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Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) – Completion Program

Are you ready to finish your doctorate level education in business, but aren’t sure which program to choose? With the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) completion program at Indiana Wesleyan University you can complete your DBA degree in 22 months with the convenience of online learning. At IWU, your courses are taught by expert faculty with real-world experience in the business disciplines they teach.

Why Complete My Doctorate of Business Administration at IWU?

IWU offers all our students a comprehensive system of support. From tutoring to tech support, we do everything we can to help you succeed. We also provide full-time chaplains for our students who need additional guidance while they complete their DBA degree. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career in business. Plus, we lock in the cost of your education as soon as you start the program. This eliminates the stress of unexpected rate hikes after you begin classes. Our online platform utilizes the latest technology, giving students the same personalized, practice-based education they would expect from a campus-based experience.

What Will I Learn in This DBA Completion Program?

The curriculum of the Doctor of Business Administration completion program is designed to help students learn advanced strategies for leadership and executing organizational change. Course topics include economic analysis, marketing, virtuous leadership, and more. This DBA program also includes a doctoral project in place of a dissertation, which allows students to focus on one of three specializations: healthcare administration, information systems, or management. A faculty member is assigned to each student at the beginning of the program, to offer consistent guidance and mentorship as they complete their DBA.

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

30 Credit Hours


$650/ 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 Completion Program

Coursework for your DBA completion program can teach you how to:

  • Develop into an innovative, forward-thinking, and ethical leader in business.
  • Apply Christian principles to professional decision-making.
  • Utilize advanced research methods in your education, consulting, and business leadership.
  • Strive to live a virtuous personal and professional life, no matter where your journey leads.

After Graduation
Potential Careers

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

Work in Various Industries

  • Business Management
  • Non-profit

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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