Advanced Start Business Degree Completion


Curriculum


A simple path to speedy completion

At the start of the program, an advisor works with you to apply your completed college credits. In addition, your advisor helps you explore additional opportunities to receive college credit, including college credit for life experience (prior learning assessment), college credit through testing, etc.

Based on the assessment, you and your advisor plan your program of study. It can incorporate courses at your local community college, or from other sources that reflect your learning preferences, cost, etc.

Each course at the college lasts six weeks and you enroll in one course at a time (up to eight courses a year). One important consideration: You work on your own time, at your own pace.

To complete the bachelor’s degree you’ll need a total of 120 Credits of which:

At least 30 Credits must be completed at Green Mountain College; and

At least 33 Credits must be upper division courses (3000 and/or 4000 level)

The time needed to complete the degree depends on how many college credits you have when you start. For example, if you have 60 credits when you start the program, you can complete the degree in about two and a half years.


The Online Advanced Start Bachelor’s Program is a simple path to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, or a Bachelor of Arts in Interdiciplinary Studies degree

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Our program equips you with management skills that are important in all organizations. In addition, we provide special focus for gaining competitive advantage in family-owned and local businesses, cottage industries, and small, socially-responsible organizations that form part of the rapidly-growing sustainable business sector.

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To graduate, students must complete a minimum of 120 credits of which 30 credits (the equivalent of 10 courses) must be completed at Green Mountain College, including the following specific courses:

In addition, at least 33 Credits of the 120 credit total must be upper division courses (3000 and/or 4000 level).

To kick off the online experience, you will take the introduction course, BUS1000: Business Trends and Your Professional Success, prior to any other course. In BUS1000, you’ll learn the importance of self-efficacy to achieve personal and professional success. As part of the course, you will complete a self-efficacy assessment and prepare professional development plans that guide your coursework throughout the program.


Core Curriculum

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In addition to the five required courses above, students complete the following courses as part of the core curriculum (alternatively students will have completed the equivalent courses elsewhere and satisfy the requirement through transfer credit):



Concentration Courses

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Lastly, students complete 15 credits (five courses) in self-design concentration coursework. Students may apply transfer credits to satisfy the 15-credit, Self-Design concentration.

Alternatively, students may complete the following concentration courses at the College:



Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies provides students with the opportunity to apply studies across disciplines to achieve personal and professional goals after degree completion. The student will carefully plan and complete a major in Interdisciplinary Studies that integrates business as the primary or secondary area of concentration. Student in this major acquire a broad but deep foundation in at least two areas, which prepare the student for employment in a range of fields centered on the disciplines linked within the Interdisciplinary Studies major. This major supports particularly well students with little or no business coursework prior to starting in the program, but who have significant completed coursework in other areas of study.

Requirements for a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies


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To graduate, students must complete a minimum of 120 credits of which 30 credits (the equivalent of 10 courses) must be completed at Green Mountain College, including the following specific courses:

In addition, at least 33 Credits of the 120 credit total must be upper division courses (3000 and/or 4000 level).

To kick off the online experience, you will take the introduction course, BUS1000: Business Trends and Your Professional Success, prior to any other course. In BUS1000, you’ll learn the importance of self-efficacy to achieve personal and professional success. As part of the course, you will complete a self-efficacy assessment and prepare professional development plans that guide your coursework throughout the program.

Transfer Credits

Many colleges have transfer credit policies that make it hard to apply college credit taken elsewhere. At Green Mountain College affordability is a fundamental part of the program. One way we achieve that is with policies that support transfer of credits from regionally-accredited higher education institutions, American Council of Education recommended transfer credits, CLEP, DANTES, etc.

Transferring credits is easy with Green Mountain College’s attentive and knowledgeable admissions advisors. Throughout the admissions process, we are here to help you understand your options and work with you to ensure that the credits you’ve completed are eligible.

At GMC, you can submit work life credits based on your work background by preparing a portfolio with a third party that can help you define your accomplishments, experiences and strengths to potentially satisfy core coursework. You can apply credits earned through Vermont State College's programs that provide college credit for college-level learning and experience gained through work and training, and military or community service. We want to help you get ahead and reach your goals. Simply call an admissions advisor to receive the personal attention you need to succeed.


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