Online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Information Systems Management Specialization

Overview of the Online DBA Information Systems Management Specialization

Today's businesses need wise, confident leaders for a post-pandemic world. The Doctor of Business Adminstration (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 in Business Administration with a specialization in Information Systems prepares students for careers in business education, consulting, and business leadership within the Information Systems world. Students will create new knowledge and skills for application in the global workplace leading to advanced ethical change management solutions and strategies for complex business problems. Students will integrate forward-thinking virtuous leadership into the global team-based business practice and a virtuous worldview into their personal and professional lives. Students will evaluate solutions to real-world information system problems using new applications of theory or changes in present practice. The Virtuous Business Model is integrated 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 a forward-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

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

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

Pre-Requisite

MGMT-601

*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

BADM-700,BADM-701,BADM-702,BADM-703,BADM-704,BADM-705,BADM-706,BADM-707,BADM-708,BADM-709,BADM-710,BADM-785

Seminar Course

Choose one of the following seminar courses.

BADM-781,BADM-782,BADM-783

Specialization Courses

INSY-730,INSY-731,INSY-732,INSY-733,INSY-790

REQUIREMENTS

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 Information Technology, Information Management, Information Systems or related discipline 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’ work experience in information systems or technology. 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.

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), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

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