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Application Process

Pre-requisite Courses

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Audit

Applicants must receive a B or higher in the pre-requisite courses prior to enrolling in the program. 

Application Deadlines

  • Round 1:  11/30
  • Round 2:  1/31
  • Round 3:  3/31
  • Round 4: 6/30

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

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


Application Requirements

  1. Completed online application for admission.
  2. Resume
    Please prepare a business resume that includes your educational and professional information. 
  3. Official transcripts of academic credentials
    One official transcript from each postsecondary educational institution for which nine credit hours or more of course work was taken 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.
  4. Two letters of recommendation
    Recommendations can be professional references from individuals who know you in an employment setting (internships work as well) and are written by a current/previous supervisor. For those students who do not have work experience, academic recommendations are welcomed. Please refrain from using personal recommendations (family, friends, etc.). 
  5. Two Essays
    The essay questions can be found on the online 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.
  7. Admissions interview
    Admissions interviews will be scheduled after all other materials are received. 

OPTIONAL: Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

MACDA Applicants are not required to take the GMAT. Please arrange for official reports to be sent directly to Villanova University (Program Code: 8PP-NJ-48). We do not accept the GRE score in place of the GMAT. The Admissions Committee will consider your highest score if you have taken the test more than once. For more information about the GMAT test and how to register, please visit



Connect with Admissions

Anthony Penna

Director, Admissions
Master of Accounting with Data Analytics Program

Contact Information

Questions about the Admissions process?

Daniel Guertin
Assistant Director of Recruitment
(610) 519-8031