Technology has revolutionized the way the world conducts business. It has also revolutionized the way business education can be delivered. Recognizing these trends, the Villanova School of Business (VSB) is taking our distinguished degree programs to the online arena. The latest additions to our online portfolio include:
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) online
- Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) online
These programs are expertly designed to deliver the complete Villanova educational experience in a highly interactive online format. The flexibility and convenience of this innovative approach allow you to earn your degree while simultaneously balancing the demands of work and life.
Rankings & Accreditation
- Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the Villanova MBA #3 in the region and #13 for “Academic Quality”.
- U.S. News & World Report has ranked Villanova University #1 in the “Best Universities – Masters Category in the Northern Region” for over two decades.
- U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova University #2 in the “Best Value Schools – Northern Region.”
- Forbes ranks Villanova University in the top 100 of “America’s Top Colleges”.
The Villanova School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)—the premier accrediting agency for business programs.
Villanova Online Degree Programs Highlights
- Why choose our online master’s degree in analytics?
- Graduate in as few as 20 months and learn 100% online.
- Expand your knowledge of the whole continuum of business analytics— from data collection and analysis through implementation and application.
- Benefit from an applied, skills-based curriculum designed to help you utilize data to drive business decisions.
- Gain real-world experience through a final capstone project.
- Learn from industry-experienced faculty whose ideas are shaping the future of business analytics.
- Take advantage of the opportunity to earn an additional professional certification in analytics.
- Why choose our online MBA?
- Earn your degree online in as few as 24 months.
- Experience the same curriculum and the same faculty as the top-ranked campus-based program.
- Customize a third of your degree through elective classes in four specialization areas.
- Network with peers and faculty and build essential leadership skills.
- Gain hands-on experience from immersive global business projects.
- Gain exposure to top faculty members who consult regularly with a variety of industries and corporations around the world.
Online Master of Science in Analytics
Global production of data is exploding. The proliferation of social media, smart technologies and the Internet allow organizations to capture more quantifiable data than ever before. However, collection of this raw data alone does not produce the meaningful insights needed to make strategic business decisions. Instead, it’s the detailed analysis of this data that unlocks its true value.
The online Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) program from the Villanova School of Business is designed to teach these critical skills and develop professional business analysts prepared to assist and lead 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 practicum project in the final capstone course. The program’s 14-week semesters are divided into two 7-week terms. You will complete one or two courses per term, and you can finish in as few as 20 months.
What can you do with this degree?
Analytics experts are in high demand in nearly every industry all over the world. In fact, a recent McKinsey report projects that by 2018 there will be “a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts (needed) to analyze big data and make decisions based on their findings.” As you can see, there is no shortage of opportunity—only talent.
Why earn your Master of Science in Analytics online from Villanova?
An advanced degree in analytics from Villanova can equip you with the expertise to help your organization stay one step ahead of the competition—now, and into the future. Taught from an applied business perspective, this innovative program is designed to expose you to the whole analytics continuum—from data collection to analysis to implementation and use. Program highlights include:
- Comprehensive Curriculum: The online MSA program’s curriculum has been thoughtfully constructed by VSB’s faculty of industry experts and includes courses on data mining, data management, business intelligence, and predictive and prescriptive models.
- Cross-Disciplinary Approach: The rigorous and relevant curriculum of VSB’s online Master of Science in Analytics program was developed in conjunction with faculty at VSB and in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
- Expert Faculty: The renowned faculty of VSB’s analytics program is comprised of the very analytics experts currently defining the future of the profession. This is your opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest minds in business, analytics, computer science, statistics and mathematics.
- Industry-Ready Experience: The program’s capstone project enables you to partner with an organization to solve real-world problems. It is supported by the Center for Business Analytics, one of VSB’s six Centers of Excellence. The Center is governed by an impressive group of industry executives from such companies as Exelon, PPL Plus, Bank of America, Air Products, IBM, Nielsen, KPMG, Macy’s, Aramark, SAP, Pfizer Nutrition, North Highland and Johnson & Johnson.
- Strong Community: The structure and design of each course supports a high-touch learning environment that facilitates open exchange and communication. Small classes help build connections between peers and allow faculty to provide individual support to each student.
Online Master of Business Administration
In today’s global business landscape, only one thing is constant: change. The professionals who understand how to help organizations innovatively respond to this change will drive results and achieve success for their company – and themselves. And that’s exactly what an online MBA from the Villanova School of Business can prepare you to do.
With the same high admissions standards, expert faculty, and intellectually stimulating coursework as the highly ranked on-campus program, the online MBA program prepares you for both the challenges and opportunities of today’s ever-evolving business world. It consists of 21 courses taken over six 14-week semesters—each of which is divided into two 7-week terms. You can complete the 48-credit hour program in as few as two years. Additionally, the community-building aspects of the program begin during one intensive campus residency in your first or second semester and continue in two practicum experiences at the mid-point and end of the program. Students also have the option to participate in a seven-day international immersion as part of their final capstone course.
You can also tailor your studies to meet your specific career goals by selecting from four in-demand specializations: Finance, Marketing, Analytics or Strategic Management.
What makes an online MBA from Villanova different?
VSB’s online MBA program is designed for professionals who want the flexibility and convenience of an online degree combined with the community, personalized approach, robust curriculum and quality of an established on-campus MBA program. VSB’s online MBA is designed to expand your essential business knowledge through rich interaction with expert faculty, immersion experiences and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Our thorough admission standards ensure that your classmates are also academically strong students with valuable business experience that can enrich your online learning at VSB.
What can you do with your MBA from Villanova?
At Villanova, we believe that in order for you to be a responsible and ethical business leader, you must continue to develop and grow as a person. The rigorous coursework and hands-on learning experiences of our online MBA will challenge you to push passed your perceived limitations and cultivate the confidence needed to succeed in the next chapter of your career and life. Through personalized and immersive interaction with industry-leading organizations and thought leaders—both in and out of the classroom—students develop the knowledge and skills to make a powerful impact on business and the world.
What is the Villanova Difference?
As an online student in the Villanova School of Business, you will become part of a distinguished and supportive learning community. Our programs are designed to provide a high-quality and high-touch educational experience that fosters both your intellectual and personal growth. Our goal is to shape the next generation of executives and entrepreneurs: ethical business leaders who can think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others.
Keeping in line with our personalized approach to education, our online class sizes are small—with approximately 20 students per online section. This type of close-knit learning environment enables you to cultivate strong relationships with both your professors and classmates.
We provide the tools, connections and support that can help you become the kind of business leader who can build a better tomorrow. Our core values—combined with our premier role at the forefront of business and education—ensure that you will have the opportunity to acquire the expertise, insights and cross-cultural exposure to succeed in the global marketplace.
Now is the time to immerse yourself in global business with a master’s degree from Villanova University.
Part-time on-campus MBA program options are also available. For more information, click here.