Fast-Track Business Administration Degree

Earn an Associate Degree in Business Administration in 15 months.

Educational Opportunities

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration (AAS) is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business School Programs (ACBSP). This program is fully transferable to Eastern New Mexico University’s Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences online degree. It is also partially transferable to the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Highlands University. For more information about transfer options, contact the School Advisor for CNM’s School of Business & Information Technology at (505) 224-3811.

Employment Prospects

Contact CNM’s Job Connection Services for Gainful Employment information related to the Fast Track Associate Degree program.

Contact Us

Phone: (505) 224-3811

CNM’s School of Business and Information Technology to offers a Fast-Track Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Business Administration that you can earn in less than two years.

The program was designed and is taught by highly qualified faculty from the School of Business and Information Technology who also have a background working in the industry. This program was designed with working professionals in mind, whose days demand their time and attention to work, family and other obligations.

The classes in this program are offered in 7 week blocks: two blocks per term, and one 7 – 12 week summer block. This accelerated approach to achieving your degree is facilitated by taking classes in the evening, and online. 

Student Perks

  • Registration is done for you each term and your classes are guaranteed to be offered each term.
  • You receive a Windows computer laptop.
  • E-books are embedded in each course.
  • Dinner is provided before each face-to-face class session, from 5 – 5:30 pm.
  • Centrally located parking is provided.
  • Support and mentorship provided throughout the program from:
    • Former students
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • School Advisor
    • School Achievement Coach
    • CNM Job Connection Services

Information Sessions

Main Campus
Smith Brasher, Room 102
12:00 – 1:00 pm

  • October 8
  • November 5

Workforce Training Center 
Room 116
5:30 – 6:30 pm

  • October 17
  • November 14

If you are not able to attend in person please register on the links below below for our online information session:


The tuition cost for the Fast-Track Business Administration  Program  is $8,499. 

*Note tuition is subject to change in accordance CNM tuition rate schedule.

Financial Aid

Fill out a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and contact a CNM Financial Aid advisor.  We accept all forms of Federal and State financial aid, including Pell Grant and Student Loans. We also accept the following payment methods:

  • VA Benefits
  • Employer Tuition Reimbursement/Remission
  • 3rd Party Pay
  • Self Pay
  • Payment Plans available

Admission and Applications Requirements

Applying to the Fast-Track BA program is a three-tiered application process:

  1. Apply to CNM
    Transcripts from any previous colleges that you may have attended should be submitted.
  2. Take the Accuplacer test for appropriate placement for college level courses.
    If you took the Accuplacer within the past five years, these scores can be considered for accurate placement. Accuplacer exams can be taken any CNM Assessment Center. The  Fast-Track BA Program accepts below minimum Accuplacer Assessment scores or course equivalents. 
    • Reading & Writing Requirement: Reading Score = 257 or higher OR  WritePlacer Score = 6 or higher
    • Math Requirement:  Quantitative Reasoning score = 234 or higher OR Arithmetic Score = 264 or higher
  3. Apply to the  Fast-Track BA Program
    You must submit the online application along with a Participation Essay. This essay is used in part to determine eligibility for acceptance to the program. You should discuss your background, your current work experience and your goals – things that motivate you to be involved in this accelerated program.

Applications Dates and Deadlines

 We are now accepting applications for Spring  2020. 

  • Application Deadline:  Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • First Day of Class:  Monday, January 13, 2020

Class Schedule

Classes are held two nights a week from 5:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. and also include online work.

  • Fall Cohort Nights: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Spring Cohort Nights: Monday and Wednesday

Program Courses

Students in the program will take three (3) classes each block. There are seven 7-week blocks in the program.

ACCT 1109 - Business Math 3 credit hour(s)
ACCT 2110 - Principles of Accounting I 3 credit hour(s)
ACCT 2120 - Principles of Accounting II 3 credit hour(s)
BUSA 1110 - Introduction to Business 3 credit hour(s)
ENTR 1110 - Entrepreneurship 3 credit hour(s)
BA 1131 - Business Professionalism 3 credit hour(s)
BA 2100 - Basics of Global Business 3 credit hour(s)
MGMT 2110 - Principles of Management 3 credit hour(s)
MKTG 2110 - Principles of Marketing 3 credit hour(3)
BA 2230 - Customer Relations 3 credit hour (s)
BA 2234 - Organizational Behavior 3 credit hour(s)
BA 2238 - Human Resources Management 3 credit hour(s)
BLAW 2110 - Business Law I 3 credit hour(s)
BA 2281 - Business Ethics 3 credit hour(s)
BA 2999 - Capstone 1 credit hour(s)
ECON 2110 - Macroeconomic Principles 3 credit hour(s)
ENGL 1110 - Composition I 3 credit hour(s)
ENGL 1210 - Technical Communications 3 credit hour(s)
BCIS 1110 - Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems 3 credit hour(s)
MATH 1100 Series - MATH 1111/MATH 1112/MATH 1113 - 3 credit hour(s)
PHIL 1120 - Logic Reasoning & Critical Thinking 3 credit hour(s)

If you have questions about the sequence of courses or meeting prerequisites, please contact the BIT School Advisor.

Location of Classes

Workforce Training Center
5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113 (map)


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