Application Process

Beginning in Fall 2018, our Masters in Accounting with Data Analytics (MACDA) program will become a full-time, year-long academic program. The inaugural cohort for the new format will begin in August 2018 and graduate in May 2019. Additional details on the revised curriculum and class schedule will be available soon, so please check back in Fall 2017 for these exciting programmatic changes as well as to access the MACDA application for Fall 2018. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our students are unique. They come to VSB looking for professional growth, personal development, and to challenge those around them to become stronger business leaders. If you’re looking to be in an environment where you are expected to engage, to collaborate, and to question traditional ways of doing business, then you could be a good fit for the Villanova MACDA program.

As part of our MACDA evaluation process, we review candidate transcripts for the following pre-requisites to be completed prior to the start of classes:

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

Application Deadlines

  • Round 1:  11/15
  • Round 2:  1/15
  • Round 3:  3/15
  • Round 4: 6/30

Application Requirements

  1. Completed online application for admission.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.). 
  4. Resume
    Please prepare a business resume that includes your educational and professional information. 
  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. OPTIONAL: Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
    MAC 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
  8. TOEFL Exam (International applicants only)
    Applicants whose native language is not English and who graduated from a non-U.S. institution in a country where English is not the official language, are required to provide a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 
  9. Credentials Evaluation (International applicants only)
    Applicants who have obtained a degree from an institution outside of the United States must provide an evaluation report indicating the U.S. equivalent of the degree.

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



Contact Information

Questions about the Admissions process?

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