Minors, Concentrations, & Specializations

The Business Technology & Management department offers a minor or concentration in Entrepreneurship and a specialization in Small Business Planning.

A minor is a secondary area of interest that often complements a major or it may be a completely different area of study which serves to balance the student’s educational experience and life preparation. A student who satisfies the minor requirements for their area of major study may earn a concentration. Although not a degree requirement of the college, minors and concentrations allow students to group related courses into an organized field of study. Minors require a minimum of 18 credits of related study and a minimum GPA of 2.0 for those credits.

There are no limits to the number of minors that a student may earn. Students apply for a minor in their junior year or by permission of the host department. Students may take courses related to the minor prior to their junior year provided they meet the course requirements. Applying for a minor requires completion of a Declaration of Intention to Complete a VTC Minor form and good academic standing. Graduates of Vermont Tech with a bachelor’s degree may not earn a minor.

Entrepreneurship Minor
In this minor for non-Business bachelor’s degree majors, students must take the following courses. No more than 9 credits of the minor may be applied to the major degree requirements.
BUS 2041 Foundations of Entrepreneurship 3
BUS 2210 Small Business Management 3
BUS 3041 Applied Entrepreneurship 3
BUS 3230 Principles of Financial Management 3
BUS 3721 Business Planning Seminar 3
    select one    
ACC 1020 Survey of Accounting 3
ACC 2121 Financial Accounting 4
    18-19
Entrepreneurship Concentration
In this concentration for Business bachelor’s degree majors, students must take the courses in the previous table. No more than 9 credits of the minor may be applied to the major degree requirements.
Small Business Planning Specialization
In this specialization (open to all students including non-degree), students must take the following courses. All credits may be applied toward graduation requirements.
BUS 2210 Small Business Management 3
BUS 3230 Principles of Financial Management 3
BUS 3721 Business Planning Seminar 3
    select one    
ACC 1020 Survey of Accounting 3
ACC 2121 Financial Accounting 4
    12-13