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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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The Princeton Review Ranks Regent's MBA

Among the Top 50 Best Online MBA Programs in the Nation, 2021. Learn About the MBA Program
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News Master’s in Accounting Program in fall 2021

Earn a Master’s Degree & Complete the 150 Credit Hours Required to Qualify for the CPA Certification. Read About the M.S. Program
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Regent Recognized by Military Friendly®, 2021-22. Access Military Center
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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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Lead the Way

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

“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

“"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

“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

“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

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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August 18, 2021
Rising World Changers

Meet Nine Accomplished Graduates from the Class of 2021 who are Ready to Change the World Sheila Atieno (College of Arts & Sciences ’21)B.S. in Biophysical Sciences Sheila is living proof that miracles exist. In middle school, a train wreck left …

July 22, 2021
Regent University Named #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 22, 2021) – Regent University has been ranked the #1 Safest College in Virginia. Regent’s outstanding safeguards were recognized in a new report by YourLocalSecurity, an ADT authorized provider and partner of …

June 17, 2021
Regent University Names William L. Hathaway, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 17, 2021) – Today, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, founder, chancellor, and CEO of Regent University, announced that the university has appointed William L. Hathaway, Ph.D. to …

June 14, 2021
Why Pursuing a Business Education Makes Perfect Sense in a Hyper-Competitive Market

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 14, 2021) – The Regent University School of Business & Leadership was recently featured on the Ask the Expert radio show at AM 790 WNIS in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Doris Gomez and Dr …

June 11, 2021
Spring 2021 Faculty Awards for Excellence Announced by Regent's Office of Academic Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 11, 2021) - Regent University's Faculty Awards for Excellence program recognizes faculty for their extraordinary commitment and dedication to Regent's mission as evidenced by …

May 26, 2021
Regent Announces New M.S. in Accounting Program for Fall 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 25, 2021) - Regent University's School of Business & Leadership will launch the M.S. in Accounting program in Fall 2021. The M.S. in Accounting program is a 30-credit-hour program delivered entirely online …

May 8, 2021
Regent University Celebrates Largest Graduating Class at 41st Commencement Ceremony

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 8, 2021) – On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Regent University conferred over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 41st commencement ceremony—making the class of 2021 the largest …

April 26, 2021
Regent University Freezes Tuition for 2021-22 Academic Year

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 26, 2021) – To help students recover from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Regent University will freeze tuition for all classes in Fall 2021 through Summer 2022, both online and on campus. For …

March 30, 2021
Regent University Dean Launches Library Leadership Council

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 30, 2021) – The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) recently approved a proposal submitted by Dean of Regent University Library Esther Gillie to establish a CCCU Library Leadership Council …

March 18, 2021
10 Things You Need to Know About Regent 2021 Commencement and Commissioning Virtual Ceremonies

Regent is excited that graduates and their supporters from around the world can come together during a virtual experience to celebrate the culmination of our journey together. Here are some important …

March 18, 2021
Regent University Announces Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as 2021 Commencement Speaker

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 18, 2021) – Regent University is pleased to announce former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as the keynote speaker for its 41st commencement ceremony on May 8, 2021. Secretary …

March 8, 2021
Regent University Will Celebrate Virtual Commencement Ceremony on May 8, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 8, 2021) – On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Regent University will celebrate its 41st commencement ceremony in a virtual format with live-streamed events at www.regent.edu/commencement. We are …

March 1, 2021
What is Leadership Coaching? | The Principles of Leadership Coaching

You’ve noticed that people of all ages come to you for advice and guidance. They tell you how much they like your calm manner and how well you listen. You know just how to challenge them while also motivating them. The real …

February 5, 2021
The Best MBA Concentrations for Your Career

Getting an advanced degree can be a real career changer, allowing you to shape and influence the processes and practices within your sector. Also, earning a graduate degree can be financially rewarding. For these two reasons alone, it is vital to weigh …

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, its Ph.D. in Organizational …