Classes are held every third weekend on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 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. Classes are in-person at the Inn at Villanova

There is no typical Villanova Executive MBA student. Our students represent a wide range of nationalities, industries and functions. We encourage anyone with meaningful work experience and a desire to learn and grow to apply to the program.  With that said, the average class profile is below.

Average Age: 38.1
Percentage of Females: 42%
Percentage of SOC: 21%
Percentage of Military Veterans: 13.5%
Average Years of Workforce Experience: 14.3
Average Years of Management Experience: 8.4

Financial sponsorship is not required; however, you must demonstrate employer support of your participation in the program by submitting a Statement of Employer Support letter, signed by a supervisor or human resources representative before the start of the program. Self-employed applicants may request a waiver of this requirement. 

The level of financial sponsorship does not affect the admissions decision. Full financial support does show that the organization is committed and endorses you strongly. We realize, however, that not every organization has the resources or policies in place to fully support an applicant.

Before the start of the program, we require a letter of sponsorship from your employer. This letter serves as assurance that your organization sees the value of participation in the program and will support the time commitments of the program. 

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) confers only one Master of Business Administration degree. Therefore, EMBA candidates will receive a degree that states Master of Business Administration (MBA). 

No. The GMAT is not a requirement for admission to the Villanova EMBA Program. Candidates whose backgrounds do not demonstrate proficiency in basic quantitative and analytic skills may be required to take a quantitative skills assessment test prior to admission.


Connect with Admissions

Kara Snyder
Associate Director, Executive MBA Admissions


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