Students in the South Africa travel course on Table Mountain, high above Capetown, with Professor Chuck Levitan
Effective management for any organization,
or objective.

Global Business Management

B.S.B.A in Global Business Management

Prepare to lead.

Learn how to manage a business effectively in any environment. Investigate how to develop successful day-to-day and long-term strategies and operational procedures. Practice teamwork, decision making, leadership, and communication skills.

Learn by doing. Global business management students have interned with a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations, including IT Convergence, the venture capital firm Sierra Angels, Coldwell Banker, and our South African partners Thornybush Collection and Hlokomela.

South Africa Service Learning Travel Course
Join us in a Service – Learning Project to the rural communities surrounding Hoedspruit, South Africa. Experience a new culture from the inside, working alongside our South Africa partners; meet the “Big 5” up close in the Thornybush Reserve; and earn college credits with in regional studies, global business, and resource management.

Global Business Management students helping to renovate a rural preschool in Thorny Bush, South Africa on a Service Learning study abroad trip.
Students in Sierra Nevada College's South Africa Service Learning course with children at a rural preschool for International Play Day.

Student in Sierra Nevada College's South Africa Service Learning Africa course renovating a rural preschool - painting the walls red!

All business today is global.

From the largest transnational corporation to the smallest owner-operated local business, all businesses are impacted by the increasing interconnectedness of the world’s economies. Whether dealing with rising global competition for resources or an increasingly multicultural neighborhood clientele, all businesses are impacted by cultural differences, changing trade patterns, and the diminishing effect of distance.

Find your management edge in this 21st century environment. Build on a solid foundation in business management in courses which bring a global focus to all aspects of doing business, from finance, operations, and leadership to marketing and cultural considerations. Widen your horizons traveling, studying, or interning abroad. Your capstone project will challenge you to identify opportunity for positive change in a simulated developing economy, then research and develop a feasible and effective solution.

Meet Global Business Management major Colleen Healey

Colleen Healey Business major takes a break from snowboarding for a picture

Class of 2019

Entering the Pitch Competition got me interested in entrepreneurship. It was certainly intimidating, but I developed great skills and abilities. My goal is to make the U.S. Snowboard Team, compete in the World Cup, and to start a career in management in the snow sport industry. . . . Read More

Your future is waiting.

Graduate prepared for a successful career or post-graduate education anywhere: public or private, large or small, Lake Tahoe or across the world. Some of our graduates have found full-time jobs through their college internships, at companies like the Sierra Angels and Coldwell Banker. Others have continued on to masters programs at schools including the Monterey Institute, Univ. of Denver, Univ. of New Mexico, Univ. of Kansas, and the International Security Studies program at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs.

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Justin Spees
Chair, Department of Business

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Begin your college education at Lake Tahoe Community College, then transfer into SNC’s LTCC program and graduate with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited private non-profit college without leaving South Lake Tahoe.

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LTCC Extension Center Enrollment Advisor


Begin your college education at Truckee Meadows Community College, then transfer into SNC’s TMCC program and graduate with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited private non-profit college, with all your classes on the Dandini campus.

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This major is offered in the Online Degree (ODP) program. Get the flexibility of an online program, the quality education of a regionally accredited, not-for-profit, liberal arts college, and the option to complete your degree while you work and where you live.

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Christina M. Frederick
Dean of Online Studies