Applied Business - Associate of Applied Business

61 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 61 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 Requirements
Choose one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 2
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
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
ECON 2110GMacroeconomic Principles3
or ECON 2120G Principles of Microeconomics
Area V: Humanities
Select one course from Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative & Fine Arts
Select one course from Area VI: Creative & Fine Arts 13
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
BCIS 1110Introduction to Information Systems3
BMGT 216Business Math3
or MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra
BUSA 1110Intro to Business3
BUSA 2230GHuman Relations in Business3
BMGT 208Business Ethics3
ECON 2120GPrinciples of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 2210GProfessional and Technical Communication Honors3
MGMT 2110Principles of Management3
MKTG 2110Principles of Marketing3
OECS 215Spreadsheet Applications3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 61 (Choose from BMGT, BLAW, MKTG, BFIN, or OATS)9
Total Credits61

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.

Retail Marketing and Merchandising Area of Interest

Prefix Title Credits
BMGT 126Retail Management3
BMGT 132Principles of Selling3
BMGT 136Forecasting Business Activity3

Entrepreneurship & Small Business 

Prefix Title Credits
ENTR 1110Entrepreneurship3
BMGT 236Small Business Start-Up3
BMGT 237Managing Small Businesses3

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of all general education courses.

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
ACCT 2110 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUSA 1110 Intro to Business 3
BCIS 1110 Introduction to Information Systems 3
ECON 2110G Macroeconomic Principles 3
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
ACCT 2120 Principles of Accounting II 3
BMGT 216
Business Math
or Intermediate Algebra
ENGL 2210G Professional and Technical Communication Honors 3
OECS 215 Spreadsheet Applications 3
COMM 1115G
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
Second Year
AREA V: Humanities 3
AREA VI: Creative and Fine Arts 3
MGMT 2110 Principles of Management 3
BMGT 208 Business Ethics 3
Elective 3
BUSA 2230G Human Relations in Business 3
ECON 2120G Principles of Microeconomics 3
MKTG 2110 Principles of Marketing 3
Electives 6
 Total Credits61

Program Manager: Naeim Dian
Phone: (505) 287-6661
Office:  Room 113, Martinez Hall, 2nd Floor