The School of Business & Leadership is committed to the historical foundations of the doctoral degree in which a community of scholars is created among faculty mentors and students scholars. Regent University mirrors this historical tradition by using student cohorts, intensive on-campus residencies and a variety of interactive discussion modes that extend beyond topical course discourse.
Doctoral Students Enrolled Fall 2014 and Beyond
The Ph.D. and DSL programs in the School of Business & Leadership include three required residencies, each covering four days and held on the campus of Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The first residency covers program orientation and guidelines, the library use course (UNIV LIB Information Research & Resources) as well as in-class instruction for the first two courses of the core curriculum. The second and third residencies focus on class instruction for the courses to be taken in the semester as well as doctoral program requirements such as comprehensive exams, doctoral dissertation, DSL Integrative Paper and Final Project.
Students Enrolled Prior to Fall 2014: Doctoral Students who began their doctoral program at Regent prior to Fall 2014 do not have residency.
Register for the Doctoral Residency
- Summer Residency Dates: May 11-14, 2015
- Fall Residency Dates: August 24-27, 2015
When registration opens for the summer (new students only) and fall semesters, all must register for residency through GENISYS by using the Regent login and password they received from the Regent IT Helpdesk once their enrollment form and deposit were processed following acceptance into the doctoral program. The residency fee is $275 and includes lunch and dinner, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments through The Ordinary. All students are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements and incidental expenses. There is no separate campus parking fee for residencies. Should you have any questions regarding residency, please contact your residency coordinator, Ethel White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Optional Residency for MBA and MOL Students
MBA and MOL students are welcome to attend the optional May residency, which provides an excellent opportunity to network with other students, learn more about Regent University and meet personally with the faculty and staff of the School of Business & Leadership (SBL). The residency fee for returning students is $60. Some of the residencies may coincide with some of our other signature events, such as the Annual Roundtables of Leadership Research & Practice, providing additional opportunities for students to present research and interact with other scholars, alumni and doctoral faculty.