Villanova

School of Business

DEVELOPING BUSINESS LEADERS
FOR A BETTER WORLD ®

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The Villanova School of Business develops business leaders for a better world through the Augustinian values of truth, community, caring and leading through service.

VSB provides a world-class business education with undergraduate programs, graduate programs and executive education. Renowned faculty blend formal business training with real-world application to deliver an innovative and rigorous curriculum.

By bridging theory and practice, VSB helps students to develop into creative problem solvers who become ethical, influential leaders who know how to grow, analyze and protect business value.

Collaborative. Creative. Entrepreneurial. VSB educates leaders with a desire to effect positive change in their workplaces and their communities, as well as around the globe.

OUR STORIES - MAKING AN IMPACT

The VSB community includes creative problem solvers, collaborative leaders and humble servant leaders who represent our unique values. Explore the stories of how members of our community–students, faculty and alumni–live out the VSB mission in their workplaces, communities and around the globe.

OFFICE OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

VSB will be a leader in creating an inclusive, equitable and diverse community that serves all members and stakeholders and reflects the University’s commitment to equality, justice and mutual respect. VSB will also seek to increase the representation of underrepresented groups across race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic, religious and other social identities and backgrounds.

EXPERIENCE VSB

 

 

LEARN AT VSB

UNDERGRADUATE

Choose from 7 majors, 3 co-majors and 10 minors.
Business minors also are available for
non-business students.

GRADUATE

Learn about VSB’s master's degree programs,
which include the Villanova MBA, the Executive MBA
and several specialized options.

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS

VSB's 5 academic departments are home
to our undergraduate and graduate degrees and
our more than 120 faculty members.

CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

VSB’s institutes and centers of excellence
drive the school’s pursuit of scholarly achievement, provide an outlet
for cutting-edge research and help to guide curricular design.

FAST FACTS

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RANKED GRADUATE ONLINE BUSINESS PROGRAM IN THE NATION BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

  

94%

SUCCESSFUL
UNDERGRADUATE JOB
PLACEMENT RATE

  

$67,333

AVERAGE
UNDERGRADUATE
STARTING SALARY

  

25%

INCREASE IN AVERAGE MBA SALARY UPON PROGRAM COMPLETION

 

  

#17

RANKED BEST ONLINE MBA IN THE NATION BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

  

31,550

VSB ALUMNI MAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUND THE WORLD

  

NEWS

Person pressing the letters AI in Artificial Intelligence

New MBA Specialization in Applied Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Villanova, Pa., June 14, 2021 – The Villanova School of Business (VSB) will offer an Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) specialization within the MBA program starting fall 2021. Artificial intelligence and machine learning have become increasingly important technologies across all business disciplines such as finance, banking, marketing, healthcare, accounting, real estate and more. The three-course specialization will examine AI and all its components–natural language processing, expert systems, robotic process automation, machine vision, image recognition and AI development platforms–and especially supervised and unsupervised machine learning. 

JUNE 14, 2021

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Christopher Kilby, PhD and Manuela Priesemuth, PhD

Two VSB Faculty Receive Villanova University Research Awards

VILLANOVA, Pa., June 10, 2021 - Villanova School of Business (VSB) is proud to announce two of its faculty members—Christopher Kilby, PhD, professor, Economics, and Manuela Priesemuth, PhD, associate professor, Management & Operations—have received 2021 Villanova University Research Awards.

JUNE 10, 2021

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Lucy H. Chen, PhD and Denise Hanes Downey, PhD, ’05 VSB, ’08 MAC

Villanova School of Business Appoints Two New Endowed Positions in the Accounting & Information Systems Department

Villanova, Pa., April 28, 2021 – The Villanova School of Business (VSB) has appointed two new endowed positions within the Accounting & Information Systems (A&IS) department. Starting Fall 2021, Lucy H. Chen, PhD, will be the new John M. Cooney Endowed Professor in Accounting and Denise Hanes Downey, PhD, ’05 VSB, ’08 MAC will be the new KPMG Endowed Professor in Accounting.

APRIL 28, 2021

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Rohan Parikh ’21 VSB and Kelsea Wong ’21 VSB

Two VSB Students Selected as Poets & Quants 2021 Best & Brightest Business Majors

Villanova, PA, April 20, 2021  - Two Villanova School of Business (VSB) students – Rohan Parikh ’21 VSB and Kelsea Wong ’21 VSB – were selected as Poets & Quants for Undergrads 2021 Best & Brightest Business Majors. Poets & Quants chose 100 students from around the nation who use their skills to impact business in creative ways and who are poised to be the future leaders of the business world.

APRIL 20, 2021

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Denise L. Devine ’77 VSB, ’83 MT Awarded the Rev. Joseph C. Bartley, OSA Alumni Medallion

Denise L. Devine ’77 VSB, ’83 MT, P ’06, ’09 Awarded the Rev. Joseph C. Bartley, OSA Alumni Medallion

Villanova, Pa., March 10, 2021 – The Villanova School of Business (VSB) has selected Denise L. Devine, CPA,’77 VSB, ’83 MT, P ’06, ’09 as the 2021 recipient of The Rev. Joseph C. Bartley, OSA Alumni Medallion. The Bartley Medallion is the highest distinction VSB can bestow to an alumnus/a and is awarded annually to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers while also demonstrating extraordinary service to their communities and to VSB.

MARCH 10, 2021

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