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School of Business & Leadership

Business & Leadership Degrees Online & in Virginia. Steer Businesses with Confidence, Innovation & Expertise. Explore Programs
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School of Business and Leadership

The Princeton Review Ranks Regent's MBA

#34 among Top Online MBA Programs for 2022. Learn About the MBA Program
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Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)

Regent launched the First Online Doctor of Strategic Leadership Program in 2001. Join the Legacy. Explore the DSL Program
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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. 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

“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

“"It will be the principles of servant leadership that I largely learned at Regent that I'll carry with me. These principles defined me as a corporate leader, and I believe they will define my political leadership."”

Scott Rigell, MBA, 1990 Former Representative of Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District; U.S. Marine Corps Reserve veteran; former owner of Freedom Automotive

“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, DSL, 2019 Executive Director, Global Water Center; Adjunct Professor, Charleston Southern University; Former CEO, National Christian Foundation

“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

“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

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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October 17, 2022
The School of Business & Leadership Publishes its Inaugural Proceedings of the Regent Research Roundtables

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Oct. 17, 2022) – Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership has made the Proceedings of the 2021 Regent Research Roundtables available online for …

October 13, 2022
How to Become a Marketing Manager in 4 Steps

Marketing management is a popular profession. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is expected to grow by 10% by 2031. Read on to discover how to become a marketing manager and more about this rewarding occupation. What is a …

October 4, 2022
Regent Research Roundtables

From the Editors Dr. Bruce E. Winston and Dr. Kathleen Patterson2021 Welcome to the Proceedings of the 2021 Regent Research Roundtables. In addition to presentations of empirical studies, the Roundtable format allows presenters to discuss new concepts, possible …

September 1, 2022
The Basics of a Business Analytics Degree

In the 1960s, no one could have predicted the rapid evolution of data usage. As computers became more advanced, so did the collection of data. Organizations can collect data at high speeds and from nearly any smart device. The growing usage of smart …

August 9, 2022
Regent University Named the Best Online Christian College in America Again

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Aug. 9, 2022) – Regent University has been ranked by BibleCollegeOnline.com (BCO) as the  Best Online Christian College in America— for the second year in a row. “We are incredibly honored …

June 7, 2022
Why is College Important? Pursue a Life of Significance at Regent

Why is college important in setting the scene for future success? The answers go far beyond higher pay or better job opportunities, although there are plenty of benefits like that. The experience can impart dividends that can't be …

May 7, 2022
Regent University Celebrates Largest Graduating Class at 42nd Commencement Ceremony

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 7, 2022) – On Saturday, May 7, 2022, Regent University conferred 2,559 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 42nd commencement ceremony—making the class of 2022 the largest …

April 28, 2022
Regent University Earns ACBSP Reaffirmation of Accreditation and Doubles the Number of ACBSP-Accredited Programs

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 28, 2022) – Regent University recently received a 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs …

April 20, 2022
Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby and Chairman of Museum of the Bible, Speaks at Regent University

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 20, 2022) – Today, the president of Hobby Lobby and chairman of the board for Museum of the Bible, Steve Green, gave an encouraging address to Regent students …

April 11, 2022
Regent University Ranked Among the Best Online MBA Programs in 2022 by Fortune

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 11, 2022) – Regent University is pleased to announce that its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been ranked among Fortune’s Best Online MBA Programs in 2022. Regent took …

February 25, 2022
Regent University Scores High Marks in Niche’s 2022 Best Colleges Rankings

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 25, 2022) – Niche recently released its 2022 Best Colleges list, ranking Regent University among the best colleges in the nation for its campus, dorms, safety, degree programs, diversity …

February 14, 2022
Regent University Announces Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin as 2022 Commencement Speaker

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 14, 2022) – Regent University is pleased to announce that Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin will be the keynote speaker for Regent’s 42nd commencement ceremony on May 7, 2022 …

February 9, 2022
Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson Meets with Regent Students at Inaugural Chancellor’s Forum

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 9, 2022) – Regent University Founder, Chancellor and CEO Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson hosted an exclusive Chancellor’s Forum on Feb. 8, 2022. Robertson spoke to a live …

December 28, 2021
Regent University Celebrates the 2021 Year in Review

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 28, 2021) – In 2021, Regent University celebrated record-breaking milestones, launched new programs and initiatives, welcomed new leaders, and received prestigious honors and awards. The following highlights …

December 16, 2021
Regent University Named a Top Online MBA Program by The Princeton Review

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 16, 2021) — Regent University is pleased to announce that its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been ranked #34 Top Online MBA Programs for 2022 by The Princeton Review® …