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 …

Dave Wadleigh

Major: Entrepreneurship

Class of 2018

Skiing is my passion, especially big mountain/freeride and coaching. As I immersed myself in the industry after dropping out of my first college, I began to recognize its shortcomings and evolve a vision for improving and progressing the sport. Making a real positive impact on the field that I love will demand creativity, ingenuity, and an entrepreneurial approach, and SNC's innovative entrepreneurship program fits my unconventional goals. . . . Read More

Kristine Louise Adde

Major: Global Business Management, Marketing

Class of 2017

My freshman year was fun and exciting, meeting new people and getting used to American culture after growing up in Norway. It was a blast being on the Ski Team and knowing that I had four years ahead of me in such a beautiful place as Lake Tahoe. . . . Read More


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