The enterprise leadership 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 critical thinking and communications.

The major in enterprise leadership is offered jointly by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the John Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurial Management in the Tippie College of Business. The program is administered by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Management Center and the degree is awarded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Students may earn the major in enterprise leadership or the certificate in entrepreneurial management, but not both.

Course Work

Completion of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program is required for this major.

Students engage in a "real life" entrepreneurial experience and apply their knowledge and skills by planning a business, working for a business, or by consultation with a business.


Admission Requirements

Students interested in this major need to meet the requirements for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Student Opportunities

In addition to more than 500 Student Organizations, Iowa students choose from multiple Study Abroad Programs and Undergraduate Research Opportunities.


Iowa graduates have job placement rates ranging from 86-100 percent, depending on their area of study, and our Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.


The Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Aid are great resources for students seeking scholarships.

Application Process

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Apply to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


Enterprise Leadership (BA)
Enterprise Leadership Online BA
Online/Off-campus Program(s)
Enterprise Leadership