Bronx Community College Launches VEI Program for High School Students

By October 30, 2015 April 28th, 2020 New York City, New York City Metro Area, News

Students during the first class. Photo Credit: News 12 Bronx

This fall, Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) launched its first college-level program in partnership with Bronx Community College and College Now (an early-college City University of New York initiative). The program provides high school students who complete the one-year course with six college credits.

Students enroll in the program through their high schools and register for two three-credit BCC classes–Business Organization & Management (BUS 51) in the fall and Marketing (MKT 11) in the spring. Upon completion of the year-long program, participating students will earn six college credits towards the Business Administration A.S. Degree Management/Marketing Management options at BCC. These credits will be transferable to all colleges and universities.

Participating students will learn about every aspect of launching a business, including business organization, management and marketing. Professor James Simpson says that the VEI students are seen as corporate employees and must use all functioning aspects of a business to run their virtual firms.

The demand for the program has been overwhelming, requiring the college to create two sections of the class (both with long waiting lists).