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.
Students must obtain a 2.00 GPA in their (combined) business core and major courses as well as a 2.00 cumulative Northern Michigan University GPA.
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- Total Credits Required for Degree120
- General Education30-40
- Business Core*32
- Ski Area Business Management46
- Technical Ski Core36
- Associate in ski area management completed at Gogebic Community College.
- NMU Core Courses4
- Ski Area Business Management Electives6
- Choose from the following:
- MGT 341 Event Planning (2 cr.)
- MGT 342 Event Management (2 cr.)
- MGT 436 Strategic Management (4 cr.)
- Other Required Courses24
*Courses in business core cannot be double counted toward another major or minor.
This major does not require a minor.