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Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a general business management degree designed for today's professional who operates in a global and rapidly changing environment. Pursue your MBA program in Virginia, or opt for the flexible online MBA program. The program offers the following concentrations to address strategic opportunities produced by a global economy, as well as entrepreneurial approaches to solving problems and capitalizing on new business ventures.

Designed for both full-time and part-time professionals and executives, the 42-credit-hour MBA program consists of fourteen 3-credit-hour courses offered in 8-week sessions. Online MBA requirements include 30 hours of core courses and 12 hours of concentration courses. The maximum time allowed to complete the MBA is five years. An academic year is comprised of three semesters: fall, spring and summer.

MBA Course Requirements

  • Students pursuing the MBA must complete a total of 42 credit hours of coursework.
  • Nine concentrations provide students with the maximum opportunity to gain expertise in an area of their choice. If the available concentration choices do not meet student needs, then a concentration of individual electives can be created in consultation with the student's faculty advisor.
  • A 0-credit on-campus residency is optional for all MBA students, but is a tremendous opportunity for networking, attending major-speaker events and being invited to present papers at future events.

 

Required Core Courses for All MBA Concentrations

MBA Required Core Courses
[30 credits]

Credits

UNIV LIB

Information Research & Resources

Description

0

MBA 500

Orientation

Description

0

MBA 509

Program Assessment

Description

0

MBA 600

Corporate & Personal Ethics

Description

3

MBA 610

Managerial Economics

Description

3

MBA 621

Innovation & Technological Success

Description

3

MBA 630

Marketing

Description

3

MBA 640

Managing People

Description

3

MBA 645

Managing Organizations

Description

3

MBA 650

Accounting

Description

3

MBA 655

Finance

Description

3

MBA 660

Operations & Supply Chain Management

Description

3

MBA 679

Business Planning & Launch

Description

3

 

MBA – Accounting Concentration

The Accounting concentration equips students with the knowledge and application of essential accounting principles, enabling them to audit financial statements, provide financial consulting services, analyze profits, develop budgets and provide tax consulting services for a wide array of organizations.

Required Concentration Courses for Accounting
[12 credit hours. Choose four courses from the following with the consultation and approval of the faculty advisor.]

Credits

ACCT 601

Auditing

Description

3

ACCT 605

Financial Statement Analysis

Description

3

ACCT 610

Management Control Systems

Description

3

ACCT 611

Managerial Accounting

Description

3

ACCT 615

Not-for-Profit Accounting

Description

3

 

 

MBA – Entrepreneurship Concentration

The Entrepreneurship concentration prepares students to lead all functions associated with owning and operating a business such as planning, development, marketing, and management. Keeping an entrepreneurial perspective throughout the program, emphasis is placed on integrating constant change and adaptability while researching opportunities to expand into new markets.

Required Concentration Courses for Entrepreneurship
[12 credit hours]

Credits

ENTR 622

Quality Management

Description

3

ENTR 651

Investment, Financing, & Funding Relationships

Description

3

ENTR 670

Strategic Management

Description

3

MKTG 631

Advertising & Promotion

Description

3

 

 

MBA – Finance & Investing Concentration

The Finance & Investing concentration prepares students for professional positions within financial institutions such as commercial, investment and savings banks; brokerage firms; insurance companies; investment advisory services; and finance companies. Courses focus on data analysis, financial planning, financial analysis, and portfolio analysis so students may serve banks, government agencies, stockholders and suppliers through finance departments of non-financial corporations, not-for-profit organizations and governmental agencies.

Required Concentration Courses for Finance & Investing
[12 credit hours]

Credits

FNCE 620

Data Analysis for Decision Making

Description

3

FNCE 652

Financial Planning

Description

3

FNCE 653

Financial Analysis

Description

3

FNCE 654

Portfolio Analysis

Description

3

 

 

MBA – Franchising Concentration

The Franchising concentration prepares students for a career in franchising, whether as a franchisee of single or multiple units, an area developer, an executive in a franchisor's organization, or a franchisor. The coursework examines the key aspects of franchising such as legal issues, financing, sales, operations and strategy, while course projects allow students to focus on their desired role.

Required Concentration Courses for Franchising
[12 credits]

Credits

FRAN 601

Introduction to Franchising

Description

3

FRAN 602

Franchise Sales

Description

3

FRAN 603

Franchise Operations

Description

3

FRAN 604

Franchise Strategy

Description

3

 

 

MBA – General Management Concentration

Allowing students to customize their program, the General Management concentration is comprised of four courses (12 credit hours) from any of the other Regent MBA concentrations. Students, in consultation with and approval of the faculty advisor, select the concentration courses that will best meet their professional goals.

 

 

MBA – Human Resource Management Concentration

The Human Resource Management (HRM) concentration explores the human resources (HR) function as well as the roles and functions found within an HR department. Courses emphasize the modern day importance of HRM and the view of HRM from the perspective of management and subordinate employees. Students explore practical situations, problem solving and legal issues, as well as training and development, staffing and strategy.

Required Concentration Courses for Human Resource Management
[12 credit hours]

Credits

HRMT 641

Training & Development

Description

3

HRMT 642

Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining

Description

3

HRMT 643

Performance Management

Description

3

HRMT 644

Strategic Human Resource Management & Issues

Description

3

 

 

MBA – International Business Concentration

The International Business concentration allows students to customize their program by selecting courses that will best meet their professional international business goals. This concentration is comprised of four courses (12 credit hours) from any of the other MBA concentrations and/or other Regent University graduate programs in consultation with and approval of the faculty advisor.

 

MBA – Leadership Concentration

Creating effective and proactive leaders, the Leadership concentration develops students' interpersonal, communication, organization, and critical thinking skills. Through a creative blend of theory and application, students acquire and practice leadership skills across a wide array of organizational settings. Students, in consultation and with the approval of the faculty advisor, select four courses (12 credit hours) from the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MOL) program.

 

MBA – Marketing Concentration

The Marketing concentration prepares students with essential knowledge and skills to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Students delve into consumer behavior and dynamics, marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, and viral marketing. Assignments are applicable to specific products and markets, providing real-world experience.

Required Concentration Courses for Marketing
[12 credit hours. Choose four courses from the following with the consultation and approval of the faculty advisor.]

Credits

MKTG 631

Advertising & Promotion

Description

3

MKTG 632

Consumer Behavior -The Psychology of Marketing

Description

3

MKTG 633

Public Relations, Media Management, & Crisis Communications

Description

3

MKTG 634

Viral Marketing

Description

3

MKTG 635

Contemporary Issues in Marketing

Description

3