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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’ll develop real-world business solutions that you can immediately apply in your current role.

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ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WITH A MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE

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 are ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report, 2020, and rank among the top 10 online MBA programs in Virginia. 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.

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

On completing the accelerated Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, online or on-campus in Virginia Beach, you’ll be able to:

  • 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.

Career Opportunities

  • Chief Officer (CEO, CFO, COO)
  • Executive Leadership
  • Administration & Operations Management
  • Financial Analysis & Management
  • Management & Product Consultant
  • Market Research Analysis
  • Financial Services Manager
$122Thousand
Mean annual wage for management occupations U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019
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 a senior executive leads the people in the organization.

Running a business from the perspective of a general manager of either a business unit or the whole organization. Executing the firm’s plan and coordinating every aspect to achieve company goals.

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.

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.

2020-21 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 14Monday, August 24
Session MFriday, September 11Monday, September 21
Session BFriday, October 16Monday, October 26
Session CTuesday, January 5Monday, January 11
Session TFriday, January 29Monday, February 8
Session DFriday, March 5Monday, March 15
Session EFriday, April 30Monday, May 10
Session FFriday, June 11Monday, June 21

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.

“My Regent degree enables me to offer different perspectives and approaches to problem-solving, team management and innovation — all through a biblical worldview. Utilizing courses and making them relevant in day-to-day functions has been extremely rewarding.”

Kelli Ragland, MBA, 2015 Director of Marketing, Langley Federal Credit Union

“"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

“Working full time made earning my business degree more challenging, but Regent was a perfect fit for me. The faculty have real-world experiences and helped me use what I was learning to think more broadly and influence decisions at the university where I work.”

Danielle Richter, M.A. in Organizational Leadership, 2016 Director of Marketing & Recruiting, Center for Graduate & Professional Studies, Midland University

“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

“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, DSL, 2020 Founder, Career & Professional Development