The Smith School of Business MBA: What You Need To Know
The Full-Time MBA at Smith School of Business at Queen’s University takes a flexible and personalized approach to help students build the right program for their career goals. With its intimate class size of between 80-90 candidates and January start date, candidates are among the first MBA graduates into the job market.
The program is also a great way to land a job in Canada. Its campus is in the heart of Kingston, Ontario, a small town not far from Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa; roughly 60% of the class each year is Canadian, meaning that the other 40% who come from more than 15 countries in the 2021 class have an instant network in the country and insight into the culture on tap. The network proves advantageous: 95% of the class of 2021 secured a job in Canada.
Their full-time MBA class of 2021 saw 98% of students with an accepted job offer within three months of graduation. That number rose to 99% six months post-graduation, with alumni going on to work for top brands in industries spanning financial services, consulting, consumer goods, technology and more. The average starting total compensation package was also the best in Canada.
One of the MBA’s unique selling points is it has a team-based approach designed to boost “cultural IQ,” with students divided into groups selected by behavioral psychology staff for their diversity. Students are placed on teams for the first sixth months of the program, assembled to maximize diversity of gender, work and academic experience, as well as cultural background – reflecting the reality of today’s work environment.
During the remaining six months of the program, students have the opportunity to build their curriculum, choosing from a variety of electives and specializations. The program also offers five double-degree options and international exchange opportunities at more than 25 of the world’s top international business schools.
Coaching is also a key component of the Smith MBA program, with each student having access to a personal support team that includes an executive, career, team and lifestyle coaches, who are there to help them reach their full academic, professional and personal potential.
After graduation they continue to be invested in their students’ success. Alumni have access to career services, continued learning with discounts on executive education, and an online network of more than 10,000 school alumni, faculty, staff and students.
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