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Villanova School of Business (VSB) Announces Enhanced 19-month EMBA Experience

Villanova, Pa., February 1, 2017 — VSB is proud to announce exciting enhancements to its Executive MBA (EMBA) program. Beginning in September 2017, The Villanova EMBA will now be offered in just 19 months with classes meeting every three weeks in a new state-of-the-art facility, The Inn at Villanova University.

As a continuation of VSB’s commitment to working professionals, these changes have reduced the overall completion schedule by two months—meeting every three weeks on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of 22 weekends. By contrast, the previous schedule met every other week on Fridays and Saturdays and took 21 months to complete, or 33 weekends.

EMBA students will now stay and take classes at The Inn at Villanova University, a newly renovated space designed to provide a collaborative environment and promote maximum student interaction. The improvements include the modernized classroom technology, updated guestroom bathrooms and private balconies, a fitness center, high speed internet access and fine dining.

“The Villanova EMBA educates business leaders for a better world and these enhancements make our program more attractive to busy, working professionals,” said Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of VSB. “The shortened time commitment and modernized facilities make us more competitive in the marketplace while preparing students to make an even greater impact after they earn their degree.”

“Our new 19-month schedule allows students to maintain a work-life balance and provides the facilities today’s students have come to expect in the business world,” noted Michael L. Capella, PhD, Associate Dean, Graduate and Executive Programs. “We are proud to offer this modern EMBA experience to meet the demands of today’s executives.”

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is ranked #1 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, 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

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