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Canada’s Best Career Outcomes

Class of 2023

average base salary
+$13,386 avg. signing bonus
+$27,081 avg. other compensation
= great career outcomes

Accepted an offer
before graduation

Accepted an offer by
3 months post-graduation

Employers of our Graduates

Ranked #1 in Canada

Financial Times Global MBA 2024 Ranking
Best Career
in Canada
Best Alumni
in Canada
Best Value
for Money
in Canada

Employment Outcomes - Class of 2023

Employment Outcomes by Industry

Industry Avg. Base $
Financial Services $103,390
Consulting $113,005
Technology $99,429
Healthcare $100,510
Other $91,667

Note: In accordance with MBACSEA regulations, salaries are not published for industries with fewer than 3 data points

Employment Outcomes by Function

Function Avg. Base $
Finance $93,500
Consulting $100,000
General Management $98,140
Sales $93,000
Product Management $97,500
Other $75,000

Note: In accordance with MBACSEA regulations, salaries are not published for functions with fewer than 3 data points

Source of Job Offer

School Facilitated (49%)
Quest Posting 25%
Networking with Alumni and Corporate Partners 10%
Referral from Smith Alumni/Classmat 4%
Referral from Smith Staff or Faculty 3%
Case Competition 2%
Rehired from Smith-Facilitated Internship 2%
Other Assistance from Smith 3%
Graduate Facilitated (51%)
Personal Network 24%
Public Job Board 10%
Executive Search/Headhunter 6%
Returned to Employer/Internal Promotion 6%
Rehired From Other Internship 2%
Other 3%

Placement by Geography

77% of our 2021 class work in Toronto

Corporate Engagement

  109 Employer Events
  164 Firms Posting MBA Level Jobs
  412 MBA Job Postings
  55 Firms Students Signed With
  61 Firms Engaged in MBA Events*
  96% Of Grads Made at Least One Career Transition**

*Number of firms engaging in networking or other career centre events

**Function, Industry, or City

Employer Testimonials

“Smith students are prepared in all aspects for career success, validating the well-rounded curriculum of the program. The consulting club leaders support the students with extracurriculars that make the students stand out in a competitive job market. It’s exciting to partner with Queen’s which has similar values when it comes to creating a diverse and inclusive culture. Our partnership with Smith’s MBA program allows us to connect with a diverse candidate pool who is prepared to succeed in the consulting world.”

Alysia DaSilva
Associate, Kearney

“Finding great talent is hard work and partnering with Smith School of Business to achieve this makes it easier! It is a pleasure to work with a responsive Career Centre that knows exactly what we seek and to hire talented graduate students with ease and support. We appreciate and value the opportunities to connect with Smith’s impressive MBA cohorts and look forward to recruiting this talent year after year.”

Christine Keleshian
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, TD Bank Group

“When RBC is looking for high caliber MBA students, we know we will meet them at Smith School of Business. It’s always a pleasure to connect with your students and they have been a great match for our Leadership Development Program and our Wealth Management Generalist Program. Can’t wait to meet the your next class!”

Tenzin Zongdho
Senior Manager, Early Talent Acquisition, Royal Bank of Canada

“For years, Deloitte Canada has partnered with Smith’s Career Advancement Centre. Always supportive, reliable, and proactive, they understand our needs as an employer and create opportunities to engage with the MBA class. Smith continues to be a dependable source of talented students, ready to enter the workforce. We know that diverse perspectives and life experiences make us better — we want you to feel like you belong here. I look forward to collaborating with Smith and welcoming the MBA graduates!”

Nicole Salavati
Manager, Early Talent Acquisition, Consulting, Deloitte Canada

Corporate Partners

These companies have posted or engaged with Smith MBA in the past 3 years.

Accenture, Accuracy, Adaptovate, Adastra, Bain & Company, BCG, Brooks International, Burnie Group, Capco, Capgemini, Carly Rian Group, Carpedia Hospitality, Carpedia International, Cognizant, Deloitte, EY, Fusion Analytics, Galleon Advisors, Gartner, Grant Thornton LLP, JTE Claims Consultants, Kearney, Konrad Group, KPMG, L.E.K consulting, Level5 Strategy, Mastercard, McKinsey & Company, Mensana Change Management, Oliver Wyman, Optis Consulting, PwC, Quinn + Partners, Revenue Management Labs, Richter, RML, Roland Berger, RSM, Simon-Kucher & Partners, Strategy&, The Barrington Consulting Group, Throughline Strategy, Trindent Management Consulting, ZS

Hershey, Hexo, Kenvue, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Tealeaves, Wella

Bruce Power, e-Zinc, Enbridge, Reliance Home Comfort, Shell Canada, Suncor, Tenaska Marketing Ventures, Toronto Hydro

AIG, American Express, ATB Financial, Atrium, Banco de Credito del Peru, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BDO, Berkshire Hathaway, Birch Hill Equity Partners, Blackrock, Blair Franklin Capital Partners, BMO Financial Group, Borrowell, Burgundy Asset Management, CAAT Pension Plan, Canaccord Genuity, Canada Life, Capital One, CBRE Investment Management, Chubb, CIBC, Citigroup, Clariti Strategic Advisors, Connor, Clark & Lunn, Cormark Securities, CPP Investment Board, Desjardins, Empire Life Insurance Company, Equitable Bank, Fengate, Fidelity Investments, GCI Capital, Goldman Sachs, Haitong Securities, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, Houlihan Lokey, HSBC, IJW&Co., Investment Management Corporation of Ontario, J17 Capital, Laurentian Bank, Letko, Brosseau & Associates, Mackenzie Investments, Macquarie, Magenta Capital Corporation, Manitou Investment Management, Marsh, McLennan, Morningstar, National Bank, Northleaf Capital Partners, Omers, Onex Corporation, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Ontario Wealth Management Corporation, Purves Redmond Limited, Raymond James, RBC, Red Cloud Securities, RSA, Scotiabank, SOL Global Investments, State Street, Sun Life Financial, Tangerine Bank, TD Bank Group, The Co-operators, Travelers Insurance, Visa, Wells Fargo, Whitehorse Liquidity Partners

Bank of Canada, BC Public Service, BDC, Canada Border Services Agency, Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), Canada Infrastructure Bank, Canada Post, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), City of Calgary, City of Kingston, City of Richmond, City of Toronto, Competition Bureau Canada, Export Development Canada, Government of Canada, Government of Nunavut, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Infrastructure Ontario, Invest in Canada, LCBO, Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG), OLG, Ontario Government, Ontario Health, Ontario Securities Commission, Peel Regional Police, Statistics Canada, WSIB (Workplace Safety and Insurance Board), Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government

Altum Health, Apotex Inc, AstraZeneca, Bayer, DNA Genotek , Essilor, GE Healthcare, GoodLife Fitness, GSK, Janssen, McKesson, PRA Health Sciences, Providence Care, Roche, Sanofi, SickKids (The Hospital for Sick Children), Stryker, Unity Health Toronto, University Health Network (UHN)

A&W Foodservices of Canada, Chick-fil-A, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Restaurant Brands International, Starbucks

3M, Aurora Hydrogen, BMW, Brother, BRP, Canada Goose Inc, Carbon Utilized, Ford, Magna International, Mazda, Porsche, Roboplast Canada, Shawcor, SpaceRyde, Toyota, Yamaha

Klick Inc., LoyaltyOne, Nielsen Corporation

Bell Media, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Corus Entertainment, Flutter Entertainment, MLSE, Rugby ATL, Wasserman

KEYS, Mitacs, Right to Play International

Cadillac Fairview, CBRE, Crombie REIT, Dream Unlimited, Oxford Properties Group, Propra

Canadian Tire Corporation, Delhi Organic Farmers Bazaar, Silk Express Toronto, Walmart

3motionAI, Amazon, BlackBerry, CGI, cirkuit, Cloudflare, D2L, Dassault Systemes, Dynac, eBay, Ecobee, Ferveret, Flashfood, Flexera, Glo3D, Google, HealthHub, IBM, Instacart, Interac, Jonas Software, LinkedIn, MaRS Discovery District, Max Sold, McAfee, MeazureUp, Microsoft, Moneris, Naborly, Newcomp Analytics, Oracle, Prophix Software, Provana, Questrade, Rakuten Kobo Inc., Rose Rocket, Salesforce, Samsung, SAP, SAS, Scribendi, Shopify, Tableau, Telus Health, Thomson Reuters, Trend Micro, Uber, X (formerly Twitter)

Bell, Ericsson, Huawei, Rogers Communications, TELUS, Virgin Plus

Air Canada, CN Rail, Left Lane Associates, Metrolinx, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), WestJet

Barteaux Labour and Employment Lawyers, Garza Construction, JF Shea, Smitiutch Injury Law, Teraflex (An OEC Company), VetStrategy