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Regent University Presents Two New Doctoral Degrees in Business

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Sept. 13, 2023) – Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership is launching two innovative doctoral degrees in business beginning in fall 2024—a Ph.D. in Business and a Doctor of Business Administration.

Furthering an education in business can provide the skills and knowledge needed to successfully lead in complex environments. With an already outstanding reputation in the disciplines of organizational and strategic leadership, Regent’s new doctoral business programs will equip graduates as leaders in all areas of industry.

“In today’s fast-changing global economy, thriving business leaders are those who operate with an ongoing desire to pursue new knowledge and innovation,” said Dr. Doris Gomez, Dean of Regent University School of Business & Leadership. “A Regent business education is designed to inspire students to think critically, and advance excellence, innovation, and integrity within their field. These new doctoral programs will not only cultivate industry experts, but they will also fuel the next generation of thought leaders who are passionate about using business to strengthen the global future of enterprise.”

Regent’s Ph.D. in Business nurtures business scholars and leaders to excel in researching the intricate organizational, financial, and technological challenges of an increasingly competitive and demanding business world. This Ph.D. offers a strong foundation in business knowledge and allows its graduates to pursue immensely rewarding career paths in business research, industry analysis, business analytics, higher education, and international organizations.

Regent’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is an applied executive doctorate. With an emphasis on applied research methods, it trains students to apply the latest business theories and concepts to the complex realities of business operations. The coursework examines business operations and strategies to equip business executives and professionals with the ability to create innovative solutions to complex business challenges. Candidates for the DBA will be poised to pursue senior executive positions, advance as principal consultants, move into top level university administrative positions, serve as university faculty, and more.

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About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university, with more than 13,000 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 has been 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 11 years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2023).