MBA PROGRAM DETAILS

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for the online MBA program, you must provide the following materials:

  • Completed online application
    • Resume
    • Two essays
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • TOEFL, transcript evaluation and interview (international applicants)
  • Students can start the online MBA in any semester: Fall, Spring or Summer

Cost of Attendance

ONLINE MBA TUITION FOR 2019-2020

Cost Per Credit: $1,350
Total Tuition: $64,800

BOOKS/SUPPLIES

Varies per course. The cost of course materials for Villanova MBA students ranges from approximately $100-$500 per semester.

APPLICATION FEE

$65 non-refundable fee

TRAVEL

Tuition includes onsite accommodations for the campus Leadership Challenge weekend residency and the international immersion. Students are responsible for their travel expenses.

Online MBA Curriculum

FUNDAMENTALS: 3 CREDIT HOURS CREDITS

  • MBA Primer 1.5
  • Leadership Challenge 1.5

FUNCTIONAL CORE: 15 CREDIT HOURS CREDITS

  • Analyzing & Leveraging Data 3.0
  • Business Operations in the 21st Century 1.5
  • Corporate Finance 3.0
  • Performance Measurement and Reporting Fundamentals: A Global Accounting Perspective 3.0
  • Strategic Marketing Management 3.0
  • Team Leadership and Group Dynamics 1.5

VSB PILLARS: 6 CREDIT HOURS CREDITS

  • Ethical Business Practices 1.5
  • Global Political Economy 1.5
  • Information Technology as a Strategic Lever 1.5
  • Management for Innovation and Creativity 1.5

ELECTIVES: 15 CREDIT HOURS CREDITS

Eight electives will be offered as part of the online program inclusive of six 3-credit and two 1.5-credit classes from which students can choose.

CAPSTONES: 9 CREDIT HOURS CREDITS

  • Social Enterprise Consulting Practicum 3.0
  • Global Practicum* 3.0
  • Global Strategic Management 3.0

Total Credits: 48

*Residency Experience.
**Curriculum is subject to change.

The Villanova MBA is designed to equip students with the skills to innovate, adapt, and lead in an ever-changing international business environment. All of the classes at VSB emphasize a practical, real-world education and promote work across disciplines. The MBA curriculum is comprised of five core components: MBA Fundamentals, the Functional Core, VSB Pillars, Capstones and Electives. Consisting of 21 courses taken over six semesters—each of which are divided into two sessions—the 48-credit hour program is designed to be completed in two years. A brief overview of each course is provided below. Courses and course descriptions are for informational purposes only and are subject to change.

MBA Fundamentals

MBA Primer1.5 Credits
Leadership Challenge1.5 Credits

Functional Core

Performance Measurement and Reporting Fundamentals: A Global Accounting Perspective3.0 Credits
Business Operations in the 21st Century 1.5 Credits
Analyzing and Leveraging Data3.0 Credits
Corporate Finance3.0 Credits
Team Leadership and Group Dynamics1.5 Credits
Strategic Marketing Management 3.0 Credits

VSB Pillars

Information Technology as a Strategic Lever1.5 Credits
Ethical Business Practices1.5 Credits
Management for Innovation and Creativity1.5 Credits
Global Political Economy1.5 Credits

Capstones

Social Enterprise Consulting Practicum3.0 Credits
Global Practicum3.0 Credits
Global Strategic Management3.0 Credits

Electives

Students are required to take 15 credits of electives. Eleven electives will be offered in the online track including nine 3-credit and two 1.5-credit classes from which students can choose.

SPECIALIZATIONS

While not a program requirement, if interested, students can choose to pursue a specialization. Specializations are awarded to students who take a minimum of 7.5 credits within one of the below subject areas:

  • Finance (FINC)
  • Marketing (MKTG)
  • Analytics (ANLT)
  • Strategic Management (SMGT)
  • International Business (IB)

Credits from electives counting toward two specializations can be applied toward both specializations. For those students who choose not to specialize, a general business MBA will be awarded upon successful completion of the program requirements.

 

Analytical Methods for Data Mining3.0 Credits
Building Brands via Promotion & Other Means3.0 Credits
Business Intelligence3.0 Credits
Corporate Governance1.5 Credits
Corporate Restructuring3.0 Credits
Digital Marketing & Social Media3.0 Credits
International Business Management3.0 Credits
Introduction to Business Analytics3.0 Credits
Investments3.0 Credits
Marketing Research Tools1.5 Credits
International Finance3.0 Credits
Consumer Psychology for Optimal Business Solutions3.0 Credits
Global Marketing3.0 Credits

Courses and course descriptions are for informational purposes only and are subject to change.

Important Notice for Online Prospective and Current Students

The following page includes important information regarding the University’s authorization status, students’ responsibilities related to relocation and programs leading to professional licensures, and the complaint process for online students. View Notices for Distance Education Programs (PDF).