Entrepreneurship (BS)

Do you want to be your own boss? Start your own business? What you study can be the key to converting your idea or technical skills into a business enterprise of your own. If you have an ambition to be an entrepreneur, you are among a growing segment of the US economy. According to the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, a national early indicator of new business creation in the United States, activity rose 10% in 2015 in a sharp contrast to the downward trend started in 2010. Their calculations approximate 530,000 new business owners each month during the year in 2015. 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 BS degree in Entrepreneurship expands upon the associate degree requirements and emphasizes personal development in accounting, supervision, communication, policy development, project management, and relationship management. This curriculum is designed to help an emerging entrepreneur harness opportunities and build a successful business. Students will be trained in the skills needed to innovate, create, and develop business plans, raise capital, and manage a small business.

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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