Pursuing an 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.


We operate on a rolling admissions review structure. Applications are reviewed within days from the point at which they are considered complete.

Spring Semester: November 30
Summer Semester: 
April 30
Fall Semester: July 15

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

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



Start an online application from our How to Apply page.

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.

Unofficial transcripts may be used for admissions review. However, official degree bearing transcripts will be required before the start of classes.

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

ATTN: 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 (internships work as well) and are written by a current/previous supervisor. For those students who do not have work experience academic recommendations are welcomed. Please refrain from using personal recommendations (family, friends, etc.).

Please prepare a business resume that includes your educational and professional information.

Applicants are required to take the GMAT, GMAT Focus or the GRE. Please arrange for official reports to be sent directly to Villanova University (Program Code: 8PP-NJ-09 for the GMAT; 0827 for the GRE). The Admissions Committee will consider your highest score if you have taken the test more than once. For more information about the GMAT test and how to register, please visit For information on the GRE, please visit

GMAT/GRE waivers are available for qualified individuals on a case by case basis via an application process. Details can be found on the instruction page of your MBA application. Please email if you have any questions.

Please limit the essay response to two-pages double-spaced.

Please discuss how this degree will impact your short and long-term career plans and address the following questions:

  • Why pursue a Professional MBA at this point in your career?
  • In what ways do you plan to utilize what you gain from the curriculum to meet your professional goals?
  • What actions have you taken to determine that Villanova's coursework is the best fit for your experience?

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 whose native language is not English and who graduated from a non-U.S. institution in a country where English is not the official language, are required to provide a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 

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




Professional MBA tuition and fees for the 2024-2025 academic year are $1,300 per credit and include the cost of the Global Practicum. In addition, the university assesses a $100 general fee each semester.




The Villanova School of Business is pleased to offer merit scholarships to academically and professionally accomplished students. Scholarship offers and award amounts will be determined by a holistic review of your application for admission and thorough evaluation of a variety of indicators, including (but not limited to) rigor of coursework, undergraduate GPA, your professional accomplishments and standardized test scores. Students will be evaluated for scholarship awards during the evaluation process. Once admitted, if you aren’t awarded a scholarship, you can submit a Scholarship Request Form, which will appear on the Application Status Page. Once submitted, the request will be reviewed for merit award eligibility. An additional essay will be required when submitting this form. Merit scholarships can only be used towards tuition in the Villanova Professional MBA program.

Scholarship decisions are typically made within a week of submitting the form. If you have any questions about the scholarship process, please reach out to our admissions representatives.

The VSB admissions team encourages you to apply for scholarship as early as possible within the current admissions cycle. Funding is limited and available on a first come first serve basis.      

Priority will be given to completed scholarship applications received before the dates below:

•    July 1 – For applicants seeking a fall semester start   

•    November 1 – For applicants seeking a spring semester start (available for select programs)

•    April 1 – For applicants seeking a summer semester start (available for select programs)



Information regarding financial assistance available to graduate students may be obtained from the Villanova University Office of Financial Assistance

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 our admissions team.

Research Your Firm's Resources

  • Determine whether your employer offers reimbursement benefits for an MBA.

Engage Your Manager

  • Explain why you want to pursue an MBA 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.



VSB Graduate Programs
(610) 519-4345
Bartley Hall




Important Notice for Distance Education Students

The following includes important information for students participating in online courses, online programs and/or on-ground clinicals or practicums while physically located outside of Pennsylvania: Read the Notice.