Degree or Program Details


Ski Area Business Management Major

This is a joint program between NMU and Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, Michigan. At GCC, students learn the technical skills necessary to manage ski areas or functional areas in ski area operations. At NMU, students gain comprehensive knowledge of accounting, finance, management, marketing and computer information systems. Graduates of the ski area business management program are placed at resorts nationwide.

Due to course sequencing and prerequisite course work for admission to the NMU College of Business, this program can take over four academic years to complete. To finish the program in a timely manner, students should select one of two options: (1) Attend GCC for two years, complete an associate degree in ski area management, and transfer to NMU to complete the bachelor’s degree; or (2) Attend NMU for one year, transfer to GCC for two years, complete an associate degree in ski area management, and transfer to NMU to complete the bachelor’s degree.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Business Core 32

Ski Area Business Management 46
Technical Ski Core 36
    Associate in ski area management completed at Gogebic Community College. 
Ski Area Business Management Electives 6
Choose from the following: 

Other Required Courses 24
     SO 113 Social Problems (4 cr.) [IV]

This major does not require a minor.