Queen's University Investment Banking Placement (Using Data)
Queen's University is a public research university in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and is the second-best Canadian school for investment banking placement. Home to the well-regarded Smith School of Business Commerce program, Queen's top students consistently go to the very best investment banks in the world.
Queen's has several top student-run investment clubs such as QUIC and Limestone Capital, which contribute to its strong placement. We note that Queen's results would be boosted significantly if we were to also include the Canadian market.
We note that Queen's University has an astounding Elite Firms % of 86%, falling short of only MIT. This results from Queen's extremely consistent placement into Goldman Sachs, with 46% of investment banking hires ending up at this top firm.
Queen's also has a strong Elite Boutique %, with 21% of investment banking hires ending up at Evercore.
Queen's is held back by its small number of placements relative to its number of Undergrads. The data also suggests that recruiting results at Queen's are very top-heavy.
Our investment banking target school list is a complete rank of 60 schools and analyzed >60k LinkedIn profiles of professionals who worked in investment banking between 2008 and 2023. We filtered the data to examine U.S. hires into the top investment banks.
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Investment Banking Placement
Weighted Rank: #53
Ranking by Total Hires: #46
Category: Lower Semi-Target School
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Business School Name: Smith
# of Undergrads: 27,257 per U.S. News
# of Business School Undergrads: 2,000
Median Starting Salary (2022): $65k
Chancellor: Murray Sinclair
U.S. News Global Rank (2022-2023): #429
QS World University Rankings: #209
Financial Times MBA Rank: #93