Be innovative

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Twilight view of the Davis Student Center
Classroom learning
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Kayaking on Lake Champlain
Lafayette statue in the moonlight

If there was ever a hands-on entrepreneurship program, this is it. Community Entrepreneurship instills the foundations of successful enterprise development including strategic business planning, marketing techniques, and market analyses and projections. As entrepreneurship is a vital thread in the fabric of a community, students aquire entrepreneurial skills in the context of social responsibility and healthy community development.

Students gain real-world experience in entrepreneurship in multiple ways. Students become entrepreneurs in the risk-free classroom setting. Or they are partnered with entrepreneurs in the community through courses. And many CENT students start enterprises of their own in the real world while they are still students or upon graduation. 

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4 Year Plan for Career Success


  • Small Business Ownership and Management
  • Financial Consulting
  • Marketing and Market Research
  • Information Technology
  • Food Systems
  • Economist
  • Small Business Analyst
  • Business and App Development

Where alumni work

  • Success Measured
  • Pop Up Republic
  • Cox Automotive
  • MedPilot
  • Ski the East
  • Gourmet Gorilla, Inc. Good Food For Kids

Graduate Schools

  • Masters in International Management at Franklin University Switzerland
  • Masters of Business Administration and certificate of Socially Minded Entrepreneurship (CSR) at Simmons College
  • Masters in Business at University Of Michigan
  • Masters in Business Administration at Champlain College
  • Masters of Business Administration, Leadership and Enterprise at The University of Sydney Business School
  • Juris Doctor (J.D) Law- Syracuse University College of Law
  • Masters of Public Administration at Syracuse University- Maxwell School

Related Information

Unique to CENT

  • CDAE's award-winning Dollar Enterprise course, CDAE 166.
  • Community partnerships with organizations like Cabot, Hope for Women, Spectrum Youth Services, Intervale Community Farm, and Shelburne Farms.
  • Interaction with entrepreneurs in our region and focus areas.
  • Essential business skills partnered with community ethics.