The President in the Classroom

President Kruczek's Teaching Philosophy

I believe that entrepreneurship is a subject that can be taught; in my classes I provide students a variety of different ways to be involved in the discipline. I want students to explore the entrepreneurial journey, seeing how other entrepreneurs from throughout the world embarked on creating a product or service and what it took to bring that to market. I want students to understand the steps of that journey from the formation of the idea to exit, and I want them to understand the difficulty of that path. I want students to learn from other entrepreneurs, which is the reason that I bring guest speakers into classes. I want students to experience entrepreneurship, which is the reason I include experiential learning opportunities in my classes.  I want students to understand that entrepreneurship is more than just the startup, which is why I include a discussion of corporate innovation and entrepreneurship in my classes. And I want students to understand that many times, we learn from when we fail, which is why I also include a discussion on failure in my entrepreneurship classes.


His Newest Course Offering

President Kruczek is teaching a course in fall 2015 to juniors and seniors to help them understand the importance of emotionally intelligent leadership. The class, called Emotional Intelligence Leadership (BU391), is considered a special topics course and is offered by invitation only. 

BU391 Emotional Intelligence Leadership

Developed in partnership with the Cleveland Leadership Center, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership is a cross-disciplinary course designed for students who aspire to be effective, emotionally intelligent leaders, and who are committed to preparing themselves for personal, professional and global responsibility.

Along with examining the body of research on Emotional Intelligence (EI), students will be expected to understand and improve their own emotional intelligence by participating in a variety of self-assessment activities and exercises, all designed to develop students for both college and career success.

The Emotionally Intelligent Leadership course, capped at 25 students, is open to all majors. A student must be a junior or senior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above to apply for admittance, with registration preference given to students in the honors scholars program and others with the highest cumulative grade point average. Students completing this course at the honors level will receive the “Honors” designation on the transcript.

The College's course schedule includes some additional information.


June 22
4:30 PM
Thursday June 22, 4:30pm
Christ the King Chapel, 3rd Floor Admin Bldg.
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