Online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Accounting Specialization

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18
Courses

36
Months

Overview of the Online DBA Accounting Program

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.

The Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting prepares students for careers in accounting education, consulting, and business leadership. Students in this program will integrate forward-thinking virtuous leadership into global team-based business practice, create ethical change management solutions and strategies for complex business problems, and design solutions to accounting problems using new applications of theory or changes in present accounting standards. Students will synthesize advanced research in education, consulting, or business leadership into their doctoral practice in order to create new accounting knowledge for application in the global workplace. Students will integrate a virtuous worldview into both their personal and professional lives.

You’ll Learn 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 Options

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

TUITION

CREDIT HOURS
60 Total
TUITION
$595/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing iwuenroll@indwes.edu.

FINANCIAL AID

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

COURSES

Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

18 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence. For a full list of courses required to complete your degree, please visit the university catalog.

BADM-701, BADM-702, BADM-703, BADM-704, BADM-705, BADM-706, BADM-707, BADM-708, BADM-709, BADM-710, BADM-781, BADM-782, BADM-783, BADM-785, BADM-700, ACCT-730, ACCT-731, ACCT-732, ACCT-733, ACCT-790

REQUIREMENTS

Below are the lists of requirements for the DBA 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.

  • A Master in a business discipline and either a CPA or 18 graduate accounting credits together with at least 5 years of accounting or accounting teaching experience.
  • Degrees are only accepted from 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) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • A graduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 or higher from the graduate degree granting institution with at least five years of work experience in accounting or accounting teaching experience. If an applicant's GPA is below 3.25, the student may be admitted on a probationary basis, as established by the guidelines of the DeVoe School of Business.
  • MGMT-601 is a pre-requisite for the Doctor of Business Administration Program. Students must complete this pre-requisite course with at least a grade of "B" by the end of the first semester of the program. However, this requirement is waived for students who have a Bachelor’s or Master’s in business, business administration, accounting, finance, marketing, management, or other related discipline from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

  • Complete all credit-hours required in the curriculum sequence with a minimum GPA of 3.25 and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course. A grade of "C+" or below will require the course to be repeated.
  • Successful completion and defense of the doctoral project.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

NOTE: Publisher digital resources may be used in some programs that are not available for Apple based products. Student access to a Windows PC with Administrative privileges may be needed in some courses.

START DATES

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools www.ncahlc.org, 312-263-0456. IWU is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, www.cccu.org, 202-546-8713.

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 DBusAdmin@indwes.edu

*Effective 07-01-2021 through 06-30-2022