The DeVoe School of Business
The mission of Indiana Wesleyan University is to prepare students to become world changers by developing them in character, scholarship and leadership. The IWU DeVoe School of Business offers dynamic programs that build on the knowledge our students bring to the classroom and help shape them into lifelong learners.
The School provides degree-oriented educational opportunities to working adults when occupation and family responsibilities make it difficult to spend major blocks of time in residence on campus. Our programs and graduates are key components in workforce development in the communities we serve. Completing one of our programs can lead to management, leadership and promotion opportunities in the organization where you are employed.
Listed below are the programs offered at the DeVoe School of Business, click on the titles to learn more.
In addition to the university's regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, the DeVoe School of Business is a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is a candidate for accreditation.
Through the IWU DeVoe School of Business, we offer a variety of Adult Education Programs to help you meet your own personal and professional goals.
Is God leading you to further your education? We can help you make it happen!
Board of Advisors
Dr. Ilene Bezjian, Chair of the Board, serves as a Senior Consultant with The Genysys Group. Previously, Dr. Bezjian serves as the Dean of the School of Business and Management at Azusa Pacific University for 14 years and a professor of marketing for 20 years.
Ian Blair is an entrepreneur at heart. He started his company BuildFire while still in college, which has now become a very successful tech company that serves thousands of businesses daily. His main area of expertise are SaaS, Internet Marketing and Startups.
Cynthia Booth is President/ CEO and Owner of COBCO Enterprises/ McDonalds, a privately held company that owns six McDonald’s Franchises. She currently serves on the boards of Denison University, First Financial Bank, and is the Treasurer of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Ron Brumbarger co-founded BitWise Solutions in 1992 and has served continually since as the company’s President & CEO. He founded BitWise Fellows in 2008 and, continuing his work in mentorship and in an attempt to solve the talent shortage, he launched Apprentice University in 2013.
Greg Enas is President of the Trinity Forum Academy, a 9-month long residential program on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where young adults prepare for cultural leadership and engagement. Greg also serves on the Boards of Chorus, Inc., a management consulting firm, and The Oaks Academy, a Christ-centered classical school located on three campuses in urban Indianapolis. Greg retired from Eli Lilly and Company following almost 30 years of leadership within the R&D organization.
Pete Ochs is the founder of Capital III, a private equity firm committed to creating economic, social, and spiritual capital. Prior to founding Capital III, Mr. Ochs spent 8 years in the commercial banking industry.
Knut OlsonKnut Olson has served in multiple leadership positions within Thrivent Financial since joining the organization in 1990. Knut currently leads Mission Advancement which includes responsibility for all distribution, sales and volunteer programs and is also a member of Thrivent’s Executive Management Team.
Raúl Soto is associate director of the Office of Career-Technical Education, at the Ohio Department of Education, in Columbus Ohio where he has held various leadership positions including serving as interim director from September of 2015 to March of 2016.
Doug WilsonMr. P. Douglas Wilson is a principal of Monon Capital. Previously, he was senior vice president Hillenbrand, Inc and vice president at Boston Scientific Corporation.
The DeVoe Event
The upcoming DeVoe Event grants opportunity to honor the legacy of the late Mr. James DeVoe and family while also pointing towards a bright future of innovating in business education, and improving business practice, through their generous partnership with Indiana Wesleyan University.
Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) President David Wright recently wrote a book called How God Makes the World a Better Place. The book explores how the Wesleyan heritage of spiritual development and the service to our neighbors (i.e., love God and love others) manifests in the marketplace. Since most of our waking hours are spent at work, this is an essential domain to grow our faith and to practice it.
This sentiment was shared and practiced by the late Mr. Jim DeVoe, founder of J.D. Byrider, one of the nation’s leading solutions for affordable used car sales. The DeVoe family graciously gave a gift to IWU leading to the naming of the business school. Dr. Wright sought to honor the family’s gift and legacy by calling on the DeVoe School of Business (DSB) to take position as a global thought leader on excellence in business. In response, the DSB has partnered with the Sagamore Institute to produce three white papers, which will release nationally on October 26, 2015.