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How You Learn

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.

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

Smith's Accelerated MBA 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 network used to communicate with professors and your classmates outside of class. This allows you to use your time more effectively, enabling you to download course notes, email, chat or upload assignments from anywhere at any time.

A team approach to learning

Real-Time Connectivity from your Home City

Smith's Accelerated MBA can be taken in one of two formats, depending on your geographic location. In many major Canadian markets, participants attend classes in a boardroom learning facility. In all other locations, participants are placed on a virtual team, attending class from their home or office.

Boardroom Learning Centres

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

If you live in one of the cities listed above, the balance of your class time is spent in your Boardroom Learning Centre conveniently located in your home city. These classes are held all day Sunday and Monday morning, every other week, and are delivered via real-time, interactive videoconference technology. Multi-point videoconference is used to link learning teams across Canada.

Professors lead the class from purpose-built studios on the Queen’s campus. Participants are able to communicate directly with the professor and with the other teams. Our participants consistently tell us they prefer the Boardroom Learning approach to that of a traditional classroom.

Remote Teams

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

For participants living in locations other than the cities listed under option one, the balance of your class time is spent in your virtual boardroom. All that is required is high-speed internet service, a good computer, and a quiet place for you to attend class. You will be part of a virtual team that draws its members from across Canada, with the same level of real-time connectivity and interactivity as the participants attending class in the Boardroom Learning Centres. Smith provides all the software, tools and team coaching you will need to create a high-performance virtual team.

World-Class Remote Learning

Smith School of Business was a pioneer in using videoconference technology as a means of creating a live, interactive learning experience in major cities across Canada. The School has continued to improve and lead in this technology and the teaching techniques to the point where many of our students find the seamless experience to be superior to a traditional classroom. Professors teach from state-of–the-art broadcast studios on campus at Smith School of Business.

Smith has expanded on the technology with Desktop Learning, enabling people living outside of these major cities to take the Executive MBA Americas program from their home or office, with the same level of live, interactive connectivity.

On-Campus Sessions to Strengthen
Your Learning and Your Network

Multiple 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 the Queen’s Campus in Kingston, ON. Visit the schedule page for location and timing information of each session.