GMC Launches Degree Completion Program

Green Mountain College announced last week that it is launching a new online undergraduate degree completion program, a Bachelor of Science in Business. The program builds on GMC’s strengths in online learning and national leadership in sustainable business. Students will have the choice of two concentrations: entrepreneurship and sustainable business leadership.

“We have a lot of expertise developing rich online content for students,” said William Throop, GMC provost. “The fundamental strengths of the new program will be grounded in the same educational experience our residential students receive including small classes, close mentoring by knowledgeable and committed faculty members, and career opportunities that result from joining an active and well-connected learning community.” more...

The Bachelor of Science in Business degree completion program is designed to help working professionals who have already completed at least 48 credits of undergraduate courses finish their undergraduate education. Students will complete an additional 48 credits of core curriculum at GMC to graduate.

Students can submit work life credits based on their background by preparing a portfolio with a third party that can help define work accomplishments, experiences and strengths to potentially satisfy core coursework. Students who complete the program are also offered an inside track to a master’s degree. Graduates of the program who attain an average GPA of 2.75 and two years of business practitioner experience may apply directly to one of the College’s graduate programs.

Full-time students will typically complete the Bachelor of Science in Business degree completion program in about two and one-half years. The curriculum is designed to be completed at the student’s own pace, on his or her own time.

“As the economy focuses less on the bottom line and more on the triple bottom line (people, planet, and profit), consumers and companies will seek employees with backgrounds in sustainability to help them achieve their highest efficiency while reducing the negative impact of their operations,” said professor Bill Prado, program director for the new program. “We don’t just teach our students how to live and compete today. We teach our students how to improve and compete in the ever-changing world we face tomorrow.”

Learn more about the program online here.

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