In the Entrepreneurship Concentration within our Business Administration program, you’ll gain a solid background in business management and augment it with a focused understanding of the keys to innovation, creativity, and improvement. You’ll learn the fundamentals of marketing, economics, and finances, and graduate ready to lead organizations and drive growth and evolution.
Our exciting curriculum is designed to help you understand how to 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 develop the skills you need to create and develop business plans, raise capital, and manage a small business and its employees.
We understand that the cost and value of your education is important to you. That’s why we’re committed to being one of the most affordable colleges in Vermont and why more than 80% of our students receive aid. We're here to help you fit this program into your unique financial picture. Contact this program's Admissions Counselor any time to discuss what types of financial aid are right for you.
Combined with scholarships and aid, a Vermont State education is within reach for students from all financial backgrounds. Speak with our Admissions Counselor to estimate what your true out-of-pocket costs might be for this program.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Business Administration, B.S.
$9,984 Full Time Annual
$19,992 Full Time Annual
$375 per credit
Total Mandatory Fees
Undergraduate (In-Person / In-Person Plus)
Undergraduate (Online Programs)
$1,416 Full Time Annual
$28 per credit
Housing and Food
$7,830 Full Time Annual
Standard Food Plan
$5,068 Full Time Annual
For complete information on tuition and fees across all programs and locations, as well as indirect costs of attendance, visit the complete tuition and fees page.
Why Study Entrepreneurship at Vermont State
Comprehensive Studies: You’ll become an expert in entrepreneurship but will also study business fundamentals, including marketing, leadership and communication, and financial analysis.
Hands-on Experience: You’ll have numerous opportunities to put what you learn into practice, including a variety of internships.
Flexibility: You’ll have the option to take classes in other concentrations and become a well-rounded and knowledgeable business leader.
Experience: You’ll be ready to begin your career or go on to graduate school, including in the Master of Business Administration program at Vermont State.
What You’ll Learn
In addition to developing essential skills in leadership and communication, you’ll learn how to add value to a new venture or existing business by developing solutions that meet new demands and adapt to changing consumer habits. You’ll learn to identify opportunities and risks, analyze data, and create sound business plans.
Outside the Classroom, In the Community
Gaining real-world experience is key for Entrepreneurship students, and Vermont State’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship helps to connect you with opportunities to learn and work in a variety of fields through internships and work experiences.
You will also benefit from direct experience with staff from the Vermont Small Business Development Center. Staff bring their knowledge right into the classroom through visits and presentations, and act as mentors for business plan writing and as judges for business plan presentations — offering you opportunities to make valuable connections all along the way.
“Entrepreneurship is a great major because you learn the fundamental aspects of owning your own business and being the person giving orders instead of taking them. The program also teaches the importance of finance and how to make smart [financial] decisions.”