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Graduate Programs


The Villanova MBA provides a learning experience that equips students with the skills to innovate, adapt and lead in a world that is in constant flux. Our classes emphasize a practical, real-world education and promote work across disciplines. The program offers three different tracks—Online, Flex Track and the Fast Track—which allows students to complete the program at their own pace, or in an accelerated format. The Villanova MBA features a strong functional core designed to develop knowledge and skills, with pillar courses in analytics, ethics, innovation & creativity and the global economy. Elective courses span disciplines and feature current business trends and topics. Two embedded consulting projects bring classroom learning to life: one with a local nonprofit organization, and the other with a multinational firm. All of these curricular components put our students in a position to bring what they are learning in the classroom back to the office for an immediate impact.

The Villanova Executive MBA’s innovative learning environment is designed to encourage students to think differently, to collaborate with peers and to partner with faculty. The residential, weekend-based design allows students to immerse themselves in their learning and to begin building a lifelong network of business connections. The program is applied and practical, and our professors have deep academic and industry experience. The Systems Thinking approach that underpins the curriculum emphasizes the importance of problem solving in the context of each student’s industry.

The Villanova Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is a rigorous, 12-month, full-time degree program that includes hands-on interaction with the business world in addition to classroom study. Coursework includes financial theory, financial decision making, applied corporate financial analysis, derivatives and management of real-world investment funds. MSF classes utilize VSB’s nationally recognized Applied Finance Lab, which provides access to the same advanced resources and real-time information used by Wall Street traders.

The Villanova Master of Accountancy (MAC) program is centered on a 12-week summer semester where you complete more than half of the degree in a full-time format. Fall and spring semester courses are delivered on a flexible distance-learning schedule, allowing students to complete the 30-credit degree while working or participating in an internship—all in as little as 12 months. Following the summer session, most MAC students proceed to sit for sections of the CPA exam during the fall and spring semesters. The comprehensive curriculum integrates a wide range of topics to enhance students’ accounting and business backgrounds—and to help meet the real-world, real-time challenges of global business and the accounting industry.

The Villanova online Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) is expertly designed to expand your proficiency in the latest analytics technologies, applications and practices that are actively reshaping the business world. The program’s rigorous and comprehensive curriculum is taught by VSB’s world-class faculty of experts in business, analytics, statistics, mathematics and computer science—all of whom bring real-world expertise directly into your online classroom. Through the support of the Center for Business Analytics, one of VSB’s six centers of excellence, the program also includes industry projects and a final capstone experience.

The Villanova Master of Science in Church Management (MSCM) is an innovative, two-year graduate business program that provides a high-level skill set in church management. The MSCM is designed to meet the needs of a national student body of church leaders and managers—including parish business managers, managers of diocesan and religious order departments, and those engaged in managing church-related social service ministries. It is ideal for professionals who cannot take leave from their positions to relocate and pursue full-time study. The MSCM can be completed online in only two years of part-time study.

Strong history, bright future.

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) is a premier educational institution that offers undergraduate programs, graduate programs and executive education. Villanova was founded by the Roman Catholic Order of Saint Augustine, and the Augustinian values of truth, community, caring and leading through service are infused throughout the curriculum in all of our programs. 

Founded in 1922, VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students  to become outstanding leaders and global citizens. Our programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) provides an exceptional undergraduate business education that is rigorous, highly relevant and rich in Augustinian values. VSB students take approximately 50% of required courses in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The balance of business and liberal arts coursework serves to instill the fundamentals of critical insight, mature judgment and independent thinking, and fosters a sense of the importance of values and the moral responsibility of caring for others and working for
the betterment of society.

VSB prepares students for success in a global marketplace by presenting real-world information—integrated, fluid, and driven by technology and analytics. Students learn how to solve problems creatively, to lead responsibly and to understand where their field of study fits within the larger context of global business. The knowledge learned, combined with technical skills, helps students become well-rounded graduates with the tools necessary to be successful in any career path.

The Clay Center at VSB

The Clay Center at VSB serves as a hub of undergraduate program activity, housing the Charlotte and James V. O’Donnell ’63 Center for Professional Development and academic advising. The Clay Center’s mission is to support and facilitate students’ intellectual, professional and personal growth and development toward becoming socially responsible members of the global business community.

VSB Total Enrollment

Total

Fall 2017 1753
Fall 2016 1685
Fall 2015 1659
Fall 2014 1662
Fall 2013 1667

VSB Class of 2019-2020

Total

Mid-range SAT 1270-1430
Mid-range GPA 3.82-4.27
Student-to-faculty ratio 15:1

VSB Incoming Class Enrollment

Class Applicants Enrollment
2020 4,599 430
2019 4,348 430
2018 4,599 410
2017 4,068 415
     

VSB Student Opportunities

                  1452

COMPANIES THAT POSTED FULL-TIME JOBS

              857    

COMPANIES THAT POSTED INTERNSHIPS FOR BUSINESS STUDENTS

    223              

COMPANIES THAT VISITED CAMPUS TO RECRUIT

**VSB students, in the 2014-2015 academic year.

The average class size for VSB is 30 students.

77 upperclassmen serve as peer advisors to VSB freshmen and sophomores.

1425 companies posted full-time jobs for VSB students and 223 came to campus to recruit.

857 companies posted internships for undergraduate business students.

95% of students report having had one or more internship.

71% of VSB students complete more than one internship during their academic experience.

97.2% of our most recent graduates successfully placed six months after graduation.

The mean starting salary for VSB graduates is $61,000. The mean signing bonus is $7,000.

Class of 2017 Featured Employers  

  • 3M
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Bloomingdale's
  • Comcast/NBC Universal 
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • EY
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • IBM
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. 
  • KPMG
  • L'Oreal
  • Lily Pulitzer
  • PwC
  • SAP

The Villanova MBA provides a learning experience that equips students with the skills to innovate, adapt and lead in a world that is in constant flux. Our classes emphasize a practical, real-world education and promote work across disciplines. The program offers three different tracks—Online, Flex Track and the Fast Track—which allows students to complete the program at their own pace, or in an accelerated format. Two embedded consulting projects bring classroom learning to life: one with a local nonprofit organization, and the other with a multinational firm. Our curriculum allows our students to bring back what they are learning in the classroom to the office for an immediate impact.

The Villanova Executive MBA’s innovative learning environment is designed to encourage students to think differently, to collaborate with peers and to partner with faculty. The residential, weekend-based design allows students to immerse themselves in their learning and to begin building a lifelong network of business connections. The program is applied and practical, and our professors have deep academic and industry experience.

The Villanova Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is a rigorous, 12-month, full-time degree program that includes hands-on interaction with the business world in addition to classroom study. MSF classes utilize VSB’s nationally recognized Applied Finance Lab, which provides access to the  same advanced resources and real-time information used by Wall Street traders. 

The Villanova Master of Accountancy (MAC) program is centered on a 12-week summer semester where you complete more than half of the degree in a full-time format. Fall and spring semester courses are delivered on a flexible distance-learning schedule, allowing students to complete the 30-credit degree while working or participating in an internship—all in as little as 12 months. Following the summer session, most MAC students proceed to sit for sections of the CPA exam during the fall and spring semesters.

The Villanova online Master of Science in Analytics (MSA)is expertly designed to expand your proficiency in the latest analytics technologies, applications and practices that are actively reshaping the business world. The program’s rigorous and comprehensive curriculum is taught by VSB’s world-class faculty of experts in business, analytics, statistics, mathematics and computer science —all of whom bring real-world expertise directly into your online classroom. Through the support of the Center for Business Analytics, one of VSB’s six centers of excellence, the program also includes industry projects and a final capstone experience.

The Villanova Master of Science in Church Management (MSCM) is an innovative, two-year graduate business program that provides a high-level skill set in church management. The MSCM is designed to meet the needs of a national student body of church leaders and managers—including parish business managers, managers of diocesan and religious order departments, and those engaged in managing church-related social service ministries. It is ideal for professionals who cannot take leave from their positions to relocate and pursue full-time study. The MSCM can be completed online in only two years of part-time study.

VSB Graduate Enrollment

Total

Fall 2017 1,066
Fall 2016 1,112
Fall 2015 994
Fall 2014 737
Fall 2013 722

Class Profile: The Villanova MBA

Total

GMAT Range 500 - 720
GPA 3.3
Work Experience 6.5 years

Class Profile: The Villanova EMBA

Total

In Cohort 24
Director Level or above 63%
Years of Work Experience 15

Graduate Enrollment by Program

  Flex MBA Fast MBA EMBA MSF MAC MSCM
Fall 2015 416 134 57 18 48 59
Fall 2014 401 144 33 29 41 21
Fall 2013 426 140 58 25 48 25
Fall 2012 423 133 60 27 51 38
Fall 2011 430 123 53 29 31 28

Centers of Excellence

The Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate is changing the face of business education at Villanova. New courses in real estate have been introduced, along with a co-major in real estate and a real estate specialization in the Villanova MBA program. The center supports faculty research and teaching, ensuring relevance in the curriculum through the incorporation of site visits, experiential learning projects, industry-standard tools and the perspective of industry experts. 

Through education, research and outreach, the Center for Global Leadership promotes three core ideals: cross-cultural awareness, ethical international business relationships and responsible global leadership. These ideals are firmly rooted in the University’s Augustinian tradition, which focuses on the moral and ethical development of our students and faculty and our contributions to thriving global communities. The center pursues these guiding principles through educational programs, research, and service and outreach activities.

The Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights leverages the expertise of world class faculty and an advisory board of practitioners from leading corporations to support initiatives that foster an unmatched student experience and also improve the science and practice of marketing as it relates to the consumer experience.

Villanova’s Center for Church Management performs research, conducts both for-credit and non-credit programs in church management, and coordinates all business ethics activities within the Villanova School of Business. The center works to help church leadership be good stewards of their resources, use their facilities effectively, and build stronger churches.

The Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Institute (ICE) is an innovative driver of scholastic, educational and professional development opportunities in the areas of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The center’s curricular division provides support for programs, courses and the undergraduate minor in entrepreneurship.

The research division provides support to faculty conducting and publishing relevant research, and the practice division develops and maintains programs and initiatives that provide an interface between the business community and the research and curricular capabilities of the center.

The Center for Business Analytics promotes education, research and practice using analytics, business intelligence, performance management and process management for our students, faculty and business partners. The center sponsors analytics-oriented courses for both undergraduate and graduate students, and promotes best practices in analytics through round-table sessions, conference and executive workshops.

U.S. News & World Report- 2017

Best Online Degree Programs: Graduate Business

#4 IN THE NATION

Bloomberg Businessweek - 2016

Best Undergraduate Schools, 2016

#1 IN THE NATION
#2 EMPLOYER SURVEY
#10 STUDENT SURVEY
#15 INTERNSHIPS

Bloomberg Businessweek - 2015

The Villanova MBA

#12 IN THE NATION
#15 STUDENT SURVEY
#15 ALUMNI SURVEY

Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD
2016 - present

Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD
2012 - 2015

James M. Danko
2005 - 2011

Thomas F. Monahan, PhD
1996 - 2003

John A. Pearce II, PhD
1995 - 1996

Alvin A. Clay
1977 - 1995

Rev. Philip F. Barrett, OSA
1962 - 1976

Rev. Joseph C. Bartley, OSA
1922 - 1962

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