Entrepreneurship +2 (BS)

Entrepreneurship is a valuable skill set for everyone, not just business majors. The world of business is changing, owning a service shop or a business today is a totally different ball game than it was 25 years ago. For Vermont Tech students, the combination of an applied technical skill like Engineering or Auto Tech and an entrepreneurial knowledge-base will be a big asset in today’s economy. Students who complete the bachelor’s degree will acquire the skills to manage, optimize, and lead their growing businesses.

This degree completion program can be added onto any two-year degree from Vermont Tech and awards a bachelor of science upon completion.

The +2 Entrepreneurship program is a degree-completion program. Students must have at least 50 transferrable credits from an accredited institution. All coursework from an accredited institution not used to meet core requirements may be used towards the 120-credit minimum provided that it doesn't duplicate other coursework.

Student outcomes correlate with the four-year bachelor’s degree.

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 ENG 2080 Technical Communication
  • 3 credits of information technology including CIS 1041  Computer Applications
  • 6 credits of mathematics including MAT 2121  Statistics
  • 7 credits of atural or hysical ciences
  • 12 credits of arts/humanities or social science including 3 credits at the 3000+ level
  • 6 credits of other general education courses
  • 40 credits of general education requirements
  • 25 credits of electives
  • 49 credits from the core curriculum including:
    • ACC 1010  Computerized Accounting
    • ACC 1020  Survey of Accounting or ACC 2121  Financial Accounting
    • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
84%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)

Entrepreneurs
679,072
2015
Job projections
652,780
2014

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

26,292

MORE START-UPS THAN THE PREVIOUS YEAR

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

26,292

MORE START-UPS THAN THE PREVIOUS YEAR


Number of established start-ups less than 1 year old 2015 compared to 2014. Source: Entrepreneurship and the U.S. Economy, 2015, BLS


Profit Growth
86%
Predicted
71%
Previous 6 Months

Entrepreneurs Reported Increased Profilts, last 6 months vs. predicted profiles, next 6 months. Source GEI, September 2018.

Businesses launched by Vermont Tech students or alumni
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  • Filabot Misty Knoll Farm
  • Noodle Station/Swirl & Pearl

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16Dec
On the heels of its national ranking in the 96th percentile for return on investment, Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the Class of 2019 achieved a 99% placement rate as demonstrated in the 6-Month Outcomes Survey. The college ranks first in the state for return on investment, according... Read More

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