Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration is one of the most sought-after degrees across every industry. Its flexibility and cross-disciplinary courses in business allow graduates to learn and build knowledge on leadership, organizational structures, accounting, finance, strategy – and everything in between.

The MBA is an innovative and unique degree program designed for current and future leaders to make impactful and transformational change in one of twelve offered tracks – Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, Diversity Leadership, Education, Film & Digital Arts, Finance, General Management, Health Care, Marketing, Operations Management, Project Management, and Sport Management.

One of the goals of the MBA program is to bring together like-minded individuals hoping to make a difference in our New Mexico community.

Coaching from industry professionals is integral to this program. The coaches will provide guidance and mentorship, helping students connect the business curriculum with their career goals in each professional track.

Quick Facts

  • 32 Average Age
  • 57% Underrepresented Minorities
  • 29% Women
    (Fall 2022 entering data)


Student Experience

We understand that many of us live very busy lives. We’ve taken that into consideration and created a program that is structured for the busy professional.

Learning, knowledge, and ideas shared through a combination of on-campus and online classroom experiences enhance your educational experience.

Flexible Course Options

Students can choose to attend some classes in person and some classes online, providing students the opportunity to maintain full employment while attending graduate school. In-person classes will be held after 5pm on the UNM main campus and online courses will be asynchronously taught.

Professional Coaching

Professional coaching is an added benefit only available to students in the MBA program. We have engaged a team of highly experienced and successful business professionals to serve as coaches to help support students in their professional and career development.

What do coaches do?  Coaches can help students:

  • Get more connected with industry professionals to build your network
  • Achieve the goals for career and professional success that inspired you to seek your MBA
  • Explore your strengths and develop as a leader
  • Navigate a career transition
  • Understand how what you are learning in the classroom fits in with your current or future career


The MBA program is a part-time, evening program designed for working professionals with one or more years of work experience. Students will be able to progress through the program at their own pace, typically taking one or two courses per term. Students can complete their 43-credit hour program in as little as 18 months.  Most students completing the program part-time will take between two and three years to complete the program. Students interested in completing the program in 18 months should be pursuing the program full time (four courses each semester, two courses in summer).

The MBA offers the following tracks, Health Care, Education, Film and Digital Media, Finance, General Management, Marketing, Operations, Diversity Leadership, Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, Project Management, or Sport Management, that provides you with the interdisciplinary delivery of courses in business and your industry.

Core MBA coursework (31 credits)

  • MGMT 700* - Perspectives on Management and Careers (1st semester course)
  • MGMT 701 - Data Driven Decision Making
  • MGMT 702 - Financial Accounting & Analysis
  • MGMT 704 - Managerial Economics
  • MGMT 706 - Managing People in Organizations
  • MGMT 708 – Business and Society
  • MGMT 711 – Technology, Commercialization, & Global Environment
  • MGMT 720 – Operations Design and Decision Making
  • MGMT 722 – Managerial Marketing
  • MGMT 726 – Financial Decision Making (Prerequisites: MGMT 701 and 702)
  • MGMT 798 – The Strategic Management Process (Prerequisites: 704, 706, 720, 722, 726, 700, 601. Pre- or corequisite: 708 and 711.)
  • MGMT 601 – MBA Knowledge Exam

Elective Credit Hours

12 Credits of Electives in Health Care, Education, Finance, Film and Digital Media, General Management, Marketing, Operations, or Sport Management.

Business Analytics Track Courses (Online only)

  • Analysis Tools for Managers
  • Supply Chain Models and Strategy
  • Data Analytics
  • Database Management Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Text Mining and Sentiment Analysis

Cybersecurity Track Courses (Online only)

  • Information Systems Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Systems and Network Administration
  • Advanced Information Systems Security
  • Security Risk Management

Diversity Leadership Track Courses (Online only)

  • Organizational Change Consulting
  • Diversity Leadership
  • Women in Management
  • Creative Leadership

Education Track Courses (In-Person)

Track 1: K-12 Licensure

  • Provides eligibility for Administrative Licensure with NMPED
  • Education Leadership
  • Education Law
  • Practicum (independent research project)

Track 2: Training & Development

  • Education Leadership
  • Education Law
  • Adult Learning
  • Instructional Design

Film and Digital Arts Track Courses (In-Person)

  • Graduate Production Project (required)
  • Topics in Film and Digital Media (required)
  • The Business and Law of Film and New Media
  • Topics in Production
  • Topics in Film History
  • Alfred Hitchcock

Finance Track Courses (In-Person or Online)

  • Investment Management
  • Applications in Business Finance
  • Analysis of the Financial Systems
  • Seminar in Management of Financial Institutions
  • Applied Investment Management

General Management Track Courses (In-Person or Online)

Elective courses offered in these areas:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Organizational Behavior & Human Resources

Health Care Track Courses (In-Person)

  • Public Health and Health Care Management
  • Health Systems and Globalization
  • Health Policy, Politics and Social Equity
  • Public Health and Health Care Communication
  • Health Care Systems

Marketing Track Courses (In-Person)

  • Buyer Behavior
  • Research for Marketing Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Development (special topics course)
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Competitive Analysis

Operations Management Track Courses (In-Person or Online)

  • Service Operations
  • Operations Special Topics Course (MGMT 794- TBD)
  • Operations Special Topics Course (MGMT 794- TBD)
  • Analysis Tools for Managers (online, 8-week format)
  • Supply Chain Models and Strategy (online, 8-week format)

Project Management Track Courses (Online only)

  • MGMT 401 Introduction to Project Management
  • MGMT 515 Innovative Product Development
  • MGMT 517 Technology Program Management
  • MGMT 519 Project in Technology Commercialization
  • MGMT 530 Advanced Project Management Techniques
  • MGMT 533 Analysis Tools for Managers

Sport Management Track Courses (In-Person)

  • Intro to Sport Administration
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Sport Marketing and Promotions
  • Risk Management in Sport
  • Legal Aspects of Sport
  • Internship

2+2 MBA

The 2+2 MBA program offers early admission to new graduates who plan to work for two years following undergraduate degree conferral, then return and complete the MBA after the two years of professional work experience. This program holds your seat while you gain the relevant industry experience. The MBA program offers twelve tracks including business analytics, cybersecurity, diversity leadership, education, film and digital arts, finance, general management, health care, marketing, operations, project management and sport management. Courses are held in person on UNM’s main campus in Albuquerque on weekday evenings or online.

2+2 MBA Timeline

Fall of Senior Year

  • Consider your career paths
  • Explore graduate school
  • Come learn about the Anderson School

Spring of Senior Year

  • Take the GMAT (the cost is cut in half if you do this as an undergraduate student
  • Apply to the 2+2 MBA
  • Confirm your seat
  • Earn undergraduate degree

2 Years of Work

  • Attend networking events at the Anderson School
  • Get on-the-job experience that will be critical for the MBA classroom

Year 1 at Anderson

  • Experience Case Method Learning in Core Curriculum
  • Utilize Career Resources

Year 2 at Anderson

  • Begin Elective Curriculum
  • Discover your Future Graduate!

Admission Information

MBA candidates are selected based on a holistic review of application materials. To be considered for this program, application must meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or international equivalent
  • GMAT score of 500 or better, GRE score of 305 or better, or approved waiver

Online Application

The online application includes these required uploaded documents: statement of intent, resume, GMAT/GRE test or waiver and unofficial transcripts from all degree-awarding institutions.

Personal Statement

Please write an essay (approximately 500 words) explaining your reasons for seeking an advanced degree in business, as well as your personal qualities and experience that will benefit your professional colleagues in the program. Include any noteworthy achievements or additional information you wish to share with the Admission Committee. Your statement of purpose can be uploaded with your online application.


Please submit a current résumé detailing your work experience, management experience, and areas of responsibility. Your resume will be uploaded with your online application.

Entrance Exam

The MBA program accepts either the GMAT or GRE.

  • Institution code for the GMAT is 4845.
  • For the GRE, select UNM as a Designated Score Recipient.

Applicants with an earned BBA from an AACSB-accredited institution who possess a 3.5 cumulative GPA at graduation qualify for an entrance exam waiver. All other applicants may apply for an Entrance Exam Waiver. View the waiver requirements and application process.

  • GMAT Minimum Score: 500
  • GRE Minimum Score: 305 (verbal and quantitative sections only


Applicants are required to submit official transcripts through Business CAS from all non-UNM institutions attended. International applicants will be required to submit official transcripts in native language and in English. Review the requirements for Domestic and Foreign transcripts.

Optional submission: Applicants may submit unofficial transcripts. We can make admission decisions with unofficial transcripts. If you are required to submit official transcripts in paper form, you may submit unofficial transcripts to receive an earlier admission decision.


Upcoming Terms:Fall 2023
July 15, 2023
Spring 2024
October 1, 2023

Program Details

Start Date:Fall 2023: August 21, 2023
Spring 2024: January 15, 2024
Length:Flexible - 18 months if attending full-time
Modality:Weekday evening in-person classes
One online introductory course
Course Times:Monday-Thursday after 5 p.m.
Tuition (2023-2024):

$805 per credit hour + student fees

*Rate changes decided by the UNM Board of Regents may be assessed for 2023-2024 Academic Year. Tuition and fee rates are subject to change.