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June 16, 2014
Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications

Green Mountain College Launches “Advanced Start” Business Degree Completion Program

POULTNEY--Green Mountain College has launched a new online undergraduate degree completion program called “Advanced Start,” providing a flexible, affordable way for students to earn a bachelor of science in business. The program builds on GMC’s demonstrated strengths in online learning, which includes an online MBA launched in 2006.

The Advanced Start program is designed to help working adults who have completed some undergraduate coursework finish their undergraduate education. The 100% online program allows students to take courses on their own timetable, accommodating their personal or professional responsibilities. Students may earn credits based on work and training, military or community service, and online or individual study. The admission deadline for fall 2014 classes is August 1.

“We have a lot of expertise developing rich online content for students,“said Dr. William Prado, professor of management and business program director at GMC. “The program will be grounded in the same high level of support our residential students receive, including small classes, close mentoring by knowledgeable and committed faculty members, and integrated career planning.“ 

Studies show that students often do not complete college because of financial pressures, family emergencies, or uncertainty about which career path to choose. At the same time, Bureau of Labor statistics show that workers with a bachelor’s degree earn higher wages, are more satisfied with their jobs and are more likely to hold jobs with medical and retirement benefits.

The Advanced Start program cost is $350 per credit hour, one of the most competitive rates in the region for a bachelor’s degree program in business. Advanced Start is available to alumni of the Community College of Vermont at a special rate of $300 per credit. A 10% tuition discount is available for employees of businesses affiliated with the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VSBR). GMC is also offering a limited number of scholarships for CCV alumni, VBSR members, and participants in Vermont Adult Learning, Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, the Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, and The Tutorial Center programs.

For more information about the Online Advanced Start Bachelor Program visit here or contact Ken LaBate at (802) 287-8358, or

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