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An alumnus at a meeting: Regent University offers an MBA in accounting program online and in Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

MBA – Accounting

Advance Your Management Career with an MBA in Accounting, Online or in Virginia

Accounting is the universal language of business. With high MBA rankings, our business school has designed an advanced accounting degree for today’s professional who operates in a global and rapidly changing environment. Focus your Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Accounting on essential skills such as financial reporting, pricing, resource allocation, and capital investment, all from a Christian perspective. Regent’s ACBSP-accredited MBA has been ranked among the Top 50 online MBA programs by The Princeton Review, 2023, and among the Top 10 online MBA programs in Virginia for 9 years in a row by the U.S. News & World Report, 2023. There are no GMAT or GRE requirements.

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COMPETE FOR ADVANCED MANAGEMENT POSITIONS WITH AN MBA IN ACCOUNTING

With rigorous academics, Regent offers the MBA in accounting degree that C-level executives need.

MAKE ETHICAL DECISIONS

Learn how to apply accounting and financial information for decision-making in diverse business settings — factoring ethics and a biblical worldview into your management practices.

DEVELOP A SERVICE-FIRST APPROACH

Learn the value of change, adaptability, and planning, with servant-leadership practices that support financial stability in business.

ESTABLISH YOUR REPUTATION THROUGH AN ACBSP-ACCREDITED MBA

Certify your expertise with an ACBSP-accredited MBA in Accounting. Our experienced faculty will mentor you to become a well-rounded business leader, exploring the fundamentals of financial reporting, economics and marketing. We offers the flexibility to pursue your MBA online or at our beautiful campus in Virginia Beach. Experience the difference at Regent, a Christ-centered, military and transfer-friendly university. 

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

After earning your on-campus or online MBA in Accounting, you can:

  • Audit financial statements, analyze profits and provide financial consulting services.
  • Develop budgets and provide tax consulting services for a wide variety of organizations.
  • Apply specialized training in financial management, accounting theory, budgeting, global economics and tax research.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: 

  • Employment in business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8% from 2020 to 2030, adding about 750,800 new jobs in the U.S.
  • A growing economy and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to generate strong demand for accountants and auditors. In addition, increasing usage of data and market research in order to understand customers and product demand will lead to growing demand for market research analysts. 
  • In 2021, the median annual income for business and financial occupations was $30,000 higher per year than the median wage for all occupations in the U.S.

Career Opportunities

  • Corporate accounting
  • Financial consulting
  • Tax planning
  • Auditing
  • Banking
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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.

1. Why Regent for my MBA?

Regent University weaves three innovative threads throughout our MBA program, setting it apart from other MBA degrees.
The Regent MBA is:

  • Christ-centered, blending biblical principles and scriptural examples with modern-day business practices.
  • Globally based, as students from around the world are led by an international faculty that integrate rich cultural insight and global perspectives to develop globally competent leaders.
  • Entrepreneur-focused, integrating entrepreneurial and creative skill sets in every course and examining a holistic business model while employing creative strategies to address organizational challenges.

2. What is the advantage of earning an MBA at Regent?

  • Regent’s MBA is highly customizable. Choose from traditional elective concentrations or develop an individualized plan to meet specific career objectives.
  • Course projects can be applied to professional work situations. Advance a project at work by using the course to conduct market research or construct a specific plan of action.
  • The coursework is relevant to different stages in a student’s life. Build career paths and advance within organizations or cultivate new skill sets to advance in key leadership and management opportunities.
  • Blend on-campus and online courses for the best of both worlds. Business travel will not interrupt the on-campus student, as course assignments can continue online. Online students are always welcome in the classroom when they visit Virginia Beach.
  • Projects in each course allow students to create portfolio-quality material. Regent MBA students can demonstrate their knowledge and experience in a job interview by sharing the professional plans they have developed in the classroom.

3. What is the difference between ACBSP and AACSB accreditation?

Regent’s MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Another accrediting agency for business programs is the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Both accreditations indicate top-quality academic programs, but there are a few differences in qualifying criteria.

ACBSP

  • Accredits business education programs at all levels of higher education, from associate to doctoral-level degree programs.
  • Recognizes excellence in teaching, considers tangible learning outcomes and requires continuous quality improvement, ensuring the business program provides students with the knowledge and skills most sought after by employers.
  • Known as a leader among accrediting agencies with regard to learning outcomes.

AACSB

  • Specializes in accrediting business and accounting programs from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level.
  • Considers continual quality improvement and requires faculty members to produce focused research that advances business theory while maintaining their teaching responsibilities.
  • Accredits programs primarily located within larger schools whose emphasis is on faculty research and publications.

4. How much time should I plan to spend on my coursework?

Regent’s MBA program uses an 8-week course schedule. For each 8-week course, students should set aside 12-15 hours per week to commit to their coursework.

  • Full-time students take two courses every 8-week session to complete the program in 16 months.
  • Part-time students take one course every 8-week session.

“I am thrilled, delighted and honored to be used for His purpose.”

Jennifer Bennett, B.S., 2007; M.A. in Organizational Leadership & Management, 2011 Organizational, Workforce, Strategic Planning and Leadership Management, U.S. Navy (Washington Navy Yard)

“"I wanted an education that would better prepare me both academically and spiritually. As a Christian, I'm always looking for ways to transform the world with the love of Christ, and I believe that's exactly what is happening right now thanks to my Regent experience."”

Geralde Gabeau, DSL, 2016 Deputy Director of Youth & Family Enrichment Services

“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

“For me, it’s a direct reflection of what I learned at Regent that made me want to create these companies and have the impact I’m having.”

Jason Carthen, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, 2009 NFL linebacker, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, coach, radio host, best-selling author

“A lot of my training at Regent related to a broader area of work in terms of providing leadership for Christian education. This job is a good fit for the experience and training I have and the education I've undertaken.”

Bryan Easley, Ph.D., 2011 Dean of Online Learning, Oklahoma Wesleyan University