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.

Second Year
ENTR 201 Idea to Solution 3 credits
ENTR 202 Solution to Execution 3 credits
Third Year
ENTR 301 Strategic Leadership 3 credits
ENTR 302 Strategic Thinking 3 credits
Fourth Year
ENTR 401 Senior Incubation* 3 credits
ENTR 402 ethics and Moral Leadership 3 credits

* Engineering majors fulfill this requirement with Senior Design.

Co-Requisite courses (may be completed at any time during years 1-2)
Arts and Sciences and Engineering Students:
ACCT 263 Accounting Analysis
3 credits
One of the following three Microeconomics courses: 3 credits
   ECON 200 Economic Analysis1
   ECON 270H Honors Economics1
   ECON 201 Microeconomics1
Business Administration Students:
ACCT 260 Principles of Accounting I2 3 credits
ACCT 261 Principles of Accounting II2 3 credits
ECON 201 Microeconomics2 3 credits

1 may satisfy Arts and Sciences core requirements
2 satisfies Business Administration core requirements

To maintain good standing in the Hogan Program, students must maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) both overall and in their Hogan (ENTR) courses.

An approved internship is required for completion of the minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership.  Approved internships will consist of a minimum work requirement of 180 hours, and may be completed in any field and at any time, pending instructor approval.  This requirement is fulfilled via the ENTR 497 course, which may be taken for credit or as a zero-credit option.

In addition to the course work above, Entrepreneurial Leadership students participate in a variety of co-curricular activities introducing them to entrepreneurial organizations, leaders, and practices.