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An HR professional: Pursue an MBA in Human Resource Management degree program at Regent University.

MBA – Human Resource Management

Advance Your HR Career Through Regent’s MBA Human Resources Degree Program

Become a visionary who creates a healthy work environment and propels your organization to greater heights. Regent’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Human Resource Management will equip you in labor relations, staffing, training and development, and other facets of human resource management. Ranked among the top 10 online MBA programs in Virginia, Regent’s ACBSP-accredited MBA can be pursued online, on our beautiful campus in Virginia Beach, or in a hybrid format. Our MBA human resources program aligns with the Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) core curriculum guidelines.

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DEMONSTRATE YOUR EXECUTIVE VALUE

Learn to communicate HR vision, practices, and policies in a way that positions you as a strategic business partner with organizational leaders.

MASTER THE ART OF NEGOTIATION THROUGH AN MBA HR PROGRAM

Examine the National Labor Relations Act and keys for negotiating wages and other employment conditions to improve organizational effectiveness.

APPLY FOR THE SHRM-CP EXAM

Gain eligibility to apply for the SHRM Certified Professional exam (must be in the final year of study, be in good standing as defined by Regent University, and possess minimum of 500 hours of relevant HR experience).

ESTABLISH YOUR REPUTATION AS A MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL

Certify your expertise with an ACBSP-accredited MBA in Human Resource Management, pursued online or on-campus in Virginia Beach. Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). The Princeton Review has ranked our MBA program among the Top 50 Best Online MBA Programs in the nation for 2021. Experience the difference at Regent, a Christ-centered, military and transfer-friendly university.

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

After completing your on-campus or online MBA human resources degree, you will be able to:

  • Incorporate effective human resource management practices into your business’s strategic goals.
  • Demonstrate expertise in required SHRM areas including change management, globalization, job analysis and job design.
  • Create a plan to train and enrich your employees from orientation to executive development.
  • Foster relationships with stakeholders that are based on teamwork, trust and direct communication.

Career Opportunities

  • HR administration & executive leadership
  • HR consulting
  • Training & development
  • Executive recruitment
  • Compensation & benefits
$129Thousand
Mean annual wage for human resources managers U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

The training and development function at all levels from initial orientation to executive development.

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and collective bargaining concepts and issues in contemporary organizational life.

Investigates principles and current issues in performance management systems and methods.

Key issues and trends in Strategic Human Resource Management with a focus on planning, strategy formulation, and implementation of initiatives aligned to the business results in an organization.

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

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial College Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

  • Email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that 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.

Why Regent for my MBA?

Regent University weaves three innovative threads throughout our MBA program that differentiates it from other MBA degrees. The Regent MBA is:

  • Christ-Centered. With a strong spiritual integration throughout all courses, the MBA program blends biblical principles and scriptural examples with modern-day business practices.
  • Globally-Based. Led by an international faculty, worldwide business and cultural perspectives are integrated throughout the coursework. In the classroom and through virtual discussion boards, students from around the world provide cultural insight and are taught how to approach business from a global perspective and become a globally competent leader.
  • Entrepreneur-Focused. Entrepreneurial and creative skill sets are essential components in every course. The program examines the business model holistically, employs creative strategies and looks at subjects from all perspectives of an organization.

What is the advantage of earning an MBA at Regent?

  • Regent’s MBA is highly customizable. Students can choose from traditional elective concentrations or they can develop their own individualized plan to meet specific career objectives.
  • Course projects can be applied to professional work situations. Students may 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. Younger students will use the program to build career paths and advance within organizations. Older students will often cultivate new skill sets to equip themselves to advance in key leadership and management opportunities.
  • On-campus and online courses can be blended for the best of both worlds. Business travel will not interrupt the on-campus student, as their assignments and academic work can continue online while they are on the road. Online students are always welcome in the classroom when they visit Virginia Beach.
  • The projects in each course provide the opportunity for students to create portfolio-quality material. On more than one occasion, Regent MBA students have demonstrated their knowledge and experience in a job interview by sharing the professional plans they have developed in the classroom.
  1. Remain a full-time, working professional – Courses can be taken part-time and 100% online. Course projects throughout the program can be applied toward a student’s current professional employment. As a result, a student can be conducting research for their company, applying what they’re learning in their organization, and building their portfolio toward future career endeavors.
  2. Jumpstart your career. A recently graduated student looking to get their career started can conduct research in their areas of interest, complete projects in the traditional business competencies covered in the program (but from a holistic perspective), and gain all this knowledge while building a portfolio they can bring to a job interview to showcase the tangible outcomes of which they are capable.
  3. Support an entrepreneur. Simply put, many Regent students build their company through the MBA degree program. Each course lays another foundational block in the key areas of business, while students construct a business plan throughout the program. Many will utilize the last core course in the program to launch their initiative.

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 – Established in 1988, ACBSP accredits business education programs at all levels of higher education, from associate to doctoral-level degree programs. ACBSP recognizes excellence in teaching, considers tangible learning outcomes and requires continuous quality improvement. These qualifying factors ensure that the business program provides students with the knowledge and skills most sought after by employers. ACBSP is known as a leader among accrediting agencies with regard to learning outcomes.

AACSB – Established in 1916, specializes in accrediting business and accounting programs from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level. While AACSB considers continual quality improvement, it also requires faculty members to produce focused research that advances business theory while maintaining their teaching responsibilities. Programs accredited by AACSB are primarily located within larger schools whose emphasis is on faculty research and publications.

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

  • Regent’s MBA program utilizes an 8-week course schedule. Students working full time can take courses part time by concentrating on one course every 8-week session. At that pace, students can still complete the program in a timely manner. If students are interested in full-time study, they can take two courses every 8-week session, which will allow them to complete the program in 16 months.
  • For each 8-week course, a student should set aside approximately 12-15 hours per week to commit to their coursework.

What is the process to get started toward my MBA at Regent?

We have a minimal admissions process driven by the motivation of the applicant and the academic records, work history, and the specific qualifications that provide the best fit for the curriculum: Christian leaders to change the world. While prior academic experience is considered, a significant part of the committee’s interest is in an applicant’s resume and admissions essay. The admissions committee is always looking for prior management/leadership experience (in school or the workplace), evidence of self-motivation and ambition, entrepreneurship (we want to know about your lemonade stand!), international experience, initiative, problem-solving, and service. We’re looking for that “good fit” between MBA program competencies and the applicant’s goals for their education and future endeavors. The specific criteria can be found on the MBA program pages.

“Regent opened up so many opportunities for further training and further education.”

Melanie Mosbarger, M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2016

“To pursue your degree, you do have to make sacrifices. But, you can get through it, and most importantly, you don't have to compromise your principles.”

David Segovia, MBA, 2015

“Your investment in my life is an investment in many people groups and the nations of Israel and Iran…I believe this journey is preparing me to be a modern-day Esther of Daniel for such a time as this.”

Michelle Kante, M.A. Student (RSG ’22)

“At Regent, they encourage you as an individual and want you to succeed. Don’t sell yourself short. You can do it.”

Robert Coward, B.A. in History, 2019

“Regent's online, eight-week programs will help you take responsibility and have a way to be self-taught. You'll not only have that initiative, but you'll be able to interact with your professors online. It was really good for me.”

Taniki Richard, B.S. Business Leadership, 2016 Former U.S. Marine Corps