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Fort Lewis College – School of Business Administration – Durango, CO
Fort Lewis College is one of two public higher education institutions in the state that prepares students for management and leadership positions in Colorado’s tourism industry. Fort Lewis College is ideally located in the southwest corner of Colorado. Mountainous surroundings, spectacular vistas, archaeological treasures, gaming, and year-round outdoor recreational opportunities provide Fort Lewis College’s Tourism and Resort Management program with myriad resources that combine to create a research rich learning environment and real world experience. 

The Tourism and Resort Management option is an exemplary program of the School of Business Administration with an average of 56 students per year declaring it as their major; it is the largest of the specialized business administration programs at Fort Lewis College. Individual student development is the focus of the four-year curriculum that is marked by a high level of faculty/student collaboration, innovative student research projects, course design that fosters real world experience through innovative team projects, development of the capacity for critical thought and leadership, and the requirement that all majors complete a management internship in the tourism industry. The program’s active involvement with tourism industry leaders, reputation for leadership, creativity, and close student/faculty interaction makes it a model program offering students a variety of learning and career opportunities.

Intense collaboration between students and faculty are the hallmark of this program. Through outreach efforts, faculty members provide innovative methods to make learning a dynamic and relevant experience. Teaching and service learning strategies such as team-based learning assignments, business and industry partnerships in the classroom, technology integration, and focused field trips prepare students through practical experiences to enter the workforce. This experience, combined with general business disciplines in the core curriculum, enable Tourism and Resort Management students to graduate with a competitive edge.

To learn more visit, soba.fortlewis.edu. You may also contact Dr. Roy Cook (below) for further information. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you and encourage you to visit our campus.

Roy A. Cook, Associate Dean
Fort Lewis College
School of Business Administration
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Dr.
Durango, CO 81301

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