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School of Business & Leadership

The Regent University School of Business & Leadership understands that as a business leader, you want a graduate program that drives your entrepreneurial vision so you can steer your organization with confidence, innovation and expertise. As you earn your leadership or business degree, you can learn time-tested theories, gain practical skills you can apply immediately within your workplace and explore innovative strategies – all from a biblical and global perspective. From mid-level managers to professionals just launching a career in business, leaders at every level are prepared for fulfilling careers and life-changing impact. Through our top-rated graduate programs, you can develop the practical leadership and management skills you need to propel you towards your career goals.

As one of the top online Master of Business Administration (MBA) and graduate business programs (non-MBA) in Virginia, our graduate courses are offered in a convenient 8-week format.

Our advanced business degrees – including our M.A. and ACBSP-accredited MBA programs, and our Master of Arts leadership degrees – are designed to easily fit your schedule, with six start dates per year and the ability to complete them online or on campus. Regent acknowledges all the work that you are putting in to fulfill your vision by allowing the transfer of up to 90 credit hours.

Our Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and Doctor of Strategic Leadership programs are designed to provide you with effective solutions for today’s complex organizational and leadership challenges. These multidisciplinary terminal leadership degrees are rooted in Christian ethics with a biblical worldview, and are offered in a flexible online format with just three, four-day on-campus required residencies. The School of Business and Leadership is proud of the annual Strategic Leadership Doctoral projects and the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership’s Dissertations as a primary example of impactful and important work from our candidates.

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Regent University is elevating leaders across industries worldwide and is devoted to helping you become the leader that God designed you to be. Discover what sets the School of Business & Leadership alumni apart and read more about how you can join the legacy of world changers.

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Success Stories

“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

“At Regent, I learned skills like cultural building and succession building to create more impact and engagement with our employees.”

Myra Vandervelde, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, 2004; MA in Business Cognate/ Organizational Leadership, 2000 Global Ethics Learning Leader, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC

“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

“When you’re leading the largest city in the Commonwealth, you realize quickly, you can’t do it by yourself … so I pray. Regent was a vital factor in my spiritual growth and my professional growth.”

Bobby Dyer, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, 1998 Mayor, City of Virginia Beach

“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

Graduates go on to have successful careers in the global marketplace, including positions at Fortune 100 companies.

  • American Airlines
  • American University, Dubai
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Compassion International
  • Cox Communications
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Focus on the Family
  • Ford Motor Company
  • IBM
  • Merck
  • Microsoft
  • Northrop Grumman
  • PepsiCo
  • Raytheon
  • Salvation Army
  • Sentara Healthcare
  • Texas A&M University
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard
  • Wells Fargo
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Business & Leadership

March 27, 2024
Regent Research Roundtables

From the Editors Dr. Kathleen Patterson and Dr. Steve Firestone 2023 Welcome to the Proceedings of the 2023 Regent Research Roundtables. In addition to presentations of empirical studies, the Roundtable format allows presenters to discuss new concepts, possible …

January 24, 2024
Regent University Earns Six Top Awards from Forbes Advisor

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Jan. 24, 2024) – Forbes Advisor has declared Regent University among the nation’s top universities for online education.   Forbes Advisor celebrated Regent University’s commitment to excellence with the …

November 27, 2023
Regent University’s 20th Annual Research Roundtables Attracts Entrepreneurs from Across the Globe

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Nov. 27, 2023) – Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership celebrated the 20th anniversary of their Annual Research Roundtables on November 2-3, 2023 …

November 13, 2023
Princeton Review Lists Regent University Among the Nation's Top Entrepreneurship Programs for 2024

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Nov. 13, 2023) – The Princeton Review named Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership to their list of Top 50 Graduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for …

September 13, 2023
Regent University Presents Two New Doctoral Degrees in Business

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Sept. 13, 2023) – Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership is launching two innovative doctoral degrees in business beginning in fall 2024—a Ph.D. in Business and a Doctor of Business …

August 21, 2023
Regent University Announces New Bachelor of Science in Financial Management

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Aug. 21, 2023) – Regent University is bolstering its undergraduate catalog with a new Bachelor of Science in Financial Management. This on-campus and online degree program is open now for Fall 2023 …

July 27, 2023
Fortune Magazine Ranks Regent University’s Online MBA Program at No. 1 for Offering the Best Return on Investment

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 27, 2023) – Regent’s online MBA is hailed the nation’s top program due to the high return on investment (ROI) of its graduates, according to Fortune …

May 10, 2023
Fortune Magazine Ranks the Regent Online MBA Among the Nation’s Best

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 10, 2023) – Fortune Magazine has ranked Regent University on its 2023 list of Best Online MBA programs. “We’re excited to be recognized nationally by Fortune as a Top 100 Online MBA program,” …

March 13, 2023
Regent University Named #5 Best Military Friendly® School for 2023-24

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 13, 2023) – Regent University was ranked #5 by Military Friendly® Schools for the academic year 2023-24, up one spot from last year’s ranking. Regent’s #5 …

February 27, 2023
‘God is Here’: Regent University Experiences Outpouring of Spiritual Renewal

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Feb. 27, 2023) – As revival moves to college campuses across the nation, Regent University students, faculty, and staff are experiencing a miraculous move of God. The Holy Spirit …

January 31, 2023
Regent Ranks Among Nation’s Top Online MBA Programs by The Princeton Review

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Jan. 31, 2023) – Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership is celebrating today’s ranking on The Princeton Review’s 2023 Top 50 Online MBA Programs list—landing in the No. 31 …

January 31, 2023
MBA vs. Master’s in Accounting—What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between getting a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accounting? If you’re wondering about an MBA vs. a master’s in accounting, read on to discover differences, benefits, and potential …

January 18, 2023
Discover Regent's Online MBA—No GMAT Required

Within Regent University's School of Business & Leadership, Christian leadership to change the world starts with compassion and care for the personal development of every student. Regent's MBA consistently ranks among the top online MBA programs …

January 4, 2023
The Best MBA Concentrations for Your Career

Getting a Master of Business Administration can be a real career changer, opening doors to professional advancement and success. An MBA will prepare students to work in management or administration positions. Did you know you can specialize your degree …

December 28, 2022
Regent University Celebrates the 2022 Year in Review

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Dec. 28, 2022) – In 2022, Regent University celebrated historic growth, launched exciting new initiatives, and received notable accolades and awards. The following summary provides a few notable highlights …