Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
Director: Thomas B. Tilford, J.D.
The Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program is a four-year undergraduate concentration founded on the Jesuit educational philosophy of educating the whole person. Its purpose is to prepare students to create new ventures that make a positive difference in society. This student-centered program is designed for promising individuals who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, creativity, and a commitment to serve others. The Hogan program embraces students from all academic majors, tailoring the entrepreneurial curriculum and co-curriculum to complement the students’ major fields of study, and providing them with the concepts, tools, and experiences to responsibly create successful new commercial and social enterprises.
Four features distinguish the program:
- Honors program model that attracts outstanding students.
- Rigorous concentration combined with any major.
- Immersion in entrepreneurial contexts.
- Foundation on Jesuit educational ideals of ethical leadership and commitment to the common good.
Admission to the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program is competitive based on the student’s entrance exam scores, grade point average, and demonstrated leadership, creativity, and service to others.
Students in the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program complete the requirements for a concentration in entrepreneurial leadership along with those for a bachelors degree in business, engineering, the arts and sciences, or other major. Students must satisfy the University and college core curricula relevant to their major. Note: business administration majors do not need to fulfill the integrative/experiential requirement for the major, because these types of courses are integral to the Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration.
The Hogan Program curriculum 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, provided the student is in good academic standing, as defined by the Hogan Program’s Expectations Policy.
In addition to the course work below, entrepreneurial leadership students participate in a variety of co-curricular activities introducing them to entrepreneurial organizations, leaders, and practices. These activities include regular lectures by entrepreneurs, site visits, internships, mentor relationships, New Venture Lab, and business plan competitions. Students are expected to participate in these co-curricular activities and events.
The following course requirements for the Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration amount to 20 credit hours for business administration majors and 26 credit hours for all other majors.
|ENTR 101 The World of Entrepreneurship||2 credits|
|One of the following three courses *
ECON 200 Economic Analysis (for non-business majors)
ECON 201 Microeconomics (for any major)
ECON 270H Honors Economics (for any major)
|* These credits count towards core social science requirements for Arts and Sciences majors. Can be taken in second year if necessary.|
|ENTR 201 Social Entrepreneurship||2 credits|
|ACCT 263 Accounting Analysis*||3 credits|
|*Business majors must take ACCT 260 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits) and ACCT 261 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)|
|ENTR 490 New Venture Creation||5 credits|
|ENTR 497 Internship||0-3 credits|
|ENTR 494 Incubation Project||5 credits|
|ENTR 498 Entrepreneurial Leadership||3 credits|