Management & Innovation

Business has never been more exciting, dynamic and in need of creative people who can channel their talent into innovative business solutions. CEOs and managers from all types of enterprises-including business startups, established corporations, nonprofits and government-are looking for employees who can lead with fresh ideas and insights.

Successful innovators thrive by their ability to drive change and influence others. As a Management & Innovation major, you will become an inventive, flexible, resourceful problem-solver and design thinker who will be able to create positive change in a variety of workplace roles: employee, team member, manager or entrepreneur. Through the course content, the project-based learning and internships, you will acquire the strategic thinking and collaboration skills needed to build effective partnerships where innovation can flourish.

Multi-Faceted Education

The Management & Innovation Bachelor of Science program offers an unmatched educational experience that merges classic management skills with an innovator's perspective. You'll get a strong, broad-based business education and in-depth study in the best practices of organizational management. At the same time, you'll learn the latest techniques for developing your creative talents to analyze problems, create solutions and seize opportunities in any organizational context.

Integrated Business Experience

In addition to developing your expertise in finance, the Robert P. Stiller School of Business not only prepares you exceptionally well but also gives you a four-year, cross-business education that answers the marketplace demand for business school graduates with demonstrable knowledge, skills and hands-on experience in all the disciplines that make up the field of business. Learn more about our Integrated Business Experience.

Small Class Sizes

Classes in the Stiller School will never be in a giant lecture hall. In the Accounting program, your largest class size will be 24 students, and the professors you have in your first semester are the same professors who teach advanced and specialized classes. You'll have the opportunity for one-on-one interactions and mentorship from your professors, who bring their real-world knowledge into the classroom.

Freeman Foundation Grant

Over the last three years, Champlain's Stiller School of Business has received a prestigious grant from the Freeman Foundation, allowing the College to send over 40 students to Shanghai, China to complete summer internships. This opportunity provided our students with the chance to gain both international and professional experience. Learn more about the Freeman Foundation Grant.

Internships & Hands-On Learning

Burlington has been recognized by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine as one of the "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade" for its creativity, entrepreneurship and innovative spirit. As a student in the Stiller School, you will have the opportunity to work in internships at local business enterprises like Seventh Generation, Burton Snowboards, Dealer.com, MyWebGrocer and a host of other wildly successful organizations across the Green Mountain State. See where our students have interned.

Career Outlook

Employers seek workers who demonstrate strong technical skills and three essential drivers of our complex 21st-century economy: insight, imagination and ingenuity. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in the management, business and financial fields are expected to grow significantly between now and 2020. With Champlain's Management & Innovation degree, you'll stand apart from other business-degree graduates. Imagine your Career Success.