A Message from Associate Dean Capella

Villanova School of Business (VSB) Associate Dean Graduate Programs Capella


The competitive business landscape changes rapidly, and at VSB we provide a learning experience that equips students with the skills to innovate, adapt and lead in this ever-changing environment.  We develop business leaders for a better world.

Please look around our website to learn about the many graduate degrees we offer. The #12-ranked Villanova MBA is designed for working professionals, providing students the education and services tailored to pursuing your MBA while working full-time. The Villanova MBA is offered in three different tracks – the Flex Track, the Fast Track and the Online Track – allowing you to complete your MBA at your own pace or in an accelerated format.

We also offer an Executive MBA, a unique program that educates today’s leaders and enables them to make a greater impact. Our Executive MBA is geared towards students with 10+ years of work experience, and because of that, our innovative learning environment is designed for their needs – we encourage our students to think differently, collaborate with their peers and partner with faculty in a residential, weekend-based learning design.

VSB also offers different specialized programs – a Master of Accounting with Data Analytics (MACDA), a Master of Science in Finance (MSF), and a Master of Science in Analytics (MSA). Built with direct input from top global accounting firms, the 30-credit MACDA program integrates data analytics, builds leadership and negotiation skills, and offers specialized elective course offerings for students preparing to enter the accounting field. The MSF program is a rigorous, 12-month, full-time degree program that includes hands-on interaction with the business world in addition to classroom study. The 33-credit MSA program includes 10 core courses and a final capstone and can be completed entirely online in 20 months. All areas of study allow for students to enhance current skill sets and provide for a creative learning environment.

Grounded in VSB’s pillars of technology, ethics, creative problem solving and a global perspective, our graduate programs offer a world-class business education taught by faculty heavily specialized in their area.

I strongly encourage you to visit the campus, either through an information session or open house, or just drop by and discover the wonderful community that is the Villanova School of Business. Our community is one of our greatest strengths, so I also encourage you to reach out to current students, alumni, faculty, staff or friends of VSB, myself included. If you have any questions or just want to say hello, I would be pleased to hear from you.


Michael L. Capella
Associate Dean, Graduate and Executive Programs
Villanova School of Business


Graduate Business Office
1064 Bartley Hall