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VSB Virtual Prospective Student Folder Click on the links below to access information that is included in the hardcopy version of VSB’s Prospective Students Folder.

VSB Majors and Minors

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Academic Advising

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Backpack to Briefcase - Professional Development Program Overview

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Experiential Education

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Davis Fund for Student Experiences

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VSB Mentor Program

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Study Abroad

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VSB Curriculum Sheet Fall 2020

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Buzz Around Bartley Weekly Events Calendar (Samples)

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Student Business Societies Fall 2020 Page 42 Centers of Excellence

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Research with a Human Face

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Villanova Outcomes Brochure 2019

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Majors and Minors Preparing students for success in the global business world


Villanova School of Business's innovative curriculum is challenging and rigorous, designed to prepare students for success in the global business world. Through a range of options for major and minor courses of study—along with international study opportunities and cutting-edge technology—students will be challenged and empowered to reach their academic potential. VSB students have many extracurricular opportunities available to them to further enrich their experience, including student societies, service learning trips, guest speaker events and a wide range of volunteer activities. Students may choose to double major or select a minor field of study within VSB or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

MAJORS

MINORS

Accounting

Accounting

Economics

Business Analytics

Finance

Business Law & Corporate Governance

Management Management Information Systems

Economics

Marketing

Finance

Business Analytics (Co-major)

International Business

International Business (Co-major)

Management Information Systems

Real Estate (Co-major)

Entrepreneurship

Marketing Real Estate

The Clay Center at VSB The Clay Center at VSB, named in honor of VSB alumnus, faculty member and Dean Emeritus Alvin Clay '51 VSB, provides undergraduate students with program services to support academic, personal and professional growth, including academic advising and planning. It is the home to the Charlotte and James V. O’Donnell '63 Center for Professional Development. The O’Donnell Center coordinates VSB internships and CoOps, works closely with the University Career Center to offer professional development programs, manages the undergraduate mentor program, and organizes special events to enhance coursework.

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Accounting VSB’s Accounting majors obtain the technical skills necessary to develop, interpret and analyze information, giving them the foundation to become business leaders, financial and systems experts, or management and budget analysts. The demand for skilled accountants remains extremely high, with over 96 percent of VSB’s Accounting majors securing employment by graduation. As accounting skills are desirable in almost every business career, adding an Accounting major or minor to another field of study makes graduates incredibly marketable. The most popular career matches are with finance, management information systems and data analytics, as these positions use and rely on accounting information or accounting systems as integral parts of dayto-day work.

Internships and CoOps In the spring semester of junior year, Accounting majors may participate in a full-time, paid internship with a select group of firms that participate in the Spring Accounting Internship Companies and organizations that have hired Accounting students for full-time and internship positions:

Accounting MAJOR OR MINOR

BASF BDO Citigroup Credit Suisse Group Crowe Horwath

Mastery of accounting, the universal “language of business,” leads to countless career opportunities. In today’s information age, accountants are uniquely positioned to interpret and apply the data that drives business decisions.

(SAI) Program. Students earn credits for their internship experience and remain on track to complete their degree in four years through accelerated spring sessions and/or summer sessions. The internship program is a challenging and rewarding full-time experience, and typically leads to a full-time employment offer. Virtually 100 percent of all Accounting majors who choose to participate in SAI receive job offers. In addition to the SAI program, students participate in a wide range of summer internships, CoOp programs and professional development programs.

Job Opportunities The professional job market for students with Accounting degrees is very strong. While Accounting majors often begin their careers in assurance, taxation, financial services or consulting, there also are opportunities in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, systems planning,

Deloitte

forensic accounting, government and nonprofit accounting, and corporate finance. Indeed, most

EY

corporate finance positions are filled by candidates with accounting backgrounds. Overall,

FTI Consulting

graduates who start their careers in accounting find that their experience and training opens

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

up a limitless range of opportunities.

Grant Thornton

Student Societies and Activities

Johnson & Johnson

The Villanova Accounting Society provides students with opportunities to network with

JPMorgan Chase & Co. KPMG PwC

business leaders, develop professional skills and have fun with their peers. Many Accounting majors and employers also participate in the Villanova Consulting Group, since accounting is integral to most consulting engagements.

United Technologies

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Economics The Economics program presents opportunities to learn how to analyze the performance and interaction of national economies. The curriculum is designed to promote the development of quantitative skills as well as written and verbal communication skills. Students are equipped to critically examine the effects of economic factors on market participants in the private and public sectors. Because of the growing complexity of the global economy, there is an increase in the demand for individuals who can provide and communicate quantitative analysis of economic variables and their effects on forecasting sales, managing costs, allocating budgets and choosing investment options. Since economics provides the framework for how firms and governments operate, a major offers business students the understanding of how markets—domestic and global— operate.

Companies and organizations that have hired Economics students for full-time and internship positions: Bank of America Bloomberg

Economics MAJOR OR MINOR

Students who major in Economics experience a rigorous curriculum that will prepare them to think critically in almost every enterprise.

Citigroup Deloitte Federal Reserve Bank

Internships and CoOps In addition to internship opportunities, Economics majors are eligible to apply to three unique CoOp programs, including the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office Forensic Accounting/ Economic Crimes CoOp, the Johnson & Johnson Finance/Accounting CoOp, and the Morgan Stanley Finance Operations CoOp.

Job Opportunities Students who major in Economics are hired as analysts (research, financial or investment), management trainees, sales associates, auditors, or consultants. Students often continue

FS Investments

with graduate work in economics, law, public policy and health sciences, or pursue careers on

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Wall Street, with Fortune 500 firms, hedge funds, federal and state government agencies,

IHS Global Insight

in industries such as banking and financial services, private and public sector management,

ING Bank FSB

financial and economic consulting, teaching, law, government or corporate research, health

IRS

service administration, and information services.

Janney Montgomery Scott

Student Societies and Activities

Johnson & Johnson

Students who study economics have many opportunities to learn outside the classroom, such

KPMG Lincoln Financial Manhattan DA's Office Moody's Analytics

and consulting firms. Economics majors are prepared to pursue a wide variety of careers

as the annual Joseph L. Lucia Public Policy Lecture. This annual speaker series has featured lectures by Nobel Laureates James Buchanan, Sir Angus Deaton, James Tobin and Joseph Stiglitz. Students also participate in department research seminars, field trips, internships, study abroad programs, the Villanova Economics Society and the Villanova Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon—the international economics honor society.

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Finance The business world is fast-paced, increasingly complex and global in scope. Today’s organizations are actively seeking bright individuals with the skills necessary for making sound business decisions and the ability to add value over the long term. As modern theories in financial decision-making continue to drive innovation in the business world, students majoring in Finance learn to effectively make decisions in a competitive, ever-changing environment. Finance majors develop skills in analytical thinking, communication, quantitative analysis, ethics and technology, all within a context of the global environment in which organizations operate. A minor will supplement a business degree by providing students with greater financial acumen and critical thinking skills that enable them to add value to any organization.

Applied Quantitative Finance (AQF) Concentration This unique concentration focuses on the quantitative side of financial markets, targeting the Companies and organizations that have hired Finance students for full-time and internship positions:

Finance MAJOR OR MINOR

Financial management and analysis, essentials of modern organizations, have changed dramatically over the last 20 years.

practical application of quantitative techniques, in addition to utilizing financial theory. This in-depth set of courses is aimed to attract top students, and provides a valuable opportunity to partner with the Villanova College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, creating an interdisciplinary curriculum consisting of courses in mathematics, statistics and computer science supplemented with new quantitative, finance-specific seminars and case studies.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Internships

Barclays

Finance majors can take advantage of internships with companies such as Goldman Sachs,

Bloomberg

Pfizer, Credit Suisse, Barclays, Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, Morgan Stanley and others.

Comcast Deloitte Deutsche Bank EY FTI Consulting

Job Opportunities The Finance major is designed to provide students with well-rounded preparation for multiple career paths. Graduates seek careers in the financial services industry, corporate finance departments, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, or have pursued graduate studies in a variety of disciplines and professions.

General Electric The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Student Societies and Activities

Johnson & Johnson

Fixed Income Society, Mergers & Acquisitions Society, Real Estate Society, Alternative Investments

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Society and Wall Street Society. Students will also study the financial markets, manage real-

KPMG

world investment funds, and hear from numerous guest speakers on the latest financial practices

Morgan Stanley

and career opportunities. Approximately 150 students participate in VSB’s socially responsible

Nomura Pfizer PwC

Students who study finance participate in the Corporate Finance Society, Equity Society,

student-managed funds program. These undergraduate and graduate students obtain hands-on experience managing a million dollars in real-world investments. Students also have access to VSB’s Finance Lab, a state-of-the-art simulated trading room that provides hands-on access to the same data used by Wall Street traders.

UBS

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Management Management majors study cutting-edge research on work teams, organizational dynamics, organizational culture, strategic planning, change management and human resource management. Students have the opportunity to develop and refine the leadership, decision-making and communication skills that are critical to begin a professional career, to start a company, or to pursue graduate study in business or law.

Management Consulting Concentration A Management Consulting concentration supplements the Management major and prepares students for the future demands in the consulting industry by equipping them with the knowledge to manage teams and develop client relationships. The concentration’s curriculum is designed to provide students with an academic knowledge of management, an in-depth understanding of the tools used in the consulting industry, and hands-on experience working with a real organization. The course progression allows students to customize their degrees and opens more opportunities to them in the consulting field after graduation.

Management MAJOR

Students who major in Management are prepared for career success because they learn to think critically about the issues facing organizations, work teams and individual employees.

Companies and organizations that have hired Management students for full-time and internship positions:

Internships, CoOps and Job Opportunities Students who major in Management will be prepared for a wide variety of careers in every dimension of the business world—from international consulting firms to entrepreneurial opportunities. Management majors pursue careers in a wide variety of fields, including: • Project and team management

Accenture

• Business consulting

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

• Entrepreneurship and corporate intra-entrepreneurship

Booz Allen Hamilton

• Corporate and government research

Bristol-Myers Squibb

• Health service administration

Comcast Spectacor

• Information service administration

Ford Motor Company

• Human resource management

KPMG

• Nonprofit administration

National Baseball Hall of Fame

• Government and public service

• Banking and financial services

Siemens

Student Societies

Susquehanna International Group

The Management Society is a student-run organization that brings guest speakers to campus

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

business plan competitions.

Vanguard Warner Music Group

to discuss the latest management practices and career opportunities. The society also sponsors The Villanova Consulting Group is another student-run organization that helps prepare students for career opportunities in consulting by offering coaching and networking events.

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Management Information Systems Robust technology skills are highly sought-after in the business world. The goals of study in MIS are to impact a business through improved organizational efficiencies, to support decision-making and business solutions, and to achieve growth in global business. A major or minor in Management Information Systems will provide a solid foundation in the application and use of information technology (IT). Students are provided with a broad understanding of IT, integrated with business knowledge. IT is a leading tool for differentiating a business and gaining a strong strategic advantage. Students with expertise in IT understand how technology supports business objectives, achieves business goals and innovates business offerings.

Companies and organizations that have hired MIS students for full-time and internship positions: Apple Inc.

Management Information Systems MAJOR OR MINOR Knowledge of Management Information Systems (MIS) enables intelligent, productive and creative work in every field.

A minor in MIS supplements other business degrees not only with additional knowledge of how information systems are designed, developed, deployed and used, but also by providing superior IT skills. Either a major or a minor in MIS will greatly enhance career opportunities for students.

Internships and CoOps MIS majors obtain internships and CoOps with regional, national and international companies—

Citigroup

both technology companies and companies that apply technology.

Comcast

The SAP MIS CoOp program involves a six-month, full-time assignment in global support,

Deloitte

knowledge management or field services. The CoOp participant engages in critical customer

Deutsche Bank

issues to provide solution support either remotely or on-site. Students may pursue an MIS

DuPont

internship program during an academic semester or during the summer.

EY General Electric FTI Consulting The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Johnson & Johnson JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Job Opportunities The demand for employees with strong IT skills continues to grow, and the technology job market is thriving. MIS majors are well-positioned to pursue careers in technology consulting and corporate IT management, as well as in other functional business areas. Following IT career paths, most of our graduates start their careers as consultants, business analysts, systems analysts, application developers, data specialists or in technology sales. In traditional business functions, our graduates pursue positions such as social media marketing specialist, legal forensics

KPMG

analyst, audit controller or security risk analyst. Some graduates may decide to take the initiative

Morgan Stanley

to shape the information-based future with their own entrepreneurial opportunities.

PwC QVC

Student Societies and Activities

SAP America

The Management Information Systems Society, a student chapter of the Association for

SEI

Information Systems, provides members with exposure to the business world and career

Thorogood

planning services, and raises awareness of the role of MIS in the corporate world.

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Marketing Companies and organizations that have hired Marketing students for full-time and internship positions: 3M Ann Taylor Ascensus Bank of America Merrill Lynch Barclays Bloomberg Bloomingdale’s Colgate-Palmolive

For students, the marketing field offers a wide variety of career opportunities to complement diverse interests and skills. Whether interest is from an intuitive understanding of what makes people tick, a flair for creative communications, or a desire to master the technical skills needed for effective marketing research and analytics, a Marketing degree is a powerful tool. A minor will supplement a business degree by providing students depth in areas where marketing plays a significant role in the achievement of an organization’s goals. A large percentage of business professionals, regardless of their undergraduate major, will rotate through marketing positions during their careers or spend most of their careers in the marketing field. Marketing students will learn how to access real-time information, analyze data, solve problems and communicate results. They will also learn how to develop and implement consumer and business-to-business products and services, and how to strategically manage product pricing, promotion and distribution.

Deloitte EY GroundTruth

Marketing MAJOR OR MINOR

Marketing is the lifeline that connects organizations with consumers and other organizations.

HubSpot

Digital Marketing and Business Development Concentrations

Kepler Group

Students have the opportunity to customize their Marketing degrees with a concentration in

Johnson & Johnson

either digital marketing or business development. With courses like Marketing Analytics and

Lilly Pulitzer

Marketing for Social Impact, these new concentrations will further open doors for career

LinkedIn

opportunities.

Lord & Taylor L’Oréal McNeil Consumer Healthcare Navigant Consulting Healthcare

Internships and CoOps A number of Marketing majors choose to intern in the advertising, fashion, sports marketing, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. Marketing majors also have the opportunity to participate in a six-month brand marketing CoOp for McNeil Consumer Healthcare, or a Johnson & Johnson sales CoOp.

News America Marketing

Job Opportunities

Oki Data Americas Inc.

Students with a major in Marketing often enter the industry with positions in advertising, public

PepsiCo Inc. PwC Quench

relations, management training programs, customer relations, sales, marketing research, purchasing, consulting or digital marketing, including SEO/SEM. These types of positions provide valuable experience and exposure to a variety of career paths.

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Student Societies and Activities

Rolls-Royce

The Marketing Consulting Group works with real-world clients to develop deliverables that help

Sanofi Pasteur

solve marketing issues. The group also brings guest speakers to campus to discuss marketing

SAP

trends and career opportunities, organizes networking events such as the Advertising Agency

Turn5 Inc.

Tour and the Fashion Marketing Day in New York City, and helps link students to professional

USPS

societies such as the American Marketing Association and the Philly Ad Club.

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Business Analytics Designed from the ground up to feature new coursework to meet today’s datadriven business needs, a co-major or minor in Business Analytics will provide students with strong analytical skills and the ability to develop solutions that can improve business performance. Students with these skills are in high demand across a variety of sectors within firms, including marketing, finance, operations and information systems, as well as in the IT and consulting sectors. Students who pursue the co-major or minor will have an understanding of the major components of business analytics, such as data mining, business intelligence, simulation and data visualization. An understanding of business analytics will add value to any student’s major field of study as analytics becomes a more critical function and an increasing number of career opportunities involves analytics. Internships are available to increase students’ understanding of analytics and how to put these ideas and methods into action.

Business Analytics CO-MAJOR OR MINOR The Business Analytics program was designed using input from industry professionals representing organizations that use data, quantitative analysis, exploratory and predictive models, and fact-based management to drive decisions and actions.

Companies and organizations that have hired Business Analytics students for full-time and internship positions: Axis Group Barclays Beghou Consulting

Opportunities for Real-World Projects Students work both inside and outside the classroom to develop solutions to business issues at real companies using real data. Some of these companies include Excelon, Swift Capital, Project Management Institute, Macy’s and Gerber.

Internships, CoOps and Job Opportunities Students with a co-major or minor in Business Analytics develop strong analytics skills and the ability to form solutions that can improve business performance. Students with these skills are in high demand across a variety of sectors within firms, including marketing, finance,

Deloitte

operations and information systems, as well as in the IT and consulting sectors. Job titles

EY

of recent graduates include revenue marketing campaign coordinator, financial leadership

GE Power

program associate, assistant brand manager, business technology analyst, business audit

Harte Hanks

analyst and solutions analyst.

Johnson & Johnson JPMorgan Chase & Co. McCormick & Co. Saint-Gobain Shiny Advertising

Student Society The Center for Business Analytics supports the undergraduate Business Analytics Society, which hosts speaker events, panel discussions and workshops to help Villanova students learn what it takes to be successful in the field of analytics while providing networking and leadership development opportunities.

United Technologies

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International Business

Companies and organizations that have hired International Business students for full-time and internship positions: Bank of America Merrill Lynch The Bank of Ireland, Dublin BlackRock Colgate-Palmolive Comcast Commonwealth Bank of Australia

International Business CO-MAJOR OR MINOR

Globalization brings extraordinary changes in international economic relations.

Deloitte Deutsche Bank EY Felicitas Global, Ltd. GlaxoSmithKline

Concepts of time, distance and markets have changed dramatically due to innovations in communications, transportation and information technology. As a result, companies need new kinds of managers—individuals who not only have strong business skills, but who are comfortable managing and communicating across cultures. These individuals understand the potential and risks of new markets and have the ability to think globally while acting locally. Students who choose to take the International Business (IB) co-major must take it in conjunction with their functional major within VSB. A minor in IB will supplement a business degree by providing cross-cultural skills valued by global companies.

Internships and CoOps VSB offers a wide range of international business opportunities and internships, including summer and semester programs abroad: • East China Normal University; Shanghai, China • John Cabot University and the American University of Rome; Rome, Italy • London School of Economics; London, England • Università degli Studi di Urbino; Urbino, Italy • University of Warsaw; Warsaw, Poland • Villanova University, School of Business Global Citizens Program; London, England • Villanova University, School of Business Global Citizens Program; Singapore

Job Opportunities Because most companies participate in global markets, students who have skills in and knowledge about international business practices and cross-cultural management have a distinct advantage in the business world. Thus, a co-major in International Business facilitates success

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

in a wide variety of careers.

IBM Global Business Services

Student Societies and Activities

Johnson & Johnson

The International Business Society is a student-run organization that brings guest speakers to campus to discuss international business practices and career opportunities. Study abroad

KPMG

programs allow students to study in another country for academic credit. Approximately 50

Merck

percent of VSB students study abroad.

Morgan Stanley

The Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership (CGL) is a resource for

PNC Capital Markets

students interested in international careers. CGL actively supports student research, sponsors

PwC

international business plan competitions and brings world-renowned speakers to campus.

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Real Estate The curriculum connects commercial real estate theory and practice through site visits, case studies, expert perspectives and industry-standard tools. Course projects include completing valuations for real-world retail centers and office buildings, and a capstone development project, which includes site selection, market analysis, project completion and resale.

Companies and organizations that have hired Real Estate students for full-time and internship positions:

The Real Estate curriculum is a strong complement to other VSB majors. It provides an applied perspective on accounting, economics or finance through a discipline-specific elective. The program allows students to apply the theories and concepts they learn in their discipline to the real estate industry, the third largest global asset class. This hands-on perspective from industry leaders enhances the elective major and broadens the opportunities available to students.

Angelo, Gordon & Co. Blackstone Brandywine Realty Trust Brixmor Buccini/Pollin Group Capital One

Internships Industry partners provide students with valuable professional experience through the Villanova Real Estate Internship Program. The Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate works closely with the O'Donnell Center for Professional Development to assist students in obtaining internships. While most internships are offered during the summer months, some opportunities are offered during the academic year.

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Real Estate CO-MAJOR OR MINOR

The Real Estate curriculum provides students with the tools to become leaders in the commercial real estate industry. Students gain an understanding of topics including real estate investment, development, modeling and law, as well as the role of real estate in corporate strategy and the global economy.

Colliers

Job Opportunities

Cushman & Wakefield

Students who study real estate will be prepared for a variety of opportunities, including:

Equus Capital Partners

• Real estate development

Integra Realty Resources

• Real estate investment management

HFF Jones Lang LaSalle KPMG Landmark Partners LCOR Incorporated

• Asset management • Brokerage • Real estate valuation and appraisal • Real estate finance/lending • Real estate law

Newman Knight Frank

Student Societies and Activities

Precision Realty Group

The Villanova Real Estate Society sponsors site visits, guest speakers and other professional

Prudential REI

development opportunities for students interested in real estate. The Villanova Real Estate

RAIT Financial Trust

Challenge brings students from top schools to campus to compete in the nation’s premier

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undergraduate real estate case competition. The DiLella Center for Real Estate sponsors special

Toll Brothers

networking events, panel discussions and symposia, and research projects to bring experts

U.S. General Services Administration

part of all such thought leadership initiatives, and this exposure enriches their real estate

Vision Equities

together to advance current topics and opportunities in real estate. Students are an integral learning experience.

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Business Law & Corporate Governance With a minor in Business Law & Corporate Governance, students learn about contracts, commercial transactions, forms of business entities and other legal issues. Students will also understand how business entities are governed and managed, and the rights and obligations of the entities’ stakeholders. Most importantly, Business Law & Corporate Governance minors are presented with a focus on ethical decision-making and socially responsible behavior. A minor in Business Law & Corporate Governance will add value to a career as almost all areas of business—from employment practices to product and service promotion to accounting and reporting compliance—have a myriad of legal issues. On the personal side, most people will sign an agreement of sale for real estate, sign a mortgage agreement, sign numerous other contracts, plan an estate, and much more. An understanding of business law adds value across disciplines, business and life.

Future Opportunities With stakeholder relations becoming increasingly important in today's global business world, students who have a solid understanding of ethics, regulation, corporate social responsibility

Business Law & Corporate Governance

and business law as they relate to business decision-making have a unique advantage. A minor in Business Law & Corporate Governance will provide the critical thinking skills necessary to consider the legal, regulatory and ethical implications of conducting business as well as how that conduct impacts the interrelationships between business, government and society. Students who study these nuances are prepared to enter nearly any industry or continue their studies in law school.

MINOR Students who minor in Business Law & Corporate Governance develop a robust understanding of the legal and ethical impact of business practices on the global economy.

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Entrepreneurship Societal trends are driving a heightened focus on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial skills. Many existing organizations are explicitly setting expectations for and placing value on employees with entrepreneurial skills. Companies like IBM, DuPont, W. L. Gore and Google encourage employees to take up to 20 percent of their time to think entrepreneurially about the development of potential new offerings and business opportunities, and Merck Pharmaceuticals now assesses job applicants based on their ability to think creatively. With organizations increasingly recognizing the value of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, these skills apply to Fortune 500 companies and new business startups alike. Students choosing the Entrepreneurship minor will learn these skills hands-on and will be able to articulate their preparedness to potential employers or investors.

Job Opportunities Students who minor in Entrepreneurship will be prepared for a wide variety of careers in every dimension of the business world—from startup opportunities to international consulting firms.

Entrepreneurship MINOR

Student Societies and Activities The Villanova Entrepreneurial Society brings guest speakers to campus to discuss entrepreneurial career opportunities and business plan competitions. The Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Institute (ICE) is closely affiliated with the Entrepreneurship minor. The ICE Institute fosters a culture of creative, innovative and entrepreneurial thinking within the Villanova community. While offering traditional support to budding student-entrepreneurs, the ICE Institute's larger mission provides workshops,

As an Entrepreneurship minor, students are exposed to an applied academic approach to the study of entrepreneurship by learning business fundamentals such as accounting, finance and marketing in the context of planning, launching and running a business.

programs and events that enable students to differentiate themselves and stand out in the marketplace as creative and innovative thinkers. The ICE Institute also administers the Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence Award, given each year to students and faculty to recognize a spirit of innovation and creativity that enhances the Villanova University community.

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VSB ADVISING

Academic Advisors

Peer Advisors

Faculty Mentors Peer Tutors

No two students share the same goals and the right path may call for different perspectives. That’s why we provide an integrated advising model where students have an opportunity to connect with a team of experts to receive the personalized advising that they need to succeed at VSB. The Advising Team is composed of the academic advisor, peer advisor, and faculty mentors.

ACADEMIC ADVISORS When students join the VSB community they have a professional academic advisor for their entire undergraduate experience. Their advisor is there to guide them through academic planning, to connect them with on-campus resources and programs, and to support students throughout their journey from business undergraduates to global servant leaders. First year is a time of transition. Here at VSB, students have a number of support services and resources available to make their transition as smooth as possible. VSB's Academic Advisors are available during the week to discuss a broad range of topics from course planning and major selection, to study abroad and post graduation planning. The Clay Center, where the Advising team is located, welcomes students for scheduled visits as well as set times for walk-in hours.

Sophomore year is a time of exploration and involvement. Having experienced a broad overview in their first year in Business Dynamics, students will explore the different business disciplines in greater depth and prepare to select a VSB Major in January of sophomore year. This is the year to consider participation in an externship, internship and/or CoOp experiences, study abroad programs, and leadership opportunities. Junior and senior years are times of significant academic growth and personal development. VSB Academic Advisors help students draw from their experiences, both in and out of the classroom, enabling them to focus their interests and crystallize their personal and professional goals. As students consider life beyond graduation, they are encouraged to take advantage of the myriad opportunities and resources available at VSB to support them as they make decisions about their future paths.

"VSB's advising program has helped me focus on balancing my academic, career exploration, and extracurricular  activities, which helps keep me organized and ready to take on more." Thomas Burke '22


VSB ADVISING PEER ADVISORS Peer Advisors are an integral part of the VSB advising team. Peer advisors are junior and senior business students, selected through a rigorous application and interview process, who support VSB students throughout their first and sophomore years. Peer advisors complete a comprehensive training program that equips them with the knowledge, resources, and tools to support their advisees as they settle into college life and navigate their first year and beyond. Each peer advisor is assigned a group of up to 12 students with whom they meet regularly throughout the academic year, both individually and in group meetings. Serving as a point of contact, peer advisors share their experiences, providing guidance with regard to college transition issues, selecting classes and areas of study, getting involved in VSB and university activities, and considering available on-campus resources and programs.

FACULTY MENTORS Faculty Mentors have a wealth of knowledge to share about their area of expertise in their discipline. Conversations with Faculty Mentors broaden students' knowledge and understanding of the discipline - secondary majors/minors and appropriate elective coursework that support student success in the discipline, a day in the life perspective of work in that field, as well as opportunities and career paths available within the area.

PEER TUTORS VSB Peer Tutors support the academic success of their undergraduate classmates by providing drop-in office hours and the option to schedule individual tutoring appointments throughout the semester. Peer Tutors offer tutoring in select business courses.

ACADEMIC & SUPPORT RESOURCES Academic Advisors work collaboratively with support offices across campus to foster student success; advisors refer students to these resources when appropriate to help with challenges they may be facing or questions they may have as they move through their 4 years at VSB.

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VSB EXPERIENTAL EDUCATION Externships

Internships

CoOps

Your Business Education in Action VSB encourages students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to real world practice through various experiential education opportunities. Externships, internships and CoOps allow students to gain valuable experience as a critical part of the learning process and are a practical necessity to ensure students' competitiveness in the job market.

Getting guidance

THE O'DONNELL CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The O’Donnell Center for Professional Development provides extensive assistance to VSB students regarding experiential education. Housed in the Clay Center, the Charlotte and James V. O’Donnell ’63 Center for Professional Development provides activities that are designed to enrich students' academic experience with insights and experiences that support their professional goals. Throughout the four year academic program, VSB's innovative Backpack to Briefcase initiative integrates career development into the core business curriculum. The Rise to the Top: Experiential Education Series informs students of available opportunities, prepares them to actively participate in the search for externships and internships, and provides appropriate support along the way in the form of workshops and individual coaching appointments.

Where to begin

EXTERNSHIPS/LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Externship/Leadership programs are informational experiences, typically 1-3 days in length and hosted on-site by a company/employer. The experiences often include an introduction to the organization and an overview of available career paths, professional skill-building activities, and networking with professionals from the host organization. Some employers use the programs to develop a pipline of talent and identify students to whom they wish to extend internship offers for following summers.

is Villanova’s mobile career management platform – students’ go-to resource for jobs, internships, employer & professional development events, and more!

What's next

VSB Class of 2019 Outcomes: 99.2% participated in internship/CoOp

73.9% participated in more than one internship/CoOp 59% first job postgraduation resulted from internship

INTERNSHIPS

VSB's O'Donnell Center for Professional Development and the University Career Center work with a wide array of employers to develop internships AND with students to provide guidance that will empower them to independently generate additional opportunities. Students are encouraged to consider full-time summer experiences and part-time internship opportunities during the academic semesters. Students may earn wages, as well as earn academic credit for the internship experience, if desired.


VSB Experiental Education What's next

INTERNSHIPS CONTINUED

VSB offers several opportunites to earn accademic credit for business internships:

INTERNSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT An academic internship is a pre-professional work experience, sufficiently rigorous so as to earn credit, approved by the faculty chair of the sponsoring academic department and administered through the O'Donnell Center. Three free elective credits are earned for successful completion of an academic internship; a maximum of six internship/CoOp course credits may be used to fulfill graduation requirements.

SPRING ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP (SAI) PROGRAM The SAI Program is designed for juniors and involves a full-time paid experience enabling participants to learn first-hand about the accounting industry by working during the "busy season". Areas of internship focus include audit, tax, and/or consulting. The SAI recruiting process begins during the spring of a student's sophomore year.

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS In today's interconnected global marketplace, international experience constitutes a competitive advantage for students entering the workforce. Students are encouraged to incorporate internship experiences into their study abroad programs; study abroad internship experiences are administered by the Office of Education Abroad.

Immerse yourself

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

VSB’s CoOp program provides students with the opportunity to experience complete immersion in a professional work environment during the sophomore or junior year. A CoOp is a full-time, 6-month experience (fall: July-December; spring: January-June), during which the student works at the sponsoring organization in a role, and with responsibilities, that mirror those of an entry-level professional. CoOp students earn a competitive salary and six free elective credits for successful completion of the experience. The CoOp Program is designed for students to say on track to graduate in four years. VSB currently offers the following CoOps: AGROFRESH Accounting CoOp Delaware County District Attorney's Office Forensic Accounting/Economic Crimes CoOp HubSpot LATAM Brazil Marketing CoOp Product Marketing & Research CoOp INBOUND Content (Events) CoOp

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Customer Development CoOp Consumer Brand Management CoOp SAP Cloud Success (MIS) CoOp

TJX Companies Allocation Analyst CoOp Associate Buyer CoOp

"VSB’s O'Donnell Center helped me secure an externship at Johnson & Johnson which led to a role in the company's CoOp Program. It has been an amazing opportunity." -Kyle Patel, VSB '22

VSB O'Donnell Center for Professional Development | Bartley 1054 | http//claycenter.villanova.edu | 610.519.5532


At VSB, we know that linking theory to practice develops our students into strong critical thinkers and problem-solvers who go on to lead change and make a difference. That’s why we want you to….

EXPERIENCE YOUR

EDUCATION IN

BIG WAYS

CHALLENGE YOURSELF Experiential learning allows you to apply classroom knowledge in ways that are meaningful and relevant to you and your goals. It may involve global exposure, research, independent study, nonprofit service experiences, case competitions, or something truly unique. We want you to think big and challenge yourself. Engage in opportunities that speak to what you hope to accomplish personally and professionally, even if it might require some financial support. VSB is proud to introduce the Davis Fund for Student Experiences, designed to help fund learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. Thanks to the generosity of Jim C. Davis ’81 VSB and Kim Davis, the Davis Fund will make grants to applicants who demonstrate opportunities to experience their VSB education in exceptional ways.

LEARN MORE If you have any questions, please email caitlin.gilmore@villanova.edu or visit business.villanova.edu/davisfund


Points of Impact 1,100+ pairs matched since 2014  lumni experience spans from the class A of 1972 to 2016

VILLANOVA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

MENTOR PROGRAM

 dvisory Board lends leadership and experience A to advance the mission of the Mentor Program  ponsored events include networking, service, S adulting and game watches

WHAT IS THE VSB MENTOR PROGRAM? The VSB Mentor Program brings Villanova students and alumni volunteers together in one-on-one and flash mentoring relationships to support the students’ career and professional development goals. Mentors share industry insights, facilitate career exploration and provide job search support, networking guidance, communication tips and more. All participants opt in.

PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS • Commitment to a 2+ year relationship

JOIN THE PROGRAM!

Class of 2022 Student Information Sessions VSB & Business Minors Bartley Hall PwC Auditorium

Thursday, January 16 — 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 27 — 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 4 — 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

Class of 2022 Mentee Registration Monday, January 27 — Friday, February 7

Matching

Tuesday, February 11 — Friday, February 28

Alumni:

Go to vumentoring.chronus.com to complete your mentor profile.

• Monthly conversations that are open and honest • Goal setting for fall, spring and summer • Listen intently and share feedback

Learn More:

Ultimately what you put into the relationship is what you’ll get out!

To learn more about the program visit us at vsbmentorprogram.villanova.edu

GAIN AN EDGE: MAKE MENTORING PART OF YOUR VILLANOVA EXPERIENCE


What’s the Edge?

About the Mentor Program Who is a mentor?

A personalized mentoring experience with a VU alumni Access to an extensive network of alumni mentors Connections to hundreds of industries Exclusive Mentor Program events held during the year

A mentor is a Villanova alumnus currently working in a business role who wants to share their knowledge with students through mentorship. Our Program welcomes all Villanova alumni who have 3+ year of work experience.

Who is a mentee?

What is Flash Mentoring?

A mentee is a Villanova student seeking mentorship from a Villanova alumnus who works in the business world. Students select their mentor based on their field of interest, desired work location and development areas. They outline goals and engage mentors on how to achieve success.

Meet Kyle and Michael! “I’m fortunate to have access

to the VSB Mentor Program through the academic year business minor program at Villanova School of Business. I knew I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to be paired with an alumnus who’s eager to guide me through my professional development.” – Kyle DeMerlis ’20 CLAS

“Kyle inspired me to be a VSB mentor. We already knew each other before the start of the Mentor program, having met during a Villanova break trip where I was serving as the group’s alumni advisor. Through that experience, I could see that Kyle takes a lot of pride in his work. It was easy to say yes when he asked if I would like to be his mentor! ” – Michael Ottaunick ‘14 VSB, GLG

Meet Chichi and Andy! “I joined the VSB Mentor Program because I wanted the opportunity to build relationships with alumni. For college students, there’s immeasurable value in hearing the experiences and lessons learned from people who were in your exact situation. It’s so helpful to learn that your struggles are common and are not unique to you. It builds your confidence and makes you believe that you can also be successful.” - Chidinma “Chichi” Chioke ‘21 VSB

“What we have found helpful is to be honest with

each other in setting clear goals and defining what we’re looking to get out of the relationship and then follow through accordingly. Chichi and I have had in-person lunches, talked, emailed, and engaged on social media, which helped foster a great new friendship.”

- Andy Walker ‘99 VSB, Deloitte

Flash Mentoring provides junior and senior mentees the opportunity to connect with additional alumni mentors. Within the Flash Mentoring track, mentees can explore roles, industries and more! Whether it be by phone, email, video chat or an in person meet up, Flash Mentoring is an opportunity to leverage the Program and expand your network.

Benefits Learn about different career paths Gain industry insights and internship advice Expand VU network Meet alumni with shared interests Leverage the Mentor Program alumni mentors


STUDY ABROAD WITH VSB

VSB Experiences

Partner Programs

Intensive Abroad Opportunites

Society is increasingly interconnected and the need for culturally adept citizens is vital. By studying abroad you can strengthen your foreign language ability, increase your knowledge of a particular discipline, and enhance your classroom education with experiential learning. Better yet, through an overseas experience, you can gain a more global perspective that enables you to see the rest of the world with “new eyes.” Many students describe overseas study as a life changing experience. VSB and Villanova's Office of Education Abroad work with each student to create a study abroad experience that will provide the chance to learn and grow in a way that will benefit them for life.

VSB EXPERIENCES

The programs listed below are customized for VSB students and/or are led by VSB faculty. Most also include international internship opportunities. Global Citizens – London or Singapore The unique Global Citizens program sends first-year students abroad each Spring for a sixteen week overseas study experience combining academic coursework with a practical internship located in either London  or  Singapore! This program is designed to offer a unique and lifealtering academic experience, thereby enabling participants to: Stimulate greater intellectual curiosity early in their college careers; Challenge pre-conceived notions of the world; Test career assumptions early; Start building resumes and allow for more competitive future jobs; Have the opportunity to study overseas again as.

Studying abroad enables students to experience a world different than their own, and to learn how to appreciate and  adapt to such differences. At the same time, studying abroad allows students to view their life or country from a new perspective. Dr. James Bordon, Associate Professor of Accounting

Urbino BCIC (Business & Culture in the Italian Context) The Business and Culture in the Italian Context (BCIC) Program. In Urbino, Italy, the program has been designed to meet the curricular needs of VSB Sophomores interested in International Business and Italian language and culture. The city's central location in Italy, along with its rich academic history, offers an excellent vantage point for students to explore the many facets of modern Italy's economy and culture in a global context. Students will serve as consultants and develop a foreign market entry strategy for a local Italian company as part of the Competitive Effectiveness course.

Shanghai: Business and Communication Internship Program In an increasingly interconnected global marketplace, international experience constitutes a competitive advantage for students entering the workforce. For more than a decade, VSB has offered a unique academic and business internship program that provides students with a comprehensive introduction to China.  In addition to an intensive course focusing on the political economy of China, students gain professional experience while interning at a wide range of companies in Shanghai, the commercial center of the world’s second-largest economy.


VSB EXPERIENCES CONTINUED London Summer IB Internship – London School of Economics This 10-week, 9-credit program gives students the opportunity to study at one of the most prestigious schools in the world, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), take a Villanova course on international business, as well as participate as an intern for an organization located in London, UK. Because of its importance as an economic and cultural hub, London is an ideal location to develop an international network and build upon your skills. Economic and Political Union, Arts and Culture of Italy – John Cabot University Rome This 6-week, 6 credit program provides students with the opportunity to participate in their choice of academic courses overseas and to gain an international perspective on global business activities. Students are required to take ECO-3108/4200 Case Study of the Economic and Political Union of Europe. This course includes a series of lectures and site visits. All students enroll in one additional business or social science course offered by John Cabot University during the summer session.

STUDY ABROAD PARTNER PROGRAMS Villanova works with a plethora of partner programs with locations all around the world. If you can dream of a study abroad experience you want, there's likely a partner program that can make that dream a reality. In the event that you are unable to find a program to accommodate your needs through our established partners, we will consider working with new programs provided that they meet our criteria - not for profit status, integrated housing, local faculty, academically rigorous.

VILLANOVA INTENSIVE COURSES ABROAD Villanova offers short term overseas study opportunities that are an intensive course offering taught within a 2-3 week travel period, usually at the end of the spring semester. All courses are led by Villanova faculty members. Some programs may involve on-campus study prior to departure. Current opportunities include: Global Political Economy of the Asia-Pacific Region: Singapore Strategic Information Technology: Berlin and Sydney Social Justice in South Africa: Cape Town (Honors)

CoSMOC Program

Studying abroad in Milan allowed me to apply and adapt the business principles I have learned at Villanova and view them through a new cultural lens.

Villanova Semester: Communication, Society and Marketing in the Italian Context (CoSMIC) A unique academic experience perfect for VSB & CLAS students Claire Galic '21 interested in Communication, Marketing, Global Studies & related disciplines. Study modern Italian society and culture through contemporary coursework in marketing, communication, global studies, economics, and language. Combine academic coursework taught by Italian and Villanova professors with the option to work  on a real world problem for an Italian business or local NGO.

The Clay Center - 1054 Bartley Hall - 610.519.5532


Villanova School of Business

Undergraduate Curriculum Liberal Arts & Sciences Curriculum for VSB Students

Sample Sequence:

Augustinian Values ACS 1000 Ancients ACS 1001 Moderns ETH 2050 The Good Life: Ethics & Contemporary Problems PHI 1000 Knowledge, Reality, Self THL 1000 Faith, Reason, Culture THL xxxx Theology Elective Economics ECO 1001 Intro to Microeconomics ECO 1002 Intro to Macroeconomics ECO 3108 Global Political Economy Math/Science MAT 1400 Business Calc (4 cr) or MAT 1500 Calc l (4cr)* STAT 1430 Business Statistics (4cr) Comp Sci or Nat Sci (x2)** Humanities and Social Science ENG 1050 The Literary Experience HIS xxxx History Course Humanities Humanities Course Behavioral Science (Psychology or Sociology course) Social Science (if only one Comp Sci/Nat Sci)**

Freshman Year - 33 Credits

Business Core Curriculum

VSB 0099 VSB 1000 VSB 1015 VSB 2000 VSB 2004 VSB 2006 VSB 2007 VSB 2008 VSB 2009 VSB 2020 VSB 3000 VSB 3006 VSB 3008 VSB 4002

Backpack-to-Briefcase: FR Experience (0 cr) Information Technology (1 cr) Business Dynamics Backpack-to-Briefcase: SO Seminar (1 cr) Financial Accounting Strategic Information Technology Corporate Responsibility & Regulation Business Analytics Principles of Finance Competitive Effectiveness*** (6 cr) Backpack-to-Briefcase: JR Seminar (1 cr) Principles of Managerial Accounting Operations Management Strategic Thinking & Implementation

Majors Courses

Six Majors Courses (18 cr)

Free Electives

Five Free Electives (15 cr) One Non-Business Elective * MAT 1500 is recommended for Finance Majors; Math Majors; Math Minors ** A student may choose to take two Comp Sci and/or Nat Sci courses; if one of these is selected, then one Soc Sci course must be selected ***Course covers Principles of Marketing & Principles of Management

VSB 0099 VSB 1000 VSB 1015 VSB 2004 ACS 1000 ACS 1001 ECO 1001 ECO 1002 ENG 1050 MAT 1400 STAT 1430 PHI 1000

Backpack-to-Briefcase: FR Experience (0 cr) Information Technology (1 cr) Business Dynamics Financial Accounting Ancients Moderns Intro to Microeconomics Intro to Macroeconomics The Literary Experience Business Calculus (4 cr) or MAT 1500 (4 cr) Business Statistics (4 cr) Knowledge, Reality, Self

Sophomore Year - 31 Credits VSB 2000 VSB 2006 VSB 2007 VSB 2008 VSB 2009 VSB 2020 THL 1000

Backpack-to-Briefcase: SO Seminar (1 cr) Strategic Information Technology Corporate Responsibility & Regulation Business Analytics Principles of Finance Competitive Effectiveness* (6 cr) Faith, Reason, Culture History Elective Behavioral Science Elective Humanities Elective

Junior Year - 31 Credits

VSB 3000 VSB 3006 VSB 3008 ECO 3108 ETH 2050

Backpack-to-Briefcase: JR Seminar (1 cr) Principles of Managerial Accounting Operations Management Global Political Economy The Good Life: Ethics & Contemporary Problems Computer Science or Natural Science Elective Comp Sci, Soc Sci or Natural Science Elective Three Majors Courses (9 cr) Non-Business Elective

Senior Year - 30 Credits VSB 4002

Strategic Thinking & Implementation Theology Elective Three Majors Courses (9 cr) Five Free Electives (15 cr)

As of Fall 2020


Villanova School of Business Majors and Minors VSB Majors

Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in: Accounting Economics Finance * Management** Management Information Systems Marketing*** Real Estate

VSB Minors

Accounting Business Analytics Business Law & Corporate Governance Economics Finance International Business Management Information Systems Marketing Real Estate

VSB Co-Majors

Business Analytics International Business

VSB Graduate Degrees

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Master of Accounting (MAC) Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Master of Science in Church Management Master of Taxation Executive MBA (EMBA) JD/MBA

Rea Quantitative * Quantitative Finance Concentration ** Consulting Concentration *** Business Development Concentration, Digital Marketing Concentration VSB students also have the opportunity to major or minor in a number of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences disciplines including, but not limited to, Communication, Computer Science, English, Mathematics, Political Science, Sociology, etc.


BUZZ AROUND BARTLEY Advising & Professional Development VIRTUAL Activities

Monday

Tuesday

September 21 10:30AM

Handshake “Events”

September 22 9AM-5PM

Handshake pre-registration req’d

Wednesday September 23

10AM | 1PM | 4PM

Handshake “Events”

Thursday

Friday

September 24 11:30AM-1:30PM

Handshake “Events”

September 25 9:30AM-12PM

Handshake “Events”

Step Info Session Handshake “Events”

Grant Thornton Philadelphia Coffee Chats 10:30AM Handshake “Events”

Goldman Sachs Internal Audit Info Session Handshake “Events” 12PM

PetSmart Job & Internship Fair 12PM Handshake “Events”

Mercer: Health Business Consulting Panel 12PM Handshake “Events”

Study Abroad 1st Step Info Session 12PM Handshake “Events”

Career Center Pre-Law 101 Workshop 12PM Handshake “Events”

Mercer: Wealth Consulting Business Panel 2PM Handshake “Events”

Mercer Govt/Human Services Consulting Business Panel 12PM Handshake “Events”

Career Center Applying to Law School Workshop 12PM Handshake “Events” Kraft Heinz: Let’s Talk Sustainability 12PM Handshake “Events”

VSB DiLella Center for Real Estate MicroMENTORING: Real Estate Sell Side

CohnReznick (accounting firm): Interviewing in a Virtual World 1PM Handshake “Events”

Mercer: Career Consultant Panel 1PM Handshake “Events”

1-4:30PM

Verisk Analytics Internship Info Session Handshake “Events” 1PM

Study Abroad 1st Step Info Session 1PM Handshake “Events”

Boston Consulting Group/BCG Talent Acquisition Office Hours | Philly Schools 3PM Handshake “Events”

Study Abroad 1St Step Info Session 1PM Handshake “Events”

Verisk Analytics Internship Info Session 3PM Handshake RSVP by 9/21

Study Abroad 1st Step Info Session 5PM Handshake “Events”

PetSmart Job & Internship Fair 3PM Handshake “Events”

Citi: Fireside Chat with President/CEO of Global Consumer Banking, Jane Fraser 5PM Handshake “Events”

Whirlpool Global Supply Chain Internship Info Session

Study Abroad 12PM

1St

Bank of America: Building Your Brand & the Interview Process 1PM

Handshake “Events”

Virtual Villanova: Nick Servodidio ‘15 | Customer Success Manager, CB Insights 1-3PM Handshake “Events”

VSB Davis Student Experiences Fund Info Session 2PM Handshake “Events” Aronson Tax/Audit Intern Panel 2:30PM Handshake “Events”

PetSmart Supply Chain Internship Fair 5:30PM Handshake “Events”

Dentsu Aegis Network: Marketing, Media, & Creative Agency Experience Info Session 4:30PM Handshake “Events”

Villanova Consulting Group hosts Protiviti Consulting Info Session 6PM Handshake “Events”

SIG: Women in Investment Finance 5PM Handshake RSVP by 9/21

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! Thriving Not Just Surviving with your CliftonStrengths 6:30PM Handshake “Events” Business of Fashion Society General Body Meeting 7PM Handshake “Events”

JP Morgan Private Bank Info Session for VU 5PM Handshake “Events” Censeo Consulting Group Info Session 5PM Handshake “Events” Whirlpool Brand Immersion Program Info Session 5PM Handshake “Events”

Google: Resume & Beyond - Standing Out 8PM Handshake “Events”

Chatham Financial Opportunities Info Session 5:30PM Handshake “Events”

Business in Entertainment Society General Body Meeting 8PM Handshake “Events”

Handshake “Events”

Boston Consulting Group/BCG Black+Latinx Network: Summer Internships

VSB Peer Tutoring Virtual Office Hours – VSB 2004: Tues. & Wed @ 6:30-8PM See VSB 2004 Blackboard course for Zoom link

Life at GE Info Session 6PM

VSB DiLella Ctr for Real Estate Career Conference 7PM

Handshake “Events”

AlphaSights Consulting: Virtual Interview Tips 7PM Handshake “Events” Crowe Consulting & Applied Technology Panel 7PM Handshake “Events” Accounting Society: Intro to the Accounting Dept. 8PM Handshake “Events” Boston Consulting Group/BCG PRIDE Info Session

Facebook University: Internship FYI Handshake “Events” 5PM Venture for America: Leveraging Youe Identity in Entrepreneurship & Tech Handshake “Events” 6PM McKinsey: Sophomore Diversity Leaders Internship Resume Workshop 6:30PM Handshake “Events” Business of Fashion Society presents: Ashley Romero, MAC Cosmetics Sr. Manager of E-Commerce Marketing 7PM Handshake “Events” Target: Inside the Bullseye - Purpose in the Midst of Change

See Handshake “Events” villanova.joinhandshake.com for details on these virtual programs

B2B-Approved Activities bit.ly/vsbB2Bapproved

Professional Selling Society presents: Stanley Black & Decker 5PM Handshake “Events” Facebook: Technical Program Management Internships Info Session 6PM Handshake “Events” Boston Consulting Group/BCG Case Structuring Workshop 6PM Handshake “Events” Qualtrics: Transferable Sales Skills for your Resume & Interviews Handshake “Events” 6PM Business of Healthcare Society General Body Meeting 7PM Handshake “Events” VU Sustainable Career Panel: Corporate Sustainability 8PM Handshake “Events”

Women at Boston Consulting Group/BCG Philadelphia Info Session

VSB Center for Business Analytics: Virtual Site Visit – JP Morgan Chase Handshake “Events” 12PM Find Your Place at Citi 1PM

Handshake “Events”

Handshake “Events”

CLAY CENTER at VSB ACADEMIC ADVISING APPOINTMENTS: Schedule appointments through Microsoft Bookings; find Bookings link in advisor’s email signature line. All appointments conducted through MS Teams. Contact info for Academic Advisors: bit.ly/claycenteradvisors VSB O’DONNELL CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT APPOINTMENTS: Schedule virtual appointments at bit.ly/vsbodonnellcenter. Appointment topics: externship/internship search, earning credit for internship, job offers, Handshake, LinkedIn, etc.


Student Business Societies & VSB Service Groups FALL 2020 CONTACT LIST Accounting

Finance

Special Interests

Accounting Society

Villanova Finance Group

Co-Presidents: Annie Cowen & Kathy Rykowski acowen@villanova.edu / krykowski@villanova.edu Advisors: Prof. Iacona / Prof. Lombardi

Co-Presidents: Rohan Parikh & Andrew Todaro rparikh9@villanova.edu / atodaro2@villanova.edu Advisor: Mr. Padovano / stephen.padovano@villanova.edu

Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)

laura.iacona@villanova.edu/Danielle.lombardi@villanova.edu

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) President: Maria Espinoza / mespinoz@villanova.edu Advisor: Mr. Green / julius.green@villanova.edu

Analytics/Technology Business Analytics Society President: Kristen Chou / kchou1@villanova.edu Advisor: Dr. Strandberg / alicia.strandberg@villanova.edu

Technology in Business Society President: Catherine Fudal / cfudal@villanova.edu Advisor: Prof. Wright / keith.wright@villanova.edu

Economics

President: Steven Guachichullca / sguachic@villanova.edu Advisor: Mr. Green / julius.green@villanova.edu

Mergers & Acquisitions Society

Business Without Borders

President: Sean Maleady / Robby Hill smaleady@villanova.edu / rhill1@villanova.edu Advisor: Dr. Luo/ mi.luo@villanova.edu

Co-Presidents: Aislinn Bratt & Beste Bilen / abratt1@villanova.edu / bbilen@villanova.edu Advisor: Dr. Arvanites / debra.arvanites@villanova.edu

Society of Women in Financial Training (SWIFT)

Business in Entertainment Society

President: Liz Ford / swift.villanova@gmail.com Advisor: Dr. Howton / shelly.howton@villanova.edu

President: Noah Swan / nswan@villanova.edu Advisor: Prof. Fiorenza / david.fiorenza@villanova.edu

Villanova Wildcat Fund

Business in Healthcare Society

President: Caitlyn Delaney / cdelaney14@villanova.edu Advisor: Mr. Padovano / stephen.padovano@villanova.edu

President: Samantha Masino/ smasino@villanova.edu Advisor: Dr. Iacocca / Kathleen.iacocca@villanova.edu

Honor Societies

Business of Fashion Society President: Keeley Scott / kscott25@villanova.edu Advisor: Ms. Stover / brenda.stover@villanova.edu

Economics Society

Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society

President: TBD Advisor: Fr. McMahon / craig.mcmahon@villanova.edu

Advisor:s Dr. Bremser & Prof. Crenny wayne.bremser@villanova.edu / patricia.dorris-crenny@villanova.edu

Business Law Society

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

International Business Society

Villanova Consulting Group

Advisor: Dr. Vallen / beth.vallen@villanova.edu

President: Yaoyao Shi / yshi3@villanova.edu

President: Ha Dinh / hdinh2@villanova.edu Advisor: Prof. Kelly / stephen.kelly@villanova.edu

Villanova Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon

Management

Advisor: Ms. Cahill / kimberly.cahill@villanova.edu Advisor: TBD

Business and Leadership Society Co-Presidents: Lindsay Gallagher & Cole Masterson lgalla17@villanova.edu / cmaster2@villanova.edu Advisor: Dr. Kelly / mary.kelly@villanova.edu

Multicultural Business Association President: Greg Damas / novamcba@gmail.com Advisor: Ms. Bruno / claire.bruno@villanova.edu

Service Groups VSB Ambassadors

Marketing

President: Catherine Fudal / cfudal@villanova.edu Advisor: Prof. DiLullo / samuel.dilullo@villanova.edu

Advisor: Ms. Mongiello / kathy.mongiello@villanova.edu

VSB Peer Advisors

Villanova Entrepreneurship Society Co-Presidents: Andy Colando & Seth Blumer acolando@villanova.edu / sblumer@villanova.edu Advisor: Ms. Giometti / martae.giometti@villanova.edu

Villanova Instructional Student Golf Society

Villanova Marketing Group

Advisor: Ms. Mazar / shea.mazar@villanova.edu

President: Anna Canino / acanino@villanova.edu Advisor: Dr. Sarkees / matthew.sarkees@villanova.edu

VSB Peer Tutors

President: Lindsay Abrahams/ labraha2@villanova.edu Advisor: Mr. Brown / jeffrey.brown@villanova.edu

Advisors: Ms. McMordie & Ms. Socket emily.mcmordie@villanova.edu / ellen.socket@villanova.edu

Villanova Women in Business Society

Professional Selling Society Co-Presidents: Austin Nance & Cameron Consiglio anance1@villanova.edu / cconsigi@villanova.edu Advisor: Dr. Sarkees / matthew.sarkees@villanova.edu

VU Student Government Real Estate Real Estate Society

President: Meaghan Imossi & Lauren Sieloff mimossi@villanova.edu / lsieloff@villanova.edu Advisor: Dr. Kelly / mary.kelly@villanova.edu

VSB Senator Rachel Le / rle1@villanova.edu

President: Gabi Turi / gturi@villanova.edu Advisor: Prof. Davidson / charles.davidson@villanova.edu 8/15/2020

Questions? Contact Michelle Galloway, Associate Director - Career Education/Business Societies VSB O’Donnell Center for Professional Development | michelle.galloway@villanova.edu | Bartley 1054


CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE HELPING BRIDGE THEORY TO PRACTICE

VSB’s commitment to research and academic rigor is evident through the school’s six Centers of Excellence. Their initiatives are designed to focus attention on critical business issues and to leverage the expertise of VSB faculty in a cross-disciplinary way. They support faculty research, teaching excellence, curricular development, and the intersection of research and business practice. VILLANOVA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE Bartley Hall | 800 Lancaster Ave. | Villanova, PA 19085 tel: 610.519.5532 | fax: 610.519.6688 business.villanova.edu


THE DANIEL M. DILELLA CENTER FOR REAL ESTATE The DiLella Center for Real Estate was established in 2007 to expose students to this transformative industry through outstanding academics, thought leadership and experiential learning. Students have the opportunity to participate in corporate and site visits, hard hat tours, case competitions, industry events and alumni programs. New in 2018, the center supports the Daniel DiLella and Thomas Mulroy Student Managed Fund - the first undergraduate fund of its kind in the nation - which allows students to gain investment experience by investing in real deals. Through the Real Estate Society, they develop relationships with industry leaders, build modeling skills and have the opportunity to serve as leaders themselves. The center works in partnership with the O’Donnell Center for Professional Development to support students in their search for internship and career opportunities, and undergraduates may choose to earn either a co-major or minor in real estate. Shawn D. Howton, PhD Professor, Finance Faculty Director shawn.howton@villanova.edu 610.519.5638

Jessica L. Taylor Director jessica.taylor@villanova.edu 610.519.4334

THE ELENORE AND ROBERT F. MORAN SR. CENTER FOR GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

INNOVATION, CREATIVITY, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (ICE) INSTITUTE

The Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership contributes to the development of VSB’s global strategy, emphasizing integrated international business studies, responsible global leadership and cross-cultural awareness. Created in 2007, the center serves as a hub of innovation for VSB’s international curricular initiatives, research, service and outreach activities. The center awards more than 30 scholarships and fellowships annually to support international education and oversees the unique Global Leadership Fellows program that challenges students with a four-year intensive set of global curricular and extra-curricular initiatives. The center assists and strengthens Villanova’s participation in the global communities in which our students will work and contribute.

The ICE Institute is the driver of scholastic, educational and professional development opportunities that helps students explore their creative interests and bring innovative projects to life. Since its opening in 2010, ICE has had a multidisciplinary focus and seeks to advance the University’s strategy by fostering cross-college learning and embedding entrepreneurial thinking more deeply into the Villanova culture. As early as freshman year, VSB students work in teams to generate an idea for something new and compete in the ICE Challenge. From there, students have the option to enroll in the entrepreneurship minor, enter the Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition, participate in an academic immersion program in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles or Washington, DC, and utilize the Idea Accelerator in Falvey Library to connect with alumni, faculty, students, and community entrepreneurs and innovators.

Jonathan P. Doh, PhD Associate Dean of Research Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business Faculty Director jonathan.doh@villanova.edu 610.519.7798

Kim Cahill Director kimberly.cahill@villanova.edu 610.519.3906

Martae Giometti Assistant Director martae.giometti@villanova.edu 610.519.8787

CENTER FOR CHURCH MANAGEMENT

CENTER FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS

CENTER FOR MARKETING AND CONSUMER INSIGHTS

Created in 2004, VSB’s Center for Church Management (CCM) performs research and conducts both for-credit and non-credit programs in church management within the Villanova School of Business. CCM offers a Master of Science in Church Management, as well as several non-credit programs throughout the year to equip church leaders and their communities with the training to apply sound business methods to decision making. The center’s goal is to help church leadership be good stewards of their resources, use their facilities effectively and build a stronger church.

Launched in 2010, the Center for Business Analytics (CBA) is dedicated to preparing VSB graduates to become analytics leaders in their organizations. It brings together industry experts and world-class faculty to create curricula and experiential programming that positions students to solve complex business problems using analytics. CBA hosts career panels, lectures, site visits, data mining competitions and supports VSB’s student Business Analytics Society. In addition to the required sophomore Business Analytics course, the center supports an undergraduate Analytics co-major and minor, a Master of Science in Analytics and an analytics concentration in the Villanova MBA. VSB recently welcomed the first students into the KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics Program in the Fall of 2017.

The Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights (CMCI) leverages world class faculty and an alumni advisory council of executives to offer unique learning experiences for students. Launched in 2015, CMCI has established a number of initiatives focused on experiential learning and career development. Students experience the dynamic field of marketing through treks, industry conferences and corporate immersion programs. CMCI also houses the Consumer Insights Lab which facilitates primary consumer research for students and faculty. These programs ensure that Villanova students enter the competitive marketplace with both fundamental and applied proficiency in marketing.

Matthew Manion Faculty Director and Professor of Practice matthew.manion@villanova.edu 610.519.6430

James Gallo Director james.gallo@villanova.edu 610.519.6015

Daniel Wright, PhD Professor, Management & Operations Faculty Director daniel.wright@villanova.edu 610.519.5522

Meredith Lockyer Associate Director meredith.lockyer@villanova.edu 610.519.7016

Jeremy Kees, PhD Richard J. and Barbara Naclerio Endowed Chair in Business, Faculty Director jeremy.kees@villanova.edu 610.519.6145

Lindsay Higgins McFadden Marketing Business Fellow lindsay.mcfadden@villanova.edu


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RESEARCH WITH A HUMAN FACE At the Villanova School of Business (VSB), a cadre of world-class teacher-scholars are engaged in research that seeks to understand how human behavior drives decision-making. These researchers are exploring the behavioral aspects of business decisions in areas such as consumer preference; financial investment strategies; student career choices; and the way companies are led, governed and controlled. Often called “behavioral” research, and popularized by the Freakonomics books and media, these studies acknowledge and embrace the often unexpected and unforeseen role that humans have in critical business issues and outcomes. In this edition of Inspiring Minds, we profile a sample of our behavioral researchers and the fascinating subjects they explore, some made possible by the construction of our Laboratory for the Advancement of Interdisciplinary Research (LAIR), a facility dedicated to the exploration of how individuals and groups arrive at options, choices and decisions. Equipped with audio and visual recording equipment for data collection, a flexible layout where different types of studies can be conducted, a control room for observation, and state-of-the-art eye-tracking technology, the LAIR provides opportunities for research using surveys, interviews, focus groups and other primary sources. Most importantly, this research can help executives and organizations better understand a wide range of business problems and develop practical solutions to them. Led by Associate Dean of Research and Global Engagement Jonathan Doh, this work reflects VSB’s commitment to advancing research with impact.

Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD

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HOW CAN MARKETING BENEFIT PUBLIC HEALTH AND CONSUMER WELL-BEING? Many products in the marketplace carry some risk of harm. Frequent fast food consumption, smoking and cannabis use (where legal) may lead to a range of negative health effects. Pharmaceutical drugs can also have adverse side effects, especially when employed beyond their intended use. Dr. Jeremy Kees has examined each of these topics in order to better understand how marketers can help consumers to make decisions about the consumption of risky products. “The goal is not always necessarily to persuade consumers to make a certain decision,” says Dr. Kees. Rather, his research strives to uncover the best strategies to ensure consumers make an informed decision about the potential benefits and risks of a product before they purchase it. Sometimes simple information disclosures or disclaimers are effective at influencing consumer behavior. For example, Dr. Kees’ studies have shown that prominently displaying nutrition information on the front of food product packages can facilitate healthier food choices. In other cases, these straightforward informational approaches are not effective but may require more visual messages. Findings from Dr. Kees’ smoking research demonstrate that graphic, emotion-evoking pictorial warnings are the best way to draw consumers’ attention to the risks of smoking. “It is important that consumers are informed of the product risks, which are sometimes not salient at the point of purchase, so that they can make a fully informed decision as to whether the benefit outweighs the risk,” he says. Dr. Kees’ research has important implications for public health and consumer welfare, which is underscored by his partnerships with federal government agencies.

Jeremy Kees, PhD

The Richard J. and Barbara Naclerio Endowed Chair in Business

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RECOGNITION Dr. Kees serves as a special government employee for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he assists with its risk communication research programs.

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HOW DO INDIVIDUALS RANK AND ORDER THEIR PREFERENCES?

Behavioral economics attempts to reconcile the many ways people depart from classic economic predictions. This means we need to continually test proposed solutions using rigorous experiments before widespread implementation.

Many institutions use matching algorithms that consider individuals’ preferences for goods and services. Examples include assigning students to seats in public schools, public housing units to tenants, cadets to military branches, organ donations to recipients, and undergraduates to university housing. Organizations often use an algorithm called Random Serial Dictatorship (RSD): people state their preferences in order from best to worst, are ordered at random, then the individual ordered first receives her most preferred available option, followed by the second individual and so on. While RSD has several advantages, it does not consider how much someone likes an option relative to another, which can be vital information in some cases. Dr. Daniel Fragiadakis has proposed a modification to RSD that lets it consider this preference intensity. Depending on how people respond to this adjustment, they may receive options that are better, worse or on average no different than those they would obtain under RSD. In a controlled laboratory experiment, Dr. Fragiadakis finds that his novel algorithm brings people better options on average compared to RSD. “Behavioral economics attempts to reconcile the many ways people depart from classic economic predictions. This means we need to continually test proposed solutions using rigorous experiments before widespread implementation,” Dr. Fragiadakis says.

LAIR: ADVANCING BEHAVIOR RESEARCH AT VSB Dr. Fragiadakis has involved students in several experiments and is excited to be leading the LAIR going forward. “Through the LAIR, scholars and students can simulate real-world problems and design projects to address them,” Dr. Fragiadakis says.

“Our findings can help inform critical business and policy decisions and prepare students to be effective and informed managers and leaders.”

Findings from Dr. Fragiadakis’s research suggest that algorithms can be carefully designed to prioritize welfare-improving strategies. In other words, while we know that individuals may not behave “rationally,” we know they are predictable. “It is important to design algorithms that are accessible to real people,” says Dr. Fragiadakis. “Designing mechanisms based on our intuition is the first step. The next step is testing whether our intuition is correct.”

Daniel Fragiadakis, PhD Assistant Professor, Economics Faculty Academic Director, LAIR

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WHAT LEADS TO THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF TEAMS? Work teams are ubiquitous in modern organizations. The promise of teams has always been the idea of “synergy”—that the whole might be greater than the sum of its parts. Organizations have tried their best to turn this potential into reality, but the truth is that work teams are incredibly complex structures. As a lifelong sports fan and athlete, Dr. Narda Quigley has experienced both the highs of “Cinderella” teams and the lows of underperforming teams. In her research, she has examined the drivers of effective work teams, including leadership and team member composition; team processes, including knowledge sharing, conflict and cohesion; and the cultural and organizational context within which teams must work. A common challenge in research examining work teams has been the complex nature of data collection given that teams are dynamic over time. Dr. Quigley has collected field data from a variety of sources, from teams working in a large aerospace engineering firm to student teams working on semester-long projects to temporary virtual teams working in the lab. She makes a point of collecting data over multiple points in time to try to better capture the underlying causal mechanisms that might explain the results of her studies. “Too many studies on work team effectiveness try to test complex theories with data collected at one point, which means that you can’t really tease out the sequencing of what comes first,” Dr. Quigley explains. Her recent work has explored the ramifications of cutting-edge statistical techniques, such as longitudinal growth modeling, to help researchers and practitioners build more accurate models of effective teams over time. In her work with student teams at VSB, she underscores the importance of early attention to team charters and norms, from both the task/strategic and interpersonal/relational perspectives, as this has an important impact on the trajectory of team effectiveness for the rest of the team’s lifespan.

Narda Quigley, PhD Professor, Management

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Dr. Quigley’s recent work has explored the ramifications of cutting-edge statistical techniques, such as longitudinal growth modeling, to help researchers and practitioners build more accurate models of effective teams over time.


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HOW DO PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS CHOOSE THEIR COLLEGE, MAJOR AND PROFESSIONAL DIRECTION

I feel fortunate to be at an institution that allows me to take students under my wing and support their intellectual journeys.

Attending college is an important decision for every family, especially given the escalating cost of college and rising student loan debt. How do students choose their application portfolios? What are the benefits of attending college in terms of skill acquisition and future earning? And how do they differ across college majors? Dr. Xiaoxiao Li has examined these topics to better understand two important phases of life—college education and early career—which are of particular relevance for our students. For college choice, it’s crucial to know whether nonacademic factors, such as family resources and price sensitivity, or academic abilities are the driving force. Dr. Li’s research indicates college selection is largely predetermined by nonacademic factors and preexisting beliefs. “This finding carries important policy implications,” says Dr. Li. “For instance, highly qualified but under-resourced students may be intimidated by the tuition rates in selective colleges or have limited information regarding education opportunities through parental knowledge.” To ease such college mismatch, policies should be oriented towards funding opportunities and informing those students of their possibilities of success in selective colleges. However, given the costs, traditional universities may not be worth it for everyone. Evidence from Dr. Li’s research shows the monetary return for education is smaller than previously believed, after rigorously taking into account the fact that smart people choose to obtain more schooling. Dr. Li is also pursuing other important topics such as gender discrimination and immigration. In one project, she is working with undergraduates Olivia Moyer ’22 VSB and Olivia Pfeiffer ’22 VSB on gender discrimination issues in business leadership positions and the implications for firm performance. “Our students are brilliant,” says Dr. Li. “In 10 weeks, we brainstormed ideas, searched literature, collected and cleaned data, conducted statistical analysis, and presented results at the VSB Research Day. I feel fortunate to be at an institution that allows me to take students under my wing and support their intellectual journeys.”

Xiaoxiao Li, PhD

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HOW DO CHANGES IN THE AUDIT ENVIRONMENT AFFECT AUDITOR BEHAVIOR AND DECISION-MAKING? As public companies expand their global reach and leverage cutting-edge technologies, audit firms are evolving to meet client demands and further enhance their own effectiveness and efficiency. Dr. Denise Hanes Downey examines how changes introduced by the increasingly global nature of auditing affect auditor behavior and decision-making. “Auditing by nature is a jurisdictionally based practice, which means that U.S. auditors typically focus on U.S. standards and U.S. operations of public companies. Increasingly, however, U.S. auditors are relying on others in foreign jurisdictions to perform a piece of the financial statement audit. How this shift in the audit environment affects auditor behavior has important implications for investor protection,” says Dr. Downey. Dr. Downey’s research finds that the global breadth and complexity of large, multinational companies presents challenges for U.S. auditors, typically requiring them to work with numerous audit teams around the globe. While working with knowledgeable, experienced, global auditors helps to mitigate challenges, Dr. Downey’s research highlights that U.S. auditors fail to adjust their perspective to account for differences introduced by global work arrangements (e.g., language and culture). “Given the regulatory pressures and accelerated reporting deadlines in the U.S., it is seemingly difficult for U.S. auditors to consider the local context and incentives of the other auditors they rely on globally,” Dr. Downey says. In studying how to encourage greater engagement and coaching of foreign auditors, Dr. Downey’s research emphasizes the importance of having consistent participation of foreign auditors on the engagement for multiple years, as U.S. supervisors are more motivated to expend the time and effort to coach subordinates when it carries a future benefit.

Denise Hanes Downey, PhD

Kevin Tedeschi ’71 Assistant Professor, Accounting

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RECOGNITION Dr. Downey’s research is recognized as influential to regulators and auditors alike, reflected in her ongoing work as a senior Economic Research fellow at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and her recent ranking as a top academic in a study of the production of practice-relevant research.


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HOW CAN WE IMPROVE THE WELL-BEING OF THE MOST VULNERABLE CONSUMERS?

An alarmingly large percentage of U.S. citizens must turn to social services to meet their basic needs, but inefficiencies and complexities make it difficult to successfully navigate these services.

In a rapidly globalizing economy, one of the criticisms levied against marketing researchers is that they focus on a singular type of “typical” consumer (western, affluent, educated, young adults) to the exclusion of other groups. Dr. Aronté Bennett recently turned her attention to more vulnerable groups in an effort to understand how marketing systems could be leveraged to improve their well-being. Dr. Bennett’s most recent research projects focus on two frequently overlooked consumer groups: refugees and recipients of social services. She considers the ways in which marketing systems can be reimagined to think beyond their material well-being to improve their holistic well-being. Shifting the measure of success from material to holistic well-being permits the consideration of concepts not often examined: stability and dignity. Facing a mounting international immigrant crisis, the resettlement and stabilization of refugees is a pressing concern. Access to goods and services in the marketplace is essential in creating safe, stable environments. Unfortunately, refugees often lack this access due to the challenges they face. In a recent paper, Dr. Bennett pinpointed the tension points during refugees’ journeys and developed a marketplace framework intended to engage and empower refugees to become contributing members of their adoptive communities. Dr. Bennett also aims to improve the well-being of consumers domestically. She notes, “An alarmingly large percentage of U.S. citizens must turn to social services to meet their basic needs, but inefficiencies and complexities make it difficult to successfully navigate these services.” Through a series of interviews with recipients and providers of social services, Dr. Bennett’s research provides insights into the ways in which the marketplace can be designed to allow for more effective provision of social services, and in doing so, maintain the dignity of its recipients while improving their well-being.

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Associate Chair, Associate Professor, Marketing & Business Law 14


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DO COGNITIVE BIASES SHAPE INVESTMENT DECISIONS AND SUBSEQUENT FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE? The human brain makes 2,000 to 10,000 decisions in a single day. Despite the brain’s sheer horsepower, decisions are often influenced by one’s surroundings, emotions, past experiences and even the actions of others. In fact, many decisions are made using simple heuristics, or mental shortcuts, that can lead to predictable errors in judgment and observable outcomes. If everyday life decisions are impacted by these “cognitive biases,” then why shouldn’t we expect such biases to be present in the way individuals make investment decisions? Dr. Benjamin Scheick utilizes the unique features of commercial real estate markets to better identify the broader existence and impact of investor psychology on investment. “Real estate markets provide an interesting laboratory for investigating behavioral influences on financial investment given the lack of consistent price revelation and the challenges associated with efficiently processing local information,” explains Dr. Scheick. His research has focused on how psychological biases, such as overconfidence, impact investment performance and portfolio allocation decisions in both public and private commercial real estate markets. Findings from Dr. Scheick’s research suggest that investor overconfidence can have a significant impact on real estate market performance and in certain situations lead to prolonged periods of asset mispricing. His research also demonstrates that this mispricing can be further fueled by the actions of lenders who continue to provide credit to overconfident investors. Dr. Scheick’s findings have important policy implications as they suggest that adjustments to credit availability can be an important tool for counteracting the adverse effects of misguided investor behavior.

Benjamin Scheick, PhD

Associate Chair, Associate Professor, Finance & Real Estate

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RECOGNITION Dr. Scheick has received multiple research grants from the Real Estate Research Institute and has worked on sponsored research projects funded by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). In 2018, Dr. Scheick was named one of the top 40 real estate researchers in the world for his significant contributions to the leading academic real estate journals over the 2014-2018 period.


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ENDOWED CHAIRS & PROFESSORSHIPS

CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

Recruiting, retaining and promoting outstanding faculty members requires the resources and distinction that can only be provided through endowed professorships and chairs. Along with our named assistant professorships and emerging scholars, endowed chairs and professorships in the Villanova School of Business provide a pool of funds in perpetuity to support the teaching, research and professional development of top scholars.

VSB’s commitment to research and academic rigor is evident through the school’s six Centers of Excellence. These initiatives are designed to focus attention on critical business issues and to leverage the expertise of VSB faculty in a cross-disciplinary way. They support faculty research, teaching excellence, curricular development, and the intersection of research and business practice. Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate

Stephen J. Andriole, PhD

Michael Pagano, PhD

Thomas G. Labrecque Professor of Business Technology Professor, Accounting & Information Systems

The Robert J. and Mary Ellen Darretta Endowed Chair in Finance Professor, Finance & Real Estate

Jonathan Doh, PhD Associate Dean of Research and Global Engagement Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business Co-Faculty Director, The Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership Professor, Management & Operations General Editor, Journal of Management Studies

Jeremy Kees, PhD Richard J. and Barbara Naclerio Endowed Chair in Business Professor, Marketing & Business Law Faculty Director, Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights

Matthew Liberatore, PhD John F. Connelly Endowed Chair in Management Professor, Management & Operations

Thomas Monahan, PhD

Pankaj Patel, PhD Frank J. and Jane E. Ryan Endowed Chair in Strategy and Innovation

The Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership Center for Business Analytics Center for Church Management Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Institute

Professor, Management & Operations

John A. Pearce II, PhD VSB Endowed Chair in Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship Professor, Management & Operations

Quinetta Roberson, PhD Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair in Business Leadership and Professor of Management

CONNECT WITH US Villanova School of Business @VU_Business @VillanovaSchoolofBusiness @villanovabusiness

Charles R. Taylor, PhD John A. Murphy Professor of Marketing Professor, Marketing & Business Law

John M. Cooney Professor, Accounting & Information Systems

David Nawrocki, PhD Katherine M. & Richard J. Salisbury, Jr. Professor, Finance & Real Estate

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CLASS OF

OUTCOMES SUMMARY


V I L L A N OVA UNIVERSITY CLASS OF 2019

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% 96.7

P R E PA R E D T O S U C C E E D

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE

Rooted in Villanova’s Augustinian intellectual tradition, our graduates are well-rounded, compassionate problem solvers with strong critical thinking skills. Villanova graduates are the professionals employers seek out to bring enthusiasm and innovation to their organizations. They’re beginning careers with top companies, starting their own businesses and conducting cutting-edge research. Villanovans are the students who add knowledge and experience to prestigious graduate school classrooms and medical school labs. They’re the people who heed the Augustinian call to serve others around the world with inventive ideas and a willingness to use their skills for the greater good. You’ll find them wherever you go, because they have the skills to flourish wherever they go.

75.5%

16.0%

EMPLOYED

CONTINUING EDUCATION

$62,524 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

Read on for a look at the Class of 2019—a group of Villanova

OTHER ENDEAVORS

3.3%

graduates who are igniting real change all over the world. KEVIN GRUBB Assistant Vice Provost, Professional Development Executive Director, Career Center

5.2%

SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES NOTE: Outcomes data found on this page reflects information for Spring Bachelor's degree recipients from all colleges and schools in the Villanova Class of 2019. *See inside back cover for category definitions.


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C O L L E G E L I B E R A L A N D

O F A R T S

S C I E N C E S

95.4

%

SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE

60.9% EMPLOYED

26.7%

CONTINUING EDUCATION

FEATURED EMPLOYERS AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ACCENTURE AMAZON BANK OF AMERICA

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V I L L A N O VA S C H O O L

O F

B U S I N E S S

BLOOMINGDALE'S COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL

97.7

%

SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE

FACTSET FULBRIGHT US STUDENT PROGRAM

SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES

DELOITTE EY

IPG

NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

JOHNSON & JOHNSON FAMILY OF COMPANIES

PAYPAL PEACE CORPS

92.5%

KPMG

EMPLOYED

MERCK & CO., INC.

QVC

VANGUARD

4.6%

CITI

L'OREAL

US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

OTHER ENDEAVORS

BLACKROCK

GARTNER DIGITAL

TURNER SPORTS

7.8%

BERGDORF GOODMAN

JP MORGAN CHASE & CO.

TIERNEY

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

3M

FTI CONSULTING

MORGAN STANLEY

SONY MUSIC

$52,785

FEATURED EMPLOYERS AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

MUFG

$64,714

PEPSICO PWC

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

RECKITT BENCKISER US DEPARTMENT OF STATE

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

CONTINUING EDUCATION

HARVARD UNIVERSITY TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN TUFTS UNIVERSITY YALE UNIVERSITY

4.2% 1.0%

2.3%

SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES

OTHER ENDEAVORS

UNILEVER CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY DUKE UNIVERSITY


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C O L L E G E

O F

E N G I N E E R I N G

97.7

%

SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE

FEATURED EMPLOYERS AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AIR LIQUIDE BARCLAYS BOEING

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F I T Z P A T R I C K C O L L E G E O F

N U R S I N G

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC DUPONT

98.8

%

SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE

EXELON CORPORATION GLAXOSMITHKLINE

EMPLOYED

LOCKHEED MARTIN

95.1%

EMPLOYED

$68,810

THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

13.3%

CONTINUING EDUCATION

2.3%

SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES

7.3%

OTHER ENDEAVORS

THE WHITING-TURNER CONTRACTING COMPANY

BRIGHAM & WOMEN'S HOSPITAL

HOSPITAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

MICROSOFT

SKANSKA USA, INC.

BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM

MARS, INC.

SAP

AUGUSTINIAN VOLUNTEERS

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA (CHOP)

IBM L3HARRIS TECHNOLOGIES

ANN & ROBERT H. LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF LOS ANGELES

GOLDMAN SACHS

77.1%

FEATURED EMPLOYERS AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

JOHNS HOPKINS HEALTHCARE

$69,380 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

MEDSTAR GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

1.2%

CONTINUING EDUCATION

CORNELL UNIVERSITY STANFORD UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

1.2%

SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES

2.5%

OTHER ENDEAVORS

MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER NYU LANGONE HEALTH ORLANDO HEALTH UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL SYSTEM UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER YALE NEW HAVEN HEALTH


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PRESTIGIOUS ACADEMIC AWA R D S Villanovans earned 44 prestigious academic scholarships and fellowships in 2019, including a University-high, 33 Fulbright Scholarships, three KnightHennessy Scholars, two Goldwater Scholarships and multiple National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

P R O F E S S I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T At Villanova, innovative career and professional development concepts are integrated into the curriculum of every college starting as early as a student’s first year. Villanova students benefit from a breadth of services designed to prepare them for the road ahead, including: • • • • • • •

alumni mentorship case study competitions company site visits education abroad industry-specific student organizations internships and externship programs service-based learning

55,000+ 7,000+ 400+ FULL-TIME AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES POSTED

STUDENT AND ALUMNI VISITS TO CAREER CENTER

ORGANIZATIONS RECRUITING ON CAMPUS

NOTE: Based on Career Center data from the 2018-2019 academic year.

“Professors at Villanova are committed to the success of their students, both academically and professionally. Their dedication—along with the steadfast support of staff—allowed me to pursue a unique postgraduate experience as an NIH-Marshall scholar.” NICHOLAS ADER College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, NIH-Marshall Scholarship Recipient


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DEFINITIONS SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE: Graduates who are employed, continuing education or engaged in other planned activities (including military service, volunteer and service work and those taking time off before pursuing opportunities). EMPLOYED: Graduates who are employed full time and part time, including as entrepreneurs and in fellowships, temporary/contract work, freelance jobs and postgraduation internships.

C O N N E C T E D TO T H E N OVA N AT I O N The Villanova experience is built on community, and that community extends well beyond campus. Students gain access to our global network of more than 125,000 alumni who remain active and engaged in the lives of current students and fellow graduates. Through Villanova’s social and professional online platform, the Nova Network, students and alumni are provided a lifetime of opportunities to continue to learn, grow and connect with fellow Villanovans through professional development and networking.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Graduates who are enrolled full time or part time in a degree program, certificate program or specialized training. OTHER ENDEAVORS: Graduates who are involved in service and volunteer programs for an extended period of time, serving in any branch of the military or choosing non-employment, including graduates taking gap years before applying to professional and doctoral programs. SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES: Graduates who reported seeking either employment or continuing education programs after graduation.

Our alumni drive immersive experiences that introduce students to careers in a variety of industries throughout the US, including: • • • •

Public policy, NGOs and politics in Washington, DC Entrepreneurship and innovation in Silicon Valley Entertainment in Los Angeles Finance, fashion and advertising in New York City

“The Villanova In The Valley program challenged me to see the power of innovation and creativity in everything I do. My exposure to the Silicon Valley mindset inspired an entrepreneurial spirit in me that landed me the amazing job I have today.” ELIZABETH TYHACZ College of Engineering

HOW VILLANOVA COLLECTS THESE RESULTS The Career Center conducts several surveys of Villanova’s spring undergraduate graduating class, starting the April before graduation and ending six months after Commencement, to assess postgraduation plans and employment information. Information is also collected via public record (LinkedIn) and official employment and institutional records. A small percentage of graduates reported prior to graduation that they were seeking opportunities, but did not provide an update during the survey collection period. These students are not included in this outcomes data. The percentage of the graduating class with known career outcomes is the knowledge rate. The knowledge rate for the Class of 2019 is 89.9 percent. For detailed college-specific outcomes reports and to view past outcomes studies, visit outcomes.villanova.edu.


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