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Why Management & Innovation?

Leaders at every level, from all types of enterprises—including business startups, established corporations, nonprofits and government—are looking for managers who come 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. 

Why Management & Innovation at Champlain?

While many schools offer majors, minors and courses in the broad fields of business, management and entrepreneurship, none combines these in a way that emphasizes the conscious application of creativity, design thinking, innovation and change management.

Through the course content, the project-based learning and internships in the Managing & Innovation program, you will also acquire the strategic thinking and collaboration skills needed to build effective partnerships where innovation can flourish.

Our Students Are Primed for Success

  • All members of the Management & Innovation Faculty are seasoned management professionals, which is an essential factor in our students getting the most cutting-edge education in the field possible.
  • Champlain College's location in Burlington, Vermont, provides the ideal environment for this progressive business degree. Burlington is widely recognized as one of the nation's most innovative business communities. Our vibrant community is the home of innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, product developers, venture capitalists and artists.
  • As a student in the Stiller School of Business, you will have the opportunity to work in internships at local business enterprises like Seventh Generation, Burton Snowboards, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Dealer.com, MyWebGrocer and a host of other wildly successful organizations across the Green Mountain State. From those experiences, you'll gain valuable insights on how to build innovative organizations.  


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