College of Adult and Professional Studies


Indiana Wesleyan University, founded in 1920, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. The 325-acre campus is located in a small town 70 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Total undergraduate and graduate enrollment is 13,917.

The College of Adult and Professional Studies was founded in 1985 and is located on the main campus. Courses also are offered at more than 90 locations in 54 cities in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, with physical campus presence in 12 locations. The basic educational approach is to offer intensive study in the disciplines and skill areas required for managing today’s business organizations, including areas of social, technical, ethical, and economic concern. The college’s programs are designed to equip working professionals to function as lifelong learners in their areas of specialty.


The College of Adult and Professional Studies offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Management (MSM) as well as a doctoral program Ed.D in Organizational Leadership.

Forty-two total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 12 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Business, Analysis, and Technology
  • Applied Management Concepts
  • Essentials of Accounting using Microsoft Excel
  • Applied Managerial Accounting
  • Advanced Marketing Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Essentials of Finance using Microsoft Excel
  • Advanced Managerial Finance
  • Organizational Development
  • Applied Business Statistics
  • Applied Economics

Required courses for the MSM include:

  • Theory and Practice of Leadership
  • Advanced Marketing Management
  • Communication in Organizational Settings
  • Strategy Formulation
  • Human Relations and Organizational Behavior
  • Finance For Managers
  • Managerial Ethics
  • Legal Issues for Managers
  • Management of International Business
  • Motivation, Development, and Change
  • Managerial Economics
  • Applied Management Project

The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 24 months.

There are 15 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 70% hold a doctorate; there are 934 part-time faculty.

Unique Programs


The university’s main library houses a collection of more than 111,600 volumes, 185,590 microform items, and 8550 audio/video tapes/CDs, and subscribes to 11,000 periodicals. Students have access to such databases and networks as Gale’s General Business File ASAP, Business & Company Resources Center, EBSCOhost’s Business Source Premier, Business & Industry, Business Orgs, Business Dateline, Disclosure, EconLit, Newspapaer Source, ValueLine, and the Wall Street Journal. Other opportunities for research consist of electronic data retrieval services and off-campus library services, including reference assistance and document delivery.


Graduate business students need not have their own PCs. PCs are available to students throughout the MBA program and for designated classes only in the MSM program.


The school operates on a modular basis. Graduate programs are offered during the day and evening, weekends, and on-line.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.5. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, work experience, and letters of recommendation. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The number of applicants for a recent class was 1015; 1011 were accepted. Transfers are accepted.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a nonrefundable application fee of $20, 2 letters of recommendation, and show 3 years of significant full-time work experience.

International Students

International students must take the TOEFL.

Financial Aid

The FAFSA, the school’s own financial statement, and the previous year’s tax return are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for all students is $415 per credit. Graduate student housing is not available.


Ninety-eight percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 95% have had full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from the Midwest (83%). Fifty percent are women and 28% are minorities. The average age at entrance is 35; ages range from 20 to 67. In 2006, 791 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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