home school must have a formal exchange agreement with Smith School of Business. You will need to be selected and nominated by your home university, then apply and be accepted by Smith.

Eligibility

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Commerce

It is strongly recommended that all applicants have successfully completed at least six foundation courses in Business and/or Economics at their home school. Students in an undergraduate program or in M1 of a Masters’ program will be admitted to the Commerce program.

Graduate: MBA and Master of International Business

The MBA exchange program is offered in the fall term only. The MIB exchange program is offered in the winter term only. Students must be in an MBA or in M2 of a Masters’ program in order to be admitted into either graduate program.

Language Requirements

All courses are taught in English. Refer to the appropriate adjacent Fact Sheet for English proficiency requirements.

Resources

 

Exchange Fact Sheets

Provides information specific to Smith students, such as: important dates, language requirements, course information, and Queen's GPA scale.

Undergraduate (BCom) Fact Sheet

2020-21 Undergraduate (BCom) Fact Sheet | 2021-22 Undergraduate (BCom) Fact Sheet

Graduate (MBA & MIB) Fact Sheet

2020-21 Graduate (MBA & MIB) Fact Sheet | 2021-22 Graduate (MBA & MIB) Fact Sheet
 

Exchange Partner Schools

Provides a list of Smith international partner institutions and the associated programs that are eligible for exchange.

 

Incoming Exchange Student Guide

Provides important information for all exchange students coming to Smith School of Business at Queen's University, such as: how to get to Queen's, health insurance, housing, and Study Permits/Entry Visas.

Student Guide 2019-2020

Key Dates

Fall 2020Winter 2021
Nomination* April 1 September 1
Application April 30 September 30
Orientation (mandatory) Cancelled January 8
Course Selection Mid-August - September 21 Mid-August - January 22
Course Dates September 8 - December 7 January 11 - April 9
Exam Period December 10-23 April 14-30
Earliest Departure Date December 23 April 30
No Classes or Exams October 12 (Thanksgiving Day)
October 26-30 (Mid-Term Break)
December 6 (Commemoration Day)
February 15 (Family Day)
February 16-19 (Reading Week)
April 2 (Good Friday)
Transcripts Available Sent directly to partner school in February 2021 Sent directly to partner school in June 2021

*Course registration for Commerce begins in July; therefore, we recommend that undergraduate students be nominated by April 1 for both fall and winter terms because it will provide students with better access to our course offerings.

Fall 2020 - Not available in the 2020/21 academic year
Nomination N/A
Application N/A
Orientation (mandatory) N/A
Course Selection* May (Summer)
July - August (Fall)
Course Dates September 9 - December 11
Exam Period Exams are held within the course dates
Earliest Departure Date After the last day of classes
No Classes or Exams October 12 (Thanksgiving)
Transcripts Available Sent directly to partner school in February 2021

*MBA courses are scheduled in 2-3 week blocks. The first course starts on September 9, the last course ends on December 11. Students are permitted to add or drop a course prior to the beginning of the second class.

Winter 2021 (February-April)Summer 2021 (May-August)
Nomination* October 1 January 1
Application October 31 January 31
Orientation (mandatory) Mid-February, exact dates TBC Early May, exact dates TBC
Course Selection After receiving your letter of acceptance After receiving your letter of acceptance
Course Dates February 22 - April 30 May 10 - August 6
Exam Period Exams are held within the course dates Exams are held within the course dates
Earliest Departure Date After the last day of classes After the last day of classes
No Classes or Exams February 15 (Family Day)
February 22-26 (Reading Week)
April 2 (Good Friday)
May 3-7, 2021 (Reading Week)
June 21-25, 2021 (Reading Week)
Transcripts Available Sent directly to partner school in June 2021 Sent directly to partner school in October 2021

*MIB courses are scheduled in 2 sections of 6 week blocks. The first course starts on February 22 with the last course ending on April 30 for the winter term. For the summer term, the first course starts May 10 and ends August 6. Students are permitted to add or drop a course prior to the beginning of the second class.

Viktor Keller

"Smith's Full-time MBA program offers a great academic environment with demanding classes. The program is focused towards practical applications and the professors as well as the staff are very supportive. The class “International Finance” offered a great mix of case studies, lectures, and latest articles from financial newspapers that gave students the possibility to apply concepts taught in class to current developments in the international financial markets.

The student body is very international and, thus, offers the possibility to approach academic problems from many different viewpoints. Group work plays a major role within each class and the regular students are very open-minded and open-hearted towards exchange students not only in class but also on a personal level. Since the program is of similar size as the regular HHL program there is also a strong class spirit. Although HHL already offers a great international experience with respect to students, it was great to get to know North American teaching methods and to experience the atmosphere of a big campus university."

Viktor Keller
Handelshochschule Leipzig, MSc, Management
Incoming Exchange Student