Since the Fall of 2012, students in Prof. Brosh Teucher’s BU 214 Management class have been conducting interviews with small businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout Vermont to identify both key management challenges they face and successful management practices. These interviews have formed the basis for a series of student-written business cases which can be used in a wide range of classes. The students in the Fall 2012, Spring 2013, and Fall 2013 classes have also developed and refined a web site (http://madeitinvermont.com/) which contains a complete listing of the six companies and one nonprofit interviewed so far, as well as case synopses for the Fall 2012 interviews. Case Synopses for the Fall 2013 round will be posted over the next few months.
At the end of each semester the students presented their cases and the website to panels of IT, marketing and management professionals. The presentation of the website during the Saint Michael’s College Academic Symposium in April 2013 drew almost 180 visitors, a record for the event.