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.

A student with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship will be able to:

  • Understand the accounting cycle including the processing and recording of typical cash receipts, cash payments, sales, vendor, and payroll transactions on an accrual and cash basis
  • Interpret financial statements and prepare budgets
  • Apply financial information to broad-based business decision making
  • Write business letters, memos, email messages, instant messages, and blog posts
  • Create reports using accurate research methods and citations
  • 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” of product, price, place, and promotion
  • Apply and integrate marketing concepts with other business disciplines to affect a 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
  • Understand the key characteristics and terminology of the business disciplines of management, human resources, marketing, and finance and integrate these disciplines to develop and affect corporate strategies and plans
  • Recognize a business opportunity that meets their individual needs
  • Understand how to launch an entrepreneurial career

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. The +2 student must have at least 50 transferrable credits from an accredited institution. These credits should include 20 credits consistent with the general education requirements for an associate degree. Any deficiencies will require additional coursework. 

A typical curriculum is shown here.

 

 

  • 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
%
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
.33%
2016
Job projections
.31%
2015

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

522,887

NEW ENTREPRENEURS IN 2016

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

522,887

NEW ENTREPRENEURS IN 2016


Rate of New Entrepreneurs 2016 compared to 2015. Source: Kauffman Index 2017.


Revenue Growth
79%
Predicted
66%
Previous 6 Months

Entrepreneurs Predict Increased Profits. Source GEI, September 2017.

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

News & Events

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
11Apr
A new effort is underway to bring students back to Vermont to help bend the state's demographic curve. A new policy called Welcome Home makes it easier for Vermont natives living out of state to come back and pay in-state tuition at any one of the four Vermont State Colleges. [View the original... Read More

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