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Master's in Business Administration – School Administration Specialization

Are you ready to take your career in education to the next level? When you earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Specialization in School Administration online at Indiana Wesleyan University you can prepare to become a leader in education. The curriculum in this graduate-level school administration degree is designed to elevate your skills in several critical areas, including innovative management, business strategy, policy, and relational leadership. If you have teaching experience and want to work as a school administrator, our MBA - School Administration online program could be the next logical step in your career trajectory.

Why Pursue My MBA in School Administration Degree Online at IWU?

At IWU, you can prepare for the challenges of tomorrow in education in a setting that aligns with your Christ-centered beliefs. We offer a variety of helpful student services. From advising to tutoring, we are here for you. Each student even has their own assigned chaplain for additional faith-based guidance. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. Our approach to online learning utilizes the latest technology with a student-first approach to teaching by our expert faculty. Plus, we lock in your cost of tuition once you are accepted into your program. This eliminates the worry of cost increases once you start your education.

What Will I Learn in a School Administration MBA Program?

The curriculum in the MBA in School Administration degree program is tailored for students who typically already have their teaching license and want to become school leaders and effective role models and mentors to students and faculty in their academic institutions. What’s more, students are taught how to be a force for innovative change in their schools or other academic settings. Through this master’s degree in school administration program, you can develop a strong foundation in business administration practices and school leadership skills while learning how to apply your faith in your career. If you are looking for an MBA degree specialization in school administration to achieve your goals, this program could be the perfect fit.

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

42 Credit Hours


$575/ 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 MBA in School Administration Degree Program

Coursework for your master’s in school administration degree covers how to:

  • Inspire a culture of high achievement across a diverse student body and faculty
  • Communicate to bring people together to achieve organizational success
  • Develop self-evaluation skills that enhance your leadership capabilities and management skills
  • Apply business administration principles for organizational improvement
  • Integrate Christian principles into your career as a leader in education

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • School Principal
  • School district administration
  • Non-profit leadership

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • 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, Technology, and 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.
  • Submit a signed SILD FERPA Release Form.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
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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

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.

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