Business Administration

Graduate Program Information

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 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 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:\\business.nmsu.edu/mba.

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

F. Arslan, PhD (Texas - El Paso) - information systems; R. Adkisson, Ph.D. (Emeritus); T. R. Adler, Ph.D. (Cincinnati)– policy and strategy, collaborative networks, information systems; P. G. Benson, Ph.D. (Emeritus); 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. (Emeritus); K. Brook, Ph.D. (Texas)– money and banking, macroeconomic theory;  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. Hyman, Ph.D. (Purdue)– marketing theory and research; D. James, JD (Utah) - business law; I.M. Jasso, Ph.D. (Houston)– advertising, strategy; M. Jun, Ph.D. (Georgia State)– production and operations management; J. Kreie, Ph.D. (Emeritus);  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. (Emeritus); M. Niculescu, Ph.D. (Cincinnati)– modeling consumer behavior; R. Oliver, Ph.D. (Emeritus); N. A. Oretskin, J.D. (Emeritus); J. T. Peach, Ph.D. (Emeritus); R. T. Peterson (Emeritus); C. Plouffe, PhD (Western University, Ontario, Canada)- marketing; G. Porto-Gazzoli, PhD (Oklahoma State) - service marketing and management in health care; J. Tim Query, Ph.D. (Georgia)– insurance, finance, risk management; S. Rahman, Ph.D. (Texas-El Paso) - personal financial planning, financial analysis and markets; G. A. Rosile, Ph.D. (Emeritus); 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; C. Yildirim, PhD (Texas Tech) - retirement planning investment choices, behavioral finance; Y. You, PhD (Wisconsin) - linguistic framing, anthropomorphism; Y. Zhang, Ph.D. (Texas Tech) financial accounting; J. Zhu (Iowa) - marketing analytics, machine learning.

Business Administration Courses

B A 104. Introduction to Business

3 Credits (3)

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 (3)

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 (1)

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 (3)

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 (1)

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 (1)

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 545. Business Ethics

3 Credits (3)

Understanding of business ethics, social responsibilities of business organizations, and personal codes of conduct. Complexities of moral reasoning and principles of ethical behavior.

B A 550. Special Topics

3 Credits (3)

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 (3)

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, BFIN 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

Thesis.

Name: College of Business  MBA Program

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Phone: (575) 646-8003

Website: http://business.nmsu.edu/academicprograms


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