The Department of Business delivers a comprehensive global business education with a real-world focus to complement the liberal arts foundation embodied in SNC’s core curriculum and overall pedagogical approach. All faculty members combine sound academic credentials with depth of experience in middle- and senior-management positions in the private sector and/or international diplomatic agencies.

This enables them to address the professional preparedness element of SNC’s mission statement from a practical, versus merely theoretical, perspective. Moreover, instructors strongly emphasize in each course the critical thinking, creativity, and oral and written communication skills necessary to apply entrepreneurial thinking to all their endeavors in order to enhance personal, professional, and organizational sustainability.

Our programs are designed to get you out of the classroom and into the real-world as soon as possible. Our students intern at such places as Paine-Weber/UBS, the Energy Conservation Department, the Sierra Angels (a venture capital firm), Prim Associates, Diamond Peak Ski Resort, and Deep Distributors. Several of our internship opportunities have resulted in permanent career placements for our students.

Students Say it Best …

Cole Mizak

Major: Global Management

Class of 2017

Cole Mizak received high honors throughout high school, and some of his poems and short stories have been published. He competes on a regional and national level in motocross competitions nationwide. His goals include graduating Summa Cum Laude, achieve a high ranking on the LSAT, and attend an Ivy League law school. . . . Read More

Emilie A. Cram

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Class of 2011

The search of who I really am is underway in this chapter at Sierra Nevada College, trying out a path of Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Entrepreneurship, but the answers only lie in the depths of myself, in no one else, no matter how hard I pry. I thrive for me, and constantly wonder where my boots will take me next. . . . Read More