M.A. in Business & Design Management

School of Business & Leadership

Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 33

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

The online Master of Arts in Business & Design Management offers you hands-on product and service development tools to increase your effectiveness and influence in the global marketplace. Earn your business master's degree online as you explore the technological changes, competition, growth management and strategic thinking aspects of business design management – all from a Christian perspective.

  • Gain skills in prototyping, innovation and consumer behavior.
  • Learn how to plan campaigns, market products, adapt to the ever-changing global marketplace, raise start-up capital and forecast fiscal needs.
  • Participate in a culminating Shark Tank-style presentation of your new innovative product, service or idea.

Take Your Career to the Next Level

  • Solutions Architect
  • Business Development Manager
  • Engagement Manager
  • Strategy Manager
  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Software Development Manager

The admissions committee will consider the following criteria:

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

 

2018-2019 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to 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.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Wednesday, August 15

Monday, August 27

Session M

Wednesday, September 12

Monday, September 24

Session B

Wednesday, October 17

Monday, October 29

Session C

Wednesday, January 2

Monday, January 14

Session T

Wednesday, January 30

Monday, February 11

Session D

Wednesday, March 6

Monday, March 18

Session E

Wednesday, May 1

Monday, May 13

Session F

Wednesday, June 12

Monday, June 24

 

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 application deadline. Admission interviews are by invitation only and may be requested.

Application Process:

1. Complete Your Online Application

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office for assistance.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee

Option 1: Pay via the online application process 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 School of Business & Leadership on-campus or online information session to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.

3. Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*

Unofficial transcripts from a U.S.-based school, indicating successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, can be used for an admissions decision.  Submit your unofficial transcript to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Master's Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. See the International Admissions Checklist for details.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

4. Submit Your Professional Resume
Your professional resume or curriculum vitae should include:

  • 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

Email your resume directly to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Master's Application Pieces.

5. Complete an Admissions Questionnaire Regarding Your Professional Goals and Interests

6. International Applicants

 

Visit the International Student Admissions page for additional admission requirements and to determine if you qualify as an international student.

 


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

Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Master of Arts $650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

 

Student Fees Per Semester

Enrollment Deposit $100
University Services Fee (Online Students) $550
RU Library Course Fee $50 (one-time fee)

*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 other Regent schools are charged at that school's tuition rate.

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