Applied Business - Associate of Applied Business

60-62 credits

The Associate degree in Applied Business is designed to prepare students for middle-level entry jobs in business. The general program surveys the fundamentals of business operations giving special consideration to basic accounting practices, basic business law, economics, fundamentals of marketing, and management of human resources.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60-62 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Choose one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I, IV, V and VI; students do not need to select any other General Education courses to meet the requirement.
Area I: Communications
Composition I4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Macroeconomic Principles3
Area V: Humanities
Choose one course from the following:
Introduction to Literature3
United States History I3
United States History II3
Western Civilization I3
Western Civilization II3
Introduction to Philosophy3
Area VI: Creative & Fine Arts
Choose one course from the following:
Orientation in Art3
Music Appreciation: Western Music3
Introduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication3
or COMM 1130G Public Speaking
Applied Business Core Requirements
ACCT 2110Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 2120Principles of Accounting II3
BMGT 126Retail Management3
BMGT 132Principles of Selling3
BMGT 136Forecasting Business Activity3
BMGT 216Business Math (prerequisite CCDM 103 N)3
or MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra
BMGT 221Internship I1
BMGT 240Human Relations3
BUSA 1110Intro to Business3
ECON 2120GPrinciples of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication3
MGMT 2110Principles of Management3
MKTG 2110Principles of Marketing3
Other Course Requirements6
Introduction to Information Technology3
Spreadsheet Applications3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60
Any lower division course (s)2
Total Credits60-62

Note: This is a terminal degree and not designed to transfer to a Bachelor’s degree program within NMSU. Those students planning to earn a Bachelor’s degree will need to complete all general education requirements, including MATH 1220G College Algebra or higher.

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
BUSA 1110 Intro to Business 3
ACCT 2110 Principles of Accounting I 3
ECON 2110G Macroeconomic Principles 3
OECS 105 Introduction to Information Technology 3
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 3
ACCT 2120 Principles of Accounting II 3
BMGT 216
Business Math
or Intermediate Algebra
BMGT 136 Forecasting Business Activity 3
OECS 215 Spreadsheet Applications 3
Second Year
AREA V: Humanities 3
AREA VI: Creative and Fine Arts 3
ECON 2120G Principles of Microeconomics 3
BMGT 126 Retail Management 3
BMGT 132 Principles of Selling 3
BMGT 221 Internship I 2
BMGT 240 Human Relations 3
COMM 1115G
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
MGMT 2110 Principles of Management 3
MKTG 2110 Principles of Marketing 3
 Total Credits60

Program Manager: Dr. Marlene Chavez-Toivanen
Phone: (505) 287-6641
Office:  Martinez Hall