“The franchising [program] is a much needed and visionary concept.  This course will allow potential franchisees to discover the intricacies of business ownership before they take leap to self-employment.”

John Hewitt Founder & CEO, Liberty Tax

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Entrepreneurship

Ranked number one by U.S. News & World Report, 2013 for faculty credentials and training, Regent’s MBA program addresses strategic opportunities produced by a global economy, entrepreneurial approaches to problem solving, and capitalizing on new business ventures, as well as the growing need for ethical decision making. 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. Strategic emphasis and specialization is given to franchising with two, 3-credit Franchising courses: (FRAN601) Fundamentals/Intro. To Franchising; and (FRAN 604) Franchise Strategy – as part f the degree program.

For more information visit Regent’s MBA requirements page.

Certificate in Franchising

Whether you are already involved in franchising or thinking about getting involved, Regent University can help advance or begin your career in franchising. Regent University’s Certificate in Franchising provides high-level training in franchise business models, key success drivers, and franchise law as well as franchise sales, operations and strategy. This certificate is offered for professional development, not for college credit. It is a 12-credit program containing four specialized franchise courses (two of which are part of the MBA in Entrepreneurship).

For more information and a detailed list of courses, visit the Course Requirements page here.

What Others are Saying

“We’re bringing in a lot of national leaders and entrepreneurs from the whole franchising community, so that people can come into an MBA program and learn right up front everything that I had to learn through years of mistakes.” 

-Tom Stansbury, Regent MBA Franchisee, Multi-Unit

Operator, and Area Developer with 3 Franchises“Wow! Here is an opportunity where an institution of higher learning is actually honing in on a life skill that the graduate can get involved in and make a difference. This curriculum can have an impact within months of receiving the certificate or diploma.”

-Robert Rummels Mosquito Joe Franchisee and retired Army Ranger