European Initiative Partnership


European Initiative Partnership

The Master of Arts in Leadership (LEAD) exists to equip men and women with knowledge, spiritual understanding and practical skills to lead in a culturally diverse world. 

Wheaton College is offering  the M.A. in Leadership program to leaders throughout Europe.  Classes are taught  in the Czech Republic, on campus at Wheaton College and online. LEAD is a Christ-centered and intentionally practical leadership development program. This program is available to anyone doing work in Central and Eastern Europe. 

The curriculum builds on three foundations of effective leadership:

  • Knowledge of evidence-based leadership research and theory.
  • Spiritual maturity to discern truth and practice grace.
  • Practical skills for leading and growing organizations.

LEAD offers Christ-centered, research-based and practical leadership training to help you grow as leaders and transform organizations. In this program, you will learn from globally renowned scholars as well as real-word leaders with expertise in their fields.

LEAD (European Initiative) Degree Format

LEAD is a 36 credit-hour degree offered in a flexible learning format especially designed for European leaders.

  • Classes will be held in Wheaton, the Czech Republic and online
  • Students will have the opportunity to take classes at Wheaton (travel costs covered by scholarship)
  • Classes will be hybrid (partially in person/online) and fully online

MA Leadership European Initiatve

Three-year Tentative Schedule

If you are interested in learning more about the M.A. in Leadership program, please contact the Graduate Academic Advisor Manager, Wendy Larson. Please use this application form to apply for the additional scholarship monies.

    Course Course Title Credits Location
Year One Fall LEAD 557 Foundations of Leadership in a Globalized World 4 Czechia
Spring MML 512 Leadership and Spiritual Formation  4 Czechia
Summer LEAD 692 Best and Worst of Church History 2 Wheaton
LEAD 692 Mental Health and Leadership 2 Wheaton
Year Two Fall MML 513 Theological & Systematic Foundation of the missio Dei 4 Malenovice 
LEAD 641 Biblical and Theological Foundations of Leadership 2
Spring BITH 565 Christian Theology 4 Online
Summer LEAD 662 Multicultural Teams 2 Online
LEAD 559 Organizational & Change Leadership 4 Online
Year Three Fall LEAD 631 Leading Non-Profit Organizations 4 Czechia
Spring MML 503 Cultural Engagement 2 Wheaton
LEAD 652 Strategic Management 2 Wheaton
Total Credits       36