Business Administration (Health Services Management) - Master of Business Administration (Online)

Program Requirements (42 credits)

The MBA program consists of twelve courses beyond the background knowledge requirements. Eleven are required courses:

Prefix Title Credits
Required Courses
ACCT 503Accounting for Managers3
BCIS 502Business Information Systems3
BLAW 502Legal Environment of Business3
ECON 503Managerial Economics3
BFIN 503Financial Management3
MGMT 502Operations Management3
MGMT 503Organizational Behavior and Management Processes3
MGMT 512Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions3
MGMT 590Strategic Management3
MKTG 503Marketing Management3
B A 590Professional Paper/Presentation3
Elective Course 13
Total Credits36

This elective must be selected from the approved course list on the MBA web page.

The Graduate School requires that students maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all courses taken as a graduate student at NMSU. The MBA program requires, in addition, that every candidate for the MBA degree must graduate with at least a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all courses required for the General MBA degree.

The following course sequencing requirements must be satisfied:

  1. B A 590 Professional Paper/Presentation must be completed during the final term of the student’s program and is only open to students who have been accepted into the MBA degree program. ACCT 503 Accounting for Managers, BLAW 502 Legal Environment of Business, BFIN 503 Financial Management and MKTG 503 Marketing Management must be completed prior to enrollment in B A 590 Professional Paper/Presentation.
  2. MGMT 590 Strategic Management must be completed at the end of the student’s program of study and is only open to students who have been accepted into the MBA degree program. All MBA coursework other than B A 590 Professional Paper/Presentation must be completed prior to or during the same term as MGMT 590 Strategic Management.

Students requesting transfer credit for any graduate courses taken before admission to the MBA program must submit appropriate written justification, including course descriptions, syllabi, transcripts, etc. Up to nine credits of transfer work can be applied to meet MBA requirements if the credits were earned in a program accredited by AACSB International. Transfer credits for courses taken after admission to the program are generally not permitted, but advance approval should be requested and may be granted in exceptional situations.

Final Examination for the Degree:  A student may satisfy the Graduate School's requirement for a final exam by completing the General MBA Degree's necessary coursework and supplemented or modified requirements for the concentration selected. The following two criteria must be met by the end of their final semester or at the end of a subsequent semester during which graduate-level courses are taken or retaken to meet the specified cumulative GPA. 

(1) The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on all courses taken as a graduate student at NMSU, including those taken as part of the MBA program (required courses, elective course(s), and courses to fulfill the requirements of an MBA concentration or approved course substitution).  

(2) The student must complete all required courses (36 credit hours) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the General MBA (11 required courses and 1 elective course, approved course substitutions, and any approved transfer courses). 

A student who fails to meet one or both previous criteria may, during one or more subsequent semesters, take or retake additional graduate-level or MBA-specific courses to increase the cumulative GPA, thereby satisfying the Graduate School's requirement for a final exam.

Note 1: The General MBA program (excluding concentrations) consists of eleven required courses and one elective course (totaling 36 credits). The MBA elective course consists of 1 graduate business elective (numbered 500 or above) as listed on the MBA web page.

Note 2: The College of Business reserves the right to change the published requirements. Any such changes will be announced and will not be retroactive. Currently, MBA courses are offered once each year except for the elective and some concentration courses. Always consult an academic advisor or department head before registering for classes.

A thesis is not required. With special approval, however, a degree candidate may elect to write a thesis with at least 6 credit hours earned under B A 599 Master's Thesis in lieu of B A 590 Professional Paper/Presentation.

MBA students who want to have a concentration in Health Services Management must complete the following three Public Health courses (one of which fulfills the MBA elective requirement). For the Health Services Management Concentration, B A 590 Professional Paper/Presentation (required of all MBA students) will include a health services management project.

Prefix Title Credits
Required Courses
PHLS 5320Health Services Organization and Delivery3
PHLS 5340Public Health Law and Ethics3
PHLS 5820Health Informatics3
B A 590Professional Paper/Presentation (credits will count for the MBA standard requirements as well)3
Total Credits12