The excellence of the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico has earned dual AACSB accreditation. The new McKinnon Center for Management gives business students an incredible 63,000 square feet of space focused on providing collaborative, high-tech, enhanced classrooms and experiential learning areas with a behavioral research lab, career planning center, and a marketing center. Over 21,000 alumni spread across the globe impact communities immensely through the knowledge, values, and skills acquired at the Anderson School.
The dynamic programs and dedication of the faculty and staff prepare students for a life full of discovery, innovation, engagement, learning, and success. Those pursuing a Bachelors in Business Administration degree have a diverse variety of concentrations available to customize their academic pathway. They can study Entrepreneurship, General Management, Film & Digital Media Arts, International Management in Latin America, Marketing Management, Organizational Leadership, Accounting, Financial Management, Human Resources Management, International Management, Management Information Systems, or Operations Management. BBA in Accounting students who desire a Masters in Accountancy can join the Integrated BBA/MACCT and obtain both degrees in less time and with less cost.
Classes held in the evenings or weekends make the graduate degree programs flexible and convenient. The Masters in Business Administration can be completed in a part-time or full-time capacity and offers all of the same concentrations as the BBA, excluding Film & Digital Media and adding Management of Technology and Strategic Management & Policy. Graduate students can also pursue an Executive MBA, an MBA in Education Leadership, a Masters in Accountancy, or a Masters in Information Systems & Assurance.
The Anderson school offers scholarships and fellowships to qualifying undergraduate and graduate students who need financial assistance to pursue a college degree. They also provide scholarships to help students study abroad where they can obtain a robust international business perspective. Students can utilize the partnerships that Anderson has established with excellent schools all over the world and spend a semester or a year interning or studying internationally.
Student organizations help inspire engagement and provide motivation to grow in leadership ability and develop professionally. Business-specific groups include the Association of Graduate Business Students, Delta Sigma Pi, Football Business Society, New Mexico Investment Society, UNM Entrepreneurs, International Business Students Global, Finance Management Association, Beta Alpha Psi, American Indian Business Association, and the Association of Latino Professionals for America.
Hands-on experiences create confidence and career readiness. Throughout the different degree programs, students participate in a variety of competitions, including the Daniels Fund Ethics Case Competition for which Anderson students are currently the reigning champions. There is also the Acura ILX Marketing Challenge and the UNM Entrepreneurial Challenge. This challenge consists of a boot camp and coaching, and the winning teams receive startup funding and continued assistance. Probably the most encompassing experiential learning opportunity comes through internships, which also help build a network of professional connections and is impressive to employers.