Business for Arts & Science Students

Graduate Programs in Arts Management & Leadership

The Dan School of Drama and Music and the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (IBCPA) have two new exciting programs - a Graduate Diploma in Arts Management and a Master's degree in Arts Leadership. These programs are ideal for students and working professionals who have the passion and acumen for the arts and see their careers not so much as on the stage but rather directing from behind the scenes - directing the business operations that is.

The focus is on developing 21st century leadership and management capabilities. Course work covers strategic planning and thinking, a specific focus on comprehensive revenue development in arts marketing and philanthropy, cultural policy, contract negotiations and labour relations, financial and management accounting, and digital entrepreneurship.

The program will focus on inquiry-based research, applied learning in live-site analysis and the rigorous exchange of ideas, producing graduate students who are immediately qualified to assume specialized administrative positions with professional arts organizations and who will eventually assume leadership.

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Smith School of Business Programs for Arts and Science Students

Certificate in Business (for Arts and Science students)

Studying Arts and Science but interested in business? The unique Certificate in Business offered by Smith School of Business is an accelerated way to gain a competitive advantage in the job market. You will learn business fundamentals, financial and management accounting, marketing, finance and organizational behavior while completing your major within Arts and Science.

The Smith Certificate in Business has been designed for Queen’s University Arts and Science students who want to gain fundamental knowledge in key areas of business in order to broaden their career options upon graduation.

The certificate offers a series of six introductory level Commerce courses. Students who successfully complete all of these courses will receive a Smith Certificate in Business, which will be recognized on their final transcript. Two of these courses may also be counted toward a student's degree program.

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Please note: With the exception of students who have transferred from another Faculty or School into the Faculty of Arts and Science, a maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools (including the Smith School of Business) may be counted towards the Program and/or Plan requirements of any degree in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Graduate Diploma in Business

This program is designed for you - for any graduate of a non-business undergraduate degree looking for a comprehensive overview of business fundamentals. Complete a year-long program in only 4 months. A perfect way to round out your Arts and Science degree in a short period of time, credits earned for this diploma can also count toward a Smith MBA or Master's degree.

The Graduate Diploma in Business begins each May at Smith School of Business in Kingston, Ontario. 

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