Degree Completion

Did you start a degree . . . and then life happened?

We get itSometimes things just happen, and your college plans change. No need to worry! We can help you complete your degree.

Degree Completion

Credits you’ve earned from other colleges; certificates you hold that have helped increase your skills and abilities; and even life experience credit will help us provide you with a degree completion plan. In the end, you’ll be able to complete an associate or bachelor's degree.

Your previous credits + DWU courses + life experience = your degree!

What’s the difference?

100% Online

Complete your coursework anywhere, anytime

7-week courses 

Courses only last seven weeks, allowing you to work, have family time and make the most of your experience.

Life Experience Credit 

Get credits for your life and professional experiences.


You can attend full-time, or work at a slower pace, as a part-time student.

Start Now

Start dates are available every 7 weeks! Complete your free application now.

Interested in Applying?

Complete your degree with a Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership.

Prepare for leadership roles in dozens of career fields. Courses will provide you with skills to:

  • Identify a leadership style and communicate effectively.
  • Explore conflict and change management.
  • Develop insights into individual and group behavior.
  • Understand organizational structure and culture.

Take courses like:

BUS 318 Conflict and Change Management
3 Hours
This team-based course explores the neuroscience of conflict and change management. Students will practice conflict management skills in their teams; experience resistance to change through completing a personal habit creation/change project; explore how to introduce and manage change, and how to handle the conflict that comes with change initiatives. Alongside learning about the neuroscience of change, students hone communication, teamwork, conflict management and presentation skills. Prerequisites: BUS 220 or instructor permission.
BUS 220 Principles of Management
3 Hours
Students will examine the managerial process, including planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. The class includes study of the relationship of these functions to the daily work of the manager and development of managerial skills. Prerequisite: Completion of BUS 101 or ENT 224 or Permission of the Instructor
BUS 315 Leadership & Communication
3 Hours
Students will study principles and examples of leadership, with emphasis on followership; adaptive leadership; ethical leadership; servant leadership; gender and leadership; inclusive leadership; and developing the communication skills essential to effective leadership. Students hear directly from local and regional leaders and apply those learnings to case studies. Students also develop their personal definition of leadership which culminates in a photo exhibit that communicates that to the audience.
BUS 321 Organizational Behavior
3 Hours
This course is designed to provide students with insights into individual and group behavior, understanding of organizational structure and culture, and opportunities to see various organizational management tools in practice. Students in this course partner with local business leaders who allow student teams inside their organizations to observe course concepts in practice. Students work in teams to formulate interview questions based on course content, interview those business partners, synthesize the information, present their learnings in class, and reflect on both the learned content and team effectiveness. Students hone communication, teamwork, analytical, and presentation skills. Prerequisites: BUS 220 or instructor permission.

Paying For Your Degree

Earning a degree is a great personal investment. There are a few common paths some of our students take to finance their online education at Dakota Wesleyan University. 

Tuition and fees for a degree completion program are $375 per credit hour. The total number of credits will depend on the number of courses needed to complete your degree. DWU offers many ways to pay. Don't worry - although DWU is a private university, a DWU education can be affordable. Financial aid and scholarships can help.

There are a variety of scholarship opportunities available to you. Visit with your admissions representative to learn more. 

Your Contact

At DWU, we take the time to establish personal and meaningful connections with you. You’ll work with an admissions representative that will be focused on you and your goals.

Janet Greenway

Graduate & Online Enrollment Coordinator

Want to learn more? Let’s connect.


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