#4 Best Online MBA Programs in VA, U.S. News, 2018
ACBSP-Accredited
Online & On-Campus (Virginia Beach)
Multiple Concentrations

MBA – Master of Business Administration

School of Business & Leadership

Delivery Format: Online | On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 42

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, online and on campus, will equip you for career advancement, new entrepreneurial ventures, consulting and more. Hone your business skills with a service-first approach, gain strategic leadership prowess applicable to an array of organizational settings, and build analytical competencies to successfully interpret and navigate the everchanging marketplace. Taught from a Christian perspective, our Master of Business Administration program offers numerous concentrations so you may customize your MBA degree to align with your career goals. Our MBA degree is recognized by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Top 5 Online Master of Business Administration Programs in Virginia.

  • Learn the value of change, adaptability, research and planning to expand business and effectively manage people and resources in a multitude of professional settings.
  • Design, communicate and implement strategies as you learn to leverage research and tools for data-driven, strategic decisions and problem solving.
  • Identify the driving forces affecting organizations now and in the future and implement strategic plans to achieve organizational effectiveness.

Concentrations:

Accounting

Economics

Entrepreneurship

Finance & Investing

General Management

Healthcare Management

Human Resource Management

Innovation Management

Leadership

Marketing

Not-for-Profit Management

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  • Administration & Operations Management
  • Accounting & Auditing
  • Banking
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Consulting
  • Economist
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Executive Leadership
  • Financial Analysis & Management
  • Global Project & Account Management
  • Healthcare Policy Analysis
  • Management
  • Market Research Analysis
  • Media Planning
  • New Product Development & Management
  • Quality Assurance & Corporate Compliance
  • Risk Management, Research & Data Analysis
  • Tax Planning
  • Training & Development

 

The admissions committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Vision clarity and alignment with program outcomes
  • Writing quality
  • Leadership experience

2018-2019 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to 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.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Wednesday, August 15

Monday, August 27

Session M

Wednesday, September 12

Monday, September 24

Session B

Wednesday, October 17

Monday, October 29

Session C

Wednesday, January 2

Monday, January 14

Session T

Wednesday, January 30

Monday, February 11

Session D

Wednesday, March 6

Monday, March 18

Session E

Wednesday, May 1

Monday, May 13

Session F

Wednesday, June 12

Monday, June 24

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

Option 1: Pay via the online application process or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Option 2: Attend a School of Business & Leadership on-campus or online information session to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.

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. Submit Your Professional Resume
Your professional resume or curriculum vitae should include:

  • Employment history with details of responsibilities, skill sets and results
  • School, community and church leadership positions
  • Service activities in which you have been involved
  • Academic and non-academic honors and distinctions you have received

Email your resume directly to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Master's Application Pieces.

5. Complete an Admissions Questionnaire Regarding Your Professional Goals and Interests

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.

 

Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Master of Business Administration $650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

 

Student Fees Per Semester

Enrollment Deposit $100
University Services Fee (On-Campus Students) $700
University Services Fee (Online Students) $550
RU Library Course Fee $50 (one-time fee)
MBA 500 Orientation Test Fee $40 (one-time fee)
MBA 509 Program Assessment Test Fee $40 (one-time fee)

*Rates are subject to change at any time. The per-credit-hour tuition rate is for SBL master's-level courses only. Concentration courses taken from the other Regent schools are charged at that school's tuition rate.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

1. Why Regent for my MBA?

Regent University weaves three innovative threads throughout its 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.
  • Entrepreneurially 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 take on 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.

 

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