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Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) – Information Systems Specialization

If you want to build on your master’s level education and qualify for top roles in information systems management, now is the time to earn your doctorate at Indiana Wesleyan University. With the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program with an information systems management specialization, you can complete your degree in 36 months with the convenience of online learning. At IWU, this accredited DBA degree program is taught by faculty from a Christ-centered perspective.

Why Pursue My DBA Information Systems Specialization at IWU?

Students enrolled in this DBA with information systems specialization will benefit from a system of support that includes tech support, tutoring, and full-time chaplains for additional guidance. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling IT career. We also lock in the rate of your tuition once you start the program. This helps you accurately forecast the cost of your education from start to finish, without the worry of rate hikes once you begin the program. With our approach to online education, you can learn with the latest tools in technology that result in a personalized, practice-based experience. Instead of a dissertation, students complete a doctoral project that exhibits the students’ ability to resolve real-world challenges in information systems management.

What Will I Learn in This DBA in Information Systems Program?

This online DBA degree program equips students with the high-level skills required to solve the biggest challenges modern businesses face in managing their IT infrastructure. Courses include a wide range of essential topics including economic analysis, leadership, research, and current issues in information systems management. Students are only required to complete one weekend residency per year. Upon completion, students can pursue careers as information systems managers, who earn a median wage of $164,070 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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 Online DBA Information Systems Program

Coursework for your DBA degree in information systems can teach you how to:

  • Become a forward-thinker and driving force of positive change in your organization.
  • Strategize and deploy effective solutions to current information systems challenges.
  • Utilize research in your doctoral practice and your career.
  • Apply Christ-centered beliefs to your professional decision-making and career aspirations.

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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