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Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) – Data Analytics Specialization

Do you want to reach the executive level or settle into the C-suite of your career in data analytics? If you want to build on your skills and the success you earned with your master’s degree, now could be the right time to earn your doctorate in data analysis. With the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at Indiana Wesleyan University you can complete your degree in 36 months with the convenience of online learning. At IWU, you will learn from faculty with experience working in management-level positions in data-driven roles. As a Christian university, they can teach you how to integrate your biblical worldviews into your professional trajectory.

Why Pursue My DBA in Analytics at IWU?

From a complete system of support to experiential learning delivered through the latest learning technology, IWU works to ensure your education prepares you for the next level. Whether you need tech support, tutoring, or the guidance of a chaplain, we have the resources to help you succeed in 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 career. We take pride in helping students become lifelong learners who seek continual self-development. Plus, we lock in the rate of your tuition once you begin our online DBA program. This eliminates the stress of unexpected rate increases, so you can accurately forecast the cost of your doctorate in data analytics.

What Will I Learn in This DBA Data Analytics Program?

The online DBA program is designed to help students master advanced doctoral-level skills in solving complex problems, writing, and communication. Students should expect to spend 15-20 hours per week taking courses, along with one required three-day residency per year. Upon reaching the highest level possible in your data analytics education, you can pursue a wide variety of careers in business education, consulting, or business leadership.

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


$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 Data Analytics Program

Coursework for your online DBA in data analytics program covers how to:

  • Become an innovative, forward-thinking leader who understands business and data analytics from a global perspective
  • Initiate ethical processes for change management that resolve complex business challenges
  • Develop advanced research practices, conduct consulting, and inject business leadership into your data analytics role
  • Use data analytics and theory to design solutions for real-world business problems
  • Integrate Christian principles into your professional trajectory in data analytics

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Business Analyst
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Consultant
  • Marketing Analytics

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • Requirements for admission to the Doctor in Business Administration with a specialization in Data Analytics are as follows:
    • A Master's degree in a business 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 data analytics 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, Technology, and Leadership. The five year work experience is waived for alumni of an IWU degree in Master of Science with a Data Analytics Specialization or Master of Business Administration with a Data Analytics Specialization.

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 and approval of the 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).


*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024

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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