To be eligible for the online MSBA program, you must provide the following materials:

  • Completed online application
  • Resume
  • Two essays
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
  • GMAT or GRE score (optional)
  • TOEFL and transcript evaluation 

In addition, all incoming students must have completed an undergraduate or graduate statistics course and earned a minimum grade of B. Students can start the online MSBA in the Fall or Spring semesters.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: 7/15
Spring Semester: 11/30




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

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

 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.).

 The essay questions can be found on the online 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.

 MSA applicants are not required to take the GMAT or GRE. However, it is strongly recommended for candidates with a non-technical background or an undergraduate GPA lower than 3.0. Please arrange for official reports to be sent directly to Villanova University (Program Code: 8PP-NJ-08 for the GMAT; 2959 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

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score and a transcript evaluation. Please send scores to school code 2952.

To talk to an enrollment advisor, please call (610) 519-3805.



TUITION for 2022-2023

Tuition for the MSBA is $1,428 per credit. Newly admitted students will be locked in for the duration of the program at the official rate at their point of enrollment. Financial assistance in the form of student loans is available.




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 are not awarded a scholarship, you can submit a Scholarship Request Form, which will appear on your Application Status Page. Once submitted, the request will be reviewed for merit award eligibility. An additional essay will be required when submitting this form.

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.

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



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.


Connect with Admissions

James Dietz
Assistant Director, Admissions
MSBA Program



Women in Tech Conference


The Villanova Women in Tech Conference is a premier event hosted every year by the Villanova School of Business in late January/early February.

In 2021, the panel discussed the experience of women of color in the tech industry as well as the efforts designed to support expanded representation. Panelists spoke to a spectrum of resources, trends and experiences, from seed planting to corporate commitment, designed to encourage and sustain the growth of women of color within the sector. 

Visit the Women In Tech page to view highlights from the 2021 conference.