Director, Associate Professor Rochelle Scheuermann
Associate Director Christina Walker
Our mission for this program is to "develop academically grounded, spiritually maturing, and practically skilled leaders able to lead in global marketplace and nonprofit organizations in culturally savvy ways for Christ and His Kingdom." The structure of the 40 credit hour degree is designed to give students analytical, practical, and theological tools for leadership in multiple contexts.
When our students graduate, we anticipate they will have become...
- Leaders who are able to fruitfully guide organizational strategy and manage change.
- Leaders who are able to develop themselves and diverse others.
- Leaders who are able to articulate and demonstrate the relationship of Christian mission and values with personal vocation.
- Leaders who are able to engage critically with leadership theory and practice.
Admission to the Global Leadership program is open both to those serving or preparing to work in both marketplace and ministry roles. Admission does not require a specific undergraduate major or a prescribed set of courses, but students are expected to have demonstrated leadership experience and possess proficiency in written and spoken English.
The program leading to a Master of Arts in Global Leadership degree consists of the successful completion of 40 credit hours.
|LEAD 547||Communication and Leadership||2|
|LEAD 556||Foundations of Leadership||4|
|LEAD 557||Global Leadership||4|
|LEAD 558||Personal Leadership and Ethics||4|
|LEAD 662||Developing Diverse People in Multicultural Teams||2|
|LEAD 663||Guiding Organizational Innovation and Change||2|
|LEAD 573||Qualitative Research Methods||2|
|INTR 561||Intercultural Communication (4-credit version)||4|
|EVAN 526||Gospel: Theological Perspectives on Evangelism and Renewal||4|
|Biblical and Theological Studies Requirements|
|Select an approved 4-credit BITH course from the approved Category I list||4|
Student should select at least one from the following list of courses:
|Special Topics in Leadership|
|Personal Spiritual Formation|
|Conflict & Mediation|
|Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning|
The remaining elective credits can come from any School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership course. Students wanting another option should speak with the Program Director.
As part of this 40-credit program, all graduate students are required to complete a theological studies requirement of 6 credit hours. For Global Leadership students, this consists of EVAN 526 plus a 4-hour course from the approved Category I listing in the Graduate School section of this catalog.
The Global Leadership Summit Partner Program
Students interested in the MA in Global Leadership may choose to enter the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) Partner Program. Through an arrangement between GLS and Wheaton College, students are awarded 2 credits for LEAD 547 toward the MA in Global Leadership upon successful completion of the GLS Certificate (the GLS certificate is awarded by GLS).
Upon successful completion of both the GLS Certificate (awarded by GLS) and the Graduate Leadership Certificate (awarded by Wheaton College), students are awarded 2 credits in LEAD 547 toward the MA in Global Leadership. The 8 credits earned in LEAD 556 and LEAD 557 as part of the Graduate Leadership Certificate will also count toward the MA in Global Leadership. This would give the student 10 credits toward the 40 credits required for the MA degree.