“Without previous experience in research, I found the Queen’s MSc program to be welcoming and engaging as well as both challenging and rewarding. The faculty and staff give students a wealth of opportunities to explore topics of interest, exposing students to new ideas and fresh ways of thinking. The 12-month program allowed me to develop my research skills and prepare for a career in academic research, which I am now pursuing as a doctoral candidate.”
Kimberley Mosher – MSc, Marketing, 2012-2013, starting PhD 2013-2014
Queen’s School of Business is one of the world’s premier business schools - renowned for exceptional programs, outstanding faculty and research, and the quality of its graduates. It is home to a strong research environment where you will collaborate with leading faculty who are widely published in peer-reviewed journals, giving you the chance to deeply explore issues that interest you. Prominent researchers provide cutting-edge instruction in eight fields of study: Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, Management Information Systems, Management Science, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, and Strategy (M.Sc. only).
Students can expect a vibrant research culture within the School. Research seminars, visiting scholars, research opportunities with faculty, and a host of workshops, provide a stimulating environment to learn. Students work and study in our modern facilities, including dedicated office space, computer lab, behavioural lab, wireless classrooms and have access to the research subject pool, and the latest software and database applications.
Career paths – employment opportunities
PhD graduates go on to academic careers, and are employed in top tier universities in Canada and internationally.
MSc graduates have an opportunity to enter into high quality PhD programs or pursue research analyst and consulting careers.
Degrees Offered/Method of Completion
M.Sc.: 12 months, full time - six courses plus a research project
Ph.D.: 4-5 years, full time - course work, comprehensive examination, thesis proposal and defense
The Accounting program addresses two broad streams of research from financial accounting and market-based research on the one hand, to auditing, and managerial and behavioural accounting on the other. The program is both theoretical and quantitative, and students should be comfortable with abstract conceptualization as well as quantitative methods and statistics.
In the Finance program students will develop a deeper grounding in finance theory, and empiricism and delves into advanced derivatives valuation, corporate finance, empirical topics in finance, and research methods. This is primarily for students from finance or economics backgrounds wishing to pursue a doctoral degree or a career in industry.
Research in the Marketing program examines a range of marketing strategy and consumer behaviour phenomena. With internet technology empowering consumers in their ability to engage in value co-creation with companies, research into how companies devise marketing strategy in this environment, and how customers proactively create value is leading to fascinating insights. In conducting research in the Marketing field, students will draw on a variety of background disciplines (such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, media and cultural studies, to name the most common), and research methods (behavioural, quantitative, and qualitative).
The Organizational Behavior program is for students interested in developing and testing theory and research on people in organizational settings. The field draws on several disciplines (psychology, sociology, economics) and examines the behavior of individuals, groups and organizations. This program is suitable for students with backgrounds in psychology, sociology, political science, anthropology, industrial relations, education and business.
Drawing heavily on economics and mathematics, Management Science applies analytical approaches to problems of resource allocation and optimal decision making in organizations, and involves rigorous theoretical analysis and the application of mathematical methods to compelling organizational problems.
The Business Economics specialization provides students who are interested in applied economic research the opportunity to study the areas of economics that connect to the business environment. Students develop grounding in microeconomic theory, econometrics and many specialized topics such as the economics of organizations with applications to corporate financial theory, industrial organizations, entrepreneurship, and strategy.
The Management Information Systems area focuses on research-based systems and processes that facilitate better decisions in organizations. Students complete courses on the conceptual foundations of MIS, development and implementation of information systems, and the management and evaluation of information systems.
The purpose of Strategy is to establish the long term goals and objectives of an organization, and to identify the policies, programs and actions that will be employed to achieve them. Good strategy clarifies why the organization exists and helps it to allocate its resources to create sustainable competitive advantage. This program examines the conceptual foundations of strategy and the means by which strategy is formulated and implemented within the organization.
M.Sc.: $14,000. Students may also apply for funding to present at a conference. Additional funding through fellowships, awards, bursaries and research assistantships are also possible
Ph.D: $30,000 per year for four years, with partial funding in year 5
In addition students can expect $1000 per year to attend a conference and an additional funding if presenting at a conference.
Students may also receive additional funding through fellowships, awards, bursaries, teaching and research assistantships.
Minimum B+ average in the last two years of university study in a discipline related to your field of study. M.Sc. applicants must have a four year undergraduate degree.
GMAT score above the 85th percentile is required for all applications. International applicants are required to submit a TOEFL if the native languages do not include English. A score of 640 and above is preferable.
Key Dates and Deadlines
Application Deadline: January 19th (International students), March 1st (domestic students) Rolling Admissions
Notification of Acceptance: Before the end of April
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