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Vermont Tech to Launch Online Business Degree Program in Fall 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
February 11, 2013 — Vermont Technical College will launch a new Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Management degree program in a fully online format beginning in August 2013. The program will focus on high-tech applied business skills as well as management and leadership skills directly related to career growth in business and industry.

This is the next step in Vermont Tech’s evolution as leader not only in applied learning but also in distance learning,” said President Philip A. Conroy. “Access to education is at the heart of our College mission, and this program will undoubtedly provide new and critical opportunities for individuals who need the flexibility of online learning to advance their careers.”

To enter the online program, students must have accumulated 50 credits (in any major) earned at any accredited college; an associate’s degree is not required. In addition to online courses, students may enroll in on-the-ground classes at Vermont Tech’s Randolph Center and Williston campuses.

We expect that some students will have associate’s degrees, but many students may have some eclectic collection of credits from many majors and many colleges,” said Professor Joyce Twing, Chair of Vermont Tech’s Business Department.

The BS in Applied Business Management will incorporate much of the same curriculum as Vermont Tech’s existing BS in Business Technology and Management program, offered on the Randolph Center and Williston campuses since the fall of 2002. Students in the program will be required to complete core courses such as Financial Accounting, Principles of Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Technical Project Management, Statistics, in addition to choosing among a wide range of electives. It is expected that students will select concentrations in areas of workplace interest, such as healthcare administration, management of nonprofit organizations, and human resources management.

This is an exciting time for distance learning, and we are thrilled to provide an educational opportunity that will both increase individual student’s career options and strengthen our business workforce,” said Professor Brent Sargent, Dean of Vermont Tech’s Northwest Region.

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About Vermont Technical CollegeVermont Technical College is the only public institution of higher learning in Vermont whose mission is applied education. One of the five Vermont State Colleges, Vermont Tech serves students from throughout Vermont, New England, and beyond at its two residential campuses in Williston and Randolph Center, regional campuses in Brattleboro and Bennington and at six other nursing campuses located throughout the state. Our academic programs encompass a wide range of engineering technology, agricultural, health, and business fields that are vital to producing the knowledge workers need most by employers in the state and in the region.