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Regent University Earns ACBSP Reaffirmation of Accreditation and Doubles the Number of ACBSP-Accredited Programs

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 28, 2022) – Regent University recently received a 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, B.S. in Business program, and B.S. in Accounting program. The following three business programs were added to Regent’s ACBSP portfolio by receiving 10 years of initial accreditation: B.S. in Marketing, B.S. in Management, and B.S. in Human Resource Management.

“Accreditation from ACBSP is a testament to the rigorous, award-winning degree programs we offer at Regent,” said Dr. William L. Hathaway, executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Regent University. “It also further validates that Regent’s faculty and staff deliver the highest-quality academic experience for our students—all supported by state-of-the-art tools and resources.”

“We are delighted the ACBSP Board of Commissioners has reaffirmed our highly marketable MBA program,” said Dr. Doris Gomez, dean of the School of Business & Leadership at Regent. “Our rigorous academics and flexible course sessions prepare our students with the skills employers seek while helping students thrive in their careers.”

“We are thrilled that the ACBSP recognized Regent as a leader in business,” said Dr. Josh McMullen, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. “Our excellent programs provide concrete, discipline-specific training relevant to the business world and prepare graduates to be workplace ready.”

The following business programs are affirmed by the ACBSP until 2032:

Master of Business Administration

  • Online & On Campus
  • Accelerated MBA | 36 Credit Hours
  • MBA + Specialization | 42 Credit Hours
  • Choose from 13 Concentrations

B.S. in Business

  • Online & On Campus
  • Choose from 9 Concentrations
  • 120 Credit Hours

B.S. in Accounting

  • Online & On Campus
  • CPA Exam Preparation
  • 120 Credit Hours

B.S. in Marketing

  • Online & On campus
  • 120 Credit Hours

B.S. in Management

  • Online & On Campus
  • 120 Credit Hours

B.S. in Human Resource Management

  • Online & On Campus
  • 120 Credit Hours

This June, Regent’s business programs will be honored as part of the 2022 ACBSP Conference held in Washington, D.C. Accreditation raises the bar for quality of instruction, and this event celebrates academic excellence and recognizes some of the most exemplary educational leaders in the nation.

ACBSP’s reaffirmation of accreditation falls on the heels of these recent accolades:

  • Ranked among Fortune’s Best Online MBA Programs for 2022.
  • Ranked among the Top 10 Best Online MBA Programs in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • Ranked #34 among the Top Online MBA Programs for 2022 by The Princeton Review®.
  • Ranked among the Top 5 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) in Virginia for the last eight years, U.S. News & World Report, 2022.

ACBSP is a global business education accrediting body and the first organization to offer accreditation to all levels of collegiate business education degree programs, from associate to doctoral. ACBSP evaluates leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support, and assesses whether business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and commitment to continuous quality improvement.

About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university with more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study including, business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University is ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for ten years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2022).