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Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) – Management Specialization

Are you ready to develop the skills required to reach the top levels in business management? You can gain the knowledge and confidence to pursue executive-level roles with the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) management specialization at Indiana Wesleyan University. In 36 months, you can complete this comprehensive program with the convenience of online learning. At IWU, you will learn from faculty with experience working in management-level positions in a wide variety of business settings.

Why Pursue My Doctorate in Business Management at IWU?

Whether you choose to learn online or onsite, students in this business doctorate program benefit from a complete system of student services that include tech support, tutoring, and chaplains for additional guidance when needed. At IWU, we lock in the rate of your tuition as soon as you enroll and start this doctorate in business program. This eliminates the worry of rate hikes after you begin taking classes, and helps you remain focused on completing your education. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling business career.

What Will I Learn in This DBA in Management Program?

The doctorate in business program is designed to help students qualify for roles in business leadership, consulting, education, and other areas of career opportunity. A faculty member is assigned to each student at the beginning of their education to provide consistent guidance throughout the program. Only one weekend residency is required per year. Course topics span critical topics in business management, including economic analysis, marketing, global issues, data analysis, and academic writing.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

60 Credit Hours


$660/ Credit Hour

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

Financial AidTuition Info

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
What You Will Study in This Doctor of Business Administration Management Program

Coursework for your DBA with management specialization covers how to:

  • Use a forward-thinking approach to finding solutions and inspiring innovation in your organization.
  • Apply Christian principles to decision-making and solutions to complex business challenges.
  • Integrate education, consulting, and business leadership into your practice.
  • Become a lifelong learner who aims to live a virtuous personal and professional life.

After Graduation
Potential Careers

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

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • 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.
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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

After the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program was launched by the DeVoe School of Business, Technology & Leadership in the fall of 2019, it was recognized and accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

After ensuring that HLC accreditation was in place, plans were developed for the DBA program to pursue initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP requires all programs to be in existence for two years, have graduates, and ensure that operational, academic, assessment, and other continuous quality processes are in place before making application to start the official self-study process.

In light of these expectations from ACBSP, the academic leadership in the College of Adult and Professional Studies supports the ongoing planning and implementation of important academic and program continuous quality improvement processes to ensure readiness to apply for ACBSP accreditation. The pursuit of ACBSP accreditation was and continues to be on the planning roadmap for the program. Current students and program alumni please note that if a student graduates prior to DeVoe School of Business, Technology & Leadership receiving ACBSP accreditation for the DBA program, the student will be grandfathered in under the accredited program once accreditation is received.

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

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