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Queen's University Investment Banking Placement (Using Data)

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Queen's University

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 ranks #53 on our investment banking target school list, earning it a designation as a lower semi-target school.

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.

Queen's Campus

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.

Queen's Placement Data

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

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School Factsheet

  • Established: 1857

  • 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


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