School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Management - School of Business

Dean
Saunders, D.

Associate Deans
Chan, Y., Handelman, J., Mufti, S., Murray, E.

Graduate Coordinator
Chan, Y.

Professor
Barling, J.I., Carson, S.2, Chan, Y., Cleary, S., Cooper, W.,  Dacin, P.,  Dacin, T., deBettignies, J., Gagnon, L., Goerzen, A., Handelman, J., Levin, Y. , McGill, J.I., Murray, E.J., Richardson, P., Salterio, S., Saunders, D., Sephton, P., Staples, S., Thornton, D., Webster, J., Welker, M.

Associate Professor
Andrevski, G., Ashworth, L., Brodt, S., Brohman, K., Bu, N., Cannon, W.T., Chakrabarti, A., Ivus, O., Jenkin, T.2,Kolsarici, C., Kunnumkal, S., Levin, T.,  Litrico, J.B, Malsch, B., Miners, C., Mufti, S., Murphy, P., Nalca, A., Nediak, M., O'Grady, S., Ovchinnikov, A., Packalen, K., Pazderka, B,  Purda, L., Raver, J.2,  Riordan, R.2, Roy, J., Schneider, H.,Shearer, T., Suo, W., Thiele, V., Thompson, M., Topaloglu, S., Wang, W., Wong, K.

Assistant Professor
Addas, S., Brower, J.1, Calluzzo, P.1, Chaigneau, P., Dudley, E., Hou, Y., Kalyta, P., LaBarge, M.1, Li, G., Moneta, F., Robitaille, N.1, Sartor, M.,  Sonmez, F., Spitzmueller, M., Thomas, T., Wang, J., Wu, S.2, Zhang, N.

Professor Emeritus
Arnold, S., Buchan, B., Daub, M., Gallupe, R.B., Gordon, J., Johnson, L., Neave, E., Petersen, E., Taylor, H.

Adjunct Professor
Blake, R.

Adjunct Associate Professor
Bartholomew, S., Jenkin, T., Kissick, P., Mufti, S., Phelan, J., Pliniussen, J., Reid, D., Roman, P., Wright, R.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Andrew, J., Anger, T.,  Bissonette, G., Boland, G., Carlson, J., Cross, B.,Detomasi, D., Dubey, S., McConomy, D., Osanic, P., Rogers, K., Rowbotham, K.

1 - Leave
2 - Sabbatical


Facilities

Goodes Hall is designed to maximize interaction between students and faculty. Two expansive atriums are the central hub of the School. Goodes Hall provides a wireless network accessible anywhere in the building with plenty of classrooms, meeting rooms and lounge areas for graduate students. Students have access to the Smith behavioural research lab, and their own dedicated computer lab with various software packages and a suite of databases available. Presentation tools can be found in classrooms including data projectors, document cameras, video capability and video conferencing facilities.

Financial Assistance

Competitive levels of financial support are available during the first four years of the doctoral program. Ph.D. students receive a minimum of $33,000 per year, for four years based on good progress in the program. In order to receive this funding, students in Years 1-4 are required to work as an RA and/or TA. Students in Year 5 are also eligible to receive up to $10,000 in funding. Students also have access to conference and research support.

Master’s students receive a minimum of $16,000 in funding from Smith School of Business a portion of which is made up of RA and/or TA employment.

All applicants to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs whose applications are complete and accepted before March 1 are automatically considered for University fellowships. In addition, students are eligible to apply for additional funding through provincial fellowships such as the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and national fellowships such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ( SSHRC) fellowships.

Research and/or teaching assistantships, as well as awards and bursaries are also available. Ph.D. students who have successfully passed their comprehensive examination may also apply for a paid teaching position to teach an undergraduate course.

Programs of Study

Applications for the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs are made in accordance with the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.

Master of Science

Queen's Master of Science in Management is a 12-month program focusing on business research in one of nine fields of study: accounting, business economics, finance, international business (not available September 2018), management information systems, marketing, management science, organizational behaviour, and strategy. This program provides students with an advanced-level conceptual foundation in their chosen field, and allows for the pursuit of highly-focused research.

The primary goal of the M.Sc. program is to prepare students for entry into the Smith School of Business Ph.D. program and other high-quality Ph.D. programs. Some students also choose to go into consulting careers and research analyst positions.

The program begins in September of each year, and requires three terms (12 months) of full time continuous study. There is no provision for part-time study.

Academic Qualifications for Admission

Applicants must have a minimum of a B+ average in the last 2 years of study in a four-year undergraduate degree or higher degree in a discipline that is related to their field of interest. All applicants for the master’s program must complete the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or GRE tests. TOEFL or IELTS is required for applicants whose native language is not English. Admissions are competitive, and based on the candidate's background as well as the overall program size and number of students in each field. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis from December to March.

Course Requirements

Students must complete the required coursework as outlined by each area group on the Smith School of Business, MSc website.

Course selection offerings are at the discretion of the department and may change due to faculty availability.

Relationship to the Ph.D. Program

M.Sc. graduates who are admitted to the Ph.D. program, in the same field of study, can anticipate accelerated progress toward completing their degree since they will have a graduate level foundation in their major field.

Students who have completed a Master's of Science in Management at Queen's University will normally be required to complete a minimum of four to six additional 3.0 credit unit courses.

Students who have completed a Master of Arts in Economics at Queen's University will normally be required to complete between four to six additional 3.0 credit unit courses.

Thus, the Ph.D. requires completion of between six and twelve 3.0 credit unit courses, depending on the prior academic background of the student and the area groups requirements.

In each case, the number of courses required will be at the discretion of the Associate Dean in the Smith School of Business. A normal course load is three courses per term.

Doctoral Program

The program of study leading to the Ph.D. in Management provides for a specialization in one major field (Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, International Business [not available September 2018], Management Information Systems, Management Science, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour and Strategy). Together with the courses in Research Methods, Quantitative Analysis and teaching, the program provides knowledge of the necessary theory and research methods to enable students to engage in high quality research and teaching. Emphasis is placed on research, initially in the form of a first-year research paper, conference presentations and submission of manuscripts to journals, and ultimately in the completion of the doctoral thesis.

Academic Qualifications for Admission

The minimum academic qualifications for admission are: a) A B+ average in a master's degree or b) A four year Bachelor Honours degree, and completion with high standing of one academic year of full-time graduate study in a program that is directly related to management studies at a recognized university. Examples of recognized related studies include master's programs in: Business, Public Administration; Economics; Psychology; Industrial Relations; Mathematics; Operations Research or Industrial Engineering; Sociology; Statistics; Political Science; Education; Anthropology; Gender Studies, Cultural and Global Development Studies; Urban and Economic Geography; and Urban and Regional Planning with an emphasis on economics and quantitative analysis. Or c) Direct entry: consistent with the applicable regulations found here, students with unquestionably superior standing in their honours bachelor's degree, or equivalent, may be considered for direct admission to a doctoral program.

All applicants for the doctoral program must complete the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or GRE test. TOEFL or IELTS is required for applicants whose native language is not English. Admissions are competitive, and based on the candidate's background as well as the overall program size and number of students in each field. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis from December to March.

Course Requirements

Students must complete the required coursework as outlined by each area group on the Smith School of Business, PhD Program website

Course selection offerings are at the discretion of the department and may change due to faculty availability.

Comprehensive Examination

A comprehensive examination must be taken in the student's selected area. This examination may include a written and an oral component. Normally students are required to take this exam after course work completion in the 2nd year of studies. For complete information consult the department.

 Research

The major research requirement in the program is the thesis. Students are encouraged to make an early start in developing their research interests and skills, and the program is designed to support this. Completion of a research project in the first summer in residence is an important ingredient in the evaluation of each student's performance. This research paper may form the basis of the thesis proposal. Students are also strongly encouraged to engage in additional research projects, and attendance at major conferences is encouraged and supported.

Thesis Proposal

All students are required to submit and present a thesis proposal. An acceptable proposal should demonstrate that the candidate has developed a research plan that leads to an acceptable thesis, that the candidate has a clear understanding of the problem addressed, the relevant literature and the research methodology. The intent of the proposal is to give constructive comments to the candidate and should not be construed as a contract which guarantees acceptance of the completed thesis.

Dissertation

The dissertation research must be original and contribute to knowledge in the field. The defense of the dissertation will be an oral examination conducted according to the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.

Teaching

All students complete a teaching course (MGMT-993) comprised of a series of teaching workshops and practicum. An exemption may be granted based on prior coursework or teaching experience.

Program Timing

The Ph.D. program begins each year in September and normally requires four to five years of full-time study. In addition to regular course work, first year students become involved in research through a research project where they work closely with a faculty advisor to develop research skills. In the second year, students will complete course requirements and take a comprehensive examination during that year. In the third and fourth years, they will develop and defend a thesis proposal, and then complete and defend the dissertation. Each spring, all students meet with the Associate Dean to discuss program planning and submit an Annual Student Progress Report.

The program is designed so that the course work and comprehensive examination should be completed in the first two years of study. This enables the student to devote two full years to their research thesis, with the expectation that the program requirements can then be completed in a four to five year period.