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Pre-MBA QBridge Program

English Language Preparation

This intensive language program is designed to prepare students for a Master in Business Administration (MBA) program. Students can take this program as a Pathway to Queen’s MBA or for Individual Preparation for any MBA program.

Students in this program develop communication skills for graduate degree studies in a business context, by addressing all four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The program also focuses on the expectations and communication conventions of a Canadian academic institution, including group work, class participation, critical thinking, and academic integrity. Weekly professional activities provide opportunities to practice business communication skills in a real-life setting.

Special attention will be given to:

  • reading fluency and speed
  • communication skills for working with large and small groups
  • synthesizing information and expressing ideas and opinions in written and oral form
  • vocabulary expansion
  • professional presentation skills
  • cultural competence in the Canadian workplace
  • linguistic skills for effective cross-cultural business communication

MBA class Queen's School of Business Building 

Program Details

Dates October 27 - December 18, 2014
Schedule 21 hours of classroom instruction per week, Monday to Friday
Class Size Average of 10 students per class
Fee $4,990 Canadian dollars per person


  • Queen’s Athletic and Recreation Center gym pass
  • Access to Queen’s University libraries and electronic resources
  • Access to Kingston Transit (city bus pass)
  • All resource materials required for classes


  • UHIP Health Insurance (mandatory for international students)
  • Accommodation
  • Textbooks
  • All personal and travel expenses
Pathway to Queen's MBA

Students who apply to the Queen’s full-time MBA and are offered a conditional acceptance to the MBA Program by the MBA admissions team will be referred to the School of English for the Pre-MBA QBridge Program. Successful completion of the Pre-MBA QBridge Program (minimum B standing) allows entry to the MBA Program.

How to Apply to Queen's MBA

  • Candidates must apply for an MBA program through Queen's School of Business.
  • Eligible participants will be referred to Queen’s School of English by the MBA admissions team when they are offered a conditional acceptance.
  • Once the offer is issued, Queen’s School of English will contact the participants and provide them with registration details for the Pre-MBA QBridge Program.
Individual Preparation for any MBA

Students interested in enrolling in the Pre-MBA QBridge Program for individual preparation prior to applying to an MBA program must meet the following program requirements:

Program Requirements

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree
  • English Language Proficiency level of TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.0

How to Apply

Students who are applying to the Pre-MBA QBridge Program to prepare for graduate studies in a business field in the future must submit the application form, which can be found below: