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Villanova University School of Business

Villanova, PA
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For Philly professionals, the Villanova MBA is a smart choice, providing “solid academic rigor while allowing a degree of flexibility needed for working professionals.” Widely known as the “best part-time program offered in the area,” the MBA is offered on two urban campuses and in two distinct... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Office of Graduate and Executive Programs

Villanova School of Business, 1074 Bartley Hall

Villanova, PA 19085

United States

Phone: 610-519-4336

Fax: 610-519-6273


Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: Semester
Degrees Offered: • Flex Track MBA: 3 years, on average • Fast Track MBA (Villanova Campus or Center City Philadelphia Campus): 24 months • Online MBA: 24 months • Executive MBA: 21 months • Master of Accountancy: 8-16 months • Master of Science in Finance: 12 months • Master of Science in Church Management: 2 to 4 years • Master of Science in Analytics: 20 months (five semesters)
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: The Villanova School of Business and the Villanova School of Law offers the JD/MBA: 24-36 months. In addition, VSB offers MAC to MBA and MSF to MBA programs.
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Finance, Information Systems/Information Technology, International Business, JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Leadership/Management, Marketing, Real Estate
Study Abroad Options: Varies by year; destinations may include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, China, Costa Rica, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Online Course Catalog: http://www.gradbusiness.villanova.edu
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Faculty Specialty: Global Leadershiphttp://www.villanova.edu/business/excellence/leadershipcenter/
Faculty Specialty: Marketing and Public Policyhttp://www.villanova.edu/business/excellence/marketing/
Faculty Specialty: Church Management & Business Ethicshttp://www.villanova.edu/business/excellence/churchmgmt/
Faculty Specialty: Applied Finance Labhttps://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business/about/finlab.html
Faculty Specialty: Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurshiphttp://www.villanova.edu/business/excellence/entrepreneur/
Faculty Specialty: Real Estatehttp://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business/centers/realestate.html
Faculty Speciality: Business Analyticshttp://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business/centers/businessanalytics.html
MBA Flexibility: Villanova Campus or Center City Philadelphia Campus, Onlinehttp://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business/graduate/mba.html
The MBA Fellows Program (Stipend and Tuition Waiver)https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business/graduate/mba/flextrack/fellowships.html
MBA Specialization Tracks: Finance, Health Care Management, International Business, MIS, Marketing, Real Estate and Strategic Managementhttp://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business/graduate/currentstudents/mba/curriculum/specializations.html
Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Required
Description: The Villanova School of Business offers many courses in sustainability, some of which are required. VSB’s sustainability courses integrate issues of social, ethical, and environmental responsibility. The program offers nearly 30 courses in sustainability. Of note are three required MBA courses, “Non-profit Practicum”, "Global Strategic Management" and "Global Consulting Practicum" are heavily focused on sustainability, ethics, and responsible leadership. The Non-Profit Practicum course enables students to work with local non-profit agencies to help them find a long-term solution to a business problem. The Global Consulting Practicum course includes an international trip and is designed to enrich students’ awareness of the geographic, economic, political, social, and cultural factors that shape opportunities in global markets. In the Global Strategic Management course, students examine the conventional wisdom in the strategy field through a stakeholder lens in order to best understand the ethical implications of managing a global organization.
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
Description: The Villanova School of Business offers graduate students numerous opportunities to participate in research, which may include sustainability or sustainability-related topics. Students can conduct such research as part of their coursework, an independent study, or through the MBA fellows program. MBA Fellows are Flex Track MBA students selected to assist business school faculty with their research activities during the fall, spring and/or summer semesters. Each fellow works under the supervision of the faculty member or members to whom he/she is assigned.
School's environmental commitment:  
1: University-Wide Day of Service: Villanovans are active throughout the year serving others in need. And on one special day every September--St. Thomas of Villanova Day--the entire Villanova University community of students, faculty, and staff comes together to celebrate its Augustinian ideals and to shine a light on the quiet efforts that take place all year long. More than 4,000 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends join together to complete hands-on projects that make a difference throughout neighborhoods in the Philadelphia area. This day is a unique celebration of Villanova’s Augustinian mission and dedication to servant leadership.
2: Earth Day Symposium: Villanova University hosted an Earth Day Academic Symposium, “Beyond Fair Trade: Global Poverty Reduction, Sustainability, Agro-enterprise, and Corporate Social Responsibility.” The various topics included: “Feeding 9 Billion: Fair Trade, New Business Models, Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability;” “Feeding 9 Billion in a Climate-challenged Environment;” and “Water, Conflict & Cooperation: Practical Concerns in Water Development Projects.” The keynote speaker was Peggy Shepard, Executive Director and Co-founder of West Harlem Environmental Action (WE ACT), one of the nation’s most prominent justice organizations. Other events included a community forum on campus sustainability, a farmer’s market, and a student forum on climate change.
3: Walk for Water: Water for Waslala (WfW) is dedicated to providing the funds and technical expertise needed to construct cost-effective, sustainable potable water systems in Waslala, Nicaragua that improve public health, increase educational attainment, and facilitate economic development. Each year, the student-run WfW group sponsors the Walk for Water on Villanova’s campus, which raises money for the NGO Water for Waslala. For the past two years, GBSR has supported this event.
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:The International Student Services Office at Villanova University serves international students at all program levels. The office provides assistance with: immigration rights and responsibilities; educational, social, and personal counseling; cultural adjustment issues; and campus and community activities.
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:The Villanova School of Business has a graduate chapter of the national Women in Business organization.
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:The Center for Multicultural Affairs at Villanova University serves Villanova students at all program levels. The center seeks to ensure the academic and social success of all students, particularly those underrepresented at Villanova in terms of race, ethnicity and family income. It accomplishes its mission through advocacy, diversity education, programming, and promoting organizational awareness and change.
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:Villanova University's Gay-Straight Coalition is a group of students, faculty, and staff working together to build upon the Augustinian concept of community. In particular, the coalition seeks to foster understanding of sexual orientation within a Catholic Judeo-Christian environment. The coalition is open to students at all program levels.
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:No
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