Villanova School of Business

Villanova University Executive MBA Program Structure

The Villanova University Executive MBA program convenes every three weeks on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, over 19 months beginning each September.

Curriculum

Following an intensive, week-long mandatory residency session in August, at the Inn at Villanova, Executive MBA students embark on a five-module curriculum. During each module, students take a variety of courses that fit into five streams: Strategic Leadership, Quantitative Decision Making, Innovation and Creativity, International Business, and Professional Development. Between the second and third modules, students participate in a global immersion. Part of the program tuition, this eight-day trip in the spring semester of the first year includes visits to international companies to discuss that country’s business environment. No curriculum specializations are offered as part of the EMBA degree. Recent International Immersion trips included stays in Turkey, Hungary, Vietnam, South Africa, Malaysia, Brazil, and Argentina.

Class Profile

Professionals enrolled in the Villanova University Executive MBA program have averaged 38 years of age and have amassed on average 14 years of work experience before starting their degree. The average undergraduate GPA of EMBA students was 3.3.

Careers

Villanova University Executive MBA students represent hundreds of companies and firms spanning a wide range of industries. In order to enroll in the EMBA program, students do not need to secure financial sponsorship from their current employer, but they must submit a letter of support that acknowledges their expected absence due to the class time commitment.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for the Villanova University Executive MBA program totals $98,000. This includes all accommodations, dining, program fees, an iPad, books and fees related to the mandatory international trip. Tuition is $96,000 for students who choose not to reside at the conference center during class weekends.

All students are encouraged to investigate federal loans for graduate students, such as the unsubsidized Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan.

Application Procedures

All applicants to the Villanova University Executive MBA program must submit a completed online application form, official academic transcripts, two confidential recommendation forms, a current résumé, a sponsorship letter, a 250-500 word essay, and a nonrefundable $65 application fee. Applicants who are non-native English speakers must also send in their TOEFL scores and an evaluation of their transcripts from ECE or WES. Admissions interviews are scheduled by applicants after all of their application materials have been submitted.

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for Villanova’s Executive MBA program are as follows:

Round 2 – February 15
Round 3 – April 30
Round 4 – July 31