ADMISSIONS

GROWING YOUR CAPITAL

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.

EMBA APPLICATION DEADLINES

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

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

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 gradbusinessinfo@villanova.edu or when necessary by physical mail to:

ATTN: Andrew Coons
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 essay should be 500-750 words and address the following question: "What is your greatest professional accomplishment or failure? What did you learn from that experience?" Applicants will be asked to upload their essay 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.

 

 

TUITION

The all-inclusive program cost for the cohort starting in September 2020 is $98,000.*

This includes:

*$96,000 for non-residents

 

 

FINANCING YOUR EMBA

FINANCIAL AID

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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 Anthony Penna.

EMPLOYER RESOURCES

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 Anthony Penna.

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

Anthony Penna
Director, Admissions
Executive MBA Program