Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a 42-credit hour program consisting of a 30 credit hour common core plus one of four 12-credit-hour specializations selected by the student at registration. The MBA is designed to meet the worldwide need for knowledgeable, principle-centered leaders. The MBA program emphasizes the integration and application of knowledge that's needed to prepare managers as both economic and ethical leaders.
Students connect with business; the connection deepens and broadens as their programs proceed. New knowledge, skills, and tools quickly form the basis of leadership in business decision-making. To that end, the class structure deals with both the qualitative and quantitative skills required of today's managers.
The MBA program emphasizes the acquisition of technical management skills within a peer group or management team context. Each course requires the adoption of an individual and cooperative approach to problem solving. Written problem analysis is required throughout the program, as is the development of presentation skills.
Students in the MBA program are required to demonstrate proficiency in the areas of statistics, economics, accounting, and finance prior to taking the corresponding advanced course in the core. Attendance in a three-week preparatory class is required for accounting and finance.
With departmental approval, credit may be transferred in from a regionally accredited institution (maximum of six hours).
The curriculum will be completed in the order established by Indiana Wesleyan University. The university reserves the right to modify the curriculum as necessary.
The same courses offered in the classroom setting are also offered via the Internet. Details are available at Online-Delivery. IWU reserves the right to move students to another date, location, or online if less than eight students are registered at a particular location.
The MBAXpress Program is an online-only program for special individuals who have the willpower and the academic discipline to participate in an accelerated, intensive MBA curriculum. Students complete an accelerated program by taking some MBA courses simultaneously.
Additional admission requirements for the MBAX program:
Virtual MBA Program
The Virtual MBA degree program with majors in Executive Management (MBVE) or International Business (MBVI) requires the completion of 36 credit hours. The Virtual MBA uses a virtual-reality setting to create an intense, interactive, experiential learning context to present a consistent real-world, on-the-job-training experience in which knowledge and skills can be transferred to the student. The Executive Management and International Business majors utilize a mastery-learning concept that keeps students from proceeding through a course until they demonstrate competency in each one of the multiple learning modules. See http://www.indwes.edu/Adult-Graduate/Virtual-MBA/ for additional information and short video introduction.