EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM
ELEVATED PERSPECTIVE. AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP. GREATER IMPACT.
ALL IN 19 MONTHS.
Solving complex challenges with agility. Leading through responsible decision-making. Pursuing change that makes a difference. All with global awareness and confidence to continually adapt to an ever-changing business climate. These are qualities you expect from a leader—ones you seek for yourself.
The Villanova Executive MBA creates leaders with vision, creativity, and a commitment to continuous improvement and the greater good. We elevate the conversation beyond the functional silos to examine the cross-functional nature of business to enable you to create sustainable value. Here you will develop a better understanding of your strengths and passions to lead in a way that feels authentic. You’ll be surrounded by equally talented peers and our world-class faculty who support your growth for years to come. All in 19 months.
EXECUTIVE FIT. EXECUTIVE FOCUS.
Every Third Weekend
We pace our 19-month program to fit your life but also to give you time to absorb what you learn without losing any momentum.
Forward-Looking and Pragmatic
Our curriculum pushes students to envision the future of business while developing the dexterity and resourcefulness to build it.
Leadership on Your Terms
We use executive coaching that emphasizes individual strengths over competition to ensure that you achieve your leadership potential.
THE VILLANOVA EXECUTIVE MBA IS GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED
The Villanova Executive MBA program was ranked #27 by CEO Magazine in their 2023 Global MBA Rankings report. The program was ranked #10 in North America and is the highest-ranked among Pennsylvania and Philadelphia-area schools. Learn more.
Mike Pagano, PhD
Dr. Mike Pagano serves as the Robert J. and Mary Ellen Daretta Endowed Chair in Finance at the Villanova School of Business. Dr. Pagano brings many years of experience in the financial services industry to the Executive MBA classroom and is the program's longest full-time tenured faculty member.
Jeffrey D. Kudisch, PhD
Faculty Director, EMBA
"More than ever before, executives must be visionary, creative, agile, empathetic, self-aware and responsible. These principles of servant leadership lie at the heart of the Villanova School of Business Executive MBA program and I couldn’t be more excited to lead this transformational program."
EMBA FOR A DAY
Get a glimpse into the Villanova Executive MBA experience by joining us for a class! Review the class options through the link below and pick what works best for your schedule!
The Villanova Executive MBA program is offered in-person at The Inn at Villanova University, located 12 miles from Philadelphia.
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Based on 2023 exit survey data