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Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a general business management degree designed for today's professional who operates in a global and rapidly changing environment. Pursue your MBA program in Virginia, or opt for the flexible online MBA program. The program offers the following concentrations to address strategic opportunities produced by a global economy, as well as entrepreneurial approaches to solving problems and capitalizing on new business ventures.

Designed for both full-time and part-time professionals and executives, the 42-credit-hour MBA program consists of fourteen 3-credit-hour courses offered in 8-week sessions. Online MBA requirements include 30 hours of core courses and 12 hours of concentration courses. The maximum time allowed to complete the MBA is five years. An academic year is comprised of three semesters: fall, spring and summer.

MBA Course Requirements

  • Students pursuing the MBA must complete a total of 42 credit hours of coursework.
  • Nine concentrations provide students with the maximum opportunity to gain expertise in an area of their choice. If the available concentration choices do not meet student needs, then a concentration of individual electives can be created in consultation with the student's faculty advisor.
  • A 0-credit on-campus residency is optional for all MBA students, but is a tremendous opportunity for networking, attending major-speaker events and being invited to present papers at future events.

 

Required Core Courses for All MBA Concentrations

MBA Required Core Courses
[30 credits]

Credits

UNIV LIB

Information Research & Resources

0

MBA 500

Orientation

0

MBA 509

Program Assessment

0

MBA 600

Corporate & Personal Ethics

3

MBA 610

Managerial Economics

3

MBA 621

Innovation & Technological Success

3

MBA 630

Marketing

3

MBA 640

Managing People

3

MBA 645

Managing Organizations

3

MBA 650

Accounting

3

MBA 655

Finance

3

MBA 660

Operations & Supply Chain Management

3

MBA 679

Business Planning & Launch

3

 

MBA – Accounting Concentration Learn More and Apply

The Accounting concentration equips students with the knowledge and application of essential accounting principles, enabling them to audit financial statements, provide financial consulting services, analyze profits, develop budgets and provide tax consulting services for a wide array of organizations.

Required Concentration Courses for Accounting
[12 credit hours. Choose four courses from the following with the consultation and approval of the faculty advisor.]

Credits

ACCT 601

Auditing

3

ACCT 605

Financial Statement Analysis

3

ACCT 610

Management Control Systems

3

ACCT 611

Managerial Accounting

3

ACCT 615

Not-for-Profit Accounting

3

 

MBA – Entrepreneurship Concentration Learn More and Apply

The Entrepreneurship concentration prepares students to lead all functions associated with owning and operating a business such as planning, development, marketing, and management. Keeping an entrepreneurial perspective throughout the program, emphasis is placed on integrating constant change and adaptability while researching opportunities to expand into new markets.

Required Concentration Courses for Entrepreneurship
[12 credit hours]

Credits

ENTR 622

Quality Management

3

ENTR 651

Investment, Financing, & Funding Relationships

3

ENTR 670

Strategic Management

3

MKTG 631

Advertising & Promotion

3

 

MBA – Finance & Investing Concentration Learn More and Apply

The Finance & Investing concentration prepares students for professional positions within financial institutions such as commercial, investment and savings banks; brokerage firms; insurance companies; investment advisory services; and finance companies. Courses focus on data analysis, financial planning, financial analysis, and portfolio analysis so students may serve banks, government agencies, stockholders and suppliers through finance departments of non-financial corporations, not-for-profit organizations and governmental agencies.

Required Concentration Courses for Finance & Investing
[12 credit hours]

Credits

FNCE 620

Data Analysis for Decision Making

3

FNCE 652

Financial Planning

3

FNCE 653

Financial Analysis

3

FNCE 654

Portfolio Analysis

3

 

MBA – Franchising Concentration Learn More and Apply

The Franchising concentration prepares students for a career in franchising, whether as a franchisee of single or multiple units, an area developer, an executive in a franchisor's organization, or a franchisor. The coursework examines the key aspects of franchising such as legal issues, financing, sales, operations and strategy, while course projects allow students to focus on their desired role.

Required Concentration Courses for Franchising
[12 credits]

Credits

FRAN 601

Introduction to Franchising

3

FRAN 602

Franchise Sales

3

FRAN 603

Franchise Operations

3

FRAN 604

Franchise Strategy

3

 

MBA – General Management Concentration Learn More and Apply

Allowing students to customize their program, the General Management concentration is comprised of four courses (12 credit hours) from any of the other Regent MBA concentrations. Students, in consultation with and approval of the faculty advisor, select the concentration courses that will best meet their professional goals.

 

MBA – Healthcare Management Learn More and Apply

Regent University's MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management is offered through a blended delivery system. Designed for new and experienced healthcare professionals, our Healthcare Management concentration builds upon foundational MBA courses to equip you for career advancement in the full spectrum of healthcare delivery systems and related healthcare organizations. Throughout the program, you will develop the research, analytical, conceptual and creative problem-solving skills needed for success in a demanding and rapidly evolving healthcare environment. You will learn practical strategies to address the complexities and nuances of managing change and transition; delve into key financial aspects such as budgeting and forecasting, internal controls, contract management and pricing; and examine the intricacies of healthcare law with regard to forensic medicine, medical malpractice, medical proof in litigation and the structure and operation of the healthcare delivery system. Furthermore, you may customize and adapt course assignments to your existing on-site, healthcare management challenges, providing beneficial and effective solutions – starting with your very first class!

Benefits of Enrolling in the MBA – Healthcare Management Concentration »

Career Opportunities for those with an MBA – Healthcare Management Concentration »

Required Concentration Courses for Healthcare Management
[12 credit hours]

Credits

HLTH 606

Managing Change in Healthcare Organizations

3

HLTH 607

Healthcare Finance

3

GOV 688

Healthcare Policy & Ethics

3

LAW 743

Healthcare Law

3

 

MBA – Human Resource Management Concentration Learn More and Apply

The Human Resource Management (HRM) concentration explores the human resources (HR) function as well as the roles and functions found within an HR department. Courses emphasize the modern day importance of HRM and the view of HRM from the perspective of management and subordinate employees. Students explore practical situations, problem solving and legal issues, as well as training and development, staffing and strategy.

Required Concentration Courses for Human Resource Management
[12 credit hours]

Credits

HRMT 641

Training & Development

3

HRMT 642

Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining

3

HRMT 643

Performance Management

3

HRMT 644

Strategic Human Resource Management & Issues

3

 

MBA – Innovation Management Concentration Learn More and Apply

Are you looking to confidently lead innovation within your organization or to pursue your own entrepreneurial venture? Regent University’s MBA program with a concentration in Innovation Management perfectly blends the two so that our students are equipped with the know-how to bring ideas to life – and to the marketplace. Building upon the entrepreneurial foundation of our MBA program, the Innovation Management concentration focuses on the creation of new products and services, the development of integrated interactive consumer experiences, prototyping methods, consumer behavior and more. You can also customize and adapt course work to your entrepreneurial or organization’s needs.

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Required Concentration Courses for Innovation Management
[12 credit hours]

Credits

INNV 601

Corporate Learning & Change

3

INNV 603

Prototyping Methods

3

INNV 604

New Product Development

3

MKTG 632

Consumer Behavior – The Psychology of Marketing

3

 

MBA – International Business Concentration Learn More and Apply

The International Business concentration allows students to customize their program by selecting courses that will best meet their professional international business goals. This concentration is comprised of four courses (12 credit hours) from any of the other MBA concentrations and/or other Regent University graduate programs in consultation with and approval of the faculty advisor.

 

MBA – Leadership Concentration Learn More and Apply

Creating effective and proactive leaders, the Leadership concentration develops students' interpersonal, communication, organization, and critical thinking skills. Through a creative blend of theory and application, students acquire and practice leadership skills across a wide array of organizational settings. Students, in consultation and with the approval of the faculty advisor, select four courses (12 credit hours) from the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MOL) program.

 

MBA – Marketing Concentration Learn More and Apply

The Marketing concentration prepares students with essential knowledge and skills to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Students delve into consumer behavior and dynamics, marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, and viral marketing. Assignments are applicable to specific products and markets, providing real-world experience.

Required Concentration Courses for Marketing
[12 credit hours. Choose four courses from the following with the consultation and approval of the faculty advisor.]

Credits

MKTG 631

Advertising & Promotion

3

MKTG 632

Consumer Behavior -The Psychology of Marketing

3

MKTG 633

Public Relations, Media Management, & Crisis Communications

3

MKTG 634

Viral Marketing

3

MKTG 635

Contemporary Issues in Marketing

3

 

MBA – Not-for-Profit Management Concentration Learn More and Apply

Regent University’s Not-for-Profit Management concentration, offered through our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, will equip you to strategically and ethically manage, lead and launch not-for-profit and faith-based organizations in the United States and abroad. Building upon core MBA courses delivered from a Judeo-Christian worldview, the Not-for-Profit Management concentration focuses on strategic management and administration; advancement, fundraising and campaign development; public relations; and volunteer recruitment so that you are prepared to make a difference in your community and beyond. This program also allows you to customize and adapt course assignments so that you can explore effective solutions for your organization starting with your first class!

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Required Concentration Courses for Not-for-Profit Management
[12 credit hours]

Credits

GOV 693

Managing Not-for-Profit & Faith-Based Organizations

3

GOV 694

Not-for-Profit & Faith-Based Organizations Fundraising Development

3

GOV 696

Special Topics in Not-for-Profit & Faith-Based Organizations Management

3

LMOL 601

Foundations of Leadership: History, Theory, Application & Development

3