Graduate Studies in Business Division
The following programs are offered through the Graduate Studies in Business Division:
Graduate Business Certificate Programs
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Science Degree with a major in Management
Dual Degree (MSN/MBA) in conjunction with the School of Nursing
Students must complete the first course of their core program with a grade of "C" or higher. If a grade of "C-" or lower is earned in the first course, the course must be repeated satisfactorily before going on with a different cohort.
Requirements for admission to programs in the Graduate Business Division are as follows:
- A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body or the Association for Biblical Higher Education verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
- An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed. If an applicant's GPA is below 2.5, the student may be admitted on a probationary basis, as established by the guidelines of the School of Business and Leadership.
- A minimum of two years of significant full-time work experience.
Additional requirements for students entering the Accounting specialization:
- Six graduate semester credits in Accounting with a minimum grade of "B" in each course; OR
- Twelve undergraduate semester credits in Accounting with a minimum grade of "B" in each course.
Students applying to the dual degree program (MSN/MBA) must meet the requirements for admission to the School of Business and Leadership and the following requirements from the School of Nursing:
- B.S.N. or B.S. degree with a major in nursing from an accredited program. Students with a non-nursing major who have a minimum of 10 years of recent experience in nursing practice may also be considered for admission. These candidates must also submit a portfolio which includes:
- Current CV/resume including evidence of accomplishments in nursing based on the nine baccalaureate nursing essentials
- An expanded goal statement, reflecting how they intend to make an impact in nursing with their MSN
- Undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
- Anyone applying to become a student at Indiana Wesleyan University must provide proof that all nursing licenses whether current or inactive are unencumbered. Potential students with encumbered nursing licenses will not be considered eligible for enrollment at Indiana Wesleyan University.
- Three letters of recommendation which must include references from: a former instructor, a pastor or someone with whom the applicant has worked in the past year who can attest to the applicant's service record or character, and a direct supervisor.
- Original transcript from the degree granting institution.
- A writing sample will be required, consisting of responses to three questions selected from a provided list.
- At least one year of professional practice. Students applying for admission to the Primary Care Program must have 500 hours of direct contact and/or care for patients within the year prior to admission. Students applying for admission to the Nursing Administration or Nursing Education majors must have 1000 hours of nursing practice within the three years prior to admission.
- A criminal history background check must be completed before registration for any track of the graduate nursing program. Letters of acceptance from the Division of Graduate Studies in Nursing will include instructions for completing the criminal background check. The criminal background check must be completed two weeks before the beginning of the first course. A second criminal background check and drug screen will be required for Primary Care students two weeks before the first clinical course begins. Instructions for the second criminal background check and drug screen will be sent to students by the Division of Graduate Studies in Nursing. Progression in the program may depend on the results of these checks.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if English is not first language. For graduate students, a score of at least 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (Internet-based) is required for regular academic admission.
Admission to all graduate nursing majors begins with submission of required application forms, letters of recommendation, writing sample, and official transcripts of previous college and university studies. Applications will be received by the Division of Graduate Studies in Nursing. Applications will be kept on file for a period of 18 months. Acceptance into any graduate nursing program will remain valid for a period of 18 months.
To assist in the decision-making process, the Division of Graduate Studies in Nursing reserves the right to require the applicant to:
- Interview with the Committee; and/or
- Take the GRE
Admission Requirements to the Graduate Certificate Programs:
- Baccalaureate or master's degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body or the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 from the degree-granting institution (baccalaureate or masters).
- Accounting Certificate requires accounting pre-requisites listed above.
- Students may be accepted as an unclassified student; official transcripts are required for verification of appropriate degree.
To graduate, students must have completed all of the following:
- All credits required in the curriculum sequence with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of "C" in each course. A grade of "C-" or below will require the course to be repeated.
- Overall GPA of 3.0 in all IWU graduate work.
- Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
Certificate Completion Requirements:
- Completion of 12 hours required for certificate. Courses must be taken at IWU.
- Minimum grade of "B" or higher in each course.