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Graduate Department of Business Administration

Dr. Margaret Young, Dean
Sininger Hall, Room 208
505.454.3115
FAX: 505.454.3354
E-mail: young_m@nmhu.edu




 

 

Mission
The School of Business, Media and Technology (SBMT) prepares students for success in professional and creative careers and future academic endeavors. Our rigorous and diverse learning environment supports critical thinking and cultivates ethical problem solvers who are agents of economic and social betterment in our ever-changing global environment.  As a professional school we promote and teach best practices in our respective fields.

Vision Statement
NMHU's School of Business, Media and Technology empowers students to become respected members of a professional community in a holistic, interdisciplinary environment fostered by combining rigorous academics and active learning. We advance understanding and extend the frontiers of knowledge proactively in order to address complex problems in a manner that cultivates the human mind and spirit.  We provide an ethical, inspiring multicultural learning environment that promotes excellence, empowerment, transformation, and global understanding in our fields.


The Department of Business Administration

Accreditation
The Department of Business Administration is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the master of business administration (MBA) degree. 

The MBA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) as an online degree.  Students can complete their MBA degree through distance education.  Students can be physically located anywhere in the world and complete the MBA degree from New Mexico Highlands University.


Mission of the Department of Business Administration
The Department of Business Administration is committed to the success of our students and to the highest observance of our professional accreditation standards.  The department’s goal is to be the best small business department in the Southwest, preparing students to be confident, competent, ethical, and responsible business decision-makers, managers, leaders, and agents of economic and social betterment in today's changing global business environment.

Vision Statement
The Department of Business Administration provides an inspiring multicultural learning environment that promotes excellence, empowerment, transformation, and global understanding.

Core Values

  • Advancement of knowledge
  • Active leaning
  • Student success
  • Diversity of ideas
  • Accessible education
  • Community
  • Individual well-being
  • Sustainable practices
  • Multiculturalism

Faculty

Heath Anderson (Marketing)
Ali Arshad (Economics & Finance)
Donna Brooks (Management)
Chien Chung-Chen (Marketing)
Miwako Jeffries (Accounting)
Margot S. Geagon (Management & Finance)
Chris Hunter (Oil and Gas Management)
Nicolas Leger (Law)
Ronald Maestas (Management & MIS)
Emmanuel Nkwenti (Mgmt & Int’l Business)
Luis Ortiz (Mgmt & Int’l Business)
Charles Phelps (Oil and Gas Management)
Jennie Quillien (Management)
Charles Swim (MIS/Mgmt)
William Taylor (Economics)
Kent Tucker (Finance)
Donna Vigil (Accounting)
Margaret Young (Marketing)
Melanie Zollner (Management & Marketing)


Resources and Facilities

NMHU Campus
The MBA degree is available live at the main campus. Department of Business Administration classroom facilities and faculty offices are located in Sininger Hall on the NMHU campus directly across the quadrangle from Thomas C. Donnelly Library. Distance education-equipped classrooms are available in the building.  High speed wireless internet and networked computer facilities are located throughout the campus, which provide student access to online classes and course materials. Professional business software required for business classes is available through these computer facilities.  

Distance Education
Our MBA degree and concentrations are also offered completely online. 

NMHU Center/Sites
The MBA degree is offered on site at the main campus but online elsewhere.  Business faculty advisers are located at the New Mexico Highlands University centers and sites at Rio Rancho, Farmington, Santa Fe, and Española.  


Requirements for admission to the MBA Program:

1. Students must have at least a 2.8 GPA in undergraduate work; however, performance in major courses and the last 60 hours of credit may be given strong consideration.

2. Professional work experience in administration may be considered when reviewing applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree in business.

3. Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business will be considered based upon the total undergraduate record, with deficiency courses required as needed to establish an appropriate background for graduate work in business administration.

4. All students are expected to have computer proficiency and be able to use basic tools of business: word processing and spreadsheets.  Students lacking these skills are advised to take classes in these areas prior to requesting admission to the program.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The master of business administration requires a minimum of 37 credit hours, with at least 30 hours in courses restricted to graduate students. The program prepares students for leadership positions in business, state and federal government, or non-profit institutions. Building on a foundation of management, accounting, finance, economics, and marketing, the program emphasizes administrative ability, managerial potential, financial decision making, and long-range planning skills.

Our program utilizes an intensive problem-solving approach, featuring case studies and simulations across the spectrum of decision areas within business organizations and emphasizing the integrative nature of managerial responsibilities.

Dual Master’s Degrees in Business and Social Work
Highlands University allows students to complete Masters Degrees in Social Work (MSW) and Business Administration (MBA) with minimal overlap. Interested students should refer to the catalog section for the School of Social Work.

Exit Requirements for Completing the MBA Degree
During the final year of MBA coursework all students must take MGMT 689 Business Strategy and BUS 696 Business Case Study. Students should take these courses in the last semester of coursework.  MGMT 689 focuses on strategic business analysis, and students will prepare and present a final written case analysis that demonstrates their ability to analyze business problems. They will present their case solution formally in an oral examination to a committee of three members, at least two of these must be School of Business faculty. Students must continue to register for BUS 696 until all requirements are completed.

The written document will follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style format and will comply with the exit requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies at New Mexico Highlands University.

Upon successful completion of any deficiencies, all coursework, the written case analysis, and oral examination, the student will be nominated to candidacy for the MBA degree.

Required courses: 25 - 34 credit hours

The following courses (BUS 500, 501 and 502) may be assigned or waived depending on the student’s undergraduate coursework:

BUS 500 Principles of Business Administration (3)

BUS 501 Principles of Financial and Managerial Accounting (3)

BUS 502 Principles of Finance and Economics (3)

Required Core:

MGMT 601 Quantitative Methods (3)

MGMT 604 Business Research Methods (3)

ACCT 605 Financial Accounting (3)

OR

ACCT 606 Managerial Accounting (3)

FIN 607 Managerial Finance (3)

ECON 608 Managerial Economics (3)

BLAW 639 Law and Ethics in Bus (3)

MKTG 684 Marketing Management (3)

MGMT 689 Business Strategy (3)

BUS 696 Business Case Study (1)

Core Total:  25 - 34 credit hours


Students must choose an MBA concentration from one of the following areas:

Concentration in Accounting

Proficiency Courses:
Students must have a demonstrated proficiency in the following three courses; the courses may be assigned or waived depending on the student’s prior coursework:

ACCT 387 Intermediate Accounting 1 (3)

ACCT 388 Intermediate Accounting 2 (3)

ACCT 392 Intermediate Accounting 3 (3)

Required Courses for Concentration in Accounting

Required Courses: 12 credit hours

ACCT 685 Financial Statement Analysis (3)

ACCT 689 Seminar in Tax Planning (3)

Choose two courses from the following list:

ACCT 581 Accounting Systems (3)

ACCT 592 Auditing (3)

ACCT 589 Governmental & Not-for-Profit Accounting (3)

Concentration Total: 12 credit hours
Core:   25 - 34 credit hours
Program Total: 37- 46 graduate-level credit hours


Concentration in Finance

Required Courses: 15 credit hours

FIN  507 Risk and Insurance (3)

FIN 509 Investments (s)

FIN 575 International Finance (3)

ACCT 605 Financial Accounting (3)

ACCT 685 Financial Statement Analysis (3)

Concentration Total: 15 credit hours
Core: 25 - 34 credit hours
Program Total: 40 - 49 credit hours


Concentration in International Business

Required Courses: 12 credit hours

FIN 575 International Finance (3)

INTB 640 International Business (3)

MGMT 622 International Business &Society (3)

MKTG 574 International Marketing (3)

Concentration Total: 12 credit hours
Core: 25 - 34 credit hours
Program Total: 37- 46 credit hours


Concentration in Human Resources Management

Required Courses: 12 credit hours

MGMT 664 Organizational Theory (3)

MGMT 665 Personnel Practices and the Law (3)

MGMT 687 Human Resources Management(3)

Electives: 3 credit hours required

Choose 1 of the following:

MGMT 540 International Human Resource Management (3)

MGMT 560 Training & Development of Human Resource (3)

MGMT 566 Compensation & Benefits (3)

Concentration Total: 12 credit hours
Core:   25 - 34 credit hours
Program Total: 37- 46 credit hours


Concentration in Management

MGMT 622 International Business &Society (3)

MGMT 687 Human ResourceManagement (3)

Electives: 6 credit hours

Choose in consultation with an adviser

Concentration Total:  12 credit hours
Core: 25 - 34 credit hours
Program Total: 37- 46 credit hours


Concentration in Marketing

MKTG  515 Consumer Behavior (3)

MKTG  546  Social Media (3)

MKTG  551 Internet Marketing Strategies (3)

MKTG  574 International Marketing (3)

Electives: 3 credit hours

Choose 1 class in consultation with an adviser

Concentration Total: 15 credit hours
Core: 25 - 34 credit hours
Program Total: 40 - 49 credit hours


Concentration in Oil and Gas Management

ACCT 515 Oil and Gas Accounting (3)

BLAW  562 Oil and Gas Contract Law (3)

ECON 601 Energy Policy and Regulation (3)

ECON 620 Energy Economics (3)

FIN 525 Oil and Gas Finance (3)

MGMT 510 Oil and Gas Value Chain Management (3)

MIS 580 Project Management (3)

Concentration Total: 21 credit hours
Core: 25 - 34 credit hours 
Program Total: 46 - 55 credit hours


Certificate in Accounting

The Accounting Certificate provides proficiency in accounting analysis.  The required intermediate accounting series, and twelve hours of upper division accounting courses gives students a broad exposure to accounting issues and problems. 

Proficiency Courses:

Students must have a demonstrated proficiency in the following three courses; the courses may be assigned or waived depending on the student’s prior coursework:

ACCT 387 Intermediate Accounting 1 (3)

ACCT 388 Intermediate Accounting 2 (3)

ACCT 392 Intermediate Accounting 3 (3)

Certificate Courses:  18 credit hours

Choose six courses from the following list

ACCT 605 Financial Accounting (3)

ACCT  606 Managerial Accounting (3)

ACCT 581 Accounting Systems (3)

ACCT 592 Auditing (3)

ACCT 589 Governmental & Not-for-Profit Acct (3)

ACCT 685 Financial Statement Analysis (3)

ACCT 689 Seminar in Tax Planning (3)

Certificate: 18 graduate-level credit hours


Certificate in Finance: 18 credit hours

The Finance Certificate provides an overview of financial markets and gives students the basic financial tools they need to analyze and solve financial decisions. 

Choose six courses from the following:

FIN 507 Risk and Insurance (3)

FIN 509 Investments (3)

FIN 575 International Finance (3)

ACCT 605 Financial Accounting (3)

ACCT 606 Managerial Accounting (3)

ACCT 685 Financial Statement Analysis (3)

ECON 608 Managerial Economics (3)

Certificate:  18 credit hours


Certificate in Human Resources Management: 18 credit hours

The Human Resources Management Certificate provides a broad exposure to the legal, ethical, training, compensation, and management issues involved in hiring and managing personnel.

Choose six courses from the following:

MGMT 664 Organizational Theory (3)

MGMT 687 Human Resources Management          (3)

MGMT 665 Personnel Law (3)

MGMT 540 International Human Resources Management (3)

MGMT 553 Organizational Leadership (3)

MGMT 560 Training & Development         (3)

MGMT 566 Compensation and Benefits (3)

MGMT 621 Business and Society (3)

Certificate: 18 credit hours


Certificate in Media Marketing: 18 credit hours

The Media Marketing certificate gives students broad exposure to current marketing management and strategy.  This certificate emphasizes advertising and current interactive marketing practices.

MKTG 573 Advertising (3)

MKTG 515 Consumer Behavior (3)

MKTG 546 Social Media (3)

MKTG 551 Internet Marketing Strategies (3)

MKTG 574 International Marketing (3)

MKTG 684 Marketing Management (3)

Certificate:  18 credit hours 

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