Program 2019
in Toronto

22&23 July

Big Data & Text Analytics

24&25 July

Financial Technology & Innovation

01 June

Registration Deadline

Join us in Toronto this July for the opportunity to take two exciting and intensive courses in a condensed format — Big Data & Text Analytics and Financial Technology & Innovation.

Seats are limited. Register now.

For the first time, Smith School of Business is offering students from our international partner schools the opportunity to take exciting electives in a condensed format, at our downtown Toronto location. Deepen your knowledge and skill set, while connecting with Master’s students from Smith and a diverse group of world-class international business schools.

Big Data & Text Analytics
  • July 22 & 23, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Instructor: Stephen Thomas
  • Level: Graduate
  • Credits: 1.5 units
Financial Technology & Innovation
  • July 24 & 25, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Instructor: Jon Aikman
  • Level: Graduate
  • Credits: 1.5 units

This intensive four-day session is divided into two 2-day electives and taught by Smith faculty members, renowned for their business experience and academic credentials. Students have the option to participate in one or both of the courses.

Participants in the classes will include current Smith Master’s degree students, Master’s business students from international partner schools, and Smith alumni.

In addition to the education component to the program, the Summer Enrichment Program will include an evening social event to provide participants the opportunity to enjoy Toronto in the summer while connecting with fellow classmates.

Maximum capacity of 80 students per class.

SmithTorontoSmith’s state-of-the-art downtown Toronto learning facility

200 Front St. West at Simcoe Place, 30th floor

The following accommodation options are available, or you can make your own arrangements:

Victoria University Residences
  • 140 Charles St. West, Toronto
  • 15 minute subway ride or 35 minute walk from SmithToronto
  • $71.00 CAD/single room, $97.00 CAD/double. (Student rates. Proof of student card required.)
  • Contact directly to book
InterContinental Toronto
  • 225 Front St. West, Toronto
  • Directly across the street from SmithToronto (2 minute walk)
  • $286 CAD per night from July 21–25
  • Click on the link above to secure the discounted rate when booking. The special rate will appear automatically when booking for the specified dates.

The city of Toronto is served by Pearson International Airport. The best mode of transportation from Pearson to Toronto is the UP Express (city train).

The UP Express departs from Toronto Pearson International Airport every 15 minutes and takes you to Union Station, which is located a couple of blocks from SmithToronto. The cost is $12.35 CAD for a one-way ticket. For more information, visit

As a student at one of our partner schools, Smith is pleased to offer a discounted rate of $1,000 CAD per course.

What’s included?

  • All necessary learning materials, including textbooks
  • Breakfast and lunch every lecture day
  • All related costs of any Smith-organized social event (including dinner). On the evening of Tuesday, July 23rd, Smith will host a networking event and social in Toronto for all students participating in the Summer Enrichment Program
  • Use of Smith’s facilities (Bloomberg terminals, Wi-Fi, meeting rooms, kitchens, coffee/tea and refreshments)

Students will be responsible for covering their own travel, hotel and food costs, outside of any program-organized meals and social events.

Smith School of Business

Smith School of Business at Queen’s University is renowned for its excellence, innovation and leadership in business education.

From establishing the first undergraduate business degree a century ago to creating ground breaking programs and courses in emerging areas including artificial intelligence, fintech, analytics, cultural diversity, team dynamics, social impact and more, Smith is at the forefront of preparing you for the business marketplace.

In addition to its rich history of academic and teaching excellence, Smith is known for delivering an outstanding learning and development experience. Small class sizes, personal attention, individual and team coaching, opportunities for specialization, and a deep commitment to student success characterize the Smith experience.

Smith operates facilities in both Kingston and Toronto, Ont.

Queen's University, which has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1841, is consistently ranked among Canada’s very best universities. Its research-intensive environment and interdisciplinary programs provide students with the comprehensive and nimble skills required in today’s competitive and evolving workforce. Bolstered by the outstanding reputations of its scholars and researchers — including 2015 Nobel Prize winner Arthur B. McDonald — a Queen’s education can provide unparalleled access to careers and personal development opportunities around the world.

Open for Enrolment!


Deadline: June 1, 2019

Only 80 seats available per course. Registrations processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so act fast.


  • Students currently enrolled in or an alumni of a Master’s level or MBA program from Smith School of Business or one of Smith’s international partner schools.
  • Students with a high degree of English language proficiency. An English proficiency test may be required. Learn more.
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