Queen's Master of Science in Management is a 12-month program focusing on business research in one of nine fields of study: Accounting, Analytics, Business Economics, Finance, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, 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.
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.