MBA – Leadership

Top 5 Best Online MBA Programs in Virginia, U.S. News & World Report, 2019

Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) Accredited

312 C-Level Leaders (CEO, CFO, COO, etc.)

3 Fulbright Scholars

Prepare to Lead With Excellence & Integrity Through Regent’s MBA Leadership Degree Program

Regent's Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Leadership will equip you for an executive position in today's increasingly complex business landscape. Through a creative blend of theory and application, our MBA in leadership program will help you develop key interpersonal, communication, organizational and critical-thinking skills—all from a Christian worldview. Ranked among the top 5 online MBA programs in Virginia for four consecutive years, Regent’s ACBSP-accredited MBA can be pursued online, on our beautiful campus in Virginia Beach or in a hybrid format.

PUT NEW LEADERSHIP SKILLS TO WORK RIGHT AWAY

Gain practical skills through real-world situations, with solutions you can immediately apply at the office.

ACHIEVE ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Identify the driving forces affecting organizations now and in the future, and implement strategic plans to achieve organizational effectiveness.

BE RESPECTED AS A SERVANT LEADER

Gain expertise to motivate teams, nurture relationships and confidently guide those you lead and serve through this leadership degree program.

ESTABLISH YOUR REPUTATION AS A MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL

Certify your expertise with an ACBSP-accredited MBA in Leadership, pursued online or on campus in Virginia Beach.

Regent's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is a member of ACSBP. Regent University Ranked #21 on Study.com's Best Online MBA Programs Regent University ranked #4 best college for MBA programs in Virginia | MBACompass.com

MBA Leadership Online | On Campus | Hybrid

42 Credit Hours

8 Start Times per Year


Online | On Campus

SESSION START:

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 42

APPROVED DEGREE PLAN: Click to download PDF

Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing this on-campus or online MBA degree in leadership, you will be able to:

  • Create leadership development plans for self-awareness and improvement.
  • Apply organizational leadership theories to manage organizational behavior and change.
  • Inspire growth in individuals and departments, to reach their full potential.
  • Implement business best practices in areas such as human resources and operations management.

Career Opportunities

  • Executive leadership
  • Business & marketing management
  • Consulting
  • Training & development

More than 500,000 new positions in business management will be created by 2024 - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

Click any section below for additional information or access your course schedule.

The admissions committee will consider the following criteria:

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

2019-2020 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 9

Monday, August 26

Session M

Friday, September 13

Monday, September 23

Session B

Friday, October 18

Monday, October 28

Session C

Friday, January 3

Monday, January 13

Session T

Friday, January 31

Monday, February 10

Session D

Friday, March 6

Monday, March 16

Session E

Friday, May 1

Monday, May 11

Session F

Friday, June 12

Monday, June 22

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

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.

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 transcripts@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.

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

4. Complete an Admissions Questionnaire Regarding Your Professional Goals and Interests

5. Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Simply scan and upload a copy of your driver's license, high school ID, passport, permanent resident card or official government ID card, using our secure and convenient online tool. If you would prefer to take a picture of your government-issued ID and email that to our office, please attach your ID and email to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

6. International Applicants

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


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

2018-19 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Business Administration

$650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Business Administration

$675 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

Enrollment Deposit $100
University Services Fee (On-Campus Students) $700
University Services Fee (Online Students) $550
RU Library Course Fee $50 (one-time fee)
MBA 500 Orientation Test Fee $40 (one-time fee)
MBA 509 Program Assessment Test Fee $40 (one-time fee)

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

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

1. Why Regent for my MBA?

Regent University weaves three innovative threads throughout our MBA program that differentiates it from other MBA degrees. The Regent MBA is:

  • Christ-Centered. With a strong spiritual integration throughout all courses, the MBA program blends biblical principles and scriptural examples with modern-day business practices.
  • Globally-Based. Led by an international faculty, worldwide business and cultural perspectives are integrated throughout the coursework. In the classroom and through virtual discussion boards, students from around the world provide cultural insight and are taught how to approach business from a global perspective and become a globally competent leader.
  • Entrepreneur-Focused. Entrepreneurial and creative skill sets are essential components in every course. The program examines the business model holistically, employs creative strategies and looks at subjects from all perspectives of an organization.

2. What is the advantage of earning an MBA at Regent?

  • Regent's MBA is highly customizable. Students can choose from traditional elective concentrations or they can develop their own individualized plan to meet specific career objectives.
  • Course projects can be applied to professional work situations. Students may advance a project at work by using the course to conduct market research or construct a specific plan of action.
  • The coursework is relevant to different stages in a student's life. Younger students will use the program to build career paths and advance within organizations. Older students will often cultivate new skill sets to equip themselves to advance in key leadership and management opportunities.
  • On-campus and online courses can be blended for the best of both worlds. Business travel will not interrupt the on-campus student, as their assignments and academic work can continue online while they are on the road. Online students are always welcome in the classroom when they visit Virginia Beach.
  • The projects in each course provide the opportunity for students to create portfolio-quality material. On more than one occasion, Regent MBA students have demonstrated their knowledge and experience in an interview by sharing the professional plans they have developed in the classroom.
  1. remain a full-time, working professional – Courses can be taken part-time and 100% online. Course projects throughout the program can be applied toward a student's current professional employment. As a result, a student can be conducting research for their company, applying what they're learning in their organization, and building their portfolio toward future career endeavors.
  2. Jumpstart your career. A recently graduated student looking to get their career started – These students will conduct research in their areas of interest, complete projects in the traditional business competencies covered in the program (but from a holistic perspective), and gain all this knowledge while building a portfolio they can bring to a job interview to showcase the tangible outcomes of which they are capable.
  3. Support for an entrepreneur. Simply put, students build their company through the MBA degree program. Each course lays another foundational block in the key areas of business, while students construct a business plan throughout the program. Many will utilize the last core course in the program to launch their initiative.

3. What is the difference between ACBSP and AACSB accreditation?

Regent’s MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Another accrediting agency for business programs is the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Both accreditations indicate top-quality academic programs, but there are a few differences in qualifying criteria.

ACBSP – Established in 1988, ACBSP accredits business education programs at all levels of higher education, from associate to doctoral-level degree programs. ACBSP recognizes excellence in teaching, considers tangible learning outcomes and requires continuous quality improvement. These qualifying factors ensure that the business program provides students with the knowledge and skills most sought after by employers. ACBSP is known as a leader among accrediting agencies with regard to learning outcomes.

AACSB – Established in 1916, specializes in accrediting business and accounting programs from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level. While AACSB considers continual quality improvement, it also requires faculty members to produce focused research that advances business theory while maintaining their teaching responsibilities. Programs accredited by AACSB are primarily located within larger schools whose emphasis is on faculty research and publications.

4. How much time should I plan to spend on my coursework?

  • Regent's MBA program utilizes an 8-week course schedule. Students working full time can take courses part time by concentrating on one course every 8-week session. At that pace, students can still complete the program in a timely manner. If students are interested in full-time study, they can take two courses every 8-week session, which will allow them to complete the program in 16 months.
  • For each 8-week course, a student should set aside approximately 12-15 hours per week to commit to their coursework.

5. What is the process to get started toward my MBA at Regent?

We have a minimal admissions process driven by the motivation of the applicant and the academic records, work history, and the specific qualifications that provide the best fit for the curriculum: Christian leaders to change the world. While prior academic experience is considered, a significant part of the committee's interest is in an applicant's resume and admissions essay. The admissions committee is always looking for prior management/leadership experience (in school or the workplace), evidence of self-motivation and ambition, entrepreneurship (we want to know about your lemonade stand!), international experience, initiative, problem solving, and service. We're looking for that "good fit" between MBA program competencies and the applicant's goals for their education and future endeavors. The specific criteria can be found on the MBA program pages.