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The Summer Business Academy is designed for:

  • Currently matriculated college students with non-business majors
  • Recent college graduates with non-business degrees
  • International students currently matriculated in a full-time academic degree program at an accredited U.S. institution


The application for SBA '24 is now closed. Applications for SBA '25 will open in January 2025.

All students considering SBA should plan to attend an information session or schedule an appointment to discuss the program further with Trish Burdo, Director, VSB Summer Programs at

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis once all of the required information and materials are submitted and the most current transcript is received. The application period will open on January 15 and close on April 15.

Application requirements include:

  • Application Form: the application form can be found in the on-line application portal, when applications are open (January 15).
  • Resume: submit your current, professionally-formatted resume (search “how to write a resume”).
  • Official Transcript: you will need to request your official college transcript from each college you have attended – including Villanova University.
    • Official transcripts must be requested through the university’s Office of the Registrar (search “how to order a transcript”) and sent directly to
    • Electronic versions are preferred. Submission of hard copy transcripts* may cause a delay in processing applications for review.
  • Essay: a 1-2 page essay explaining why you are considering SBA, and how the program can support your goals, and any other factors the SBA admissions committee should take into consideration in evaluating your application.

Students who have accepted an offer of admission and plan to enroll will be asked to submit a non-refundable $500 enrollment deposit (specific deadlines and instructions are provided with the acceptance notice). The deposit is applied towards SBA tuition.

* If you need to submit hard copy documents, they can be mailed to:

Summer Business Academy
Villanova University
Bartley Hall, Suite 1054
800 E Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085-1678
Attn: Trish Burdo


Trish Burdo
Director, Business Minor Programs

Jarryd Kainz
Assistant Director, Business Minor Programs

The Clay Center at VSB - Bartley Hall 1054
Villanova School of Business | Villanova, PA  19085