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MBA in School Administration

“The focus of the program is to teach students how to critically analyze issues that are facing business today and to make ethical decisions.”

- Jeff Boyce

 

Overview

Candidates in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in School Administration program develop strategies that promote a culture of achievement for all stakeholders, evaluate personal management capabilities and design a plan to drive improvements in teacher effectiveness and student achievement, and integrate critical analysis with disciplines such as management, accounting, finance, and economics for continuous organizational improvement. Candidates create activities that contribute to the academic success of all students through effective teaching and best instructional practices. Candidates synthesize ethical standards in decision-making and strategy development, create appropriate strategies to improve communication and build relationships to achieve organization goals, and integrate a biblical framework that guides interactions within the educational and stakeholder environments.

Upon completion of the MBA online School Administration degree program, students will be able to:

  • Develop strategies that promote a culture of achievement for all stakeholders.
  • Evaluate personal management capabilities and design a plan to drive improvements in teacher effectiveness and student achievement.
  • Integrate critical analysis with business administration disciplines such as management, accounting, finance, and economics for continuous organizational improvement.
  • Synthesize ethical standards in decision-making and strategy development.
  • Create appropriate strategies to improve communication and build relationships to achieve organization goals.
  • Integrate a biblical framework that guides interactions within the educational and stakeholder environments.
  • Create activities that contribute to the academic success of all students through effective teaching and best instructional practices.

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.

Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036 (202-466-7496), the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Onsite Tuition Online Tuition
42 Total $475 / credit hour $475 / credit hour

* Effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

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 with specialization courses. 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 grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

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

Courses

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. Course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below.

EDL-ORE, MGMT-500, COMM-515, EDL-657, EDL-618, EDL-616, EDL-610, EDL-612, EDL-625, FINC-525, ECON-511, MKTG-540, MGMT-541, MGMT-528, MGMT-522
Total Credit Hours 42

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the MBA in School 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

Requirements for admission to the Master of Business Administration in School Administration are as follows:

  1. A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  2. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed. If an applicant's GPA is below 2.5, the student may be admitted on a probationary basis, as established by the guidelines of the DeVoe School of Business and the School of Educational Leadership.
  3. A minimum of two years of relevant full-time teaching experience.

Graduation Requirements

To fulfill graduation requirements students must have completed all of the following:

  1. All credits required in the educational curriculum sequence with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  2. All credits required in the business curriculum sequence with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of "C" in each course.
  3. Overall graduate GPA of 3.0 or better.
  4. Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Complete the Online Application

This is your first step toward making your dreams come true for your future. Whether it's to advance your current career, start a new career path, or simply continue that lifelong love of learning, Indiana Wesleyan University is the place for you.

Online Application

Additional Steps to Apply

1. Transcripts

College: Official transcripts are required from each undergraduate regionally accredited institution attended. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent in a sealed envelope directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped "student copy," "issued to student," or "unofficial" cannot be accepted as official.

College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools: For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a "Course-by-Course Report" from Educational Credential Evaluators ( ECE). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to us at the address below. The evaluation must list course-by-course hours and grades.

2. TOEFL Scores

Submit a copy of your TOEFL scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, visit www.toefl.org.

Materials should be mailed to:
Indiana Wesleyan University
Leap Office
1900 W. 50th St.
Marion, IN 46953

Please contact your enrollment representative if you have any questions.

Start Dates

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