Learn the fundamental concepts and strategies used by all kinds of successful organizations — then take it to the next level.
Challenge yourself against real-world circumstances.
Run an international commercial “bank”, competing against your classmates in a complex global simulation.
Design a mountain resort which resolves your dreams in practical and fiscal reality.
Develop your product idea from “wouldn’t it be cool” to realistic possibility, complete with market analysis, complete presentation plan, and elevator pitch, in SNC Tahoe’s Business Plan Competition series.
Hone your knowledge and skills in an internship.
Our students have interned – and sometimes continued into permanent jobs – at area businesses and non-profits including Vail Resorts, Paine-Weber/UBS, the Energy Conservation Department, the venture capital firm Sierra Angels, Prim Associates, Diamond Peak Ski Resort, and Deep Distributors.
It’s not just spreadsheets and strategic plans.
Success in our increasingly global, complex, and unpredictable world demands “soft” skills and entrepreneurial attitudes: collaboration and teamwork; clear and compelling communication; accepting risk and “failing forward”; creative imagination coupled with hard-nosed practicality. You will continually use and improve those skills as you work with faculty and mentors who have decades of experience in a surprising variety of endeavors.
Our faculty’s leadership backgrounds range across technology entrepreneurship and R&D-to-market innovation; major sports organizations and hollywood studios; international banking and overseas development; ski area ownership/operations and hospitality marketing.
Graduate prepared for your future, whether that involves professional employment at a business, non-profit, or governmental agency, continued post-graduate education, or starting your own business.
Our Students Say it Best …
Major: Finance and Economics
Class of 2014
Scott was inspired by a Development Economics Class with President Lynn Gillette to pursue classes on international affairs and global leadership, and then to pivotal service learning experiences in South Africa. He was introduced to the former CEO and Director of Save the Children during the 2013 MiddCORE Program, and everything fell into line. . . . Read More
Estefania Rivera Gonzalez
Major: Finance and Economics, International Studies
Class of 2017
As long as I can remember, I've liked learning about different countries, languages, religions, and cultures. So when it came time to chose a major, I knew that International Studies was right for me. My dream is to go to India, the Caribbean, South East Asia, and Europe to immerse myself in their rich cultures. Eventually I want to just pick a point on the map and travel there the next day! . . . Read More