General Questions

Is The Villanova MBA Fast Track a full-time or part-time program?

The Fast Track progresses at a full-time program pace, but is delivered as a part-time program two nights per week.

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Is The Villanova MBA Fast Track accredited?

All programs offered by the Villanova School of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the professional accrediting body for business schools.

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If accepted, do I need to choose between the Philadelphia and Villanova cohort before I start the program?

Yes, you need to indicate on the application your preferred location.  

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Curriculum / Course Requirements

How many credits do I need to complete my MBA degree?

The Fast Track curriculum features a two year, lock-step 48 credit program.

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Is there an international component?

Yes. A one-week international trip occurs during the spring semester of the second year in conjunction with the Strategic Management for Global Organizations class.

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Are there specializations in the Fast Track program?

Yes. You may specialize in Finance, Health Care Administration, International Business, MIS, Marketing, Real Estate, or Strategic Management. A specialization requires the student to 7.5 credits in the desired field in order to qualify as a specialization.

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Class Schedule

When do classes meet?

Students take two classes per week, each meets once per week, (Tuesdays/Thursdays) from 6:00 to 9:30 pm in fall, spring, and summer. For the Philadelphia location, each class meets once a week (Mondays/Wednesdays) from 6:00 to 9:30 pm in fall, spring, and summer.

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How long is each semester/session?

Fall and spring semesters meet for 15 weeks each and the summer session meets for 9 weeks. Students take two courses each term.

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Admissions / Costs

What are the admission requirements?

You must submit the following by application deadline: application form and essays; application fee ($50); resume; official transcripts from each institution you have attended; GMAT score report; TOEFL (for international students); and recommendations. To access application for the Fast Track option, please click here.

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What is the cost of tuition?

Fast Track tuition and fees for the 2013-2014 academic year are $1000 per credit.  In addition, the university assesses a $30 general fee each semester.

Information regarding financial assistance available to graduate students may be obtained from the Villanova University Office of Financial Assistance.

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When should I apply?

Due to the small class size and competitive nature of the admissions process, applicants that are ready to submit an application are encouraged to apply for round one or two. The rigor of the selection process remains consistent throughout all rounds, but please note that Round 3 applications will only be considered if space remains in the class.

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Round Process

How many rounds are in the admissions process?

There are three rounds in the admissions process:

Main Campus/ Center City - Philadelphia:
Round 1: December 15
Round 2: February 15
Round 3: April 15
Round 4: June 30

Admission to The Villanova MBA Fast Track is highly competitive and the committee is focused on selecting candidates who will add value to the cohort experience by ensuring a diverse set of functional roles and industries are represented in the classroom. The review of applications is holistic and all elements of the application are carefully weighed. After an application has been submitted and the supporting materials have been received, the applicant will be contacted in order to schedule an interview with members of the admissions committee.

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