The enterprise leadership major provides an option for students who want to focus on business leadership. The major presents a unique blend of skills, theory, and content, encouraging students to apply their knowledge and skills to entrepreneurial concepts and ventures. The program offers a combination of business and liberal arts approaches and allows students to hone their skills in communication and critical thinking.

Student Responsibilities

Review the responsibilities required to become and remain eligible for the 2 Plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan.

Student Responsibilities

Des Moines Area Community College checkpoints
  • Complete all requirements for the AA degree.
  • Complete four semesters of the same world language (fourth-level proficiency).
  • Foundation courses introduce students to the basic skills, tools, and concepts they will need for the major.


Option 1 (Both of these):

  • MAT 121 College Algebra AND MAT 130 Trigonometry


Option 2 (One of these):

  • MAT 129 Elementary Functions
  • MAT 157 Statistics
  • MAT 164 Calculus for Business and Social Science
  • MAT 211 Calculus I

Economics (One of these):

  • ECN 130 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECN 120 Principles of Macroeconomics

Sociology (This course):

  • SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology

When transferring to Iowa, present a cumulative transfer grade-point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 from all colleges attended.

University of Iowa Checkpoints
  • During the first semester at Iowa, the student and faculty advisor should agree upon a plan of study and focus area for completing the major requirements.
  • Complete the UI courses required for this major, as specified in the UI General Catalog.
  • Complete at least half of the remaining semester hours needed for your major and degree during each of your two years at Iowa. (A total of 44-47 semester hours is required for the Enterprise Leadership major and 120 semester hours for the BA degree.)

A current schedule of UI courses is available online via Iowa Student Information Services (MyUI).