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Bachelor's in Mission-Driven Leadership

If you want to become a leader in a faith-based setting that could include churches, charities, and other non-profits, discover the Bachelor of Science Mission-Driven Leadership. As a Christian-based academic institution, we instill Christian values and worldviews into all our degree programs. With our flexible and personalized approach to online education, you can receive the same quality and attention you would expect from a campus-based education.

Why Pursue My B.S. in Mission-Driven Leadership Online at IWU?

At IWU, we specialize in helping busy students earn their degrees without putting their current lives on hold. We provide a complete system of student services, including 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 career. Plus, we lock in the rate of your tuition when you start this leadership degree program. That eliminates the worry of cost increases and helps you maintain focus on your coursework.

What Will I Learn in this Bachelor’s in Mission-Driven Leadership Online Program?

The curriculum of the BSMDL program is designed to give students the knowledge, theory, mentorship, and practical skills to pursue their calling whether in the church or non-profit setting. Students in this leadership degree program can participate in lab-based learning with several course options, including Self-Leadership, Congregational or Organizational Leadership, Technology and Trends, and Community or Global Leadership. Students who currently work in religious settings can apply their education as they learn. Upon completion, graduates can purse a wide variety of leadership and administrative careers in faith-based organizations.  

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


$398/ 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 B.S. in Mission-Driven Leadership Program

Coursework for your bachelor’s in mission-driven leadership degree program covers how to:

  • Integrate sound interpretation methods for using the Bible and theology for effective leadership and management in the organization and mission
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and management practices for mission-driven organizations
  • Develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to organize, lead, and multiply missional initiatives that engage multiple constituencies
  • Synthesize a cohesive perspective on life calling, self-leadership, and career within organizations

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Church
  • Education
  • Non-profit
  • Faith-based businesses

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at 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).
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program.
  • Completion of 120 semester hours.
  • Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 hours of general education requirements as specified (General Education Requirements).
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
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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


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

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