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.

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 1.844.533.1651 or use the Chat function at the top of this page.

Step Two: Complete your Application file

Your Application Advisor will ensure your completed file includes:

  • Application Form: to 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
    (Please note: All international students with international degrees (outside of North America) must submit a WES Credential Evaluation assessment of their degree in order to be considered for the Full-time MBA program. Please note that we will accept copies of the assessment; however, will also require original degree documentation sent directly from the University that the degree was conferred.)
  • GMAT or GRE Score: official test results
    (Please note: If you are seeking to work in the Finance or Consulting industry post MBA, you may be required to provide your GMAT score to a prospective employer. Therefore, we highly recommend that you thoroughly prepare for and write the GMAT.)
  • English Proficiency Test: official test results (if applicable)
  • Cover Letter: a cover letter outlining current responsibilities and assignments, career accomplishments, reasons for applying to the Full-time MBA and your professional and personal goals.
  • Two References: References will be provided a link by your Application Advisor.
  • Two Video Questions and One Written Response: Your Application Advisor will provide you with a link to the KIRA Platform for you to complete these questions. You will be asked 3 random questions which are designed to be answered without advanced preparation allowing the Admissions Committee to get to know you in a real time sense; highlighting how quickly and concisely you can formulate an answer.
  • Personal Interview: An interview with members of the Admissions Committee, either in person or by Skype, upon completion of your application is compulsory for all applicants that meet our minimum requirements and have gone through our preliminary assessment.

*Applicants will be evaluated on the depth of their work experience, academic background and management/leadership skills.

There is no application fee for the Full-time 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:
Full-time MBA, Admissions Committee
Smith School of Business
Goodes Hall, Queen's University, Room 330
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6

We hold all application materials in complete confidence.

Begin Your Application

Rolling Admissions Policy

Apply early. Applications are reviewed as they are received. Scholarships are limited.

International Application Deadline

Sept 1, 2019

International applicants must submit their applications with sufficient time for study visa processing.

International Students

All international students (not including Permanent Residents) are required to obtain a Canadian Study Permit in order to study in Canada and complete the Full-time MBA program. Students may apply for this Permit once they have received an offer of admission from Smith School of Business. Depending on your country of citizenship you may also be required to have a Temporary Resident Visa to enter Canada. You should begin the application process as soon as you receive your offer of admission from Smith.

To determine your student visa requirements and to apply for a student visa go to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Note: Acceptance into the Full-time MBA does not guarantee nor imply acceptance of your application for a study permit. You should not take any final steps, such as moving to Canada, purchasing plane tickets, or quitting your job, until your Study Permit is approved.

Application Advice

Each candidate's file will be considered in its entirety. Consideration will be given to previous academic performance, work experience, letters of reference, and your GMAT score. If you fall a little short on one parameter, but are strong on the others, you may well be a qualified candidate for this program.

Our next class starts in January 2020. Applications are currently being accepted online. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis until we have selected the optimum class members.

Once you submit the online portion of your MBA application, we will contact you by e-mail to advise you on what is needed to complete your application.