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Graduates on campus: Pursue a doctorate in entrepreneurship online at Regent University.

DSL – Entrepreneurial Leadership

Don’t Find Your Path—Forge It

Your career, your vision, your way. Regent’s Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL) in Entrepreneurial Leadership can prepare you to transform systems and teams. This executive doctoral program can ground you in the theory and practical components of communication, team building, and structure essential to organizational success – all from a Christian perspective. Be mentored by seasoned business professionals through the Executive Mentor Program. Regent has been ranked among top national universities by the U.S. News & World Report, 2023, and has also been ranked as a Top 10 Military Friendly® School by Military Friendly®, 2023-24. There are no GMAT/GRE requirements. Experience the difference of a transformative entrepreneurial leadership program.

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BUILD STRATEGIC BUSINESS VENTURES

Explore the nature of innovation and the relational dynamics between firms, markets, and opportunities.

BECOME AN EXPERT INNOVATOR

Harness the power of market orientation, innovation, organizational culture, risk attitude, and networking.

MERGE BUSINESS AND MISSIONS

Launch ventures that benefit employees, stakeholders, and clients while contributing to the surrounding community.

BE EQUIPPED TO EXCEL THROUGH A DOCTORATE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). Our programs have also been recognized among the Top 5 Best Graduate Online Business (Non-MBA) Programs in Virginia for 9 consecutive years (2015-23).

Our award-winning faculty can bring out your inner leader, from performing expert analyses to mentoring teams through change.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

After completing the Doctor of Strategic Leadership in Entrepreneurial Leadership online, you can:

  • Make assessments that equip you to lead strategic initiatives.
  • Innovate learning environments.
  • Understand how to move a product from idea through development to marketplace introduction and success.
  • Improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Elevate individuals, teams, and systems to their God-given potential.

Career Opportunities

  • Business Ownership
  • Business Strategy/Consulting
  • Management
  • Executive Leadership
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The international entrepreneurship concept in the overall context of organizational culture involving the international market orientation, the international learning orientation, the international innovation propensity, the international risk attitude, the international networking orientation, and the international motivation. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.
Global economics and unanticipated opportunities related to building kingdom-strategic business ventures. The Christian business as mission paradigm, and the unique constructs of the world of business and the world of missions that merge and contextualize into a significantly different entity than either alone. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 762, 763, and 764.
The nature of the most fundamental aspects of the market process—entrepreneurial activity. The dynamic relationships between firms, markets, the organization of the firm, and culture in emerging economies. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.
The environment and its influence upon corporate entrepreneurship including the radically changing internal organizational behavior patterns that enhance creative corporate activity, enhance the innovative abilities of employees, and increase corporate success. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

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

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6956$4,170
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6956$4,170
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0203$3,060

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6959$6,255
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0206$6,120

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6956$4,170
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6956$4,170
Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0203$3,060

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6959$6,255
Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0206$6,120

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

TITLE IV LOANS: If students are receiving Title IV Federal Student Loans, they are permitted to enroll in the same course number a maximum of only two semesters. Therefore, doctoral students are encouraged to carefully plan the dissertation/final project stage of their program.

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 student scholars. Regent University mirrors this historical tradition by using student cohorts, intensive online residencies and a variety of interactive discussion modes that extend beyond topical course discourse.

The Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL) program in the School of Business & Leadership includes two required residencies, held virtually. The first residency covers program orientation and guidelines, the library use course (UNIV LIB Information Research & Resources) as well as class instruction for the first two courses of the core curriculum. The second residency focuses on class instruction for the courses to be taken in the semester as well as doctoral program requirements such as the Final Project.

View upcoming residency dates, registration and lodging details.

“My mentor and I are mutually keeping each other lifted up in prayer and with encouragement in the midst of life's challenges. This mentorship connection has delivered extra focus for me by giving me a living example of what I desire to be engaged in upon graduating from Regent. Since I will be over 55 when I finish, my executive mentor demonstrates how there are decades of fruitfulness ahead of me and that completing this program is worth the rewards and open doors in the future.”

Wade Jensen, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2025 Mentee

“It’s official, I can finally use my new title! Dr. Ashley Dash at your service for all of your career and professional development needs!”

Ashley Dash, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2020 Founder, Career & Professional Development

“This isn't just a job for me — this is a ministry. Whatever I've done at Regent I've always had the sense that this is what God has called me to do.”

Doris Gomez, Ph.D. Dean, Regent University's School of Business & Leadership

“To the Big Four firm who insisted I'd need to drop out of my Regent doctoral program: I decided not to drop out. I completed my program (4.0 GPA), started my own firm and added multimillion-dollar organizations to my portfolio.”

Marissa Layton, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2020 Business Coach

“I came to Regent after the Navy to prepare for a role in public service. I had some innovative ideas in me, and Regent helped me tap into them more. I know I want to help and influence others for Christ, perhaps as a diplomat working for the U.S. State Department.”

Chad McQueen, MBA, 2015