Anderson Online MBA

Program Overview

Unleash your potential with an Anderson Online MBA

The Anderson School of Management Online MBA provides you with an energetic educational environment that elevates your leadership skills and translates knowledge into empowerment through outcome-focused, team-based, and practical approaches to business issues.

Anderson’s innovative curriculum, diverse faculty, experiential learning, and an in-house professional development center prepares you for the dynamic and changing business world. Whether you are enhancing your current career, changing professions, or looking to enter industry, the online MBA program can help place you with one of more than 200 employers that recruit Anderson students.

Read what the Director of Graduate Program Operations at the Anderson School of Management has to say about the Accelerated Online MBA on our UNM Online Blog.

Quick Facts

  • 29 Average Age
  • 62% Underrepresented Minorities
  • 50% 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.

Success Tips for Online Students


The Online MBA program is a flexible, asynchronous program designed for individuals of diverse experiences, degrees, and daily schedules. Students will be able to progress through the program at their own pace. 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).

We look for goal-driven individuals with an interest to utilize their MBA skills for a profession in one of our tracks: Finance, Marketing, Operations, Diversity Leadership, Project Management, Business Analytics, Cybersecurity or General Management.

Students complete the following core coursework (31 Credits)*:

  • MGMT 600 - Perspectives on Management and Careers
  • MGMT 501 - Data Driven Decision Making
  • MGMT 502 - Financial Accounting & Analysis
  • MGMT 504 - Managerial Economics
  • MGMT 506 - Managing People in Organizations
  • MGMT 508 – Business and Society
  • MGMT 511 – Technology, Commercialization, & Global Environment
  • MGMT 520 – Operations Design and Decision Making
  • MGMT 522 – Managerial Marketing
  • MGMT 526 – Financial Decision Making
  • MGMT 598 – The Strategic Management Process (Prerequisites: 504, 506, 520, 522, 526, 600. Pre- or corequisite: 508 and 511.)
  • MGMT 601 – MBA Knowledge Exam

Students complete at least 12 credit hours of electives from the following tracks:

Students may select one of the following tracks, or may take elective courses from several tracks, depending on their interests and career goals.

Business Administration Track Courses

  • MGMT 515 - Innovative Product Development
  • MGMT 517 - Technology Program Management
  • MGMT 519 - Project in Technology Commercialization
  • MGMT 533 - Analysis Tools for Managers
  • MGMT 562 - Organizational Change Consulting
  • MGMT 568 - Creative Leadership
  • Any other electives from the other tracks

Business Analytics Track Courses

  • MGMT 533 - Analysis Tools for Managers
  • MGMT 588 - Supply Chain Models and Strategy
  • MGMT 635 - Data Analytics
  • MGMT 637 - Database Management Systems
  • MGMT 645 - Data Mining
  • MGMT 660 - Text Mining and Sentiment Analysis

Cybersecurity Track Courses

  • MGMT 636 - Information Systems Security
  • MGMT 646 - Digital Forensics
  • MGMT 647 - Systems and Network Administration
  • MGMT 648 - Advanced Information Systems Security
  • MGMT 662 - Security Risk Management

Diversity Leadership Track Courses

  • MGMT 562 - Organizational Change Consulting
  • MGMT 566 - Diversity Leadership
  • MGMT 567 - Women in Management
  • MGMT 568 - Creative Leadership

Finance Track Courses

  • MGMT 571- Investment Management (required)
  • MGMT 577 - Applications in Business Finance (required)
  • MGMT 570 - Analysis of the Financial Systems
  • MGMT 573 - Seminar in Management of Financial Institutions
  • MGMT 579 - Applied Investment Management

Operations Management Track Courses

  • MGMT 533 - Analysis Tools for Manager
  • MGMT 588 - Supply Chain Model and Strategy
  • MGMT 635 - Data Analytics
  • MGMT 401 - Introduction to Project Management

Project Management Track Courses

  • 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

*Note: If you have an undergraduate business degree, you may be able to substitute a core course that corresponds with the undergraduate concentration.


Online 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

Application Checklist

  • Submitted online application
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Official GMAT/GRE scores or approved waiver
    • GRE code: 4845
    • GMAT: Select University of New Mexico in the Designated Score Recipient section
  • Unofficial transcript from degree awarding institution for initial admission decision
  • US Official Transcripts (except transcripts from UNM)
    • Order through the online application with transcript sent directly to BusinessCAS (preferred method)
    • Order through your institution and have it sent electronically to
    • If your institution does not offer electronic delivery, send postal mail to UNM Anderson Graduate Admissions, MSC05 3090, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
  • Foreign Evaluations: Required for all foreign transcripts
    • WES evaluations can be ordered directly through your online application with evaluations sent to BusinessCAS.
    • For NACES evaluations: request to be sent electronically to
    • If electronic delivery is not available, send foreign evaluations to UNM Anderson Graduate Admissions, MSC05 3090, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Copy of Passport (if traveling on a visa)

International Applicants will additionally need to submit:

International applicants are required to submit official transcripts in native language, official transcripts with English translation (if have a non-English native language) and financial documents after the admission decision. Instructions will be provided.


Upcoming Terms:Summer 2023: April 15, 2023
Fall 2023-1H: July 15, 2023

Program Details

Start Dates:Spring 2023-2H: March 20, 2023
Length:Flexible - 18 months if attending full-time
Course Times:Asynchronous
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.