Program Description

Today’s business managers must be prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing business environment. At UNM-Valencia, students are provided the opportunity to complete the first two years of a business administration curriculum in areas such as accounting, business computer systems, finance, human resources, marketing and others. The advantages of beginning studies at UNM-Valencia include smaller class sizes and a team of instructors dedicated to teaching excellence.


Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities

The Associate of Arts in Business Administration degree is a transfer program. The curriculum has been carefully articulated with the UNM Anderson School of Management to ensure that all successfully completed courses transfer without loss of credit. Students should apply for acceptance to the Anderson School of Management one semester prior to transfer. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all pre-admission course work.


Contact and Advising Information

Information about the associate of arts in business administration is available from Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or vcadvise@unm.edu, or the Business and Industrial Technologies Division, at 505.925.8711.


Course Prerequisites

Students must meet prerequisites by achievement of minimum placement scores on the ACCUPLACER or ACT or through completion of course work.

Course: ENGL 100 and FYEX 1110 or equivalent – or place into ENGL 1110;

ACCUPLACER/ACT Minimum Scores: 263+/19+

Course: MATH 1215 or MATH 1215X, MATH 1215Y and MATH 1215Z – or place into MATH 1220;

ACCUPLACER/ACT Minimum Scores: 239 (A & F)/22


Degree Requirements

Writing and Speaking (6 credits)
ENGL 1120 (Composition) 3
ENGL 2210 (Professional and Technical Communication) or ENGL 2120 (Intermediate Composition))3
*Students who do not place into ENGL 1120 may apply the credit hours from the prerequisite ENGL 1110 (or its equivalent ENGL 1110 Y or Z) to help fulfill the Student Choice area requirements below.
Mathematics and Statistics (3 credits)
MATH 1350 (Introduction to Statistics)3
Physical and Natural Sciences (4 credits)
4
Select one course from the UNM Core Curriculum in Physical and Natural Sciences, which must include a lab.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
ECON 2110 (Macroeconomic Principles)3
Humanities (3 credits)
3
Select one course from the UNM Core Curriculum in Humanities.
Second Language (3 credits)
3
Select one course from the UNM Core Curriculum in Second Language.
Arts and Design (3 credits)
3
Select one course from the UNM Core Curriculum in Arts and Design.
Student Choice (6 credits)
6
Select two additional General Education courses from two of the different areas above. Students who do not place into ENGL 1120 may apply the credit hours from the prerequisite ENGL 1110 (or its equivalent ENGL 1110 Y or Z) to help fulfill this area.
Business Administration Core Requirements (30 credits)
ECON 2120 (Microeconomic Principles)3
BCIS 1110 (Introduction to Information Systems)3
ACCT 2110X (Principles of Accounting 1A)3
ACCT 2110Y (Principles of Accounting 1B)3
BUSA 1110 (Introduction to Business)3
BUSA 2220 (Human Resource Management)3
MKTG 2110 (Principles of Marketing)3
ENTR 1110 (Entrepreneurship)3
BFIN 2110 (Introduction to Finance)3
BUSA 2260 (Introduction to Strategy)3
Total required (61 credits)