MBA for Professionals

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 for Professionals is an innovative and unique degree program designed for current and future leaders to make impactful and transformational change in one of three offered tracks – Health Care, Education and General Management.

One of the goals of the MBA for Professionals 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.

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.

Courses Offered in Evening

The evening course schedule provides students the opportunity to maintain full time employment while attending graduate school. Students attend courses after 5pm one time per week for each course during the semester.

Professional Development with Team Building Integration

Coaching from industry professionals is integral to this program. The coaches will provide guidance and mentorship, helping connect the business curriculum with your career goals in each professional track. Professional development workshops will help you take your career to the next level.


The MBA for Professionals 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.

The MBA for Professionals has three tracks, Health Care, Education or General 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 or General Management.

Health Care Track Courses

  • Introduction to Health Policy and Management
  • Cultural Competence and Healthcare Administration
  • Healthcare Policy and Program Evaluation
  • Health Governance in Global Perspective

Education Track Courses

Provides eligibility for Administrative Licensure with NMPED

  • Education Leadership
  • Education Law
  • Practicum (6 credits) (independent research project)

General Management Track Courses

Elective courses offered in these areas:

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

Admission Information

For a complete application, please submit all required materials. The MBA for Professionals degree is for early career individuals with at least 1-2 years of work experience.

Online Application

The application requires uploads of resume, statement of intent, and unofficial transcripts. If you have a foreign transcript, upload the evaluation.

Statement of Intent

The Statement of Intent should reflect your goals and motivations to pursue the degree and what has prepared you to succeed in the program.


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


Submit unofficial transcripts to the online application and send one official transcript from each institution attended (except for UNM) for domestic applicants. Send electronic transcripts to Mailed transcripts must arrive enclosed in the original registrar’s sealed envelope to the following address:

UNM Admissions
PO Box 4895
Albuquerque, NM 87196-4895

Domestic applicants with foreign transcripts must have those transcripts evaluated, even if they are in English. This must be a course-by-course evaluation that shows the foreign education level of study in comparison to the U.S. education level of study and the US education equivalent cumulative GPA. We recommend the following credential evaluators. Education Credential Evaluators (; National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (; World Education Services (

Entrance Exam

The entrance exam is currently waived through the Fall 2021 admission term.


Application and Decision Dates:

Round 1: October 1
Decision: November 1

Round 2: December 1
Decision: December 15

Program Start:
January 17, 2022