Pursuing an Executive MBA should be evaluated like a capital investment. Assess the upside, acknowledge the commitment, and consider your goals. What makes this investment unique is your potential to benefit from cumulative growth and learning long after the program ends.


Round 1: November 30
Round 2: February 15
Round 3: May 15
Round 4: July 31



One official transcript from each undergraduate or graduate institution attended must be sent to the Graduate Business Office. Villanova alumni must have their transcripts sent officially through the Registrar's office to the Graduate Business Office.

All application materials (transcripts, etc.) should be sent electronically to or when necessary by physical mail to:

Graduate Business Programs
Bartley Hall 1064
Villanova University
800 East Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085

Recommendations can be professional references from individuals who know you in an employment setting and are written by a current/previous supervisor or colleague.

Please prepare a business resume that includes your educational and professional information. Resumes should be no more than two pages in length.

The essays should be 500-750 words and address the following questions:

"What attracted you to the Villanova Executive MBA program and how will this program help you reach your educational, personal, and career goals?”

“At the Villanova School of Business, we value our community and it is important for each person to contribute to its success. What difference will you make as a member of the EMBA cohort?"

Applicants will be asked to upload their essays on the application.

All applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of $65. The fee is to be paid by credit card on the online application site when you submit.

Applicants who have obtained a degree from an institution outside of the United States may be asked to provide an evaluation report indicating the U.S. equivalent of the degree.


PLEASE NOTE: An admissions interview is required for the Executive MBA and is by invitation only. Interviews are conducted once an application is complete.




The all-inclusive program cost for the cohort starting in September 2023 is $108,000.*

This includes:

*$106,000 for non-residents





There are several options to finance your Executive MBA. Many consider financial aid. We also encourage those who qualify to explore the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.


Villanova offers some competitive merit-based scholarships to those who have enrolled in the EMBA Program. More information about the scholarship process will be discussed in the EMBA interview. If you have any questions about the scholarship process for the Villanova EMBA program, you are encouraged to contact Kara Snyder.


In some cases, employers will reimburse for part or all of a master’s degree when it relates to your business line or career path. Consider these possible strategies to secure employer support. For additional suggestions, contact Kara Snyder.

Research your firm’s resources.

Determine whether your employer offers reimbursement benefits for advanced education.

Engage your manager.

Explain why you want to pursue an EMBA and ask whether the budget provides opportunities to support your education.

Create a business case.

Write a short summary that your manager can share that articulates how this program can support your organization’s goals.


Connect with Admissions

Kara Snyder
Associate Director, Executive MBA Admissions


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