Entrepreneurship +2 (BS)

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During the recent economic downturn, many young people saw their parents being laid off and their peers having trouble launching traditional careers. Partly out of necessity, today’s students increasingly look to their own talents and “personal brands,” not to corporate paychecks, as the basis for a sturdy future.  Entrepreneurs play a critical role in economic development.

Vermont Tech’s Entrepreneurship curriculum is designed to help the emerging entrepreneur harness opportunities, ignite change, and build a successful business. Students will learn about transforming ideas into enterprises that add value.

The +2 curriculum is a hybrid of the AAS and BS programs. This degree completion program is designed for students who have already earned their AAS degree or have at least 50 transferable college credits. Students with backgrounds in various fields such as agriculture, computers, construction, and manufacturing can benefit from this program by learning how to convert their passion for their field into viable opportunities.

Graduates of the program will be able to recognize a business opportunity that meets their needs, provide self-analysis in the context of an entrepreneurial career, and find an attractive market that can be reached economically. In addition, students will learn how to launch their entrepreneurial career, create a business model, articulate their “elevator pitch” to gain support, and develop and present a business plan.

Students who complete the bachelor’s degree will acquire the skills to manage, optimize, and lead their growing businesses.

In addition to the learning objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Business Technology & Management, the Entrepreneurship program has two specific objectives:

  • Recognize a business opportunity that meets their individual needs
  • Demonstrate the understanding of how to launch an entrepreneurial career

Students, in conjunction with the department chair, may develop a sequence of courses to best meet their backgrounds and needs that still satisfies the degree requirements. A typical curriculum taken by students is shown here.

 

 

  • Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.  

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