The MBA Fellows program is a competitive graduate assistantship program that allows students to pursue their MBA degree on a full-time basis, free of tuition charges, while obtaining paid academic research experience. Many of our past Fellows have been published and/or have pursued their PhD due to their experience with the Villanova Fellowship Program.
MBA Fellows are Flex Track students selected to assist Villanova School of Business faculty with their research activities during the fall and/or spring semesters. The Fellows works under the supervision of the faculty member(s) to whom they are assigned for 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters (totaling 280 hours/semester).
MBA Fellows Requirements:
Fellows are provided full remission of tuition and fees for up to 12 credits in exchange for their assistance during the fall and spring semesters. A stipend of $6550.00 per semester is provided to Fellows payable in five monthly installments (fall: September-January, spring: January-May) on the last Friday of the month.
Summer Fellowship positions may be available to assist faculty members requiring research assistance during the summer term. Participation in the Summer Fellowship Program is not required, nor does it count against the four semesters of Fellowship eligibility or provide a stipend. Summer Fellows assist professors for 9 hours per week (totaling 81 hours during the summer semester) in exchange for up to 3 credits tuition remission or 18 hours per week (totaling 162 hours during the summer semester) for up to 6 credits tuition remission.
Fellowship applications are brought before the faculty board for the fall and spring semesters. New Fellows are not accepted during the summer semester. Fellowship applicants currently in the MBA Flex Track program must have at least 18 credits left to complete the program to be eligible.
Fall Fellowship: May 31
Spring Fellowship: October 31
To apply for the MBA Fellows program, please fill out the attached PDF application and return to:
Allyson Hutchinson, Assistant Director of Specialized Masters Programs
Letters of recommendation may be sent separately via email or USPS:
Villanova School of Business
MBA Fellows Program, Suite 1074
800 East Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
ATTN: Allyson Hutchinson