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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 – Healthcare Management
Regent University's MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management is offered through a blended delivery system. Designed for new and experienced healthcare professionals, our Healthcare Management concentration builds upon foundational MBA courses to equip you for career advancement in the full spectrum of healthcare delivery systems and related healthcare organizations. Throughout the program, you will develop the research, analytical, conceptual and creative problem-solving skills needed for success in a demanding and rapidly evolving healthcare environment. You will learn practical strategies to address the complexities and nuances of managing change and transition; delve into key financial aspects such as budgeting and forecasting, internal controls, contract management and pricing; and examine the intricacies of healthcare law with regard to forensic medicine, medical malpractice, medical proof in litigation and the structure and operation of the healthcare delivery system. Furthermore, you may customize and adapt course assignments to your existing on-site, healthcare management challenges, providing beneficial and effective solutions – starting with your very first class!
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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.
MBA – Innovation Management Concentration
Are you looking to confidently lead innovation within your organization or to pursue your own entrepreneurial venture? Regent University’s MBA program with a concentration in Innovation Management perfectly blends the two so that our students are equipped with the know-how to bring ideas to life – and to the marketplace. Building upon the entrepreneurial foundation of our MBA program, the Innovation Management concentration focuses on the creation of new products and services, the development of integrated interactive consumer experiences, prototyping methods, consumer behavior and more. You can also customize and adapt course work to your entrepreneurial or organization’s needs.
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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.
MBA – Not-for-Profit Management Concentration
Regent University’s Not-for-Profit Management concentration, offered through our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, will equip you to strategically and ethically manage, lead and launch not-for-profit and faith-based organizations in the United States and abroad. Building upon core MBA courses delivered from a Judeo-Christian worldview, the Not-for-Profit Management concentration focuses on strategic management and administration; advancement, fundraising and campaign development; public relations; and volunteer recruitment so that you are prepared to make a difference in your community and beyond. This program also allows you to customize and adapt course assignments so that you can explore effective solutions for your organization starting with your first class!
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