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:

  • Complete the steps of the accounting cycle, including processing and recording typical cash receipts, cash payments, sales, vendor, and payroll transactions
  • Prepare and interpret financial statements for service and merchandising businesses on an accrual basis
  • Understand module integrated accounting software and use Quickbooks software to record and process typical transactions and prepare financial statements
  • Use document and communication collaboration systems to create business documents and to design and develop newsletters, brochures, and other promotional materials
  • Write business letters, memos, email messages, instant messages, and blog posts
  • Create reports using accurate research methods and citations
  • Develop and deliver an effective oral presentation
  • Understand the psychology of face-to-face communication and the role of non-verbal communication
  • Demonstrate successful team skills, effective listening, and professional behavior
  • Effectively utilize resume-writing, interviewing, and job-seeking skills to advance career goals
  • Understand the key characteristics and terminology of the business disciplines of management, human resources, marketing, and finance
  • Recognize a business opportunity that meets their individual needs
  • Understand how to launch an entrepreneurial career

The student, in conjunction with the Department Chair, may develop a sequence of courses to best meet their background and needs that still satisfies the degree requirements. A typical curriculum is shown here.

  • 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
%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)

Entrepreneurs
.33%
2016
Job projections
.31%
2015

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

522,887

NEW ENTREPRENEURS IN 2016

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

522,887

NEW ENTREPRENEURS IN 2016


Rate of New Entrepreneurs 2016 compared to 2015. Source: Kauffman Index 2017.


Revenue Growth
79%
Predicted
66%
Previous 6 Months

Entrepreneurs Predict Increased Profits. Source GEI, September 2017.

Businesses launched by Vermont Tech students or alumni
  • Bicycle Express VT Cuttin' It Close Landscaping
  • Filabot Misty Knoll Farm
  • Noodle Station/Swirl & Pearl

News & Events

29May
Vermont Tech congratulates the students who achieved the honors of President's and Dean's List during the Spring 2018 semester. To be accorded Dean's List honors a student must be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded credit hours and attain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who have been awarded... Read More
24May
Vermont Technical College hosted its three commencement ceremonies this weekend. Two were held on Friday, May 18th and another was held Saturday, the 19th. Vermont Tech conferred certificates and degrees for 504 graduates from 32 programs. Nursing students were also presented with their Nursing... Read More
11Apr
A new effort is underway to bring students back to Vermont to help bend the state's demographic curve. A new policy called Welcome Home makes it easier for Vermont natives living out of state to come back and pay in-state tuition at any one of the four Vermont State Colleges. [View the original... Read More

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