Enterprise Leadership students will complete courses from the following six areas of study:

  • Foundation
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Leadership
  • U.S. Cultural Diversity
  • Communications
  • Capstone Experience

**Please note that not all courses are available online.



(both of these)

  • MATH:1005 College Algebra 4 s.h.
  • MATH:1010 Trigonometry 3 s.h.

(or one of these)

  • MATH:1020 Elementary Functions 4 s.h.
  • MATH:1340 Mathematics for Business 4 s.h.
  • MATH:1380 Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business 4 s.h.
  • MATH:1440 Mathematics for the Biological Sciences 4 s.h.
  • MATH:1460 Calculus for the Biological Sciences 4 s.h.
  • MATH:1550 Engineering Mathematics I: Single Variable Calculus 4 s.h.
  • MATH:1850 Calculus I 4 s.h.


(one of these)

  • ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics 4 s.h.
  • ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 4 s.h.


(one of these)

  • STAT:1020/PSQF:1020 Elementary Statistics and Inference 3 s.h.
  • STAT:1030 Statistics for Business 4 s.h.
  • STAT:2020 Probability and Statistics for the Engineering and Physical Sciences 3 s.h.
  • STAT:3510/IGPI:3510 Biostatistics 3 s.h.
  • STAT:4143/PSQF:4143 Introduction to Statistical Methods 3 s.h.



  • SOC:1010 Introduction to Sociology 3-4 s.h.


(this one)

  • ENTR:1350 Foundations in Entrepreneurship 2 s.h.

(or both of these)

  • ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 s.h.
  • MKTG:3000 Introduction to Marketing Strategy 3 s.h.

(all of these)

  • ENTR:2000 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3 s.h.
  • ENTR:3050 Professional Preparation for Enterprise Leadership and Entrepreneurship 1.s.h.
  • ENTR:3100 Entrepreneurial Finance 3 s.h.
  • ENTR:3200 Entrepreneurial Marketing 3 s.h.
  • ENTR:4400 Managing the Growth Business 3 s.h.


Personal Leadership

(at least 3 s.h. from below)

  • LS:1020 Introduction to Leadership 3 s.h.
  • LS:1024 Hawkeye Service Breaks 1-3 s.h.
  • LS:2002 Career Leadership Academy Part 1: Leadership in Practice 3 s.h. (Formerly LS:2000 and LS:2001)
  • LS:3004 Perspectives on Leadership: Principles and Practices 3 s.h.

Social Context of Leadership

(one of these)

  • LS:3002 Career Leadership Academy Part 2: Leadership in Action 3 s.h.
  • SOC:1220 Principles of Social Psychology 3-4 s.h.
  • SOC:3610 Organizations and Modern Society 3 s.h.
  • SOC:3880 The Sociology of Networks 3 s.h.
  • SOC:4210 Social Psychology of Small Groups 3 s.h.
  • SOC:4225 The Social Psychology of Leadership 3 s.h.
  • SOC:4230 Sociology of Self-Improvement 3 s.h.


(one of these)

  • AFAM:1020 /AMST:1030 Introduction to African American Culture 3 s.h.
  • AFAM:1030 Introduction to African American Society 3 s.h.
  • AFAM:2079 /SPST:2079 Race and Ethnicity in Sport 3 s.h.
  • HIST:2267 /AFAM:2267 African American History to 1877: From Slave Cabin to Senate Floor 3 s.h.
  • AFAM:3500 /RELS:3808 Malcolm X, King, and Human Rights 3 s.h.
  • AMST:2025 Diversity in American Culture 3 s.h.
  • ANTH:2165/AMST:2165/NAIS:2165 Native Peoples of North America 3 s.h.
  • GWSS:1001 Introduction to Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies 3 s.h.
  • GWSS:1002 Diversity and Power in the U.S. 3 s.h.
  • HIST:1040 Diversity in History 3 s.h.
  • HIST:3275/AFAM:3275 History of Slavery in the U.S.A. 3-4 s.h.
  • LATS:2280/HIST:2280/SPAN:2280 Introduction to Latina/o Studies 3 s.h.
  • SOC:2810 Social Inequality 3 s.h.
  • SPST:1074 /AMST:1074 /GWSS:1074 Inequality in American Sport 3 s.h.


Communication Theory

(one of these)

  • COMM:1112 Interpersonal Communication 3 s.h.
  • COMM:1117 Theory and Practice of Argument 4 s.h
  • COMM:1130 The Art of Persuading Others 3 s.h
  • COMM:1170 Communication Theory in Everyday Life 3 s.h
  • COMM:1174 Media and Society 3 s.h
  • JMC:1100 Media Uses and Effects 3 s.h
  • JMC:1200 Media History and Culture 3 s.h
  • JMC:1500 Social Media Today 3 s.h

Applied Communication

(one of these)

  • BUS:3800 Business Writing 3 s.h.
  • CNW:3640 Writing for Business 3 s.h.
  • CW:3005/INTD:3005/WRIT3005 Professional and Creative Business Communication 3 s.h.
  • CW:3218/INTD:3200 Creative Writing for New Media 3 s.h.
  • MGMT:4100 Dynamics of Negotiations 3 s.h.
  • RHET:2055/GWSS:2055 Persuasion and Advocacy 3 s.h.
  • RHET:2065 Persuading Different Audiences: Launching a Successful Career 3 s.h.
  • RHET:2085 Speaking Skills 3 s.h.
  • THTR:2610/RHET:2610 Acting for Success 3 s.h.


Students engage in an entrepreneurial leadership experience and apply their knowledge and skills through a business consulting/field study project or internship with an external business or non-profit organization. The capstone experience should be related to the student’s career goals and involve the development and application of professional business skills such as; project management, market research, analysis and planning, financial management and forecasting, operations management, sales, organizational leadership, or professional business communications.  Students may also choose to plan and launch their own business to meet the capstone requirement.

Beyond the approved courses listed below, students may choose an experiential learning course from a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences major, with prior approval from the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC).

(one of these)