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Explore Regent's MAOL program with a concentration in Global Business Leadership & Communication.

M.A. in Organizational Leadership – Global Business Leadership & Communication

Communicate. Lead. Catalyze Growth.

Effective leadership is the key to organizational growth. Develop key leadership and strategic communication skills with the online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) – Global Business Leadership & Communication program. You will focus on leadership elements such as ethics, motivation, and technology, and develop solutions for real-world, contemporary issues through research. Taught from a Christian perspective, this MAOL program is offered exclusively online with no on-campus residency requirement.

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May 10, 2021
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Advance Your Knowledge

Learn how geography, ecology, and influences such as media and the government affect international markets.

Be Equipped to Lead

Master key components of the MAOL, such as vision, strategic planning, teamwork, and group development.

Gain a Global Perspective

Examine cross-cultural differences of individuals, dynamics of international workgroups, and motivational leadership from a multinational perspective.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

On completing the MAOL – Global Business Leadership & Communication degree, you will be able to:

  • Examine leadership from a multinational perspective concerning local and global issues that affect organizational planning.
  • Apply key principles of strategic communication to catalyze change in your organization.
  • Gain an insight into organizational trends through the application of qualitative and quantitative research methods and data analysis.
  • Employ your knowledge of how leaders help followers interact with technology to accomplish the organization’s objectives.

Career Opportunities

  • Corporate communications
  • Executive leadership
  • Public relations
  • Sales & marketing
  • International training & development
  • Global missions/nonprofit operations
16%
Higher Earnings with a Master's Degree Bureau of Labor Statistics

Examines leadership from a multinational perspective concerning local, regional, and global issues affecting organizational planning and implementation, including cross-cultural differences of individuals, dynamics of international work groups, and motivation. Addresses leadership issues and functions necessary to become effective in a multinational environment.

Examines the interactive impact on organizational leadership and individual thinking of physical influences such as geography, ecology, and human artifacts with institutional influences such as family, religion, education, media, government, commerce, arts and entertainment, and how this affects those leading in international markets.

Equips students with a broad scope of organizational communication theories on which they can build effective internal/external communication strategies. Studies will focus on interpersonal communication, group dynamics, non-verbal communication, and organizational communication channels.

Explores the breadth of communication tools available to organizational leaders for instituting change, perception, and organizational growth. Communication vehicles to be examined include Internet, intranet, print and broadcast media, and various presentation forums, as well as the underlying internal and external public relation strategies guiding their proper selection and execution.

2020-21 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new 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 14Monday, August 24
Session MFriday, September 11Monday, September 21
Session BFriday, October 16Monday, October 26
Session CTuesday, January 5Monday, January 11
Session TFriday, January 29Monday, February 8
Session DFriday, March 5Monday, March 15
Session EFriday, April 30Monday, May 10
Session FFriday, June 11Monday, June 21

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

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

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

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

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’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

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

5. Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

6. International Applicants

Visit the International Students 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.

Part TIme

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6756$4,05033$22,275
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6756$4,05042$28,350
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9953$2,98560$59,700
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9953$2,98560$59,700

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6759$6,07533$22,275
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6759$6,07542$28,350
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9956$5,97060$59,700
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9956$5,97060$59,700

Part TIme

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6756$4,05033$22,275
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6756$4,05042$28,350
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9953$2,98560$59,700
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9953$2,98560$59,700

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6759$6,07533$22,275
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6759$6,07542$28,350
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9956$5,97060$59,700
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9956$5,97060$59,700

*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.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

“I came away from my program at Regent with an increased confidence in my ability to lead an organization and the skills I needed to do it.”

Kevin Beery, Ph.D., 2008 Strategic Leadership

“I run a restaurant, but I am also looking for ways to benefit the community — whether it’s helping the food banks every week, supporting programs at the Y, partnering with churches. Regent really influenced me in that.”

David Cheney, MBA, 2005 Co-Owner, Chick-fil-A

“As a Mexican American growing up in a predominantly Hispanic community, I grew up with the mindset that I was not college material. Regent has given me the opportunity to pursue my dream and become what God has destined in me.”

Irene Briggs, Ph.D., 2011 Strategic Leadership

“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

“The focus on Christian values and principles adds depth to the whole area of organizational leadership … when you bring it into the context of the church, into the context of Christ working in us as leaders, then we are more able to take on the character of Christ in the leadership environment.”

Frederick Kawuma, Ph.D., 2016