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Pre-MBA QBridge - English Language Program

Program Description

This intensive language program develops 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.

MBA class Queen's School of Business Building MBA class

Program Details

Dates October 22 - December 17, 2014 (for January 2015 MBA admission)
Schedule 8 weeks 
30 hours of classroom instruction per week (6 hours per day), Monday to Friday
Class Size 6-10 students per class
Fee $9,900 CAD per person


  • Eight-Week Program of Study
  • 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
  • All personal and travel expenses

Program Eligibility

MBA classThe MBA admissions team determines who is eligible for the Pre-MBA QBridge Program. All candidates must have a minimum standardized test score of TOEFL iBT85 (or equivalent) and must demonstrate exceptional academic ability and rank high in all non-linguistic requirements for admission to the MBA program.

How to Apply

  • 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.