Villanova University

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Global Opportunities

The VSB MBA program is enhanced by opportunities to help students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the international community. Of particulate note, all students have the ability to participate in an international trip as part of the required capstone course, MBA-8920 Global Consulting Practicum, or through select international immersion elective offerings.

Capstone: Global Practicum

The Global Consulting Practicum is designed to enrich each student’s awareness and understanding of the factors that shape business opportunities in a specific foreign market. To achieve these objectives, students conduct research on and immerse themselves in a foreign culture. They partner with a multinational organization working in that market to evaluate strategic opportunities and innovative areas for development and expansion. As part of this course, Fast Track students are required to participate in an eight-day immersion in the selected country during their second Spring semester. Flex Track students have the option of taking a “domestic” section of the class or traveling with the Fast Track in the Spring.  Activities in country include a mix of corporate visits and cultural activities. Selected countries vary by semester, but tend to be those with emerging economies.

International Immersion Electives

International Immersion electives are available to students who wish to expand their studies and gain deeper insights into a foreign economy through short-term study in the country. All international elective courses are two weeks in length and are 3 credit courses. There are typically two immersions offered in the fall semester (travel occurs over winter break) and two offered in during the summer semester.  Locations are subject to change.


Villanova University is a private university located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States. The Villanova School of Business (VSB) offers an MBA program with a focus on leadership and innovation. The MBA program at VSB has a duration of 48 credit hours, which can typically be completed in two years of full-time study. The program is taught in English and is available in both online and on-campus formats. The cost of the MBA program at VSB is $1,400 per credit hour for both in-state and out-of-state students. Admissions requirements for the MBA program at VSB include a bachelor's degree, a minimum GPA of 3.0, and a satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE. The average GMAT score for admitted students to the MBA program at VSB is approximately 700. The application deadline for the MBA program at VSB is not disclosed. The student body at VSB is diverse, with students from a range of countries and backgrounds. The average work experience of students in the MBA program at VSB is approximately four years. VSB is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The MBA program at VSB is also accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The language of instruction at VSB is English. The faculty at VSB includes experienced professionals and scholars from a range of business disciplines. Tuition fees for the MBA program at VSB are $1,400 per credit hour for both in-state and out-of-state students. The curriculum of the MBA program at VSB includes courses in finance, marketing, management, and economics, among others. VSB has a strong network of alumni, with many graduates going on to successful careers in a variety of industries. Salary and employment information for alumni of the MBA program at VSB is not disclosed. The reputation of VSB is not disclosed. The total enrollment at VSB is not disclosed.

  • JohnJ

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Great school and great MBA program . Incredible professors. Humanities department is one of the best in the country with professors who are engaging, knowledgeable and among the bests in their field.

  • Sph

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Villanova MBA is a wonderful, cultivating experience. The university encourages not only personal growth, but a strong sense of community.

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