Dec 02, 2020  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
    
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Business, Associate of Arts


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School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)

Description

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 Transfer agreements.

Students should communicate with the School of Business & Information Technology associate dean or program chairs 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.

Educational Option Information

This educational option is an

  • Associate of Science Degree

This educational option is designed for

  • Immediate employment and transfer into a baccalaureate program

This educational option can be completed

  • Part-time or full-time

This educational option can be started

  • Any term

Primary course location:

  • Main campus, Montoya campus, and many courses are online

Special requirements

  • 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.
  • Student selection of ANTH 1150  and GEOG 1101  for the degree should depend upon articulation/transfer requirements of four-year transfer institution. Since some New Mexico schools classify ANTH 1150 and GEOG 1101  as a physical science, CNM students may use either course to meet the three credit hour biology/physical science  requirement. However, CNM’s acceptance of these classes to meet the biology/physical science requirement does not bind the transfer institution to the same classification.  Students are cautioned to check with their transfer institution to ensure that the use of those classes to meet that requirement will be accepted by the institution in that category.
  • 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 bba.mgt.unm.edu/admissions/requirements.asp. Students should contact the ASM admissions office at (505) 277-3888 one to two semesters prior to their expected start date to begin the application process.
  • NMHU: Students should contact NMHU in Rio Rancho at (505) 891-2046 one to two semesters prior to their expected start date to begin the application process.

Information for people with felony convictions

  • A felony conviction will not prevent entry into the program or employment; however, if may limit available employment opportunities.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Career and Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

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 Opportunities

  • Careers that may require a bachelor’s degree in business range widely and included accounting, financial analysts, personal financial advisors, employment, recruitment and placement specialists, insurance sales agents and marketing and management, to name a few.

Potential employers for this educational option

  • Most businesses, governmental and non-profit organizations employ individuals with business degrees.

Prospects for employment

  • 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.

Sample job titles for this educational option:

  • Accountant, financial analysts, personal financial advisors, employment, recruitment and placement specialists, insurance sales agents and marketing and management.

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


Associate of Arts in Business 65-67 credit hours



* ENG 2219 - Technical Writing  recommended for transfer to 4-year schools.

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