Expand your skill-set and gain a competitive advantage in finding an internship or full-time job by participating in the new Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy. This select opportunity is a two-course sequence that helps students develop advanced leadership skills and then apply them to a semester-long strategic management consulting project. The first course, Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy I (ELA I) will help students hone their leadership and project management skills. Through weekly workshops, guest speakers, and course discussion, ELA I will prepare you to actively manage and lead all phases of a business project. Topics covered include client management, advanced project management skills, how to have tough conversations at work, and how to structure and lead a meeting for optimal results. 

After completing ELA I, students will be prepared for the second course in the sequence, Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy II (ELA II). Students enrolled in ELA II will work in small groups under the direction of experienced entrepreneurs and C-level executives to provide strategic management consulting services to Iowa-based companies. Students will independently communicate with their client, learn to employ the latest techniques for assessing competitive markets and identifying growth opportunities, and ultimately develop recommendations and prepare a final report for their client. It will be a great opportunity to enhance a student’s resume and expand their professional network.

Application criteria:

Completed Introduction to Management and declared Management & Entrepreneurship major; minimum third-year standing

Next steps:

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020!  Application deadline is April 10.

Apply today