Entrepreneurial Leadership (BA)

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Why Entrepreneurial Leadership?

A bachelor’s degree centered on entrepreneurial leadership explores creative problem solving through hands-on experiences and innovative courses. Learn how to become an enterprising leader who shapes visionary solutions to the challenge of today across a variety of fields!

Why earn your BA in Entrepreneurial Leadership at Iona?

Iona University’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Entrepreneurial Leadership degree nurtures your entrepreneurial mindset, giving you essential skills related to design thinking and starting a business. Your degree program culminates with an entrepreneurial internship or an entrepreneurship-in-practice experience.

This entrepreneurship-focused bachelor’s degree features a flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum so you can shape your degree program to your interests. This flexibility also allows you to pursue a double major or minor in another subject alongside your entrepreneurship courses.

Entrepreneurial Leadership majors utilize the visionary resources offered by Iona’s Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. This collaborative hub in the heart of campus opened in 2019 to house all of the Institute’s activities, including:

  • Coworking space where you can share and develop ideas with peers, faculty and mentors
  • Iona’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence and robust mentoring events
  • GaelVentures—our community incubator space

What You'll Learn

As part of the BA in Entrepreneurial Leadership program, you discover how to be a leader and problem-solver in an ever-changing world—and learn to adapt by creating innovative solutions through the business incubation process. In our entrepreneurship courses, you gain hands-on experience designing and prototyping solutions, concepts and products in different settings—social, business, arts, health, and more.

Our bachelor’s degree also emphasizes the ethics of entrepreneurship and fosters the confidence to work collaboratively with a team, give compelling presentations and deal comfortably with uncertainty.

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Dream. Create. Lead.

With a free-flow workspace and 3D printer, the Hynes Institute offers space for students to learn and grow as they develop their entrepreneurial spirit.

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Careers & Outcomes

Iona’s BA in Entrepreneurial Leadership features a flexible curriculum of entrepreneurship courses that complement another major, opening up endless career opportunities. By building an entrepreneurial mindset, you have the skills to become an ethical business leader ready to creatively transform the world’s challenges into opportunity.

Job Titles:

  • Director (non-profit, for-profit)
  • Community Leader/Organizer
  • Community Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Program Manager
  • Consultant
  • Educator
  • Creative Director
  • Author
Isaiah Williams

The Hynes Institute has greatly shaped the person I have become today. They helped me discover my potential and got me out of my shell, which I view as the greatest advantage that I have gained through my experiences here.

Isaiah Williams ’23, Entrepreneurial Leadership & Computer Science
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Entrepreneurial Leadership Program Highlights

Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Hynes Institute with its 3,800-square-foot addition and the LaPenta School of Business’ eco-friendly collaboration spaces promote student innovation, extending the learning experience beyond our entrepreneurship courses.

The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) recognized the Hynes Institute as a “Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program” in 2021.

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In this program, you’ll have access to GaelVentures, Iona’s own community incubator space. Collaborate with fellow students, mentors, our entrepreneur-in-residence and faculty members to workshop ideas and plans for creative problem solving.

Business Leadership Events

Iona students majoring in Entrepreneurial Leadership are encouraged to participate in the many Hynes Institute events. From networking sessions to workshops to innovation competitions to invited speakers, there’s always something going on!

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Learn More About Iona’s BA in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Iona University’s Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurial Leadership degree features entrepreneurship courses designed to uplift visionary thinkers. Develop the creative problem solving and leadership skills needed to tackle the challenges of today.

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