School of Professional Studies and Management

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 are listed here. A typical curriculum is shown below.

Curriculum Details

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Job Projections

652,780
NATIONAL AVG.
679,072
ENTREPRENEUR
That Translates Into

71

more startups than the previous year

Number of established start-ups less than 1 year old (Entrepreneurship and the U.S. Economy, 2015, source: opens in a new windowBLS)

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

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NATIONAL

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of  opens in a new window2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (October 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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