Business Administration

Graduate Program Information

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is a professional program designed to provide students with a solid background in business practices and the problem-solving and people skills needed to become successful leaders in the global business environment. Program graduates are prepared for administrative or managerial positions in a wide variety of organizations, both private and governmental. The business and accounting programs at NMSU, including the MBA program, are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.  The MBA program is offered in a traditional classroom with some online delivery and in a cohort-based distance program with a synchronous online component.  Details are available at http:\\

The Ph.D. program in Business Administration offers the opportunity to specialize in either Marketing or Management.

R. Adkisson, Ph.D. (Nebraska)– economic development, public finance, institutional economics; T. R. Adler, Ph.D. (Cincinnati)– policy and strategy, collaborative networks, information systems; P. G. Benson, Ph.D. (Colorado State)– international human resource management, wage and salary administration; M. J. Billiot, D.B.A. (Mississippi State, C.P.A.)– managerial accounting; J. W. Bishop, Ph.D. (Virginia Tech)– human resource management and organizational behavior; L. Blank, Ph.D. (Tennessee)– micro economics, economics of regulated utilities; D. M. Boje, Ph.D. (Illinois)– organizational behavior, storytelling, organizational change; K. Brook, Ph.D. (Texas)– money and banking, macroeconomic theory;  G. Clarkson, J.D., D.B.A. (Harvard) - American Indian law, tribal economic development, intellectual property strategy, business law; R. Clemons , Ph.D. (Texas A&M) - C.P.A., taxation; N. H. Compton, J.D. (Emeritus);  B.F. Daily, Ph.D. (Emeritus); D. L. Daniel, Ph.D. (Southern Methodist)– non parametrics; M.E. de Boyrie, Ph.D. (Florida International)– international finance and trade issues; P. W. Dorfman, Ph.D. (Emeritus); C. E. Enomoto, Ph.D. (Texas A&M)– microeconomic theory; C. A. Erickson, Ph.D. (Arizona State)– monetary theory, macroeconomics; C. Flinchbaugh, Ph.D. (Kansas)– Organizational behavior, human resources; R. D. Fortin, Ph.D. (Kansas)– corporate finance and investments; C. Gard, Ph.D. (University of Washington)– biostatistics; D. A. Gegax, Ph.D. (Wyoming)– managerial economics, microeconomic theory; W. R. Gould, Ph.D. (North Carolina State)– biological sampling, wildlife and fisheries estimation; M. Holt, J.D. (University of New Mexico) - business law, employment law; M. Hyman, Ph.D. (Purdue)– marketing theory and research; I.M. Jasso, Ph.D. (Houston)– advertising, strategy; M. Jun, Ph.D. (Georgia State)– production and operations management; J. Kreie, Ph.D. (Arkansas)– information systems; L. LaPlue, Ph.D (Tennessee) -- international and environmental economics.; Y. F. Lee, Ph.D. (Southern Illinois-Carbondale)– international finance, international trade, international monetary system, economic development; J. Loveland, Ph.D. (Emeritus);  K. J. Martin, Ph.D. (Purdue)– financial management, corporate control; R. McFerrin, Ph.D. (Texas A&M)– microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic history; J. T. McGuckin, Ph.D. (Emeritus); K. D. Melendrez, Ph.D. (Arizona)– financial accounting; S. K. Mills, Ph.D. (Emeritus); C. Mora-Monge, Ph.D. (Toledo)– supply chain management, information systems; J. A. Nelson, Ph.D. (Missouri)– information systems; M. Niculescu, Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati)– modeling consumer behavior; R. Oliver, Ph.D. (New Mexico State)– information systems; N. A. Oretskin, J.D. (Case Western School of Law)– contract law/negotiation; J. T. Peach, Ph.D. (Texas)– quantitative economics, economic development; R. T. Peterson (Emeritus); C. Plouffe, PhD (Western University, Ontario, Canada)- marketing; J. Tim Query, Ph.D. (Georgia)– insurance, finance, risk management; S. Rahman, Ph.D. (Texas-El Paso) - personal financial planning, financial analysis and markets; C. Ricketts, Ph.D. (Mississippi State)– labor, health, development; G. A. Rosile, Ph.D. (Pittsburgh)– narrative research, organizational studies; H. Sankaran, Ph.D. (Houston)– corporate finance, investments; E. T. Sautter, Ph.D. (Emeritus); E. A. Scribner, Ph.D. (Emeritus); C. Seipel, Ph.D. (Oklahoma State)– C.P.A.-financial accounting, auditing;  W.L. Smith, Ph.D. (New Mexico State)– C.P.A.- taxation; C. Sroka, Ph.D. (Ohio State)--count data models; R. L. Steiner, Ph.D. (Oklahoma State)– likelihood methods, discrete distributions; J. E. Teich, Ph.D. (Emeritus) P. L. Tunnell, Ph.D. (Oklahoma State)– C.P.A.-taxation; D. M. VanLeeuwen, Ph.D. (Oregon State)– statistics; B. Widner, Ph.D. (Colorado State)– urban/regional, public finance, development; Y. Zhang, Ph.D. (Texas Tech) financial accounting

Business Administration Courses

B A 104. Introduction to Business

3 Credits

Survey and integration of functions in business organizations within their social and economic environment. Community Colleges only.

B A 105. Special Topics

1-3 Credits

Current topics in business and economics.

B A 202. Small Business Enterprise

3 Credits

Appraisal of business functions within the framework of a small business organization.

B A 291. Business Administration and Economics Internship and Cooperative Education I

1-3 Credits

Introduction and applications of the principles of business administration and economics. Registration in one course allowed per co-op work phase; a minimum of 12 work weeks is required. Open only to students in the College of Business. Option of S/U or a grade. The amount of academic credit (1-3 cr.) will be determined by the academic experience, and not by the work experience.

B A 305. Leadership Training for COB Ambassadors

1 Credit

Leadership development for volunteers serving as COB student ambassadors, focusing on COB undergraduate business degree programs, NMSU student services, public speaking and public relations.

B A 391. Business Administration and Economics Internship and Cooperative Education II

1-3 Credits

Applications of the principles of business administration and economics. Registration in one course allowed per co-op work phase; a minimum of 12 work weeks is required. Open only to students in the College of Business. Option of S/U or a grade. The amount of academic credit (1-3 cr.) will be determined by the academic experience and not by the work experience.

B A 490. Selected Topics

3 Credits

Prerequisites vary according to the seminar being offered.

B A 498. Independent Study

1-3 Credits

Individual studies directed by consenting faculty with the prior approval of the department head. A maximum of 3 credits may be earned.

Prerequisite: junior or above standing and consent of instructor.

B A 500. Macroeconomic Essentials

1 Credit

Macroeconomic theory and public policy, national income concepts, unemployment, inflation, economic growth and international payment problems. Restricted to: MBA Major majors majors.

B A 501. Quantitative Tools for the MBA

1 Credit

An overview of critical topics in math and statistics that will provide a quantitative foundation for students entering the Master of Business Administration program. Admission to the MBA program.

B A 550. Special Topics

3 Credits

Interdisciplinary seminar in selected current business topics.

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites vary according to the seminar being offered.

B A 590. Professional Paper/Presentation

3 Credits

Paper written in close coordination with sponsoring professor and presented near the end of the student's final semester in the M.B.A. program. The paper will consist of a professional business report, a case study of a business or organization or a research report. Restricted to: MBA majors.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 3.0 average in: ACCT 503, BLAW 502, FIN 503, and MKTG 503 or AEEC 551.

B A 598. Special Research Programs

1-3 Credits

Individual investigations either analytical or experimental. A maximum of 3 credits may be earned.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

B A 599. Master's Thesis

15 Credits


Name: College of Business  MBA Program

Office Location:  Guthrie Hall 114

Phone: (575) 646-8003


Name:  College of Business Ph.D., Management

Office Location:  Business Complex 220

Phone (575) 646-1201

Name:  College of Business, Ph.D., Marketing

Office Location:  Business Complex 209

Phone: (575) 646-3341