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 …
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
Class of 2017
Attending MiddCORE, the summer innovation program held at SNC, exposed me to the advertising side of business and motivated me to switch my major to marketing. It could take me in a multitude of different directions; I hope to work at a company like Red Bull promoting incredible events, or help launch a start-up. . . . Read More