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12-month program starting in January

Smith Full-time MBA

Your First Choice

If you’re looking to advance your career and be leadership ready, this is the MBA for you. The Full-time MBA from Smith School of Business takes a flexible and highly personalized approach that allows you to build the right program for your career goals.

Ranked #1 in Canada

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

Canada’s Best Career Outcomes

Class of 2023

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

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before graduation

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3 months post-graduation

MBA Report (PDF 1 MB) More career outcomes

New Scholarships Available

Smith School of Business introduces Scholarships for Black Students and Indigenous Students in all MBA, Professional Masters, and Graduate Diploma programs.

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You’ll Be a Great Leader Because You'll Understand Teams. We Make Sure of It.

The experience and knowledge you’ll gain being part of a team-based program will be an advantage. Employers are demanding those skills when they’re recruiting and we’re delivering with well-rounded graduates, ready for the marketplace.

Our teaching approach

An MBA Unlike Any Other

Our holistic approach delivers both the technical expertise and interpersonal skills development that employers require today. That’s the SmithEdge and your competitive advantage.

  •  Technical Skills: Knowledge delivered from world-class faculty and industry experts through a number of teaching methods.
  •  Power Skills: Graduate equipped with these skills that employers are demanding today: problem solving, working well with others, being a team-member, learning how to lead as well as personal capacity skills like coachability, self-reflection, time management, and prioritization.

The GMAC Recruiters survey underscores that this combination of technical capacity and interpersonal skills is most highly valued by employers.

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Our Blended Teaching Style


There is no better way to learn than by actually doing what you are learning. Participate in unique opportunities that include innovative options not available anywhere else.


For subject matter that does not easily lend itself to the "learning by doing" method, the Full-time MBA program utilizes a number of innovative simulations to create challenging learning experiences for our students.

Case Studies

At Smith School of Business, case studies are used extensively, but not exclusively. We believe the Case Method to be a very effective tool as part of our blended approach. Case studies provide the opportunity for students to analyze and resolve a vast array of real business issues and opportunities.

Everything You Want in an MBA



Smith's Full-time MBA offers specializations in the areas of highest demand. Choose from Consulting, Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Management Analytics or Marketing & Sales.

Earn a graduate certificate  

Our Beautiful Campus

The Queen’s University campus is beautiful and historic. It has a small town vibe while having all the amenities of a big city. Enjoy the fresh air and picturesque views of Lake Ontario. You won’t want to leave!

Living in Kingston  


A big part of the team-based approach is coaching. And we make sure you’re well taken care of with our four-part coaching focus: Executive, Wellness, Team, and Career Coaching.

Learn more about coaching 

Customize Your Program

Smith offers a number of ways for you to customize your program – a Certificate in Social Impact, Sustainable Finance options, student-run hedge fund, individual project course and more!

See your options  

Double Degree Options

In today’s competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of specialization beyond the MBA program. Our five double degree options are designed to take you to the expert level.

Become an expert  

International Exchange

If international exposure is integral to your career goals, the Full-time MBA offers exchange opportunities at more than 25 of the world’s top international business schools.

Global perspective