Business - Associate of Applied Business

60 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.

General Education Requirements
Area I: Communications
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 203GBusiness and Professional Communication3
or ENGL 218G Technical and Scientific Communication
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Select one from the following:3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
Introduction to Economics3
PSY 201GIntroduction to Psychology3
or SOC 101G Introductory Sociology
Applied Business Core Requirements
ACCT 221Principles of Accounting I (Financial)3
ACCT 222Principles of Accounting II (Managerial)3
BLAW 230Business Law3
BMGT 210Marketing3
BMGT 216Business Math (prerequisite CCDM 103N) 13
or MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra
BMGT 221Internship I3
BMGT 240Human Relations3
BUSA 111Introduction to Business3
FIN 210Financial Planning and Investments3
MGT 201Introduction to Management3
Other Course Requirements
COLL 101College/Life Success3
or OECS 105 Introduction to Information Technology
OECS 215Spreadsheet Applications3
Select 8 credits from approved lower division electives from ACCT, ECON, BMGT, MATH 120, OECS, CS 28
Total Credits60

Or any higher level Math course


Total degree credits are a minimum of 60; any Business related course

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 36 credits of general education requirements, including MATH 121G College Algebra or higher.