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An alumnus: Regent's master of business administration degree is among the top online MBA programs in Virginia.

MBA – Master of Business Administration

Be Equipped for Success Through a Leading Online MBA Program in Virginia

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 global and rapidly changing environment. Discover data-driven approaches to problem-solving and explore multiple concentrations. Ranked as one of the top online MBA programs in Virginia, this offering will prepare you to create sustainability and make ethical decisions from a Christian worldview.

On Campus, Online
42 (with specialization); 36 (accelerated generalist)
August 23, 2021

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WITH A BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 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

Learn the value of change, adaptability, and planning. Expand business and effectively manage people and resources as a servant leader. 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

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). Our MBA program has been ranked among the Top 50 Best Online MBA Programs in the nation for 2021 by The Princeton Review. Experience the difference at Regent, a Christ-centered, accredited, military and transfer-friendly university.  

Looking to finish faster with fewer credit hours?

Explore our Accelerated MBA degree – only 36 credit hours!

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

Career Opportunities

  • Administration & Operations Management
  • Consulting
  • Executive Leadership
  • Financial Analysis & Management
  • Global Project & Account Management
  • Management
  • Market Research Analysis
$122Thousand
Mean annual wage for management occupations U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Regent University's Master of Business Administration - Leadership will equip you to effectively manage teams, behavior and change by applying organizational leadership theories and best practices.

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

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

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Regent’s Master of Business Administration – 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.

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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 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.

2021-22 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 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

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.

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.

“Unlike other schools I considered, Regent lets you customize projects around real-life work issues. The professors challenge you and genuinely want you to succeed.”

Kari Jacobs, MBA, 2013 President and General Manager at WVEC-TV ABC 13

“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 was such a stretching experience to interact with people from the corporate world, small business and the military. My perspective on leadership practice is much richer and diverse.”

Harvey Herman, Ph.D., 2007 Strategic Leadership

“I’ve been able to continue to employ what I learned at Regent in the doctoral program to every position I’ve had since then.”

Rick Richardson, Ph.D., 2007 Organizational Leadership

“For me, it’s a direct reflection of what I learned at Regent that made me want to create these companies and have the impact I’m having.”

Jason Carthen, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, 2009 NFL linebacker, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, coach, radio host, best-selling author