Entrepreneurship (BS)

Do you want to be your own boss? We want to help you convert your ideas or technical skills into a business enterprise of your own. More people than ever want to work for themselves. Our Entrepreneurship program will make sure you’re prepared to be your own boss, and manage others as well. The curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the financial, legal, and social opportunities that come with starting and growing your own business.

Our Bachelor’s program gives you more experience and hands-on learning, building on the associate degree.

Vermont Tech’s Entrepreneurship curriculum is designed to help the emerging entrepreneur harness unique opportunities, ignite change, and build a successful business. You will learn about transforming ideas into enterprises that add value to the customers and the owner. You will be trained in the skills needed to innovate, create, and develop business plans, raise capital, and manage a small business and its employees.

In addition to the student outcomes included in the entrepreneurship associate program, a student with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship will be able to:

  • Understand the accounting cycle on an accrual and cash basis
  • Interpret financial statements and prepare budgets
  • Apply financial information to broad-based business decision making
  • Develop and deliver an effective oral team presentation on a strategic business topic
  • Understand the structure and function of human behavior in organizations and how behavioral influences impact productivity, organizational effectiveness, and efficiency at the individual, small group, and organizational levels
  • Develop marketing strategies to satisfy specific target audiences and create a marketing mix using the 4 Ps: product, price, place, and promotion
  • Apply and integrate marketing concepts with other business disciplines to affect business strategy
  • Perform human resources functions in the areas of selecting, training, and evaluating personnel
  • Identify best practices in employee training, development, appraisal, and rewards
  • Understand the basic operations, tools, and production functions of an organization involved in the efficient and effective production and delivery of goods and services
  • Understand the genesis of project, program, and portfolio management
  • Use the tools and techniques involved in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects
  • Integrate the disciplines of management, human resources, marketing, and finance to develop and affect corporate strategies and plans

The student, in conjunction with the Department Chair, may develop a sequence of courses to best meet their background and needs that still satisfies the degree requirements. A typical curriculum is shown here.

Minimum Degree Requirements

Bachelor degree students are subject to Vermont Tech’s minimum degree requirements. The minimum degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship are:

  • 6 credits of English, including Technical Communications
  • 3 credits of Information Technology, CIS 1041 Computer Applications
  • 6 credits of Mathematics, including MAT 2121 Statistics
  • 7 credits of Natural or Physical Sciences
  • 12 credits of Arts/Humanities or Social Science, including 3 credits at the 3,000+ level
  • 6 credits of other general education courses
  • 40 credits - General Education Requirements
  • 25 credits - Electives
  • 49 credits from Core Curriculum, including
    • ACC 1010 - Computerized Accounting
    • ACC 1020 - Survey of Accounting or ACC 2121 Financial Accounting
    • BUS 1010 - Exploring Business & Entrepreneurship
    • BUS 2020 - Principles of Management
    • BUS 2041 - Foundations of Entrepreneurship
    • BUS 2210 - Small Business Management
    • BUS 2230 - Principles of Marketing
    • BUS 2270 - Interpersonal & Oral Communication
    • BUS 2440 - Introduction to Business Law
    • BUS  3041 - Applied Entrepreneurship
    • BUS 3230 - Principles of Financial Management
    • BUS 3250 - Organizational Behavior & Management
    • BUS 3721 - Business Planning Seminar
    • BUS 4080 - Business Policy & Strategy Development
    • ECO 2060 - Survey of Economics, Micro or Macro will substitute
    • INT 1021 - Creativity and Innovation
  • 6 credits from the following:
    • BUS 3150 - Production & Operations Management
    • BUS 3410 - Business Ethics
    • BUS 4310 - Writing for Workplace Success
    • BUS 4530 - Technical Project Management

120 credits - total degree requirements

  • Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.  

Careers in Entrepreneurship

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
86%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2018. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2017 (December 2017)

Entrepreneurs
679,072
2015
Job projections
652,780
2014

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

26,292

MORE START UPS THAN PREVIOUS YEAR

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

26,292

MORE START UPS THAN PREVIOUS YEAR


Number of established start-ups less than 1 year old. Source: Entrepreneurship and the U.S. Economy, 2015, BLS


Revenue Growth
86%
Predicted
71%
Previous 6 Months

Entrepreneurs Predict Increased Profits. Source GEI, September 2018.

Businesses launched by Vermont Tech students or alumni
  • Bicycle Express VT Cuttin' It Close Landscaping
  • Filabot Misty Knoll Farm
  • Noodle Station/Swirl & Pearl

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12Sep
Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the college has been ranked 19th among the Best Northeast Regional Colleges for 2019 in the annual best college rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. The college has risen in two important categories this year, in both the public college... Read More
29May
Vermont Tech congratulates the students who achieved the honors of President's and Dean's List during the Spring 2018 semester. To be accorded Dean's List honors a student must be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded credit hours and attain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who have been awarded... Read More
24May
Vermont Technical College hosted its three commencement ceremonies this weekend. Two were held on Friday, May 18th and another was held Saturday, the 19th. Vermont Tech conferred certificates and degrees for 504 graduates from 32 programs. Nursing students were also presented with their Nursing... Read More

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