Entrepreneurship (BS)

Do you want to be your own boss? We want to help you convert your ideas or technical skills into a business enterprise of your own. 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.

Our Bachelor’s program gives you more experience and hands-on learning, building on the associate degree.

Vermont Tech’s Entrepreneurship curriculum is designed to help the emerging entrepreneur harness unique opportunities, ignite change, and build a successful business. You will learn about transforming ideas into enterprises that add value to the customers and the owner. You will be trained in the skills needed to innovate, create, and develop business plans, raise capital, and manage a small business and its employees.

In addition to the student outcomes included in the entrepreneurship associate program, a student with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship will be able to:

  • Understand the accounting cycle on an accrual and cash basis
  • Interpret financial statements and prepare budgets
  • Apply financial information to broad-based business decision making
  • Develop and deliver an effective oral team presentation on a strategic business topic
  • Understand the structure and function of human behavior in organizations and how behavioral influences impact productivity, organizational effectiveness, and efficiency at the individual, small group, and organizational levels
  • Develop marketing strategies to satisfy specific target audiences and create a marketing mix using the 4 Ps: product, price, place, and promotion
  • Apply and integrate marketing concepts with other business disciplines to affect business strategy
  • Perform human resources functions in the areas of selecting, training, and evaluating personnel
  • Identify best practices in employee training, development, appraisal, and rewards
  • Understand the basic operations, tools, and production functions of an organization involved in the efficient and effective production and delivery of goods and services
  • Understand the genesis of project, program, and portfolio management
  • Use the tools and techniques involved in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects
  • Integrate the disciplines of management, human resources, marketing, and finance to develop and affect corporate strategies and plans

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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