MBA — Accounting

School of Business & Leadership

The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting is an online or on-campus degree that will prepare you to take on bigger challenges in business and accounting, and advance in your career. Coursework focuses on essential accounting principles such as financial reporting, pricing, resource allocation and capital investment. Our online MBA is a top-ranking program for faculty credentials and training and, along with our on-campus MBA, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs. You'll learn within a strong Christian foundation so that you are prepared to serve your profession with excellence and greater value.

  • Learn to audit financial statements, analyze profits and provide financial consulting services.
  • Develop budgets and provide tax consulting services for a wide array of organizations.
  • Use accounting and financial information for decision-making purposes in diverse business settings.

Career Opportunities:

  • Corporate Accounting
  • Financial Consultation
  • Tax Planning
  • Auditing
  • Banking

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Delivery Format: Online | On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 42

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

When applying to master's or MBA programs in the School of Business & Leadership, the admissions committee will review your application materials for an admissions decision. Criteria reviewed by the admissions committee include:

  • Academic achievement
  • Vision clarity and alignment with program outcomes
  • Writing quality
  • Leadership experience

Master’s Degree Requirements for Admission

Application Deadlines:

Regent University's master's degree programs offer two 8-week sessions each semester, which provides students the flexibility to begin during either session within the term.

Fall:

  • Session A: July 15
  • Session B: September 15

Spring:

  • Session C: December 1
  • Session D: February 1

Summer:

  • Session E: April 1
  • Session F: May 15

Note: If you are planning to enter during the second session of a term, you will need to take two courses within that session to be eligible for financial aid.

Prerequisites:

Master's applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a credential evaluating agency.
  • Submit all application materials such that they are received by the deadline for the semester to which they are applying. Once the application requirements have been fulfilled, an admissions interview may be requested. Interviews are by invitation only.

Application Process:

1. Complete Your Online Application
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee
Option 1: Pay the $50 application fee online during the application process via our Miscellaneous Payments Form, or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Option 2: Attend a Graduate School of Business & Leadership on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee. RSVP Today!

3. Provide Your Official College Transcripts
We require an official transcript indicating successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. Regent has partnered with Parchment Exchange to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf when you submit your application for admission.

If you are an international student, or you earned college credit at non-US institutions, please submit your transcripts for a third-party course-by-course evaluation. Learn more and find recommended agencies.

4. Send Your Professional Résumé
Provide an updated copy of your professional résumé or curriculum vitae that includes:

  • Employment history with details of responsibilities, skill sets and results
  • School, community and church leadership positions
  • Service activities in which you have been involved
  • Academic and non-academic honors and distinctions you have received

Your résumé should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Masters Application Pieces.

5. Write Your Admissions Essay
Your admissions essay should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Masters Application Pieces. Be sure to view our master's essay writing guidelines.

Essay Writing Guidelines

To assist us in your evaluation, please complete these essay questions. Your response is your opportunity to articulate your goals and fit for the program and will be used by the admissions committee to determine an admissions decision.

Guidelines:

  • Strive for clarity and specificity
  • Response should be between 500-1,000 words total

In your response, please answer each of the following questions:

1. Describe your personal and professional goals and how graduate-level coursework from the School of Business & Leadership will help you facilitate your objectives.

2. Why have you selected Regent University to help you achieve these objectives?

3. Master's programs in the School of Business & Leadership are rigorous but rewarding. Please comment on personal attributes as well as previous experiences that are reflective of your ability to successfully complete graduate-level coursework. You are encouraged to be creative in your answer but here are some suggestions of information you may want to consider when crafting your response:

  • Previous academic and professional experiences that document your capacity for learning
  • Personal characteristics you will contribute to the courses
  • What makes you a good candidate for this school

Your essay should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Masters Application Pieces.

6. International Applicants
Submit your official transcripts to a third-party evaluation agency for course-by-course evaluation (only the evaluation is required, do not send official international transcripts directly to Regent University). Submit English Language Proficiency requirements. Visit the International Student Admissions page for details and a list of transcript evaluation agencies.

 


 

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Master of Business Administration  - $650 per credit hour*

Student Fees

Cost Per Semester

Enrollment Deposit

$100 (Certificate of Graduate Studies; M.A., M.S. & MBA)

RU Library Course Fee

$50 (one-time fee)

MBA 500 Orientation Test Fee

$40 (one-time fee)

MBA 509 Program Assessment Test Fee

$40 (one-time fee)

Technology Fee                 

$250

Parking Fee (on-campus students only)

$100

Health Center Fee (on-campus housing students only)

$20 per semester (fall & spring only)

Council of Graduate Students Fee                                
(on-campus students only)

$15 per semester (fall & spring only)

Estimated Additional Expenses

 

Books

$250 per semester

Computer-related Expenses

Variable

*Rates are subject to change at any time. The per-credit-hour tuition rate is for SBL master’s level courses only. Concentration courses taken from the other schools at Regent University are charged at that school's tuition rate.

1. Why Regent for my MBA?

Regent University weaves three innovative threads throughout its MBA program that differentiates it from other MBA degrees. The Regent MBA is:

  • Christ-Centered. With a strong spiritual integration throughout all courses, the MBA program blends biblical principles and scriptural examples with modern-day business practices.
  • Globally-Based. Led by an international faculty, worldwide business and cultural perspectives are integrated throughout the coursework. In the classroom and through virtual discussion boards, students from around the world provide cultural insight and are taught how to approach business from a global perspective and become a globally competent leader.
  • Entrepreneurially Focused. Entrepreneurial and creative skill sets are essential components in every course. The program examines the business model holistically, employs creative strategies and looks at subjects from all perspectives of an organization.

2. What is the advantage of earning an MBA at Regent?

  • Regent's MBA is highly customizable. Students can choose from traditional elective concentrations or they can develop their own individualized plan to meet specific career objectives.
  • Course projects can be applied to professional work situations. Students may advance a project at work by using the course to conduct market research or construct a specific plan of action.
  • The coursework is relevant to different stages in a student's life. Younger students will use the program to build career paths and advance within organizations. Older students will often cultivate new skill sets to equip themselves to take on key leadership and management opportunities.
  • On-campus and online courses can be blended for the best of both worlds. Business travel will not interrupt the on-campus student, as their assignments and academic work can continue online while they are on the road. Online students are always welcome in the classroom when they visit Virginia Beach.
  • The projects in each course provide the opportunity for students to create portfolio-quality material. On more than one occasion, Regent MBA students can demonstrate their knowledge and experience in an interview by sharing the professional plans they have developed in the classroom.
  1. A full-time, working professional – Courses can be taken part-time and 100% online. Course projects throughout the program can be applied toward a student's current professional employment. As a result, a student can be conducting research for their company, applying what they're learning in their organization, and building their portfolio toward future career endeavors.
  2. A recently graduated student looking to get their career started – These students will conduct research in their areas of interest, complete projects in the traditional business competencies covered in the program (but from a holistic perspective), and gain all this knowledge while building a portfolio they can bring to a job interview to showcase the tangible outcomes of which they are capable.
  3. An entrepreneur – Simply put, students build their company through the MBA degree program. Each course lays another foundational block in the key areas of business, while students construct a business plan throughout the program. Many will utilize the last core course in the program to launch their initiative.

3. How much time should I plan to spend on my coursework?

  • Regent's MBA program utilizes an 8-week course schedule. Students working full time can take courses part time by concentrating on one course every 8-week session. At that pace, students can still complete the program in a timely manner. If students are interested in full-time study, they can take two courses every 8-week session, which will allow them to complete the program in 16 months.
  • For each 8-week course, a student should set aside approximately 12-15 hours per week to commit to their coursework.

4. What is the process to get started toward my MBA at Regent?

We have a minimal admissions process driven by the motivation of the applicant and the academic records, work history, and the specific qualifications that provide the best fit for the curriculum: Christian leaders to change the world. While prior academic experience is considered, a significant part of the committee's interest is in an applicant's resume and admissions essay. The admissions committee is always looking for prior management/leadership experience (in school or the workplace), evidence of self-motivation and ambition, entrepreneurship (we want to know about your lemonade stand!), international experience, initiative, problem solving, and service. We're looking for that "good fit" between MBA program competencies and the applicant's goals for their education and future endeavors. The specific criteria can be found on the MBA program pages.

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