The University of Vermont was established in 1791. Today, they are considered a top research university and a Public Ivy University. Their mission is to “create, evaluate, share, and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community, a grasp of complexity, effective problem-solving and communication skills, and an enduring commitment to learning and ethical conduct.”
The programs available through the Grossman School of Business work to develop strong skills in technology, conceptual, and quantitative analysis. Students apply their learning through projects facilitated by faculty and in collaboration with local businesses. Within the BSBA, there are three unique interdisciplinary strategic themes in the areas of Global Business, Sustainable Business, or Entrepreneurship. Students must complete four courses within their theme, as well as a capstone course in their fourth year. Once the strategic theme requirements are met, a concentration can be chosen with options in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Business Analytics.
Graduate students can earn their degree in either Accounting or Sustainable Innovation MBA. The Sustainable Innovation MBA is recognized as a Top Green MBA nationally. This fast-paced program is completed in only one year. It prepares students to address many of the fundamental challenges faced today, such as ethics, environment, inequality, and poverty, all with entrepreneurship and responsible enterprise in mind. The MAcc program has ranked within the top 10% for CPA pass rate of U.S. institutions with ten or more candidates for nearly the last decade. This degree boasts a 100% job placement rate and includes small class sizes ranging from six to 35 students. An accelerated option puts students on track to graduate in nine months, while the traditional program is completed in two years.
Over 80% of students participate in co-curricular activities at the University of Vermont. Welcome Week, Activities Fest, Labor Day Comedy Show, and Fright Week are just a few of the campus-wide events held throughout the school year. There are also weekly get-togethers like paint and sips, craft and snacks, movie nights, and weekly pub quizzes. Off-campus trips happen often and include fun activities such as bowling, paddle boarding, ice skating, rock climbing, paintball, and more.
Grossman students are encouraged to take on leadership roles within the campus and the local community. The University makes this easy with leadership programs offered through a variety of groups like AdvoCats, Orientation Leaders, Peer Advisors, Resident Advisors, and Trek Leaders. UVM Trek Service is a unique program that pairs eight students with two experienced mentor students to engage in service projects together and practice teamwork, communication, and leadership skills along the way. There are many focuses for the Trek groups, including Farm & Food Security, Animal Rescue, Habitat for Humanity, as well as local community projects.