Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

With specializations in:


Healthcare Administration

Information Systems




The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at Indiana Wesleyan University prepares students for careers in business education, consulting, and business leadership. This program is designed to help students create new knowledge and skills applicable for the global workplace, specifically in strategies for advanced change management and complex business problems. Its problem-based learning model is unique to DeVoe School of Business and features a doctoral project instead of a dissertation.

Integrate forward-thinking, team-based leadership practices into your career. Develop a worldview that will enrich your personal and professional life. Design solutions to real world problems. Study something you’re passionate about—choose from four specializations and make your DBA unique to you.

Doctoral Completion Program

The Doctor in Business Administration Completion Program helps students, who have started but not finished a doctoral business or business related program, complete a DBA. This bridge program prepares students for careers in business education, consulting, and business leadership.

Learn How To

  • Become a forward-thinking, virtuous business leader
  • Create ethical solutions to complex business problems
  • Synthesize and integrate research in education, consulting, and business leadership into your practice
  • Integrate a virtuous worldview into your personal and professional life

Career Possibilities

  • Professor
  • Consultant
  • Business Leadership
  • Non-Profit Leadership

Career Data

Median Market Salaries in US in 2018

  • Professors: $70,225 (Burning Glass Labor Insights Tool)
  • Accountants/Auditors: $58,873 (Burning Glass Labor Insights Tool)
  • Chief Executives: $96,745 (Burning Glass Labor Insights Tool)
  • Management Jobs: $70,747 (Burning Glass Labor Insights Tool)
  • Management jobs in this area are projected to grow over 9% from

2016 to 2026 (Burning Glass Labor Insights Tool)

Relevant and Convenient

  • Complete your degree in approximately 3 years
  • Network and find community among your peers
  • Fully online with onsite intensives at the beginning of each year
  • Your mentor will be with you from start to finish
  • One of the lowest cost DBA’s available


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

As part of its continuing efforts to improve quality standards, the Doctor of Business Administration program has voluntarily chosen to seek additional program accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Program (ACBSP).  ACBSP is the largest business-program accreditation organization in the world.

ACBSP requires all programs to be in existence for two years and have graduates before granting this higher level program accreditation. The DBA program launched in the fall of 2019; therefore, the DBA will submit its self-study and apply for voluntary ACBSP accreditation status in 2022.  The DBA uses the same processes and procedures as the rest of the DeVoe School of Business, which has more than 15 other programs already accredited by ACBSP. If you have questions about DBA accreditation, please contact 765.677.4095 or

DBA Handbook 

Start Dates

The DBA program runs over three trimesters each year, with terms beginning every January, May, and September.

Download: DBA Cohort Summer Calendar

Download: DBA Cohort Fall Calendar