Investment Priorities

Imagine a business school where the next generation of globally minded leaders is mentored; where more students experience engaged faculty and create lifelong networks; where learning mirrors practice; where finances are not a barrier to innovation and opportunity; and where graduation comes with international connections and credibility.

What does it take for a business school to offer academic excellence and exceptional experience, as well as to be competitive globally? It takes the Smith School of Business Advantage.

  • Outstanding students and faculty
  • Innovative research
  • Team-based learning
  • Expert industry advisors
  • Inspiring learning environment

This is the foundation of our success.

In response to new challenges and the ever changing business landscape during these unprecedented times, we have identified a specific area of focus to help support the continued growth of Smith School of Business:

We have all felt the impact of COVID-19.  At Smith, we too are facing disruptions and adversities that could never have been anticipated.

Faculty and teaching excellence, as well as the student experience, are hallmarks of Smith School of Business and Queen’s. Especially during this time, we must operate at the forefront of technology to succeed and adapt in this virtual and integrated world. This includes preparing and supporting students and educators for distance learning, as well as improving technology-enabled teaching tools, interactive tutorials, and cases.

Smith School of Business at Queen’s University is committed to cultivating a vibrant, diverse and inclusive academic and work environment rooted in a culture of mutual respect and equity such that all members of our community feel safe, possess a strong sense of belonging and are empowered to thrive. We recognize that access, equity and inclusion are vital to our school's future and to developing global citizens with the broad knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to contribute meaningfully to society as well as advancements in business.