Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    621
  • Program Enrollment
    563
  • Yield
    83%
  • Selectivity
    71%
Contact Information
800 Lancaster Avenue
Bartley Hall
Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085, United States
Website
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School of Business

About School of Business

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) is a premier institution that offers undergraduate programs, graduate programs and executive education. Villanova is the only university founded by the Roman Catholic Order of Saint Augustine, and the Augustinian values of truth, community, caring and leading through service are infused throughout the curricula of our programs. Founded in 1922, 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.

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As "Fast-Track" we had a core cohort of 40 students who we were required to be with for at least a third of the program. That helped when we took electives and wouldn't know anyone else in the class except people from that core cohort. It enabled us to create deeper friendships and network better than the "Flex-Track" program.

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Events Calendar

  • Nov 11
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    MBA Information Session

    Villanova, PA

    Our MBA Information Sessions are typically held once per month in each of our campus locations in the evening. The sessions serve as a great foundation to understand the differences between the MBA programs, and they provide an excellent opportunity to ask questions regarding the admissions process.

  • Nov 11
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    MBA Virtual Information Session

    Online

    Our Villanova MBA Virtual Information Sessions are designed to deliver the experience of our on-campus information sessions in a convenient and accessible way. The session will feature a presentation that will provide information about the curriculum, admissions process, and the benefits of an MBA from Villanova. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions via webcam or microphone following the presentation and admissions staff will be available for questions through the chat feature throughout the session.

  • Nov 18
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    MBA Information Session (Center City)

    Philadelphia, PA

    Our MBA Information Sessions are typically held once per month in each of our campus locations in the evening. The sessions serve as a great foundation to understand the differences between the MBA programs, and they provide an excellent opportunity to ask questions regarding the admissions process.

About Villanova University

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 71
  • Median 63
  • Middle 80% 24 to 117
Admissions Selectivity
71% School of Business 72% Average Across All Schools

621 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
75% 597
78% 621
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 127
71% 71.0
83% 83.0
Female
33% 33
International
6% 6
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
Pre-MBA Careers
Finance / Accounting
28% 28
Operations
26% 26
Consulting
17% 17
Marketing / Sales
12% 12
General Management
10% 10
Other
4% 4
Management
3% 3
Human Resources
0% 0
Pharma / Health Care
24% 24
Financial Services
19% 19
Petroleum / Energy
12% 12
Consumer Products
11% 11
Government
5% 5
Technology
5% 5
Real Estate
5% 5
Manufacturing
5% 5
Consulting
4% 4
Non-Profit
4% 4
Media / Entertainment
3% 3
Other
3% 3
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
2% 2
2% 2
710 to 739
7% 7
9% 9
680 to 709
12% 12
16% 16
650 to 679
9% 9
10% 10
620 to 649
19% 19
20% 20
590 to 619
10% 10
10% 10
560 to 589
11% 11
12% 12
530 to 559
13% 13
14% 14
500 to 529
4% 4
4% 4
Under 500
13% 13
3% 3
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

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Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,000
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,000
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
50% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
21% 64
9% 28
Students in Core Classes
32 School of Business 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
35% 35
Case study
15% 15
Experiential learning
15% 15
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
  • Students are required to participate in a one-week immersion to an emerging market as part of the Global Consulting Practicum capstone course.
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 48
  • Average # of months to complete program 24
  • Six-Year completion rate 95%
  • Max time allowed to complete 84
  • Separate Full-Time MBA No
  • Distance learning Yes
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Technology Improvements
  • -New Technology Cr: collaborative work spaces, touch screens & BYOD-ready displays allowing wireless display from any device; lecture capture capable, live streaming & real-time collaboration w/remote students -Digital media studio: lecture recording for media, DL & flipped classroom delivery models -Classroom upgrades: widescreen projectors & electric projection screens; live streaming/lecture recording capabilities -Applied Finance Lab: renovated to enhance instruction & increase capacity

Students: Who are my classmates?

Yes Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
85% 85
Asian American
11% 11
Hispanic
3% 3
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Business Law
  • Other
Networking Clubs
  • Volunteer
  • Women in MBA

Alumni: How strong is my network?

4,309 Living MBA Alumni
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.