School and Ranking Information
Of the fewer than 10 schools within a 10-mile radius of Albuquerque with business programs, the majority are 4-year for-profit schools, although a handful of public schools at both the 4-year and 2-year levels are available. According to school type, program offerings and rankings, the following is considered a top area school for studying business:
- Winner: University of New Mexico is the only 4-year public school in the area with programs in the field. The institution offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of New Mexico|
|Rankings||Tied at #189 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,846 (in-state), $20,688 (out-of-state)**|
|Business Administration Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Business Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||705**|
|Most Popular Business Administration Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (473 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||48%**|
|Noteworthy||UNM offers the Finance Management Association and Association of Graduate Business Students for students to join***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***UNM website
University of New Mexico
- There are more than 10 different concentration areas available with the bachelor's and master's programs in business administration
- The School of Management offers scholarship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate business studies
- The management school's programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
University of New Mexico had more than 28,500 students enrolled at its main campus as of fall 2013. This university contains more than 10 colleges and schools and has over 200 programs at the undergraduate level. University of New Mexico has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1. Its School of Management offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and an MBA delivered in multiple formats.
Some of the many BBA concentrations include human resources, accounting, international management and operations. Core requirements include legal issues, strategic management and information systems. UNM offers a traditional MBA as well as an executive MBA option. The traditional MBA's concentration choices include entrepreneurship, technology management and organizational behavior. MBA core courses explore statistical analysis, marketing and decision making. The executive MBA is a part-time program that can be completed in 2 years, featuring classes on Fridays and weekends. Some of this program's required courses examine business communications, leadership and economics.