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School of Business and Leadership

School of Business & Leadership

Ranked among the Top 10 Online MBA Programs in Virginia by U.S. News, 2020. Read More
Regent University, Virginia Beach, offers on-campus and online business degrees to students.

School of Business and Leadership

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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 will 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 will 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.

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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Success Stories

“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

“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

“This isn't just a job for me — this is a ministry. Whatever I've done at Regent I've always had the sense that this is what God has called me to do.”

Doris Gomez, Ph.D. Dean, Regent University's School of Business & 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

“Regent does a really good job of helping you realize that you are supposed to do something, and I’m appreciative for that exposure and experience.”

Kenneth Chandler, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2015

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

December 10, 2020
Regent’s School of Business & Leadership Announces a New Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam and Dissertation Process

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 10, 2020) – Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership (SBL) is pleased to announce that, beginning Fall 2022 …

December 8, 2020
The Princeton Review Ranks Regent University Among Top 50 Best Online MBA Programs

The Princeton Review, known for its prestigious college rankings, announced that Regent University ranks among the Top 50 Best Online MBA Programs for 2021 …

June 29, 2020
Emmy Nominee and SBL Alumna Rae Pearson Benn Shares How She Was Raised From Victim to Overcomer

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 29, 2020) - Rae Pearson Benn (SBL ’16) is living proof that ashes can generate beauty. But more than two decades ago, as she dragged herself to …

March 24, 2020
Executive Mentorship Program Attracts Nearly 200 C-Suite Leaders to Mentor Regent Business Students

Virginia Beach, VA (March 23, 2020) – What do Sentara Healthcare, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce have in common? Well, on paper …

March 24, 2020
Regent University Launches Regent Stories Campaign to Feature Remarkable Alumni

The most popular movie genre in North America is adventure. The highest grossing film franchise and series worldwide is Marvel Cinematic Universe.* We all love stories of courage and …

December 19, 2019
What Can I Do with a Business Analytics Degree?

Are you good with numbers and business? Do you have an interest in business analytics? If you have the passion and drive to explore and investigate performance to drive business planning, a business analytics degree may …

October 3, 2019
How Can I Become a Nursing Home Administrator?

By Nicolas Reynolds Projected to add nearly 1.9 million jobs by 2028, the healthcare industry is a promising field that seeks the betterment of society. Readily available care, more affordable medicine, healthier people …

October 3, 2019
The Business of Doing Ministry: Regent Grad Leads the Charge to Change Lives

By Sarah Nguyen It’s not often you hear the words microfinance and ministry in the same sentence, but for Ryan Holloway, they’re a match made in heaven. Holloway (MBA’16) got his start …

September 20, 2019
Why Should I Earn a College Degree While in the Military?

By Brett Tubbs Serving in the military is an "all-in" feat. More than "just a job," military service is a lifestyle. Wondering whether pursuing a college education fits in? Here’s the thing: Getting your …

September 17, 2019
How Can I Earn My College Degree While Deployed?

By Brett Tubbs Getting a degree while serving active duty in the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, the National Guard or Special Forces is an impressive goal on many fronts. You’re already living out an incredible …

September 3, 2019
What is an MBA in Healthcare Management?

By Philip Reynolds As the Oregon Trail beckoned droves of Americans westward in the 19th century, so healthcare calls many seeking a stable and secure field in which to anchor their career. Surpassing the U.S. Department of …

August 27, 2019
Chapel at Regent University to be Dedicated to Jack E. Shaw and Jane L. Shaw in Ceremony on August 28

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (August 27, 2019) – On Wednesday, August 28, Regent University will dedicate its chapel to businessman, investor and philanthropist Jack E. Shaw …

August 5, 2019
God's Presence in Grief

A Message from Dr. William Hathaway Dean, School of Psychology & Counseling The Regent University community extends love and support to those affected by the recent shootings in Ohio and Texas. "These tragedies continue to highlight the …

August 1, 2019
Homebody, Social Butterfly or Burnout? How Knowing Your Student Type Can Determine Your Collegiate Success

The Ancient Greeks may well have been on to something when they declared: “Know thyself.” Knowing yourself — your strengths, weaknesses, habits, and …

July 31, 2019
Regent University Receives High Marks in Study.com Rankings

This past month, Study.com released their Best Online Accredited Schools, a list in which they place Regent University #1 out of 50. What’s more, they ranked Regent in Best Online Master's Degree Programs …