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Villanova School of Business

Developing Business Leaders for

a Better World

Message from the Dean

Message from the Dean

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) is known for its commitment to teaching excellence, impactful research and academic rigor. Our innovative graduate and undergraduate curricula integrate ethics and service, creativity, an analytical approach, and a global mindset in the classroom and beyond. At the Villanova School of Business, we bring together creative experts from varied disciplines and exceptional students to cultivate an appreciation for the interconnected nature of the business world as well as diverse ideas. Our extended community of alumni, parents and corporate partners is a key component in our ability to deliver a high-quality education. In partnership, we can expand our boundaries of current business knowledge to develop new and better practices that take into account an ever-changing global economy. The VSB community—faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends—is our greatest strength, and I am honored to serve as Dean. Our shared Villanova experience represents our continued commitment to finding new ways of increasing our impact through the Augustinian principles of Veritas, Unitas and Caritas.

Joyce E.A. Russell, PhD The Helen and William O'Toole Dean Professor, Management & Operations Villanova School of Business VSB – Developing business leaders for a better world through the Augustinian values of truth, community, caring and leading through service.





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Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision Mission Statement The Villanova School of Business seeks to be

to practice. VSB’s holistic approach

a leader among business schools in fostering

encourages students to explore

a learning environment that enables students

the interconnected nature of business

and other members of our community to

disciplines and to shape innovative and

develop the knowledge, experience, values

strategic solutions that address contemporary

and capabilities needed for a lifetime of

business problems. The VSB community will

learning. Strengthened by our Catholic and

maintain and enhance its commitment to an

Augustinian traditions and liberal arts

environment of mutual respect, professional

foundation, we strive to collaborate with the

development and continuous improvement.

business and academic communities­—and all relevant stakeholders—to create, share and apply knowledge that connects theory

Vision Statement

We strive to create a learning environment unprecedented in the world of business education—one that transforms lives, positively impacts society, nurtures creativity, assures an analytical approach, provides a global perspective and develops ethical leaders.

Faculty and Research VSB brings together exceptional students with world-class faculty. This collaboration, along with our multidisciplinary approach and liberal arts tradition, ensures that VSB students become successful businesspeople and first-class global leaders—leaders who know how to think holistically and solve problems creatively, and who remain committed to their ethical responsibilities throughout their careers. VSB faculty members are well-rounded experts who excel in research, take a personal interest in the success of their students and champion curricular innovation. Our community of scholars blends formal business training with realworld application, preparing students to be leaders for a better world.

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Undergraduate Program Villanova School of Business students think strategically, explore globally and act ethically. With an innovative and academically rigorous curriculum, supported by a liberal arts core and Augustinian values, Villanova business students are fully prepared with knowledge, skills and experience to make a meaningful difference in the world. Ignited by change, VSB students become well-rounded leaders and committed citizens who go on to become top executives and renowned experts. A balance of business and liberal arts coursework serves to instill the fundamentals of critical insight, mature judgment and independent thinking. The knowledge students gain fosters a sense of the importance of values and the moral responsibility of caring for others, allowing them to work for the betterment of society. VSB offers six majors, three co-majors and ten minors. Students benefit from small class sizes, with only a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, and an average class size of 30 in business core courses. VSB students can earn a minor or double major from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in such disciplines as communications, political science or languages.

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

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Students VSB students are well-rounded, highly motivated individuals who excel in the classroom and beyond. Students come from more than 40 states and more than 30 countries, bringing with them diverse backgrounds and experiences. More than 50 percent of VSB undergraduate students study abroad at least once. Beyond the classroom, our students are involved in more than 20 active business societies and nearly 250 campus-wide clubs. Involvement in the organizations provides outlets to gather information focused on a specific industry or career path, connect with employers, and network with students who share similar professional interests. They help to bring industry speakers to campus for a variety of co- and extra-curricular events.





Through in-class assignments, service trips and volunteer opportunities, students have the opportunity to serve local, national and international communities and support non-profit entities around the world through a variety of programs. In fact, one of VSB’s student societies, Business Without Borders (BWB), coordinates microfinance lending, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, non-profit partnerships, international projects, and various speaking and discussion-based events to expose VSB students to business opportunities within non-profit companies. BWB is a chapter of Net Impact, a national organization for students and professionals to use business skills by serving the community to promote social and environmental causes.

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Student Business Societies Accounting Society Alternative Investments Society Business Analytics Society Business and Leadership Society Business in Entertainment Society Business Without Borders Corporate Finance Society Economics Society Equity Society Fixed Income Society International Business Society MIS Society Marketing Society Mergers & Acquisitions Society Multicultural Business Association Real Estate Society Villanova Consulting Group Villanova Entrepreneurship Society Villanova Women in Business Society VSB Ambassadors VSB Peer Advisors VSB Peer Tutors Wall Street Society


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The Clay Center at VSB The O’Donnell Center for Professional Development Named in honor of the late VSB Dean Emeritus Alvin A. Clay, who was a dedicated alumnus, faculty member and dean, the Clay Center provides undergraduates with a complete program services center to call their own. The Center offers students exemplary academic resources that enable them to be active members of the VSB student body, to explore and develop educational and career goals, and to successfully apply their unique talents and knowledge to become socially responsible members of the global business community. The Center houses The Charlotte and James V. O’Donnell Center for Professional Development. The O’Donnell Center connects students with planning, experiential learning opportunities (internships and CoOps) and professional development programs. These programs and support services help students achieve their educational goals.

The VSB advising team facilitates the exploration and development of academic and career goals, including advising on internships and study abroad opportunities, and empowers students to be responsible decision-makers and active participants in defining their futures. Academic Advising We have a four-year, integrated advising model that includes academic advisors, peer advisors, faculty mentors and coordination with campus resources. Each VSB student is assigned a Clay Center academic advisor who is available throughout his/her entire VSB experience. VSB students have a support team, from orientation to graduation, that provides exemplary academic resources. Freshman and sophomore students are matched with junior and senior peer advisors, who serve as a point of contact for guidance on college transition issues, selecting classes and areas of study, getting involved in VSB and University activities, and considering available on-campus resources and programs. Peer advisors are selected through a rigorous application and interview process, and support VSB students throughout their freshman and sophomore years. Faculty Mentors are also available to all VSB undergraduate students to share their wealth of knowledge and expertise about their discipline. These Faculty Mentors provide guidance regarding opportunities and career paths, and suggest elective courses as well as secondary majors and minors where appropriate to further support students’ interests.

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Backpack to Briefcase (B2B) is an innovative four-year initiative, integrating professional development into the core business curriculum. B2B complements traditional academic courses by fostering a thoughtful approach to preparing for life after graduation. Freshman Year Students are required to participate in professional development activities related to selecting a major, exploring career opportunities and building professional skills. Critical written communication techniques are developed and all students work with the University Career Center to create a resume. In addition, students are required to earn Bloomberg Certification. Sophomore Year The required B2B sophomore seminar focuses on self-assessment, career decision-making, personal branding, internship and job search processes, interviewing skills, and networking. Students are presented with opportunities to interact with alumni and employers to practice skills critical for success.

Junior Year The B2B junior year seminar provides preparation for and culminates in an internal case competition. Written and verbal communication skills, analysis, team dynamics, and leadership are integrated throughout the course. Students interact with and are provided feedback from business professionals. Senior Year Students are strongly encouraged to participate in career and development activities that support individual needs.

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students graduated in 2016 from Villanova School of Business.

Professional Development The Clay Center at VSB, the O’Donnell Center for Professional Development and the University Career Center work together to provide a multitude of professional development activities that serve to enrich students’ academic experiences and prepare them for success in the profession of their choice. These opportunities allow students to learn about themselves and the business world from practitioners, as well as apply what they’re learning in the classroom to the “real” business world. In collaboration with other Villanova offices, the O’Donnell Center at VSB provides support to more than 100 career events each academic year—all designed to help business students gather information and contacts that will lead to well-suited academic and career paths. Students have the opportunity to participate in events ranging from skill-building workshops to career information sessions and from employer networking events to corporate site visits. Examples of such opportunities include resume writing workshops; networking practice events; career fairs; corporate panel sessions; mock interviews with industry professionals; presentations on utilizing technology to job search; and “treks” to financial services companies, advertising agencies and sports management organizations. These programs provide students with venues to interact with more than 500 practicing professionals each year, many of whom are VSB alumni representing their employers.

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companies posted full-time jobs for VSB students.

VSB Mentor Program The VSB Mentor Program connects undergraduate students with alumni mentors, building a bridge between the classroom and the professional world. Alumni volunteer as mentors to provide direction and support as students prepare for the professional world. The program pairs the student with a mentor in their chosen field from sophomore year through graduation and beyond. The mentor coaches the student to grow academically and professionally by offering tips on networking, job searching, leadership and communication. Mentees who participate in the program gain a trusted advisor and role model to support them in making decisions, navigating the business world and planning their careers.


My mentor, Erin, has helped me think about my path through Villanova and into my future career. She has helped me understand what I need to do to learn more about startups and how to be successful." – Sam McNulty '16 VSB

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VSB students are encouraged to participate in multiple internships during their college career regardless of whether or not they receive academic credit.

Internships Include: Barclays Bank of America Colgate Palmolive Comcast Credit Suisse Deloitte Deutsche Bank EY Goldman Sachs Jimmy Choo KPMG Leo Burnett L’Oreal PwC Reebok Sony Music Entertainment Stifel Nicolaus Tory Burch UBS Verizon Warner Music Group

857 companies posted internship opportunities for VSB students.

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Internships & CoOps Experiential education is an integral part of the VSB curriculum. Every undergraduate student is encouraged to complete at least one business internship or CoOp program as a means of gaining real-world experience. Part-time or full-time internships and CoOp experiences provide students with valuable opportunities to: • Make the connection between business theory and practice. • Explore what it is really like to work in a particular industry or organization on a daily basis. • Develop a competitive edge by having proven business experience to offer future employers. • Earn a full-time job offer with an internship employer, as many organizations utilize their internship programs as a pipeline for entry-level hires.


95% participated in at least one internship.

CoOp Programs VSB’s CoOp program provides students with the opportunity to experience complete immersion in a professional work environment. A CoOp experience is six months in length (fall: July­–December; spring: January–June), typically during sophomore or junior year. During their CoOp the students work at the sponsoring organization on a full-time basis. Work content mirrors that of an entry-level professional. Students earn six academic credits and a competitive salary for successful completion of a CoOp experience. The program is


72% completed more than one internship.

designed so that participating students maintain full-time student status and remain on track to graduate in four years by completing coursework before, during and/or after the CoOp assignment. VSB selectively engages in CoOp relationships with companies committed to participating in the school’s strategic initiatives. In many instances, students participating in a CoOp will receive priority consideration for full-time entry-level opportunities upon graduation at the sponsoring organization.

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Curriculum Highlights VSB is nationally recognized as a top business school and a pioneer of curricular innovation. VSB’s highly integrated, rigorous curriculum— infused with team teaching, guest speakers, simulations, global perspectives and hands-on semester-long projects—highlights the skills of effective leaders and emphasizes innovation and openness to change as fundamental business and personal skills. Students study the fundamentals of business, explore new issues in real time and complete corporate projects. All students have access to an online subscription to the Wall Street Journal, which is incorporated into their classroom experience. VSB students begin taking business courses in their freshman year and continue to fulfill VSB core requirements during sophomore year. In junior and senior years, students focus on major and minor coursework. VSB students take approximately 50 percent of their required courses in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The balance of business and liberal arts coursework serves to instill the fundamentals of critical insight, mature judgment and independent thinking, and fosters a sense of the importance of values along with the moral responsibility of caring for others and working for the betterment of society.

Opportunities for Non-Business Students There are two options for students to earn a business minor at VSB: the Academic Year Business Minor and the Summer Business Institute. Admission to both programs is competitive. Please visit our website for more information:


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State-of-the-Art Facilities Open to all students, the nationally recognized, state-of­-the-art Applied Finance Lab (AFL) is a financial research and learning center that brings academic theories to life through a combination of real-time and simulated exercises. The AFL offers students the same equipment and resources available to Wall Street traders, and recently underwent renovations to increase its capacity to 24 student work stations. Among the many groups that utilize the lab, members of the Equity and Fixed Income Societies—Villanova’s only student­run organizations that actively manage a portfolio of equity and fixed income securities—use the lab extensively to obtain real-world investment experience. The Digital Media Studio offers a professional-level audio and video recording suite complete with the assistance of media production specialists. The media studio is an important enhancement to support faculty technology use, pedagogical innovation and distance learning offerings, as well as participation in media and public relations opportunities.

EY Read to Lead The VSB Read to Lead Program, sponsored by EY, is an integral part of the undergraduate curriculum. The program connects and inspires students around a common, highly relevant business theme through the collective reading of one book. The book offers students a realworld context for learning and provides a launching point for integrative discussions, projects, and analyses of topics in freshman core business courses. It also provides students with new opportunities for discussions with high-level corporate leaders. The Read to Lead Program has included such books as: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose  by Tony Hsieh, Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie and Do the KIND Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposefully, Live Passionately by Daniel Lubetzky.


All undergraduate students receive Bloomberg Certification by the end of freshman year.


Global Opportunities VSB provides students with opportunities to gain the international experience necessary to become outstanding leaders and global citizens and to be competitive in today’s workplace. VSB partners with the Office of Education Abroad to provide students with the opportunity to experience the world beyond the borders of our campus and country. More than 50 percent of VSB students study or work overseas during their time at Villanova. Students also have the opportunity to participate in international service trips, enabling them to share their skills and capabilities in developing countries. The Global Citizens Program, open to VSB freshmen, is an example of one of our many unique offerings. This overseas, 16-week spring study experience combines academic coursework with a practical internship located in either London or Singapore. The program is designed to offer a unique and life-altering academic experience to first-year business students. Designed to provide students with an opportunity to emphasize and integrate global leadership throughout their undergraduate experience, the Global Leadership Fellows Program includes special curricular and extracurricular offerings that encourage increased international study and support the pursuit of careers in global business.

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98.4% Successful Placement Rate

Career Placement

Class of 2015

VSB provides an impressive return on student investment. 1,452 companies posted full-time job opportunities for VSB students—223 came to campus to recruit.

$60,278 $6,383 VSB AVERAGE SALARY


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Graduate Business Programs

Graduate Business Programs VSB offers six master-level degree programs including the Villanova MBA and Executive MBA programs, both designed to provide a comprehensive general management and strategic perspective. Our specialized masters programs provide in-depth and technical training in specific functional areas.

Academic Programs The Villanova MBA The Villanova MBA allows students to pursue their degrees on a part-time basis, either in a two-year accelerated Fast Track program, at their own pace through the Flex Track program, or virtually through the online program. Students who choose the Flex Track option complete their degrees on Villanova’s main campus, while students who choose the Fast Track option can complete their degrees either on Villanova’s main campus or at our Center City Philadelphia location. The curriculum features two required courses with embedded consulting projects: – One with a non-profit organization – One with an international organization The projects offered through the Practicum courses focus on applying what has been learned in the classroom to real­-world scenarios—in essence, a living case study. Throughout the 14-week Social Enterprise Consulting Practicum, MBA students research and partner with a local non-profit organization to help detect problem areas, such as branding, funding, logistics or membership retention, and to identify possible solutions. This course and our students have served over 250 local and international non-profit organizations. The Global Practicum course allows students to travel to foreign countries with developing economic systems in order to understand the geographic, economic, political, social, cultural and competitive factors that shape opportunities in those markets. Students apply what they learn to a semester-­long project with industry partners, where they develop innovative solutions to challenges facing these organizations in their respective markets. Since the course’s inception, students have traveled to locations such as Brazil, Chile, China, Korea and South Africa, and have worked with international and indigenous companies in these locations. In addition to these unique interdisciplinary courses, MBA students have the opportunity to take elective courses that require an immersion experience in another country, with the goal of exposing them to business practices as they relate to and are different from those in the US, as well as cultural and ethical considerations unique to the countries they visit. Past trips have included China; Belgium; Poland; Italy; Australia; and Dubai, UAE.

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3 Part-Time MBA Options A Villanova MBA enhances your resume and could lead to greater opportunities, salaries and advancement.

Fast Track MBA The Fast Track is our two-year cohort MBA program that enables students to get many of the benefits of a full-time MBA program while continuing to work. The structure of the program allows students to complete their degree in as few as 21 months. The close-knit nature of the cohort creates a perfect environment for our students to learn, network and build lasting business connections.

Flex Track MBA The Flex Track allows students the greatest amount of flexibility in their campus MBA experience. Students typically take one or two classes per week and finish their degree in an average of three years. In addition to traditional evening classes, we offer half-semester courses, Saturday sessions and some online classes, which allow students to customize their education to fit into their personal and professional lives.

Online MBA Grounded in technology, ethics and creative problem solving with a global perspective, our online MBA is designed for professionals who want the highly ranked Villanova experience in a flexible and personal online format. It’s the same Villanova MBA—same curriculum, same faculty, same amazing network —just online.

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Academic Programs continued Executive MBA The Villanova Executive MBA program focuses on transforming rising managers into effective executives who can anticipate change, adapt to shifting conditions and creatively problemsolve in an ever-changing world. Through the admissions process, students are carefully selected to include a diverse mix of professionals who contribute a value-added dimension of peer learning to the overall experience. The Executive MBA program also features an international immersion trip in which students travel abroad for an eight­-day experience studying the economy, gaining knowledge of local business practices and learning about the culture of a foreign country. Previous host countries have included South Africa, China, Chile, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey and Hungary.

Villanova’s proximity to major East Coast cities, particularly Philadelphia and New York City, allows for infinite networking and job placement opportunities.

The program offers students a unique and customized one-on-one opportunity to work directly with a highly skilled and qualified executive coach throughout the duration of their EMBA experience. Students collaborate with their coach to identify opportunities for growth that align with their personal and career goals. They use these opportunities to measure progress in their EMBA and personal journeys.

CURRICULUM FEATURES Strategic Leadership Quantitative Decision-Making Innovation & Creativity International Business Professional Development

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The Executive MBA curriculum features five strategic content streams delivered throughout the 21-month EMBA experience. Tying these streams together is the concept of Systems Thinking, which equips students with an interdisciplinary, strategic approach to problem solving, encouraging them to think beyond functional silos and appreciate how their actions affect an organization as a whole.

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Specialized Masters Programs VSB’s Specialized Masters Programs pair highly qualified students with some of our top faculty to provide a deep and comprehensive understanding of their area of interest and expertise. Master of Accounting & Professional Consultancy (MAC) The MAC program features a unique structure, allowing students to complete the bulk of their coursework on campus over the summer, and then finish the remaining classes online during the fall and spring semesters. Qualified VSB undergraduate students looking to get a jump on the CPA requirement of 150 credit hours may start taking graduate courses during their senior year. This brings time to completion within six months of graduation. For students seeking to round out their 150-credit hour requirement with a meaningful experience, this structure makes it possible to start working just two months after graduation, when many accounting firms onboard new hires.

Master of Science in Finance (MSF) MSF is a rigorous, 12-month, full-time degree program that includes hands-on interaction with the business world in combination with classroom study. Coursework includes financial theory, financial decision-making, applied corporate financial analysis, derivatives and management of real-world investment funds. MSF classes utilize VSB’s nationally recognized Applied Finance Lab, which provides access to the same advanced resources and real-time information used by Wall Street traders.

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Master of Science in Analytics (MSA)


Designed to expose students to the whole analytics continuum from data collection to analysis to implementation and use, MSA teaches students critical analytics skills and transforms them into business analysts prepared to assist organizations in developing and sustaining a unique competitive advantage. This 33-credit hour program consists of 10 foundation and core courses plus an application-based project in the final capstone course. The program can be completed entirely online in as few as 20 months.

Master of Science in Church Management (MSCM) The MSCM program is built upon two foundational elements—a solid business curriculum and a faith-based approach to church management. Students are exposed to the study of management and its applications within the context of church leadership. The MSCM curriculum is holistic and fully integrated so that each course is meticulously designed for church managers and addresses management issues from a faith-based perspective. MSCM courses cover topics including leadership in religious organizations, civil and church laws, financial oversight, and human resource management in a ministry setting. After completing a one­-week residency on the Villanova University campus, all MSCM courses are provided online.


Master's Degree Programs— Part-time, Online and Full-time

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Centers of Excellence

Institutes and Centers of Excellence VSB strives to attract, develop and retain faculty members who are both outstanding teachers and leaders in research. The school’s Institutes and Centers of Excellence carry VSB’s pursuit of scholarly excellence, provide an outlet for cutting-edge research and help to guide curricular design.

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Centers of Excellence

These Institutes and Centers are designed to focus attention on critical business issues and to leverage the expertise of VSB faculty in a way that emphasizes the cross-disciplinary nature of business and the intersection of research and business practice. The Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate The Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate mobilizes the Villanova real estate community through educational programs, thought leadership initiatives and networking events to expand the horizons of a new generation of real estate leaders and to generate vibrant conversations on issues facing the real estate industry. The Center supports faculty research and teaching, ensuring relevance in the curriculum through the incorporation of site visits, experiential learning projects, industry-standard tools and the perspectives of industry experts. The Center offers an undergraduate co-major and minor in real estate—with real estate focused courses including investments, law, development, modeling, accounting, capital markets and economics—and a real estate specialization in the Villanova MBA program. The Center also supports VSB’s student Real Estate Society.

Center for Business Analytics As technological advances make capturing and processing data easier than ever before, VSB recognizes the need to support research, partnerships and curricular development in the growing field of business analytics. The Center for Business Analytics helps to ensure support of curricular development, high-quality research and corporate partnerships in this strategic area. Ensuring that our students understand how analytics can be applied to improve organizational performance, the Center uses a cross-functional approach in supporting the development of courses and curricula that develop students’ analytical and decision-making skills. The Center currently supports an analytics co-major and minor, and a required business analytics course at the undergraduate level, as well as a series of MBA elective courses. The Center also supports VSB’s student-run Business Analytics Society.

Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights The Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights leverages the expertise of world-class faculty at VSB and an advisory board of practitioners from leading corporations to support initiatives that foster an unmatched student experience and also improve the science and practice of marketing as it relates to the consumer experience. The Center supports faculty as they develop innovative and actionable insights about consumers based on cutting-edge and scientifically rigorous research. Additionally, the Center provides opportunities for students to explore and discover new marketing and consumer research knowledge, as well as to prepare them to enter a competitive marketplace with both fundamental and applied proficiency.

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Institutes and Centers of Excellence continued Center for Church Management and Business Ethics Villanova’s Center for Church Management and Business Ethics (CCMBE) performs research, conducts both for-credit and non-credit programs in Church management, and coordinates all business ethics activities within the Villanova School of Business. The Center offers a Master of Science in Church Management, as well as several non-credit programs in church management throughout the year. Through collaboration with seminaries and dioceses throughout the country, the Center works to help church leadership be good stewards of their resources, use their facilities effectively and build a stronger church. The Center also works with VSB faculty and students to ensure that business ethics are at the core of what we do. The CCMBE coordinates opportunities for students to practice ethical business relationships in the light of our Catholic Augustinian tradition. Through ethics case competitions, offering consultation services to local non-­profits, helping educate people in prison and inspiring entrepreneurship within the inner city, the Center looks to teach our future business leaders about social responsibility and give them a set of tools by which to practice it.

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Center for Global Leadership The expansion of the global economy has dramatically affected industries, consumers and citizens around the world. Organizations are competing not only domestically, but in a global marketplace. World trade has given rise to global linkages of markets, technology and living standards. The Center for Global Leadership (CGL) is designed to strengthen Villanova’s participation in the global communities in which our students will work and contribute, and advance ethical and responsible leadership for the betterment of business and society. CGL contributes to the development of VSB’s unique international strategy, emphasizing integrated international business studies and responsible global leadership. It serves as a source of new ideas and innovation for VSB’s international curricular and extracurricular initiatives and programs and supports the school’s International Business student society. The Center acts as a catalyst for faculty research in international business practices and responsible global leadership.

Globalization has arrived. Responsible global leadership is a necessity for generating business success and for building thriving communities around the world.

Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute The ICE Institute supports traditional student entrepreneurship, but its broader mission is to serve as a symbol of Villanova University’s commitment to nurturing students so they stand out in the marketplace as creative and innovative thinkers. The ICE Institute is a driver of scholastic, educational and professional development opportunities in the related areas of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship within the Villanova community. Although founded upon the concept of innovation—one of its four strategic pillars—the ICE Institute has a multi-disciplinary focus that advances the University’s strategy by fostering cross-college learning and embedding entrepreneurial thinking more deeply in the Villanova culture. A main principle of the ICE Institute is the belief that students from Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Business, and Law can all learn from one another how to become more well-rounded, innovative and creative thinkers. The ICE Institute creates opportunities for this cross-disciplinary learning to occur.

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Ranking & Reputation

Ranking & Reputation Rankings are an important external measure of the quality of the Villanova experience. They help us to validate our many strengths and to see potential areas of improvement.

Undergraduate Business School BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK


National Rank

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VSB is a dynamic and evolving environment characterized by a world-class, committed faculty; an energized student body and an engaged alumni base consistently bringing meaningful change in countries and companies around the world.

The Villanova Network VSB alumni volunteer in the classroom as guest lecturers, participate as judges in student case competitions, act as career mentors, host corporate site visits, recruit our students for internships and full-time positions, and send employees to our graduate programs. VSB alumni, parents and friends also provide significant philanthropic support to the school from endowed funds to annual support for our many initiatives. The VSB community extends beyond alumni to include many corporations. In addition to recruiting our students for full-time and internship positions, alumni are represented on VSB advisory councils. VSB supports nine advisory councils, comprised of over 265 high-level executives across a variety of industries, including an advisory council for each of the Centers of Excellence as well as the Dean’s Advisory Council, the Accountancy Department Advisory Council and the Finance Department Advisory Council.

Villanova Women’s Professional Network Promoting and supporting women in business is a key component in helping women reach their full potential during the course of their careers. This support begins during their educational experience. VSB supports the Women in Business Society and the Women’s MBA Network—two organizations that support business education specifically geared toward women and help students connect with successful female role models. VSB also launched a women’s alumni engagement program to extend this support beyond graduation.

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VSB seeks to develop business leaders for a better world. We do this through the promotion of academic excellence; a focus on building a strong community of faculty, staff, students and alumni; opportunities for students to serve others; and student services and programs that provide a student experience like no other. We continue to build programs and initiatives around these ideals.

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