B.S. Business Administration

“The program is designed to help students become better leaders and better managers in business.”

- Paul Richardson



Online Or Onsite

Students in the Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Administration program will evaluate strategic solutions to organizational issues within diverse business and economic situations applying critical thinking, financial and managerial knowledge. Multiple communication media and technologies will be evaluated to design appropriate business strategies for organizational and global business conditions. Students will integrate biblical principles and generate ethical solutions to business challenges.

Human Resource Management Specialization

SHRM-Academically-Aligned-Badge_600x600.pngStudents pursuing the Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Administration have the option of adding an online Human Resource Management specialization to their degree. With this option, students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a human resource professional, demonstrate an alignment of knowledge and skills with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) standards for human resource professionals, and evaluate readiness for the SHRM certification exams.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate an organization’s current situation and formulate an appropriate strategy in response to organizational challenges.
  • Integrate appropriate financial and quantitative methods to provide solutions within diverse global business and economic environments.
  • Design appropriate strategies using multiple communication media to meet organizational goals.
  • Apply relevant technologies to meet changing business conditions.
  • Develop ethical solutions for business opportunities using critical thinking.
  • Integrate a biblical framework that guides interaction within the workplace. 


The Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

Not all programs are offered at all locations and some may only be available online.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Tuition
44 Total1 $449 / credit hour

1 48 total credit hours with HR specialization; Management minor adds 18 credit hours to bachelor's program.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, eBooks, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, veterans benefits, and occasionally employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email apsfinaid@indwes.edu.


Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.


Course List


42 credit hours


Additional Courses for HR Specialization*


12 credit hours

*HRM courses must all be taken through IWU. ADM 495 is taken last in HRM Specialization course order.


Below are the lists of requirements for the BS in Business Administration program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

  • Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor's core program.

NOTE: If you only have 36 to 59 credit hours of previous college coursework, our unique Bridge Program can allow you to immediately start working towards your bachelor degree. Call a Program Representative at 866-498-4968 for more information.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 120 credit hours.
  • Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.25 or as specified in a program of study and a minimum of 30 hours of the core taken at Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Included within the total of 120 credit hours, 30 credit hours in General Education as follows:
    • 3 credit hours in Biblical Studies
    • 3 credit hours in Biblical Studies or Philosophy or Religion
    • 6 credit hours in English Written Communication
    • 3 credit hours in English Oral Communication
    • 6 credit hours in Social or Behavioral Science
    • 3 credit hours in Mathematics
    • 3 credit hours in Natural Science
    • 3 credit hours in Arts and Humanities
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Administration program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.