M.A. in Business & Design Management

The online Master of Arts in Business & Design Management offers you hands-on product and service development tools to increase your effectiveness and influence in the global marketplace. Earn your business master's degree online as you explore the technological changes, competition, growth management and strategic thinking aspects of business design management – all from a Christian perspective.

  • Gain skills in prototyping, innovation and consumer behavior.
  • Learn how to plan campaigns, market products, adapt to the ever-changing global marketplace, raise start-up capital and forecast fiscal needs.
  • Participate in a culminating Shark Tank-style presentation of your new innovative product, service or idea.

Career Opportunities:

  • Solutions Architect
  • Business Development Manager
  • Engagement Manager
  • Strategy Manager
  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Software Development Manager

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Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 33

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

The admissions committee will consider the following criteria:

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

Application Deadlines:

Our master's degree programs offer two 8-week sessions each semester, which provides students the flexibility to begin during either session within the term.

Fall:

  • Session A: July 15
  • Session B: September 15

Spring:

  • Session C: December 1
  • Session D: February 1

Summer:

  • Session E: April 1
  • Session F: May 15

Note: If you are planning to enter during the second session of a term, you will need to take two courses within that session to be eligible for financial aid.

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. International Applicants: Visit the International Students Admissions page for additional admission requirements and to determine if you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University's Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

4. Submit Your Professional Resume
Your resume 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 Survey Regarding Your Professional Goals and Interests

M.A. in Business & Design Management - $650 per credit hour*

Student Fees

Cost Per Semester

Enrollment Deposit

$100

RU Library Course Fee

$50 (one-time fee)

Technology Fee                 

$300

Estimated Additional Expenses

 

Books

$200 (avg. for 3 credit hours)
$350 (avg. for 6 credit hours)

Computer-related Expenses

Variable

*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 other Regent schools are charged at that school's tuition rate.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

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