Online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Healthcare Administration Specialization

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Overview of the Online DBA Healthcare Administration Program

Today's businesses need wise, confident leaders for a post-pandemic world. The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program prepares you to meet the challenges of an evolving economy with the knowledge and skills to lead, teach, and impact your world.

The Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Administration prepares students for administrative careers in healthcare education, consulting, and organizational leadership. Students will create new knowledge and skills and design change management solutions and strategies for real world healthcare administrative problems consistent with the Virtuous Business Model. Students will integrate forward-thinking virtuous leadership into global team-based business practices and into their personal and professional lives. The Virtuous Business Model will be used throughout the program.

  • No dissertation – the doctoral project focuses on real-world problems
  • One of the lowest cost DBA programs available
  • Only one weekend residency per year
  • Approximately three years to completion
  • $595 per credit hour

You’ll Learn To…

  • Become aforward-thinking, virtuous business leader
  • Create ethical change management solutions
  • Employ relevant research in your doctoral practice and beyond
  • Develop and deploy solutions to real world information systems

Career Options

  • Professor
  • Consultant
  • Business Leadership
  • Non-profit Leadership


60 Total
$607/ 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


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


These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence.



*Course may be waived for students who have a Bachelor’s or Master’s in business. See the admission requirements for more details.

Core Courses


*The UNV-701 Doctoral Practical Training (PT) Seminar/Externship course is only an option for international students in a doctoral program that are issued an I-20. This courses provides international students an opportunity to gain practical work experience that is related to the doctoral program course outcomes. International students will be required to take this course each term concurrently with required courses in their program of study. Domestic students will not be required or expected to take this course.

Seminar Course

Choose one of the following seminar courses.


Specialization Courses



Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. 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's Degree in a business or healthcare related discipline with at least five years of experience in healthcare administration. Only degrees from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency are recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (E.D.) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Degrees must be 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 healthcare administration. 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 term 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 of the applied 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.


The Healthcare Administration DBA at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.


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 will continue to enhance internal operational, academic, and data collection processes to ensure readiness to pursue Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accreditation at a time approved by the National & Global administration.

If you have questions about the status of ACBSP accreditation efforts for the DBA program, please contact

*Effective 07-01-2022 through 06-30-2023