How the Program Works

You can earn Smith's Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates via one of two formats, depending on your geographic location. In many major Canadian markets, participants attend classes in one of our dedicated boardroom learning facilities. In all other locations participants will be placed on a virtual team, attending live, interactive classes from their home or office.

Real-Time Connectivity From Your Home City

New! For the first time ever, Smith's Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates will be offered anywhere in Canada, creating a unique pan-Canadian perspective that is not available in other MBA programs.

Boardroom Learning Centres

Availability: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

If you live in one of the eight cities listed above, the majority of your class time is spent in your Boardroom Learning Centre, conveniently located in your home city.


Alumni Perspective

Learn what it feels like to participate in a Smith MBA national classroom, via real-time video conferencing. View video »

Your Home or Office

Availability: Anywhere in Canada outside of the markets where Smith operates Boardroom Learning Centres.

Boardroom Learning Team

The majority of your class time will be spent in your home or office. You will be part of a virtual boardroom team that draws its members from across Canada.

Alumni Perspective

Learn about the Smith MBA virtual team experience, from graduates of our Executive MBA program.

On-Campus Sessions: Strengthen Your Learning. Build Your Network.

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Three on-campus sessions during the program allow you to solidify relationships with your fellow participants and professors:

  • Opening Session in January
  • Spring Session in June
  • Fall Session in December

These sessions are held at Goodes Hall on Queen's campus, in Kingston, Ontario. In addition to learning in our world-class facility, participants will enjoy excellent accommodation, outstanding food and exceptional customer service.

You Work as a Team. You Should Learn as One, too.

Smith's Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates uses a team-based learning approach to create a highly supportive and collaborative learning experience - both inside and outside the classroom.

Learning Teams are formed at the beginning of the program and remain together for the duration. Each team is comprised of 6 to 8 members, with an emphasis on diversity of background.

Additionally, participants have access to a customized portal and electronic network used to communicate with professors and your classmates outside of class. The network allows you to use your time more effectively, enabling you to download course notes, e-mail, chat or upload assignments from anywhere at any time.

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