Overview

Applicants
180
Acceptance Rate
12%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.57
Years Work Experience
3
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
420 - 640
GPA
3.34 - 3.71

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
July 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
62

100
Full-time
31
Female
14
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The College of Business at New Mexico State University is “extremely technologically savvy,” a quality that serves it well in a state that is home to several air force bases, major NASA operations, two national laboratories, Spaceport America, and several big tech players (Intel, for one, has a large manufacturing plant in Albuquerque).

NMSU incorporates technology in all disciplines, and has developed several specialized degrees. The school also “concentrates on entrepreneurs because of its abundant resources” such as NMSU’s Arrowhead Center, which provides assistance to clients onand off-campus in the areas of intellectual property, technological commercialization, and entrepreneurship education.

Many students simply appreciate the convenience of the program, praising its “wonderfully-located campus with a very unique and culturally-diverse academic program.” The school serves both full-time and part-time MBAs, and fully understands and meets the needs of traditional and nontraditional students when it comes to education. In the past 10 years, NMSU has even “created an MBA cohort program for the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Laboratory,” and for employees at the White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces. Those programs are now being replaced with a cohort-based distance MBA which is online with a synchronous online component and one evening per week. A school that comes to you—you can’t beat that for convenience.

Instructors at NMSU “are well-respected in their fields and apply real-world applications to their lectures and assignments,” while “the administration is always very responsive whenever a conflict arises.” A “socially and ethnically diverse student population” informs class discussion. One student sums up, “I have had a very positive overall academic experience. Every single administrator and faculty member has treated me with the utmost respect and professional courtesy.”


Concentrations

Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Description

Career Overview


Students Say

NMSU’s Placement and Career Services Office provides university students with on-campus employment, internship listings, career listings, workshops, advising, job fairs, and online research tools. The school holds a number of job fairs and other recruit- ing events throughout the year, but all are primarily targeted toward undergraduates. As a result, relatively few of the many companies that visit campus specifically seek MBAs.

Recent employers of NMSU MBAs include: Accenture, ElPaso Electric, Ernst & Young, Agilent Technologies, ConocoPhilips Company, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, KPMG International, NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratory, TXU Energy, and Wells Fargo.


Prominent Alumni

John J. Chavez
Mng Dir. Phase One Ventures/NM Startup Factory

Robert D. Chelberg
Lt. General, U.S. Army (Retired)

John M. Cordova
Sports Mgt Group Dir., Coca Cola

Andres Gutierrez
CIO, Family Health Centers of San Diego, Inc.

James Hawkins
CFO, Canon National Bank, Colo Springs

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$5,243
Tuition (Out-State)
$16,162
Fees (In-State)
$319
Fees (Out-State)
$319

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$291
Tuition (Out-State)
$898
Fees (In-State)
$67
Fees (Out-State)
$67

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$6,914
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$8,550
Academic Expenses
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
180
Part Time
68%

In State
75.0%
Out of State
25.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
85

Demographics

54.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
9.00%
International

53% female
47% male

Campus Life

Students Say

NMSU “is a great place to continue your education and the Las Cruces area is second to none,” students report, adding that “Las Cruces is a very slow-paced, small-town type environment. It is, however, slowly changing due to this area being designated as one of the top-ten places to retire in the nation.” The school is located “in its own private corner of the city, and it is very safe, clean, and spirit-oriented.”

Many who attend the MBA program work at least part time as well; one such student writes, “This is a focused and relevant MBA that meets my needs as a nontraditional stu- dent who holds down a full-time civil engineering job.” When they can manage to take a break from their responsibilities, they “enjoy attending college sporting events and spe- cial events at the Pan American Center on campus. The campus is also a nice place to take a long walk for exercise or leisure, strolling from pond to pond.” The campus includes excellent facilities for workouts and for study. Some here point out that “NMSU could definitely improve in how it caters to students with families. Child care is only available to students with very low incomes, or at the standard child care rates in this city.” There are a number of activities for children at the NMSU Museum, the Las Cruces Natural History Museum, the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, as well as youth sports teams.

The NMSU MBA population includes “a large portion of international students, who come because of the affordability and friendly environment. [Students] with widely diversified cultures and nations contribute to the discussions related to international trade and global business management.” Students “have diverse work experience, which makes interaction between students interesting and useful” and results in “a very pro- fessional approach to problem-solving case studies or application of curriculum covered in course material.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Deb Cardinali
MBA Academic Advisor

Address
P O Box 30001
MSC 3GSP
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
United States

Phone
575-646-8003

Fax
575-646-7977

Email
gradinfo@nmsu.edu


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