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International Business (Double Degree), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 16 months
University rank #239 (QS) Kingston, Canada
The International Business (Double Degree) program from Queen's University provides an in-depth examination of issues ranging from the global economy to cross-cultural leadership. Smith’s Master of International Business is a direct entry program requiring no previous full-time work experience.


 Typically, successful candidates will have an undergraduate degree in business. However, candidates with an undergraduate degree in other disciplines may also be eligible, provided they meet certain requirements. 

There are a variety of ways to pursue the Master of International Business degree. You may choose to earn the degree on its own, or you may elect to earn a second master’s degree from one of our ten double degree partners.

Smith’s Master of International Business (Double Degree) utilizes an innovative approach to team-based learning that is far more sophisticated than that used in other programs. Our team-based approach mirrors today’s progressive workplace. You will leave the program with the best practices for successful team-building and teamwork, well-prepared to be a valuable member of a high-performance team.

This International Business (Double Degree) program from Queen's University offers several opportunities to earn a second Master’s degree. Double degree options provide additional learning and a much broader perspective compared to the single degree option.

Career options:

Having a second degree from an international business school will differentiate you from graduates of other business programs. If you envision yourself working in other countries or for multi-national organizations during your career, a double degree will provide you with the global insight and experience recruiters are looking for. Even if you don’t plan to work outside of your home country, the international experience gained from a double degree will help you better understand and collaborate with your future colleagues, business partners and customers around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Business in the Global Economy
  • Leadership Across Cultures
  • Global Strategy
  • Global Virtual Teams
  • International Marketing Strategy
  • Finance for Global Managers
  • International Operations Management
  • Advanced Studies of Asia – Pacific Economies

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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B+
Recommended score: B+

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 600

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in business from an accredited university with an average of B+ (approximately equivalent to 75%) or better in the final two years of their degree.

  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited university with an average of B+ (approximately equivalent to 75%) or better in the final two years of their degree.

    At a minimum, these candidates must have successfully completed introductory business courses in the following areas:

    • Financial accounting
    • Macroeconomics
    • Introduction to finance
    • Introduction to marketing

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49560 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66083 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    29640 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39516 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

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