Canadian MBA Crash Course: J.R. Smith School of Business (Queens)

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If you’re considering getting an MBA in Canada, there are lots of great options. Here, we dive into the details of Queens University’s J.R. Smith School of Business.

The What

Big city life got you down? Want to pursue your MBA somewhere you can, you know, breathe? Well you, my friend, will want to take a look at Queens University’s J.R. Smith School of Business, located in Kingston, Ontario. A few hours drive from Toronto, Queens is an exemplary campus-focused school that does away with urban distractions in favor of a college town vibe and tightknit community.

The biggest selling point of the Smith full-time MBA is its team-based approach. Students are divided into groups selected by behavioral psychologists for diversity and 50% of course marks are awarded for team performance, so your team matters!  Each team also has a dedicated coach and team boardroom to work in –nice bells and whistles that would be much more expensive in the city.

Another key selling point for Smith is each student’s four coaches: a team coach, a career development coach, an executive coach and a wellness coach for student health. It’s this student-centric approach that separates Smith from the pack.

Finally, as a 12 month MBA, Smith’s program is a great option for those who want to get to work in Canada, fast.

The Who

Smith’s MBA program distinguishes itself thanks to a comparatively high rate of international students for a Canadian program (43%), and a small class size (82 students). The majority of graduates go into finance or consulting, and 80% of students find post-graduation work in Canada.

Bottom Line

For those seeking personal attention and an MBA that truly cares about your performance, Smith is a fantastic choice. Yes, you’re living in small-town Canada, but the tradeoff is a ton of community and a good environment to prepare yourself for the Canadian job market.

Stay tuned as we dive into more of Canada’s top programs in Admissionado’s Canadian MBA Crash Course.

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