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    In the Executive MBA program, you will get a complete Anderson MBA in an experience specifically designed for working professionals. This isn't your typical part-time MBA; the Anderson Executive MBA is New Mexico's premier MBA program.

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    If you're interested in an accelerated MBA focused on executive leadership and general management, consider coming to an Executive MBA Information Session.  At our information sessions, program staff will discuss the Executive MBA Program in detail, explaining everything from the application process to the lockstep, cohort style program. Current students, alumni, and faculty will be on hand to offer their insights into the program and answer any questions you may have.

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    Megan Hearting


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    Career & Professional Development Programs

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    Anderson's Career and Professional Development Programs are designed to expand your mastery of current competencies and help you develop new ones. While you won't get a grade, you will acquire new knowledge and a certificate of completion that demonstrates to others your continued desire for self-improvement.

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    Kristy Nunley


    Spring 2014 Program Offerings

    The following are upcoming Career and Professional Development Programs offered this spring. Click the following links to learn more about the different course descriptions, benefits, and discounts!

    Effective Facilitation – Leading Collaborative Processes
    Dates: Wednesdays, June 18 - August 6, 2014
    Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

    Grant Skills Workshop
    Dates: Thursdays, June 12 - June 26, 2014
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Human Resource Essentials
    Dates: Fridays, June 17 - August 5, 2014
    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Custom Programs

    Custom Programs & Consulting Services

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    UNM's Anderson School of Management offers a wide range of custom programs, training and consulting services that provide result-based impact with an emphasis on short term gains and long-term sustainability. We are committed to sustained growth of all of our clients and it is our mission to provide the best in quality training services by understanding their unique vision.

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    UNM's Anderson School of Management offers customized training services to organizations and businesses throughout New Mexico.

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    Beth Bailey


  • CFO Academy

    CFO Academy

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    Established in 2009, the CFO Academy is a prominent community of finance leaders and decision makers who provide trusted knowledge, pertinent resources and peer-to-peer collaboration to New Mexico’s financial professionals. We help our members become effective leaders while driving both their personal and their organizational results. Our professional network connects members with other financial professionals, valuable information, distinguished organizations and engaging discussions.

    CFO Academy Professional Development Series

    CFO Academy Professional Development Series is series of training and networking events providing continuing professional education on the latest technologies, laws, and trends in accounting and tax rules influencing financial professionals.

    Meet the Sponsor

    UNM Anderson's Executive MBA program is sponsoring the December CFO Academy event. Learn more...

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    Phone:  (505) 277-2525
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    MSC05 3090
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    Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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    1924 Las Lomas NE
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    Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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Schedule and Curriculum for Working Professionals

The EMBA Program is a 25-month, accelerated MBA program designed to to provide high quality, actionable business education to New Mexico's working professionals.  Classes are held every other weekend on Friday afternoons from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Each block of instruction is a combination of lecture, group discussion, and student presentations. Classroom exchanges are vibrant and "the bell never rings" during a discussion or debate.  The flexible format allows for a complete exploration of each topic during the classroom period. 

Our bi-weekly schedule gives you two full weeks between classes, letting you focus on your professional and personal commitments. In addition, the prescribed schedule saves you from the hassles of registration, changing graduation requirements, and over-filled classes. When you enter the program, you are guaranteed a seat in the classes you need to graduate.

The curriculum synthesizes both academic theory and real-life scenarios to provide a relevant and cross-functional education.  This approach allows you to implement and understand business solutions across all of your organization's functional units.  Much of the course work is done in groups, allowing classmates to pool their expertise and share their experience.  The assignments and case studies are practical and applicable to real world scenarios.  Students progress through the program together learning from one another, as well as our Ph.D. faculty.  This unique culture of collaboration and teamwork provides a powerful synergy you won't find anywhere else.

Click on a course to learn more about the course.

Summer I (June 27 - August 30, 2014)

Fall I (September 12 - December 20, 2014)

Spring I (January 9 - April 18, 2015)

Summer II (May 1 - August 1, 2015)

Fall II (August 20 - December 19, 2015)

Spring II (January 8 - April 16, 2016)

Summer III (April 29 - July 30, 2016)

1 Eight (8) consecutive weekends
2 Includes three (3) consecutive weekends in July
3 Includes four (4) consecutive weekends in July
4 Includes four (4) consecutive weekends in July and August


The Executive MBA Orientation establishes the conceptual foundation of the Executive MBA Program.  It prepares students to function effectively in a collaborative learning environment and as members of productive work teams.  It also includes an individual assessment of management personalities designed to develop your leadership and communication styles.  Offered on a "credit/no credit" basis only. (1 credit hour)

MGMT 701 teaches a practical application of statistical data analysis and discusses its place in effective organizational decision-making.  Topics include:

  • Probability
  • Sampling
  • Confidence intervals
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Regression analysis

Students will learn to use quantitative analysis to aid managerial decision making.  (3 credit hours)

Financial Accounting deals with accounting concepts and procedures that are used to prepare external financial statements.  The concepts include:

  • Balance sheets
  • Income statements
  • Cash flow statements

The class introduces the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and explains their relationship to organizational performance. (3 credit hours)

Managerial Accounting teaches students to use accounting information for internal financial reports.  Students will learn to:

  • Manage strategic and operational choices
  • Determine pricing and profitability
  • Control costs
  • Evaluate performance

Students will use spreadsheets to solve managerial accounting problems and make sound business decisions. (3 credit hours)

MGMT 704 is a survey of both microeconomics (the study of individual decision-making) and macroeconomics (investigates national and international concerns). Students will learn to evaluate competitive strategies by applying economic analysis to managerial decision making in areas of supply, demand, production, cost, and pricing.  Economic theory is complemented by discussions about current economic issues affecting businesses. (3 credit hours)

MGMT 706 draws on behavioral science, research, and theory in order to teach students how to manage changing organizations. Through experiential learning students will examine the following topics:

  • Individual and group behavior
  • Communication
  • Power and politics
  • Conflict resolution
  • Negotiation
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Management of a diverse workforce
  • Organization design
  • Decision-making
  • Organizational change

(3 credit hours)

Executive Leadership applies theories of individual behavior and organizational dynamics to solve a host of performance-based problems.  The focus is on assessing leadership competencies, changing corporate culture, analysis of leading companies, skill building strategies, and direct application of material to individual work settings. (2 credit hours)

This class examines business ethics and social responsibility in regards to both the individual decision maker, as well as the organization and its interactions with its stakeholders.  Topics include:

  • Roles and responsibilities of businesses
  • Relationships with stakeholders
  • Key legal concepts
  • Ethical decision-making processes
  • Political and social interests

The class will help students recognize, understand, and effectively address real-world ethical problems and dilemmas.  (3 credit hours)

MGMT 711 examines the ways in which organizations can maximize their competitive advantage by using technological innovations. The class addresses the processes involved in technological innovation, focusing on models, sources, flows, and the protection of intellectual property.  Students will learn how to manage in a technological environment and cope with continuing technology changes.  (3 credit hours)

Business Communications covers the elements of written and oral business communication to help students implement effective strategies for workplace communication. The class addresses the following topics:

  • Public speaking
  • Personal communication style
  • Audience analysis for tone
  • Basics of business writing
  • Evaluation of written formats and mediums

Effective communication strategies for professional settings are defined through various assignments. (3 credit hours)

Operations Management provides a fundamental understanding of manufacturing and service operations and their role in the organization.  The class surveys a wide range topics including:

  • Process flow analysis
  • Supply chain management
  • Capacity planning
  • Facility location
  • Total quality management
  • Human resource management
  • Technology management
  • Manufacturing and service strategy
  • Theory of constraints

The class utilizes readings, case analyses, and student projects. (3 credit hours)

Marketing Management introduces students to the foundations of marketing, focusing on actionable strategies for gaining a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing business environment.  Students will learn to apply the following marketing concepts and strategies:

  • Consumer behavior
  • Segmentation
  • Marketing research
  • Competitive positioning
  • Marketing information systems
  • Distribution
  • Pricing
  • Promotional considerations
  • Customer relationship management

To demonstrate mastery, students will develop an actual marketing plan for a local business. (3 credit hours)

Financial Management teaches students the role of finance within a business or organization. Topics include:

  • Ratio analysis of financial statements
  • Forecasting and budgeting
  • Cash and credit management
  • Capital structure
  • Risk analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Working capital management

(3 credit hours)

Global Business Environment is an overview of issues and challenges confronting managers in the global marketplace. The class covers salient issues faced by multinational firms, as well as strategic issues faced by local companies competing in the global business environment.  Topics include:

  • Theories of international trade
  • Exchange rate
  • Investment polices
  • Global cultural differences
  • Practical considerations for global business

(2 credit hours)

For MGMT 751, students choose one of the following options:

  1. Participation in a ten-day international residency and a post-trip seminar
  2. Attendance to the "Washington Campus" program and a follow-up research paper
  3. Enrollment in an approved traditional MBA elective

The International Practicum (Option 1) is an overseas course designed to provide direct insight into the international business environment.  You will visit businesses and industries daily while observing live case studies and engaging in discussions with local business leaders, government administrators, and industry experts.  You are responsible for your own flight and visa arrangements.  $1,500 dollars of your tuition is applied to the trip.

(3 credit hours)

The special topics electives are selected based on student interest and faculty specialties. Topics in the past have included:

  • E-commerce
  • Management information systems
  • Employment law
  • Negotiation skills
  • Investments
  • Project management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Power and Influence
  • Detecting and preventing Fraud

Special topics includes two 2-credit hour courses.

Strategic Management is the final course in the Executive MBA Program, and it allows students to demonstrate mastery of their business education. The class helps students apply strategic management concepts through case analyses. It also draws upon the concepts learned in other classes to help students develop their management perspective and ability to impact their organization's performance. (3 credit hours)

Downloadable Calendar and Class Schedule for the Class of 2016