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MBA – Leadership

Prepare to Lead with Excellence & Integrity through Regent’s MBA in Leadership

Regent’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Leadership will equip you for an executive position in today’s increasingly complex business landscape. Through a creative blend of theory and application, our MBA in Leadership program will help you develop key interpersonal, communication, organizational, and critical-thinking skills—all from a Christian worldview. Gain advice on career choice, networking skills, and professional development from seasoned business professionals through the Executive Mentor Program. Regent’s 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. This ACBSP-accredited MBA can be pursued online, on our beautiful campus in Virginia Beach, or in a hybrid format.

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PUT NEW LEADERSHIP SKILLS TO WORK RIGHT AWAY

Gain practical skills through real-world situations, with solutions you can immediately apply at the office.

ACHIEVE ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH AN MBA IN LEADERSHIP

Identify the driving forces affecting organizations now and in the future, and implement strategic plans to achieve organizational effectiveness.

BE RESPECTED AS A SERVANT LEADER

Gain expertise to motivate teams, nurture relationships and confidently guide those you lead and serve through this leadership degree program.

GAIN INSIGHTS THROUGH THE EXECUTIVE MENTOR PROGRAM

The School of Business & Leadership Executive Mentor Program pairs seasoned business professionals as mentors with students based on academic and career fields, common interests, or availability. Mentors and mentees are matched for at least 6 months during which you can gain valuable insights into issues such as career choice, networking skills, and professional development.

ESTABLISH YOUR REPUTATION AS A MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL

Certify your expertise with an ACBSP-accredited MBA in Leadership, pursued online or on 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.

On completing this on-campus or online MBA degree in leadership, you can:

  • Create leadership development plans for self-awareness and improvement.
  • Apply organizational leadership theories to manage organizational behavior and change.
  • Inspire growth in individuals and departments, to reach their full potential.
  • Implement business best practices in areas such as human resources and operations management.

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

  • Executive leadership
  • Business & marketing management
  • Consulting
  • Training & development
$132Thousand
Approximate mean annual wage for training and development managers, 2022 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Required during the first semester of enrollment. Includes instructional materials and assessment measures in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs. Pass/No Pass.
Required during the last semester of enrollment. Includes instructional materials and assessment measures in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs. Pass/No Pass.
The role, purpose, and ethical conduct of business organizations. Discovering one’s life purpose and developing a plan to pursue it with excellence and integrity. Developing and applying ethical reasoning skills and one’s values to a wide variety of ethical issues in business. Cross-listed with GOV 520.

The intersection of economic thinking and Christian worldview, especially related to basics of efficient production management, personnel economics, and price determination.

Present and future elements of technology with a specific focus on the innovative development and integration of technology in the modern enterprise. Likely paradigm shifts in global industries such as telecommunications, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, and energy to determine immediate and future implications on commerce.
Managing market analysis techniques with demographic and psychographic research to identify a specific set of ideas and actions to guide decisions on the best or chosen way to feasibly create, distribute, promote, and price a product or service.
The foundational theory, principles, and skills by which senior executives manage the human capital in an organization. Includes the study and application of human resource processes. Leverages best practices in human resource management.
Managing organizations through designing, developing, and integrating the human resources, social context, organization structure and spiritual values to enhance business outcomes.
Specific accounting issues related to the management of financial statement reporting, revenue and expense determination, asset classification, and sources of capital.
Concepts in financial management including financial evaluation, financial forecasting, working capital management, capital budgeting, long-term financing, valuation and cost of capital. Prerequisite: MBA 650.
Modern approaches to managing the design, operation, and improvement of systems and processes, and also the creation and delivery of firms’ products and services.
Detailed plan development for a company project, expanding an existing product or service line, creating a new business venture, or producing a new product or service.

2024-25 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 9Monday, August 19
Session MFriday, September 6Monday, September 16
Session BFriday, October 11Monday, October 21
Session CWednesday, January 8Monday, January 13
Session TFriday, January 31Monday, February 10
Session DFriday, March 7Monday, March 17
Session EFriday, May 2Monday, May 12
Session FFriday, June 13Monday, June 23

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.

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 an 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 – These students will 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 for an entrepreneur. Simply put, 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 University faculty have been incredibly compassionate, prayerful and flexible in supporting me academically and personally. I am a better student, person and professor because of the stellar example I have in Regent’s faculty.”

Lori Peters, DSL, 2023 Professor, The George Washington University

“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

“I was incredibly blessed to learn from committed men and women who were so knowledgeable about their field. They were also just as passionate and committed to their faith and investing in their students.”

Rebekah Woods, Doctor of Organizational Leadership, J.D., 2004, 1994

“I needed someone to tell me who I was and whose I was. Regent did that; the staff was amazing!”

Rae Pearson Benn, M.A. in Organizational Leadership, 2016 WTVZ Host of Our Issues Hampton Roads; Media & Communications Coordinator III, City of Virginia Beach

“Regent prepared me for steps I needed to take to start a business, as well as to lead one.”

Hunter Davis, MBA - International Business, 2019; J.D., 2013; B.A. in Government - American Government & Politics, 2010 Director, The American Environment Foundation; Co-Owner, Duck Donuts