No, only the Fast Track option is offered at the new location. (Please note: the Flex Track MBA program is also part-time, two nights per week, and the classes are held at night.)
Yes. 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.
The typical length for completion is 3 to 5 years. The length of time to complete the program varies depending on the number of courses taken each semester and whether you take summer classes. A student who is employed full-time can take a maximum of two courses per semester and during the summer session. It is possible for a student who is employed fewer than 20 hours per week to attend full-time by taking 3 or 4 courses per semester and 2 courses during the summer session.
Each semester, a number of courses are offered in a partial distance learning format: 50% traditional classroom; 50% online. This combined format still allows for valuable classroom interaction, yet adds the scheduling flexibility desired by our students. In addition, a few elective courses also are offered online. Traditional face-to-face courses are always available.
To fulfill the requirements of the new Flex Track MBA curriculum, candidates must complete 48 credits.
You may transfer up to 9 credits from another AACSB accredited MBA program to satisfy relevant requirements. Prior approval is necessary.
No, courses can't be waived based on undergraduate coursework.
Yes. You may specialize in Finance, Health Care Administration, International Business, MIS, Marketing, Real Estate, or Strategic Management.
7.5 credit hours of study are required for a specialization.
No, students may select electives from any business discipline and receive a general MBA.
Your curriculum requires you to take a total of 10 electives. Electives will be classified by specific subject areas which will be listed in the comments section of each course on Novasis.
No, you must be accepted to the program in order to take any classes in the program.
Classes meet once a week, Monday to Thursday, usually from 6 to 8:45 p.m. (fall and spring). Summer classes meet from 6 to 9 p.m. There are occasional Saturday classes that meet from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (over 11 weeks).
Fall and spring semesters meet for 15 weeks each and the summer session meets for 9 weeks.
The application deadline for fall admission is June 30; the deadline for spring admission is November 15. All application documents must be received by the deadline. Applicants interested in enrolling in the summer session must submit credentials by March 31.
The following must be received by the application deadline: application form and essays; application fee ($50); official transcripts from each institution attended; GMAT score report; TOEFL (for international students); and recommendations.
The main criteria for admission include: undergraduate GPA; GMAT score; work experience; TOEFL (for international students); essays; and recommendations.
For the 2013-2014 academic year tuition is $855 per credit. A $30 general fee is charged each semester.
Information regarding financial assistance available to graduate students may be obtained from the Villanova University Office of Financial Assistance.