Beyond the Classroom

At Smith School of Business, we are committed to providing first-class customer service and an exceptional experience for every student.

From your first contact with us, throughout the program, to long after graduation, you will experience world-class customer service. We strongly encourage our applicants to arrange a visit to Smith School of Business during the application process. An overwhelming number of applicants who visit us realize very quickly that Smith is the right choice for them.

While in the MBA program, you will work with a personal support team that includes:

  • An Executive Coach who will work with you to help discover and develop your areas of strength
  • A Career Coach who will provide one-on-one assistance with your job search
  • A Team Performance Coach who will work with you and your team to ensure that you are productive, efficient and effective
  • A Lifestyle Coach who can help you develop a personal lifestyle, diet and fitness regimen
  • Dedicated in-house technology support staff available during regular working hours
  • Dedicated team room with personal work station, printers, white board, flip charts, refrigerator and coffee maker

MBA Student Clubs

Clubs are a central part of the Full-time MBA experience. Club members attend trade shows and conferences, attract prominent guest speakers, and collaborate on career search strategies that augment the services offered by the Career Advancement Centre at Smith. Over the past few years, we have had very active clubs in the following areas: Biopharma/Healthcare; Biotech; Consulting; Corporate Social Responsibility; Energy; Finance; International Management; Marketing; New Ventures; Oil & Gas; Real Estate; Technology; and Women in Leadership.

For more information, please visit the Career Advancement Centre.

Business Plan and Case Competitions

At Smith, we place a strong emphasis on student participation. Every year, Full-time MBA students successfully participate in a range of domestic and international business plan and case competitions.

  • Boston University International Tech Strategy Business Case Competition (1st Place)
  • UCLA Global Business Leadership Competition (1st Place)
  • IBK Capital / Ivey Business Plan Competition (1st Place)
  • Carnegie Mellon McGinnes Venture Competition (2nd Place)
  • University of Louisville Cardinals Challenge Business Plan Competition (2nd Place)
  • Rotman Net Impact CSR Case Competition (2nd Place)
  • Tata Cup Case Competition (2nd Place)
  • University of San Francisco International Business Plan Competition (3rd Place)
  • Thunderbird Sustainable Innovation Summit (3rd Place)
  • University of Nebraska New Ventures World Competition (4th Place)
  • RBC Great Innovator Challenge
  • Rotman International Trading Competition
  • George Washington International MBA Case Competition
  • Haskayne 24-hour Case Competition

A Strong Sense of Community

The majority of Full-time MBA students live within a 15 minute walk to campus, eliminating the time-consuming commutes associated with universities in larger urban centres. This closeness creates a strong sense of community amongst our students that is truly unique to Smith. As part of the greater Queen's University community, you will have access to extensive student services, clubs, libraries and athletic facilities.