Online MBA
School Administration

Next Start

Online

14
Courses

28
Months

Overview of the MBA School Administration

Be a guide for others, helping them live out their life calling in a way that makes our world a better place. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to develop influential executive-level leaders who serve their organizations and communities well. By specializing in school administration, you’ll learn to lead in a P-12 educational setting and build relationships that engage students, families, and community stakeholders. Finish this program with skills that help you manage school operations and resources, provide a safe learning environment, and promote best practices in teaching that facilitate academic success.

  • Fully online program – don’t pause your life to earn your degree
  • Approximately 28 months to completion
  • Led by highly qualified faculty with professional experience as administrators and educators
  • Licensure and Non-licensure

You’ll Learn To…

  • Promote a culture of achievement for everyone
  • Communicate effectively and build relationships that help achieve organizational goals
  • Evaluate your own personal leadership and management capabilities
  • Utilize business administration disciplines for continuous organizational improvement
  • Apply your faith in your career and coursework

Career Options

  • School principal – public or private
  • Central office or school district administration
  • Non-profit leadership

TUITION

CREDIT HOURS
42 Total
TUITION
$490/ 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.

14 Core Courses

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

MGMT-501,MGMT-512,COMM-515,FINC-510,ECON-510,MKTG-530,MGMT-528,MGMT-522,EDL-657,EDL-616,EDL-618,EDL-610,EDL-612,EDL-625

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 baccalaureate or graduate degree 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. Transcripts from foreign institutions may need to be sent to an outside agency for evaluation and determination of transferable credits, degrees, and GPA. If this outside review is necessary, students are responsible for the initiation of this evaluation and for any fees incurred during the process.
  • A GPA of 2.75 or above from the degree granting institution at which at least of minimum of 30 hours was completed. If an applicant’s GPA is below 2.75, 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.
  • Be currently employed in or have access to a P-12 public or non-public school in which the principal is willing to serve as a mentor for the internship phase of the program. Submission of a completed internship agreement with a building principal will be required prior to the start of the internship phase.
  • Indiana Licensure Candidates:
    • Hold an initial, standard, provisional, proficient, or accomplished practitioner Instructional or School Counselor license.
    • At least two years of teaching experience on one of the licenses listed above in an approved and accredited public, private, or parochial elementary, secondary, or postsecondary school in the United States or abroad. *Please note that in keeping with Indiana Department of Education licensure policy, experience gained by a teacher holding only an Emergency Permit, Provisional Permit, Transition to Teaching Permit, Career Specialist Permit, Charter School License, Substitute Permit, or Workplace Specialist II license is not acceptable as licenses of these types do not meet the prerequisite license requirements.
    • Obtain recommendations from two school leaders (superintendent, principal, or assistant principal) who are qualified to judge the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions in relation to pursuing the Building Level Administrator’s license.
  • Non-Licensure Candidates:
    • At least two years of teaching experience in an approved or accredited public, private, or parochial elementary, secondary, or postsecondary school in the United States or abroad.
    • Obtain recommendations from two school leaders (superintendent, principal, pastor, priest, or head of schools) who are qualified to judge the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions in relation to pursuing this degree.

  • All MBA courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of “C” in each course. A grade of “C-“ or below will require the course to be repeated.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all EDL graduate courses and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  • Satisfy admission, mid-program review, and program completion gateways.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
  • Indiana Licensure Candidates:
    • Provide evidence of a passing score for the Indiana licensure exam for Building-level Administration.

Clinical Experience Requirements

  • All candidates must complete two Internship courses (three credit hours each over 7-8 months). 
  • All candidates must secure a Principal-Mentor at the school in which they are currently teaching. 
  • The Principal-Mentor will work with the candidates throughout the course of the internships.

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.

The Master of Business Administration(MBA) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Education programs at Indiana Wesleyan University are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th Street, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202-223-0077.

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