About the program

Director: Dan Stewart, 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 take 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. Honors program model for select qualified 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 grade point average and demonstrated leadership, creativity, and service to others.


Students in the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program complete the requirements for a Bachelors degree in business, engineering, the arts and sciences, or education, along with a minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership. Students must satisfy the University and college core curricula relevant to their major. To remain in good standing in the Hogan Program, students must maintain a 3.0 or high grade point average (GPA) both overall and in their Hogan (ENTR) classes.

The courses listed below constitute the minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership for students majoring in arts & 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 credits).

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.

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.  The requirement is fulfilled via the ENTR 497 course, which may be taken for credit or as a zero-credit option.

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. (Click here for course descriptions.)

Second Year

ENTR 201 Entrepreneurship - Idea to Solution (Fall, 3 credits)
ENTR 202 Entrepreneurship - Solution to Execution (Spring, 3 credits)

Third Year

ENTR 301 Strategic Leadership (Fall, 3 credits)
ENTR 302 Strategic Thinking (Spring, 3 credits)

Fourth Year

ENTR 401 Senior Incubation (Fall, 3 credits)
ENTR 402 Ethic and Moral Leadership (Spring, 3 credits)

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. These activities include regular lectures by entrepreneurs, site visits, internships, mentor relationships, and the New Venture Lab. Students are expected to participate in these co-curricular activities and events.