Choosing and Preparing for your Career Path

Specializations

Upon completion of the Foundations module in the first half of the program, you may to choose a specialization for the second module of the program. A specialization makes sense if you have selected a specific career path.

For the Specialization module, you will complete a series of required courses and elective courses. Upon completion of this module you will have earned a Queen’s MBA and a Graduate Certificate in your area of specialization. We have consulted broadly with industry experts, corporate recruiters, academics, and current students as we developed the curriculum for these Specializations.

Those who decide not to specialize may complete the General Management option. This option requires students to choose elective courses in a variety of different areas.

Note: 12.0 academic units are required to gain a specialization

Specializations
Consulting

Success in consulting requires a combination of qualitative and quantitative skills as well as the ability to work effectively in diverse teams. The Consulting specialization is designed to equip students with problem-solving frameworks, change management best practices and the analytical tools required to effectively manage the challenges and opportunities faced by companies today.

Consulting courses
Digital Transformation

All organizations must adapt to and lead digital transformation if they are to be successful in the global economy. The Digital Transformation and Strategy specialization will teach students to understand the interplay between traditional and digital business models and equip them with the tools required to modernize organizational strategy and practice to create and capture value for the digital future.

Digital Transformation courses
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The ability to create and innovate are required management skills in today’s economy. The specialization in Entrepreneurship and Innovation gives students the skills and experiences that prepare them for careers as entrepreneurs or innovators in corporate settings.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation courses
Finance

The increasing globalization and sophistication of the finance sector requires managers with cutting-edge knowledge in order to make an impact. The Finance specialization provides students with the tools to quickly move from theory to real-world applications and is particularly valuable to those pursuing a career in investment banking, asset management or financial analysis.

Finance courses
Management Analytics

Today, with advancing technologies, most companies and organizations find themselves awash in a sea of data, but lacking the human resources, tools and knowledge to use it to create competitive advantage.

Management Analytics courses
Marketing & Sales

The foundation for success of any business in any industry is the ability to attract interest in, and ultimately sell, its products and services by delivering value to its customers. This specialization teaches students the design and implementation of sales and marketing strategies and tactics based on the underpinnings of customer behaviour and value while providing hands-on opportunities to apply different sales and marketing tools to different business contexts.

Marketing & Sales courses

Expert Module (Double Degrees)

In today’s competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of specialization beyond the scope of an MBA program. Smith School of Business Double Degree options are designed to accommodate these demands. The Expert Level enables you to apply some of your MBA credits to a second Queen’s Master’s degree. Smith School of Business currently offers five Double Degree options, and there are multiple ways to pursue them.

Having a second Smith School of Business Master’s degree will not only better prepare you for your chosen career, it will strongly differentiate you in a competitive job market.

If you intend to pursue a double degree option, please let the MBA Program Office know, as they can assist you in choosing the appropriate MBA electives.

Shashank BK

“I elected to pursue the MBA/Master of Management Analytics double degree option. I believe the two degrees complement each other very well, as the MBA answers the why aspect, and the MMA addresses how.”

Shashank BK
Senior Advisor-Analytics Solutions
IBM

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Consulting

Course NameWeight
Consulting (MBAS 839) 3.0
Strategy Implementation & Change (MBAS 853) 3.0
Organizational Intelligence & Strategy (MBAS 802) 1.5
Project Leadership (MBAS 844) 1.5
Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations (MBAS 854) 1.5
Individual Project - Management Consulting focus (MBAS 891) 3.0
Sales Management (MBAS 837) 3.0
Students must take 839 and 853 as part of the 12.0 credits required 16.5 Total
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Digital Transformation

Course NameWeight
Digital Execution (MBS 842) 1.5
Digital Transformation (MBAS 846) 1.5
Financial Technology & Innovation (MBAS 825) 1.5
Project Leadership (MBAS 844) 1.5
Decision-making in Competitive Environments (MBAS 803) 1.5
Strategic Implementation and Change (MBAS 853) 3.0
Individual Project - Digital Transformation focus (MBAS 891) 3.0
Students have the option to take all or 4 of 5 of the 1.5 credit courses. 13.5 Total
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Course NameWeight
New Venture Management (MBS 843) 3.0
Financing of New Ventures (MBAS 871) 3.0
Sales Management (MBAS 837) 3.0
Digital Transformation (MBAS 846) 1.5
Dynamic Strategy Analysis 1.5
Individual Project - New Venture focus (MBAS 891) 3.0
Students have the option to choose between 837 and the half courses to earn 12.0 credits total 15.0 Total
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Finance

Course NameWeight
Finance Strategy (MBS 822) 3.0
Investments (MBAS 824) 3.0
Corporate Valuation & Mergers and Acquisitions (MBAS 823) 3.0
Risk Management 3.0
Financial Technology & Innovation (MBAS 825)
Students have the option to take MBAS 825
1.5
First 4 courses listed are required, last is optional 13.5 Total
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Management Analytics

Course NameWeight
Analytical Decision-making (MBS 861) 3.0
Pricing Analytics (MBAS 830) 3.0
Text Analytics (MBAS 862) 3.0
Individual Project - with Management Analytics focus (MBAS 891) 3.0
Students must take all 12.0 Total
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Marketing and Sale

Course NameWeight
Consumer Focused Marketing (MBS 835) 3.0
Creating & Executing Market-Based Strategy (MBAS 836) 3.0
Sales Management (MBAS 837) 3.0
Individual Project - with Sales and Marketing focus (MBAS 891) 3.0
Students must take all 12.0 Total
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