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Executive MBA, M.B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 16 months
University rank #239 (QS) Kingston, Canada
Smith's Executive MBA from Queen's University can be taken in one of two formats, depending on your geographic location. In many major Canadian markets, participants attend classes in a boardroom learning facility. In all other locations, or if required due to work-related travel, participants are placed on a virtual team, attending class from their home or office.


This is the only national Executive MBA program that offers a truly team-based learning experience and a Personal Coaching program.

Unlike other executive MBA programs that draw their students from a single city, Smith's Executive MBA from Queen's University is a national program, drawing participants from every region in Canada. This creates a broader perspective in the classroom and adds greater richness to the discussions. It also creates a powerful alumni network that spans the country.

In today’s workplace, business is conducted in teams. In Smith's Executive MBA, you will be part of a team for the duration of the program. Working with your dedicated Team Coach, you will learn how to quickly elevate your team’s performance, increasing efficiency and effectiveness. You will have hands-on opportunities to practice your leadership and team skills.

As a graduate of the Smith's Executive MBA program, you will have earned Canada’s most respected MBA degree – a degree that will pay immediate dividends. Most of our participants receive significant promotions and raises while in the program or shortly after graduation. Over 94% of our graduates rate the program a good or excellent investment and, on average, achieve payback on their investment within 3-5 years.

Smith's Executive MBA uses a team-based learning approach to create a highly supportive and collaborative learning experience - both inside and outside the classroom.

Learning Teams are formed at the beginning of the program and remain together for the duration. Each team is comprised of 6 to 8 members, with an emphasis on diversity of background.

Additionally, participants have access to ExecMBA Online; a customized portal and electronic network used to communicate with professors and your classmates outside of class. The network allows you to use your time more effectively, enabling you to download course notes, e-mail, chat or upload assignments from anywhere at any time.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Role of the General Manager
  • Creating High-Performance Teams
  • Executive Leadership
  • Foundations of Accounting and Analysis
  • Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • Managerial Economics
  • Analysis-Based Decision Making
  • Managing Human Capital
  • Negotiations and Conflict Management
  • Global Business Environment
  • Management of New Ventures
  • Structuring the New Venture
  • Leading Innovation & Creativity
  • New Venture Project or Management Consulting Project 
  • Management accounting and Control
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Global Business Strategy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 16 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Application Form: Application forms can be completed online
  • Resume: a current resume that includes academic experience, work experience, memberships in professional associations, and volunteer and community activities.
  • Official Transcripts: an official transcript from each post-secondary institution you have attended.
  • Cover Letter: a cover letter outlining current responsibilities and assignments, career accomplishments, reasons for applying to the Smith Executive MBA and your professional and personal goals..
  • Two References: Referees will be provided a link by your Application Advisor
  • Personal Interview: An interview with the Program Director, either in person or by Skype, upon completion of your application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    76500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 102000 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    76500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 102000 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
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Living costs for Kingston

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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