Villanova School of Business, Albright College Agree on Pathway From Albright Bachelor’s to Select Villanova Grad Programs

Villanova Pa., September 7, 2016  – The Villanova School of Business (VSB) and Albright College have finalized an agreement that offers Albright graduates streamlined admission and benefits to enrolling in select master’s programs in VSB.

As part of the agreement, Albright students will have a choice of three master degrees – master of accountancy, master of science in analytics, and master of science in finance, all offered by VSB.

Students who meet Villanova’s admission requirements are eligible for early admission prior to graduation, a waiver of the application fee, and a tuition discount for the graduate programs listed above.

“We look forward to welcoming more Albright undergraduates to VSB’s specialized Masters programs and believe this will be a strong academic and professional partnership for both Albright and Villanova,” said Michael Capella, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Programs and Professor, Marketing & Business Law, at VSB.

The pathway agreement is available to traditional Albright graduates as well as adult graduates of the College's Accelerated Degree Programs.

“This articulation agreement provides pathways to graduate degrees for our soon-to-be Albright College graduates and existing alumni,” said Kevin Ezzell, director of Albright’s accelerated and graduate programs. “Specifically, the master of accountancy degree will help those alumni interested in pursuit of a certified public accounting license attain the 150 credit hours required for the CPA.”

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is ranked #1 in the nation and the Villanova MBA is ranked #12 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and have been at the forefront of business education since the school was founded in 1922. VSB is home to six Centers or Institutes of Excellence (the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights, the Center for Church Management & Business Ethics and the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute) with each center and institute designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and teaching opportunities for business faculty. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit


Founded in 1856, Albright College is a selective, national liberal arts college enrolling 1,800 full-time undergraduates and more than 800 adult learners and graduate students. The College’s flexible interdisciplinary curriculum, strengthened by a close-knit residential learning environment, encourages students to combine majors and disciplines to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship, numerous experiential learning options, and a diverse, supportive community of scholars and learners help students exceed their own expectations and graduate with a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning. Albright College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania.


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