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An alumnus: Explore Regent's online MBA Virginia.

MBA – Master of Business Administration

Be Equipped for Success through Regent’s MBA, in Virginia or Online

Regent’s ACBSP-accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, offered online and on-campus in Virginia Beach, is designed for today’s professional who operates in a dynamic, global environment. Regent’s MBA has been ranked among the Top 50 online MBA programs by The Princeton Review, 2024, and among the Top 10 online MBA programs in Virginia for 10 years in a row by the U.S. News & World Report, 2024. You can customize your program to your career goals with concentrations that range from healthcare management to marketing. There are no GMAT or GRE requirements. This MBA program can prepare you to create sustainability and make ethical decisions from a Christian worldview. You can also gain advice on career choice, networking skills, and professional development from seasoned business professionals through the Executive Mentor Program. The university is military and transfer friendly, allowing you to transfer up to 49% of a graduate degree.

On Campus, Online
42 (with specialization); 36 (accelerated generalist)
August 19, 2024

Careers | Concentrations | Courses | Admissions | Tuition

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WITH AN MBA DEGREE

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

IMMEDIATELY APPLY NEW SKILLS

Bring real-world expertise back to the office — design, communicate and implement strategies as you learn to leverage research and tools.

DEVELOP A SERVICE-FIRST APPROACH

Expand business and effectively manage people and resources as a servant leader. Our award-winning faculty will bring out your inner leader for global consumer and industry needs.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE WITH REGENT’S MBA, IN VIRGINIA OR ONLINE

Our MBA has consistently been ranked among the Top 10 Online MBA Programs in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report for 9 years. Experience the difference at Regent, a Christ-centered, accredited, military and transfer-friendly university.  

Looking FOR A FASTER MBA with fewer credit hours?

Explore our Accelerated MBA degree – only 36 credit hours!

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

MBA Career Opportunities

  • Administration & Operations Management
  • Consulting
  • Executive Leadership
  • Financial Analysis & Management
  • Global Project & Account Management
  • Management
  • Market Research Analysis

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.
$123Thousand
Approximate mean annual wage for management occupations, 2021 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Regent University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Accounting will provide you with essential skills in financial reporting, pricing, resource allocation and capital investment.

Regent’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Business Analytics will strengthen your leadership abilities while teaching you how to optimize organizational performance.

Regent’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Cybersecurity Management will prepare you to become an executive in the areas of business, cybersecurity technology and strategy.

Regent University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Entrepreneurship will give you the confidence you need to lead your business successfully, feasibly and innovatively.

Regent University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Finance & Investing will prepare you to advance in financial institutions as well as wealth management firms.

Regent University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) – General Management enables you to explore an array of topics that will equip you to oversee people and resources.

Regent’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Healthcare Management will prepare you for executive-level positions at hospitals, health systems, physician practices and government agencies.

Regent’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Human Resource Management will equip you in labor relations, staffing and training/development while improving organizational effectiveness.

Regent University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Innovation Management will help you develop your concepts from start to finish and catapult your ideas into the global marketplace.

Regent University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Leadership will equip you to effectively manage teams, behavior and change by applying organizational leadership theories and best practices.

Regent University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Marketing will optimize your communication skills and teach you how to produce effective marketing strategies based on data-driven decisions.

Regent’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Not-for-Profit Management will equip you in strategic management, campaign development, public relations and volunteer recruitment.

Regent’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Product Management will equip you to build products that empower customers and achieve financial success. Learn to think strategically and launch your ideas into the global marketplace.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

“My Regent education gave me a Christian perspective that helps me think outside the box and see how I can use my education to change the lives of many people.”

Roger Orozco, MBA, 2015 Strategic Business Analyst, Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America

“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

“This has been a great experience. Life-changing and thankful to have these new skillsets and understanding.”

Lisa McGrath, MBA, ‘25

“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