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  Nov 23, 2017
2014 - 2015 CNM Catalog April 2014, Volume 47 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Business, Associate of Arts

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School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)


This Associate of Arts degree is designed to substantially fulfill the freshman and sophomore course requirements for admission to bachelor’s degree programs in business at New Mexico colleges and universities; the degree’s general education curriculum is accepted for transfer toward the general education core. Click here for Articulation agreements.

Students should communicate with the School of Business & Information Technology associate dean or program chairs at (505) 224-3811, as well as with admissions advisors at the college or university where they plan to complete the bachelor’s degree. Courses taken with the credit/no credit option, transfer credits and non-traditional credits that have been accepted by CNM may not be accepted by the transfer institution. Many four-year institutions have minimum grade point average requirements for admission as well as a requirement that all coursework be completed with grades of C or better. 


Special Requirements

Additional Courses: Contact the School of Business & Information Technology and transfer institution(s) to determine if additional courses are required or accepted toward specific four-year graduation requirements.

Transfer Information

UNM: It is recommended that students coordinate their choice of classes with the Anderson School of Management (ASM) pre-admission requirements listed on the ASM website. Students should contact the ASM admissions office one to two semesters prior to their expected start date to begin the application process.

NMHU: Students should contact NMHU in Rio Rancho one to two semesters prior to their expected start date to begin the application process.


Career and Educational Opportunities

Careers that may require a bachelor’s degree in business range widely from accounting, financial analysts, personal financial advisors, employment, recruitment and placement specialists, insurance sales agents and marketing and management, to name a few. The U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Statistics predicts that the demand for professionals in many of these areas is strong and is expected to remain so over the new few years.

Exit competencies (see Program Exit Competencies) for this program of study are available at

For the graduation policy refer to the Graduating From CNM section, or the Students tab in my CNM.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam, scores  or specific course work.

Term 2

Term 4

Associate of Arts in Business 65-67 credit hour(s)

 * Recommended for transfer to 4-year schools.

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