Application Process

Admission to the Villanova Executive MBA Program is competitive in nature. The application review is holistic process where we carefully consider all elements of the application and the candidate interview. 

EMBA Application Deadlines

Round 1: November 30
Round 2: February 15
Round 3: April 30
Round 4: July 31


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

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


Application Requirements

  1. Completed online application for admission
  2. Official transcripts of academic credentials
    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.
  3. Two letters of recommendation
    Recommendations can be professional references from individuals who know you in an employment setting and are written by a current/previous supervisor or colleague. 
  4. Resume
    Please prepare a business resume that includes your educational and professional information. Resumes should be no more than two pages in length.
  5. Essay
    The essay should be 250-500 words and address the following question: "What is your greatest professional accomplishment or failure? What did you learn from that experience?" Applicants will be asked to upload their essay on the application.
  6. Non-refundable $65 application fee
    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.

International Students must also submit:

Credentials Evaluation

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

Admissions Interview

An admissions interview is required for the Executive MBA and is by invitation only. Interviews are conducted once an application is complete.



Connect with Admissions


Anthony Penna

Manager, Recruitment
Executive MBA Program