Business

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.


Why SNC?


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 …

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

Marissa Hushaw

Major: Global Business Management, Ski Business and Resort Management

Class of 2018

I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California thinking of myself as a "snowflake in the sand". When I started snowboard competition at 10, I competed against boys because there weren't enough girls. I love snowboarding and people, so I could not have picked a better school than SNC. . . . Read More


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