About the Robert P. Stiller School & Appreciative Inquiry

Continuing its 135-year-old tradition of agility and relevance, the Robert P. Stiller School of Business at Champlain College offers an experiential, outcome-oriented business education with outstanding degree programs in the country's hottest and most profitable arenas of business.

Degree programs include:


Each major features extensive hands-on learning opportunities through marketplace practice projects, simulations and case studies, as well as excellent internship opportunities. Students can further customize their degrees  and develop highly marketable skillsets through business specializations and minors.

Undergraduate students have tremendous opportunity to experience professional settings through internships at businesses in Burlington, Vermont, as well as available internships while studying at Champlain's international campuses in Montreal, Canada and Dublin, Ireland.

Additionally, the Build Your Own Business (BYOBiz) at Champlain College is an entrepreneurial incubation program that helps students concept, finance, build and run businesses while they are still undergraduate students

The graduate online Master of Business Administration - MBA and Master of Science in Managing Innovation & Information Technology programs each include a three-day management residency in Burlington.

Staying Relevant in a Changing World

The Division of Business at Champlain College was renamed The Robert P. Stiller School of Business in 2012 in recognition of the $10 million gift made by the Stiller Family to enhance business education and continue to build on its Appreciative Inquiry (AI) education.

The leadership in innovation in the Stiller School is exemplified by its development of the first academic center devoted to Appreciative Inquiry in the country, The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry.