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MBA – Master of Business Administration (Accelerated)

Your Fast-Track-to-Success Accelerated MBA Program

Are you looking for a faster way to earn your MBA without sacrificing quality? Regent’s ACBSP- accredited Accelerated Master of Business Administration degree enables you to earn your MBA in just 36 credit hours. Enjoy a mix of comprehensive MBA courses plus two additional core courses designed to sharpen your communication skills and analytical techniques. This program places a strong emphasis on managing business operations, so you can develop real-world business solutions that you can immediately apply in your current role. You can also gain advice on career choice, networking skills, and professional development from seasoned business professionals through the Executive Mentor Program. There are no GMAT/GRE requirements for the MBA program. Regent is military and transfer friendly, allowing students to transfer up to 50% of their graduate degree.

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ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WITH AN ACCELERATED MBA, ONLINE OR IN VIRGINIA

With challenging academics, Regent offers the MBA businesses are seeking — expertise and freedom to move across states, industries, and departments.

ESTABLISH YOUR REPUTATION

Certify your expertise with an ACBSP-accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Presented from a Christian perspective, our award-winning faculty will bring out your inner leader for global consumer and industry needs.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

We have been ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2019, 2020, 2022, and 2023. 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. Experience the Regent difference.

Want to add a concentration to your MBA?

By adding just two more classes, you can specialize in an area that fits your interests and career goals. Choose from 13 MBA concentrations.

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

MBA Career Opportunities

On completing the accelerated MBA, online or on-campus in Virginia Beach, you can:

  • Develop, launch and lead new or expanded enterprises anywhere across the globe.
  • Apply entrepreneurial and data-driven approaches to solving problems.
  • Make strategic decisions using traditional business theory and contemporary concepts.

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

  • Chief Officer (CEO, CFO, COO)
  • Executive Leadership
  • Administration & Operations Management
  • Financial Analysis & Management
  • Management & Product Consultant
  • Market Research Analysis
  • Financial Services Manager
$123Thousand
Mean annual wage for management occupations U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021

Provides the knowledge, resources, and essential skills needed for success at the graduate level. Topics include academic writing, online learning, information literacy, and advising and support services for Business/Leadership students.
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.

Application of business and organization communications principles through the creation of effective business documents and oral presentations. Includes study and application of team communication and use of technology to facilitate the communication process. (Required for the MBA with no concentration option).
An overview of data analytics in small business management and the technologies that can be used to manage and enhance data-driven decision making. Explore and apply analytical methods to solve real-world business issues (business plan section course, portfolio document) (Required for the MBA with no concentration option).
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.

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.

“As a Christian business leader, I regularly use my military experience and Regent education to lead others into a comprehensive vision. I've learned a lot about innovation and organizational culture that fuel my daily work and desire to coach and mentor others to fulfill their God-given purpose.”

Thom Owens, Ph. D., 2013 Owner, Commercial Realty Business

“A dean from another university knew the journey of my life was in the intersection between ministry and the marketplace. He said to me, ‘You need Regent University’s Doctor of Strategic Leadership program.’ And how right he was.”

Chris Holdorf, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2019 Executive Director, Global Water Center; Adjunct Professor, Charleston Southern University; Former CEO, National Christian Foundation

“I cannot begin to express the overwhelming joy and excitement of being mentored in Regent’s Executive Mentorship Program. I've poured into others for years – and will continue to so – but it was so refreshing, so liberating, and so empowering to have a mentor who encouraged me to pursue my goals, dreams, and aspirations. On a scale of 1 to 10, Regent’s executive mentors are a 20!”

Chenille White, Ph.D. Organizational Leadership, 2024 Mentee

“God is setting up students with an incredible program at Regent, under the guidance of outstanding professors. I was confident that I would be able to do great things with my degree, but now as I begin to read the qualifications of jobs in my field, they match what I’ve learned perfectly. I believe I can do just about anything with my Regent degree.”

Terri Hannibal, DSL '22

“It’s official, I can finally use my new title! Dr. Ashley Dash at your service for all of your career and professional development needs!”

Ashley Dash, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2020 Founder, Career & Professional Development