Business Essentials: MBA in a Day Series

Business Essentials

Villanova University presents a new leadership program for the business professional.

Business Essentials: MBA in a Day Series is designed for non-finance professionals looking to develop business acumen, managers facing new leadership challenges, and individuals considering an MBA program. Business Essentials: MBA in a Day Series provides a broad overview of management topics. It is facilitated by prominent faculty from the Villanova School of Business who offer a dynamic, real-world perspective on the changing business environment.

Upon completion of the series, participants receive the following benefits:

  • 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • A Villanova University Business Essentials certificate

The 4-day series is designed to enhance strategic decision-making and critical problem-solving skills by gaining knowledge in the following disciplines:


Friday November 6    
  9:30 AM Quinetta Roberson, Leadership
  1:30 PM Julie Pirsch, Marketing
Saturday, November 7    
  9 AM Mike Peters, Financial Statement Analysis
  1 PM Mark Loschiavo, Innovation        
Friday, November 13    
  9 AM Steve Mahar, Analytics
  1 PM Al Ciaradonna, Strategy
Saturday, November 14    
  9 AM Mike Pagano, Finance & Firm Value
  1 PM Noah Barsky, Performance Measurement           

You may review the full course descriptions to learn more about each course and topic.


  • Villanova University Conference Center, Radnor, PA
  • $2500 for the entire 4-day series

*The program is recognized by most employers as meeting the requirements for corporate tuition assistance.

For More Information

Anthony Penna
Executive Admissions
(610) 523-1749

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