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.

Should you decide not to specialize, you may complete the General Management option.

Queen’s MBA offers specializations in the areas of highest demand – that is, the career paths that are chosen by the vast majority of our MBA graduates. You may choose from:

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 three 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

Specialization in Consulting

Required Courses

  • Project Management
  • Analytical Decision Making
  • Change Management
  • Managerial Accounting & Control

Individual Applied Management Project

Elective Courses

Choose 4 more elective courses

  • Consulting in the Healthcare Sector
  • Consumer Research
  • Dynamic Pricing
  • Financial Strategy
  • Financing New Ventures
  • Health Policy in Canada
  • Innovation
  • International Finance
  • Investments
  • Marketing of New Ventures
  • Marketing Strategy
  • New Venture Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Management
  • Services Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategy & Governance
  • Technology Strategy
  • Tri-Colour Venture Fund
  • Valuation/M&A
  • Required courses and elective are subject to change.
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Specialization in Healthcare Management

Core Courses

  • Project Management
  • Health Policy in Canada
  • Consulting in the Healthcare Sector
  • Healthcare Strategy & Governance

Individual Applied Management Project

Elective Courses

Choose 4 more elective courses

  • Analytical Decision Making
  • Change Management
  • Consumer Research
  • Dynamic Pricing
  • Financial Strategy
  • Financing New Ventures
  • Innovation
  • International Finance
  • Investments
  • Managerial Accounting & Control
  • Marketing of New Ventures
  • Marketing Strategy
  • New Venture Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Management
  • Services Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Technology Strategy
  • Tri-Colour Venture Fund
  • Valuation/M&A
  • Required courses and elective are subject to change.
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Specialization in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Required Courses

  • Social & Organizational Innovation
  • New Venture Management
  • Financing New Ventures
  • Sales Management

Individual Applied Management Project

Elective Courses

Choose 4 more elective courses

  • Analytical Decision Making
  • Change Management
  • Consulting in the Healthcare Sector
  • Consumer Research
  • Dynamic Pricing
  • Managerial Accounting & Control
  • Financial Strategy
  • Health Policy in Canada
  • International Finance
  • Investments
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Management
  • Services Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategy & Governance
  • Technology Strategy
  • Tri-Colour Venture Fund
  • Valuation/M&A
  • Required courses and elective are subject to change.
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Specialization in Finance

Required Courses

  • Financial Strategy
  • Risk Management
  • Valuation/M&A
  • Investments

Individual Applied Management Project

Elective Courses

Choose 4 more elective courses

  • Analytical Decision Making
  • Change Management
  • Consulting in the Healthcare Sector
  • Consumer Research
  • Dynamic Pricing
  • Managerial Accounting & Control
  • Marketing of New Ventures
  • Financing New Ventures
  • Health Policy in Canada
  • Innovation
  • International Finance
  • Marketing Strategy
  • New Venture Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Project Management
  • Sales Management
  • Services Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategy & Governance
  • Technology Strategy
  • Tri-Colour Venture Fund
  • Required courses and elective are subject to change.
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Specialization in General Management

Individual Applied Management Project


Elective Courses (Choose 8)

  • Analytical Decision Making
  • Change Management
  • Consulting in the Healthcare Sector
  • Consumer Research
  • Dynamic Pricing
  • Health Policy in Canada
  • Managerial Accounting & Control
  • Financial Strategy
  • Financing New Ventures
  • Innovation
  • International Finance
  • Investments
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Marketing of New Ventures
  • New Venture Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Management
  • Services Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategy & Governance
  • Technology Strategy
  • Tri-Colour Venture Fund
  • Valuation/M&A
  • Required courses and elective are subject to change.
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Specialization in Marketing & Sales

Required Courses

  • Marketing Strategy
  • Consumer Research
  • Sales Management
  • Dynamic Pricing

Individual Applied Management Project

Elective Courses

Choose 4 more elective courses

  • Analytical Decision Making
  • Change Management
  • Consulting in the Healthcare Sector
  • Managerial Accounting & Control
  • Marketing of New Ventures
  • Financial Strategy
  • Financing New Ventures
  • Health Policy in Canada
  • Innovation
  • International Finance
  • Investments
  • New Venture Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Services Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategy & Governance
  • Technology Strategy
  • Tri-Colour Venture Fund
  • Valuation/M&A
  • Required courses and elective are subject to change.
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