VSB OPTIONS FOR NON-BUSINESS STUDENTS
Full-time matriculated Villanova students from Engineering, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Science have the option to apply for transfer to VSB, or apply for a business minor. These are all competitive, application-based programs with different timelines and admission decisions. Note that students from other 4 year colleges or universities may apply for VSB’s Summer Business Institute, and earn a Business Certificate.
Minors for Non-Business Students
SUMMER BUSINESS INSTITUTE
VSB’s Summer Business Institute (SBI), a full-time, 16-credit program, provides an opportunity for Villanova students to earn a Business Minor and non-Villanova students to earn a Business Certificate – the equivalent of a business minor. The program focuses on finance, economics, accounting, marketing, management, analytics and information technologies. Created exclusively for non-business majors in 1997, SBI has educated more than 2,000 students in the fundamentals of business.
ACADEMIC YEAR BUSINESS MINOR PROGRAM
VSB’s Academic Year Business Minor program is administered by the Clay Center at VSB and is designed for full-time undergraduates enrolled in other Villanova colleges. Students admitted to the program take a required set of courses directly from the business core curriculum and are in class with VSB students during the academic year.
Internal Transfer admission to the Villanova School of Business is competitive. Admission decisions are based on admission credentials and current academic records. Generally, these criteria must be comparable to those of students accepted as first-year students in VSB. Interested students must attend an information session prior to applying.
Applicants will be reviewed by VSB's Admissions/Academic Standing Committee at the end of the spring semester. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision in late May.
Accepted internal transfer students will be assigned a VSB academic advisor during the summer before fall semester begins.
Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to know and understand VSB’s curriculum requirements. In some cases, an internal transfer student may not be able to graduate within the normally allotted four years.
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