Program 2019
in Toronto

22&23 Jul

Big Data & Text Analytics

24&25 Jul

Financial Technology & Innovation

01 Jun

Registration Deadline

Join us in Toronto this July for the opportunity to take two exciting 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 alumni the ability to take for-credit courses in a condensed format. It’s an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and skill set. In addition, extend your network, connect with Smith students and fellow alumni, as well as Master’s students from our international partner schools.

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

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. Alumni have the option to participate in one or both of the courses, each of which represent a half credit.

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 of the program, Smith’s 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 preferred accommodation option is available, or you can make your own arrangements:

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 an alumnus of Smith we are 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.

Open for Enrolment!


Deadline: June 1, 2019 - EXTENDED

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


  • Alumni of a Master’s level, MBA, or Commerce program at Smith School of Business, or students currently enrolled in a Master’s level or MBA program.
Register Now
Contact Information

Please contact Brigid Cleary for more information.