Villanova School of Business Enhances EMBA Program

Villanova School of Business’s Executive MBA program is undergoing major revision. The changes are scheduled to be implemented in September 2017. The program is currently 21 months long, but come September, it will be shortened to just 19 months. The new EMBA classes will meet every three weeks, Friday through Sunday, for a total of 22 weekends. The previous EMBA met over the course of 33 weekends.

Students in the revised program will reside and take classes at the Inn at Villanova University. The updated space will have several exciting amenities, including enhanced, state-of-the-art classroom technology, private balconies, a fitness center and high-speed internet. The Inn was designed to encourage peer interaction.

The majority of people pursuing an EMBA have significant work experience, and the enhanced program will afford students the flexibility to tend to their families and careers while pursuing their educations. Villanova’s EMBA is an ideal option for working professionals seeking to change their career path or create more opportunities for advancement at their current job.

According to Thomas Monahan, PhD and founder of Villanova’s EMBA program, the curriculum was designed to promote systems thinking, “…an integrated approach to education, really trying to understand the problem from a multidimensional perspective. Monahan also underscored the program’s emphasis on collaborative learning. One of his priorities has been ensuring that students are in an environment in which “…they are going to learn as much from one another as they did from their classroom experience,” he says.

In building the new program, Villanova’s staff polled executives and did extensive research on other major EMBA tracks throughout the country. Villanova strives to ensure that its curriculum is extremely relevant to the working world and that its faculty is equipped to help executives analyze and attack problems in modern business.


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