Entrepreneurship (AAS)

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.

Vermont Tech’s Entrepreneurship AAS exposes you to applied learning by focusing on creativity and innovation and offering business fundamentals such as accounting, finance, management, communication and marketing in the context of planning and launching new business opportunities.

A student with an Associate of Applied Science in Entrepreneurship will be able to:

  1. Identify the key characteristics and terminology of the business disciplines of management, human resources, marketing, innovation, and finance
  2. Communicate with written, oral, visual, and interpersonal messages to convey information, promote ideas, provide customer service, and advance career goals
  3. Complete the steps of the accounting cycle to process typical business transactions; prepare and interpret financial statements; and use integrated accounting software to record finances for a small business
  4. Participate in teams; maintain respectful and collaborative relationships; and contribute to effective group outcomes
  5. Use Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite software to design and create business documents
  6. Develop marketing strategies to satisfy specific target audiences and create a marketing mix that will generate a competitive advantage
  7. Explain and apply an entrepreneurial mindset to processes of innovation
  8. Integrate entrepreneurship concepts and skills to develop a feasibility plan
Minimum Degree Requirements

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

  • 6 credits of English including ENG 2080  Technical Communication
  • 3 credits of information technology including CIS 1041  Computer Applications
  • 3 credits of mathematics
  • 4 credits of natural or physical science
  • 6 credits of arts/humanities or social science
  • 22 credits of general education requirements
  • 39 credits of the core curriculum including:
    • ACC 1010  Computerized Accounting
    • ACC 1020  Survey of 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  3041  Applied Entrepreneurship
    • BUS 3230  Principles of Financial Management
    • BUS 3721  Business Planning Seminar
    • INT 1021  Creativity and Innovation
    • XXX XXXX  Elective
  • 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 2018)

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, 2015 vs. 2014. Source: Entrepreneurship and the U.S. Economy, 2015, BLS.


Profit 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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16Dec
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