Villanova School of Business

Villanova University Flex Track MBA Program Structure

Villanova University Flex Track MBA courses meet once per week Monday through Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Villanova campus. Courses taken during the fall and spring semesters are 15 weeks in length, while the summer session runs for nine weeks. In addition to flexibility regarding whether the program is begun in the fall, spring or summer, students can choose to enroll in courses offered on Saturdays and through Villanova’s distance learning online platform. It is recommended that students take two classes per semester if they wish to complete to program within three years, and most students finish the Flex Track MBA within five years. Students must complete the program within seven years.

Curriculum

The Villanova University Flex Track MBA curriculum consists of 48 credits. After completing an online primer focused on building or refreshing quantitative skills necessary for completing the MBA curriculum, students take part in the two-credit Leadership Challenge. Taking place over two weekends, this course explores the dynamics of team-building and leadership. Following these “MBA Fundamentals” is a series of four courses referred to as the VSB Pillars, which cover topics including globalization, innovation, ethics and technology. Six core courses, a capstone component, electives, a current events course and several multidisciplinary courses round out the curriculum. Students have the option of declaring a specialization by taking 7.5 credits in a specific area. Areas of specialization include health care administration, marketing, MIS, real estate, international business, strategic management and finance. While enrolled students may, with approval, devote up to nine credits taken at another AACSB accredited MBA program to their Flex Track degree, undergraduate coursework cannot be used to waive Villanova courses.

Class Profile

Villanova University Flex Track MBA students are 27-years old on average and have worked for roughly six years before starting the program. The average GPA reported by Flex Track students is 3.0-3.75, and most score between 560 and 710 on the GMAT. The typical student has an average of six years of work experience.

Careers

To assist students with growing their careers, whether within their current organization or at new firms, VSB offers professional development workshops, corporate panels and presentations, one-on-one career counseling and access to online resources.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for the Villanova University Flex Track MBA for 2017-18 is $1,005 per credit. Students are also responsible for paying a $50 general fee for each semester they enroll.

All accepted applicants to the Flex Track MBA program are considered for merit scholarships based on their application materials. Fellowships that provide full tuition remission up to 12 credits and a stipend are also available to Flex Track candidates who are looking to assist faculty members with their research. The deadline for fall fellowships is May 31. All applications for spring fellowships must be received by October 31.

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

Admissions Procedures

To apply to the Villanova University Flex Track MBA program, applicants must submit a completed online application form, essays, transcripts from all undergraduate or graduate institutions attended, two letters of recommendation, a professional résumé and a $50 application fee. VSB also requires applicants to submit GMAT scores, and the school does not currently accept GRE scores. Applicants who are non-native English speakers must submit TOEFL scores and an evaluation of their transcripts from ECE or WES. Flex Track applicants are not required to interview but may do so upon request.

Application Deadlines

Villanova’s Flex Track MBA program offers three application deadlines:

  • Fall Semester Deadline – July 31
  • Spring Semester Deadline – November 30

Summer Semester Deadline – April 30