Experiential Learning

Experiential learning, or “learning by doing” is an important aspect of the Queen’s MBA program, and there are numerous opportunities.

Individual Project Course

The Individual Project Course, required within each specialization, gives you the opportunity to transfer the breadth of the MBA Foundations into the depth that your elective specialization is focused on. You will have the option of the Management Consulting Project or the New Venture Project. For the Management Consulting Project you will work with a company or organization to analyze a real-world business challenge and develop a comprehensive set of recommendations and implementation plans to address it. For the New Venture Project, you will develop a business case and comprehensive launch plan for a new company, product or service. Every year, several graduates of the program turn their New Venture projects into reality, often with the support of our Dare to Dream internship program. You may choose either project, regardless of what elective specialization you are in.

Certificate in Social Impact

Lead the way to a better world.

We can connect you to the knowledge and networks that will place you at the intersection of business and social impact.

Earn an academic Certificate in Social Impact and focus your learning by specializing in one of four topic areas: sustainability, social finance, social innovation and social entrepreneurship, and values-based leadership

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Alex Burns
"The Certificate in Responsible Leadership Program stood out for me from the beginning as an excellent opportunity to gain a better understanding for social responsivity and how it is impacting the companies that I will be working for in the future. I liked the way that the program was woven into our MBA curriculum through the year, making it achievable and giving us an opportunity to take our in-class learnings a step further."

Alexandra Burns, MBA 2017

The Tricolour Venture Fund

The Tricolour Venture fund is Canada’s first student-advised venture capital fund. This VC fund allows Queen’s MBA students to gain hands-on experience in managing a multi-million dollar fund. Students meet directly with potential portfolio companies, assessing the opportunities, conducting due diligence and making recommendations to the investment Advisory Board - a committee of seasoned entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists. The fund is seeded with contributions from alumni and friends of Queen’s, and all proceeds from the fund are reinvested into maintaining and expanding this innovative educational program.

Queen’s Alternative Asset Fund

QUAAF is the only student run hedge fund in North America and was the brain child of four Queen’s MBA students. The fund was established with the support and assistance of Executive-In-Residence, Peter Copestake, former Senior Vice President and Treasurer at Manulife Financial Corporation. The student management group consists of an Executive Committee and teams of Analysts. They are supported by an Advisory Committee of industry professionals. This fund is also seeded with contributions from alumni and friends of Queen’s, and all proceeds contribute to the maintenance and expansion of the fund.

Management Consulting Project

The Management Consulting Project is part of the Consulting specialization stream. You will work with a company or organization to analyze a real-world business challenge and develop a comprehensive set of recommendations and implementation plans to address it.

New Venture Project

The New Venture Project is part of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship specialization stream. For this project, you will develop a business case and comprehensive launch plan for a new company, product or service. Every year, several graduates of the program turn their New Venture Projects into reality, often with the support of our Dare to Dream Internship Program.

Integrative Project

The Integrative Project runs through the first 6 months of the program and provides the opportunity to apply classroom learning to a real-world business situation.