Application Process

Your Application Advisor will work with you to ensure that your application is not only complete, but presents you and your qualifications in the best possible light.

Admission Requirements

Please note: Admission to this program is highly competitive. Simply meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

We recognize that individual applicants often have unique strengths, and those strengths can be given special consideration in the admission decision.

Please note that there is NO application fee.

Our admission process considers

  • Your management experience (people and/or project management)
  • Your references
  • Your previous academic experience
  • A personal interview with the Program Director
  • The GMAT is not an initial component of your application*, however it may be recommended to strengthen your file.

Step One: Preliminary Assessment

Application Advisors will work with you through every step of the application process. Begin your preliminary assessment by completing the online application form and attaching a scanned copy of resume and your transcripts (if available).

An Application Advisor will review and contact you (normally within 2-3 business days) and suggest helpful ways to strengthen your file. To speak with an Application Advisor, call toll-free 1.888.EXEC MBA (1.888.393.2622).

Step Two: Complete your Application file

Your Application Advisor will ensure your completed file includes:

  • Application Form: Application forms can be completed online
  • Resume: a current resume that includes academic experience, work experience, memberships in professional associations, and volunteer and community activities.
  • Official Transcripts: an official transcript from each post-secondary institution you have attended.
  • Cover Letter: a cover letter outlining current responsibilities and assignments, career accomplishments, reasons for applying to the Smith Executive MBA and your professional and personal goals..
  • Two References: Referees will be provided a link by your Application Advisor
  • Personal Interview: An interview with the Program Director, either in person or by Skype, upon completion of your application

*Applicants will be evaluated on the depth of their work experience, academic background and management/leadership skills. In some cases, the GMAT may be recommended as a way to strengthen your application file.

There is no application fee for the Smith Executive MBA. Admission to the program is competitive. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as space is and academic scholarships are limited. Applications are reviewed immediately upon receipt of completed files and admission decisions are rendered as soon as reference checks are completed.

Please send original transcripts to:

Executive MBA - The National Program, Admissions Committee
The Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business
Goodes Hall, Queen's University, Room 330
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6

We hold all application materials in complete confidence.

Ready to Apply?

There is no application fee. We have a “rolling admission” policy and applications are considered as they are received – we encourage you to apply early as space is limited.

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Information Sessions

Information sessions provide an opportunity to learn more about the program and the videoconference learning technology. They also provide the opportunity to speak with a Program Director or Application Advisor. Program alumni and current participants often attend these sessions and can provide first-hand accounts of the program.

For dates and times, please call toll-free 1.888.EXEC MBA (1.888.393.2622) or check our information session schedule.