University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Signature Experience Course

Yet another way for students in the School of Business Administration to distinguish themselves in their future field is by taking part in a signature experience. Each year, students who evidence exceptional promise become immersed in their chosen fields and accelerate their involvement in course work and professional development. By senior year, this select group has the opportunity to bring their knowledge and skills to bear in addressing a real-world business problem put forward by experts in their field - they make valuable contacts with, and work alongside leaders in the industry.

BSAD 252: Market Research Practicum

This signature experience is by invitation only. Students work with companies to complete market research projects. They work with the company to set research objectives, design a survey, collect and analyze data and present the research results. One student team collected satisfaction data at Ben and Jerry's to get feedback and improve their factory tours. Another team conducted research on Green Mountain Coffee Roaster's website in order to improve internet sales. Other clients include Husky Injection Moldings, Cabot Creamery and Efficiency Vermont.

BSAD 288: Wall Street Seminar

This signature experience is by invitation only and is funded through the generous support of alumni. In this program, students benefit from the experience of presenting to professional analysts. Application of financial theory to stock/bond valuation, credit analysis, security underwriting, or risk management. Graduates who participated in this seminar are now successful professionals on Wall Street, in Vermont and elsewhere. Some have also chosen to attend law school.

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