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Queen's Business Consulting
Partnering With Kingston and Eastern Ontario Businesses Since 1973
Queen's Business Consulting continues to lead the way as Canada's top undergraduate consulting program. In operation for over 30 years, QBC is a year-round venture managed by senior undergraduate commerce students under the direction of the Queen's School of Business faculty. Located at the Queen's University campus in Kingston, Ontario, QBC provides a range of cost-effective consulting services to owners, managers and staff of small and medium-sized businesses as well as professionals from not-for-profit and public organizations.
QBC constantly strives to meet the rapidly changing needs of its regional alliance partners in both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. We are dedicated to providing high-value and high-impact advice in the areas such as marketing, finance, accounting, Internet commerce, information systems, production management, and market research.
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Typical projects result in changes such as improving productivity, enhancing morale, reducing expenses, boosting cash flows, augmenting Internet and e-marketing resources, implementing marketing research, identifying new sources of revenues, increasing client retention, and/or strengthening brand awareness for the organization or its products and services.
Since 1973, QBC has worked with over 300 different businesses and public organizations and completed over 650 successful consulting projects. What started as an MBA course in 1973 is now a successful year-round undergraduate program preparing students for careers in consulting. During the fall and winter academic terms, the program is run as a course (COMM 504) through Queen's School of Business wherein student consultants receive a credit for consulting services that are offered. From May through to the end of August, the summer consulting team is hired as remunerated staff working with the program director.
QBC student consultants typically have previous experience in managing projects, enjoy interacting with business people, thrive in ever-changing project cultures, value the importance of working to deadlines, have previous work experience, are considering a career in consulting, have a wide range of qualitative and quantitative skills, and work well with both junior and senior level staff or managers.