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MBA – Business Analytics

Learn to Drive Business Growth Through Regent’s Online MBA – Business Analytics

Do you want to boost business outcomes? Regent’s Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics will strengthen your leadership abilities while teaching you how to optimize organizational performance. You will practice collecting and analyzing data that help you formulate concrete conclusions and improve decision-making. Building upon our MBA’s foundational coursework, this specialized concentration is presented from a Christian worldview and requires no previous knowledge of computer science, math or data analytics.

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ENHANCE YOUR PORTFOLIO

Leverage your marketability and increase your salary potential too through the MBA in Business Analytics.

BECOME A STRATEGIC DECISION-MAKER

Mine data to make predictive business assumptions that improve the performance of your organization.

GAIN IN-DEMAND BUSINESS ANALYTICS SKILLS

Apply analytics to drive value and create a competitive advantage.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Taught by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach who are active scholars in the industry.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). Our programs have also been ranked among the Top 50 Best Online MBA Programs in the nation for 2021 by The Princeton Review. We have been recognized as a Military Friendly Top 10 School by Military Friendly®, 2021-22, and among the Top 10 Best for Vets Colleges: Online & Nontraditional by Military Times, 2020. Experience the Regent difference through the MBA – Business Analytics.

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

On completing the online MBA – Business Analytics, you will be able to:

  • Provide data-driven leadership across a wide variety of industries and functions, including marketing, finance, operations management, retail, manufacturing, banking, and healthcare.
  • Present data and predictions using top industry tools and foundational analytic concepts.
  • Analyze best practices for corporate data storage and handling.
  • Apply the use of modern analytical software, algorithms, and methodologies through hands-on experience.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Business Analytics Executive
  • Business Intelligence Strategist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Management Analyst Consultant
$95Thousand
Mean annual wage for management analysts. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Survey of central issues related to corporate data storage and handling, and the role and value of data analytics in parsing large volumes of complex multi-source data to meet the decision-making needs of contemporary organizations.

The fundamentals of statistical exploration and visualization techniques, including descriptive statistics and probability distributions, inferential statistics, parametric and non-parametric hypothesis tests and regression analysis. Cross-listed with GOV 525.

Hands-on use of modern analytical software, algorithms, and methodologies to solve discrete real-world case studies as key aids to rational decision-making in organizations.

Introduction to technologies, principles, and activities involved in corporate data management, primarily data warehousing.

2021-22 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 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

The admissions committee will consider the following criteria:

  • 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 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

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 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. 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 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.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6756$4,050
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6756$4,050
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9953$2,985
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9953$2,985

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6759$6,075
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6759$6,075
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9956$5,970
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9956$5,970

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6756$4,050
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6756$4,050
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9953$2,985
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9953$2,985

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6759$6,075
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6759$6,075
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9956$5,970
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9956$5,970

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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

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.

In partnership with SAS Institute — the recognized analytics leader and trusted analytics powerhouse — students who successfully complete BAN 630 Predictive Analytics (3) and BAN 635 Data Mining (3) will be awarded a digital SAS badge indicating a Tier 1 SAS Academic Specialization. This digital badge can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. The digital image contains verified metadata that describes individuals’ qualifications and the process required to earn them.

SAS’ digital badging platform provides:

  • Web-enabled version of credential that can be shared online.
  • Labor market insights that connect skills to jobs.
  • Trusted method for real-time credential verification.

Contact Dr. Oster at garyost@regent.edu to request your SAS badge when you have successfully completed BAN 630 and BAN 635.

“The exposure and practical knowledge I developed from interacting daily with students and leaders from all over the world at Regent significantly enhanced my level of cultural intelligence and my ability to effectively navigate the global community.”

Sandra Upton, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2008

“Regent has equipped me to live out loud on a deeper level, including the solid biblical teaching in every class as preparation for how to apply God’s word to any circumstance or work situation.”

Keshia Brown, DSL, 2020 Physician Assistant, Jordon & Associates OB/GYN; Entrepreneur

“I was particularly impressed with the highly organized online Ph.D. program. The faculty is second to none when it comes to their intelligence, teaching ability, compassion and their desire to work with students.”

Tom Norbutus, Ph.D., 2012 Human Resource Development

“I am thrilled to be able to call Regent University my college. My greatest desire is to become more like Christ. My hope is that by attending Regent University, I will make lasting spiritual progress as I attain my educational goals.”

Holly Hedger, MBA, 2023

“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