Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

Director: Christopher E. Stevens, Ph.D.

The Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program is a three-year undergraduate minor that immerses students in the fundamental concepts and practices of creating new enterprises in the private and public sectors. Students complete the Entrepreneurial Leadership minor in conjunction with their chosen major in any academic field, including business, engineering, computer science, biology, chemistry, math, education, and the liberal arts. The program has four distinguishing features:

  1. An honors program model that attracts outstanding students.
  2. Curriculum in the student’s major and in entrepreneurial leadership
  3. Co-curriculum that immerses students in entrepreneurial organizations and practices through guest lecturers, internships, site visits, mentor relationships, and a student-managed consulting lab
  4. Emphasis on Jesuit educational ideals of ethical leadership and commitment to the common good

Admission to the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program is competitive and based on the student's entrance exam scores, grade point average, and demonstrated leadership, creativity, and community service.


Students in the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program complete the requirements for a Bachelors degree in business, engineering, the arts and sciences, professional studies, or education, along with a minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership. Students must satisfy the University and college core curricula relevant to their major.

The courses listed below constitute the minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership for students majoring in arts and sciences, business administration or accounting, education, and engineering. The program is designed flexibly so that students with any major can graduate in four years. Waivers and substitutions for department requirements may be granted to meet special academic needs. In addition, the University waives the fees for credits in excess of the usual eighteen-credit per semester limit for qualified students, up to 21 hours per semester.

In addition to the Hogan ENTR courses, Hogan students must also complete coursework in accounting and economics. This coursework depends on the major field of study -- please click here to see the specific requirements.  These courses may be completed at any time prior to second semester of the student's junior year, including the pre-Hogan freshman year.

The following course requirements for the Entrepreneurial Leadership minor amount to 18 credit hours for business administration majors and up to 24 credit hours for all other majors, exclusive of double-counted or shared course content.