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Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) – Healthcare Administration Specialization

The online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with Healthcare Administration specialization at Indiana Wesleyan University can help you qualify for leadership and management roles in the rapidly growing field of healthcare. At IWU, you can become a strategic thinker who makes ethical decisions rooted in Christian values. This DBA healthcare program can be completed in as few as three years, with only one required weekend residency per year.

Why Pursue an Online Doctor of Business Administration at IWU?

As a Christian university, we teach students how to integrate their Christian faith into their career decisions. We also offer a full spectrum of student services, including tutoring, tech support, and guidance from full-time chaplains. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. IWU’s approach to online learning utilizes the latest technology and provides the same high-quality, accredited education students expect from a campus-based experience. Plus, we lock in the rate of your tuition once you begin the program. This eliminates the worry of unexpected rate increases after you start learning.

What Will I Learn in This DBA in Healthcare Administration Program?

With a practice-oriented approach to coursework, students can enter leadership roles with the confidence and skills to succeed. Course topics focus on economic analysis, virtuous leadership, global issues, and foundations of doctoral research. As a result of your DBA healthcare studies, you should be able to inject a virtuous, Christian worldview into your personal and professional life. This degree program does not include a dissertation for completion. Instead, students complete a hands-on doctoral project that reflects their ability to solve real-world organizational challenges.

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 Healthcare Administration Program

Coursework for this online DBA healthcare administration program covers how to:

  • Develop ethically based, forward-thinking leadership skills that result in positive organizational change
  • Cohesively integrate research in education, consulting, and leadership into your professional practice
  • Integrate Christian principles and worldviews into your healthcare administration career

After Graduation
Potential Careers

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

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • A Master's Degree in a business or healthcare related discipline with at least five years of experience in healthcare administration. Only degrees from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency are recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (E.D.) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Degrees must be 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 of work experience in healthcare administration. 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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