Accelerated Diploma in Business Administration – CNM


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 partially transferable to Eastern New Mexico University Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Online. It is also partially transferable to the University of New Mexico and the University of the Highlands of New Mexico.

For more information on transfer options, contact the CNM School of Business & Information Technology Academic Counselor at (505) 224-3811.

Job prospects

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

Contact us

E-mail: [email protected]

CNM’s School of Business and Information Technology offers an accelerated Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Business Administration that you can earn in less than two years.

The program has been designed and is taught by highly qualified faculty from the School of Business and Information Technology who also have industry work experience. This program was designed for working professionals whose days demand time and attention for work, family and other obligations.

Courses in this program are offered in blocks of 7 weeks: two blocks per term and a summer block of 7 to 12 weeks. This accelerated process for obtaining your diploma is facilitated by taking courses in the evening and online.

Please attend one of our information sessions to learn more.

Please note: The Fast Track program for Fall 2022 will offer two classes per week in person (face-to-face). If there are schedule changes due to COVID-19, the program will contact students to let them know.

Student benefits

  • Registration is done for you each term and your courses are guaranteed to be offered each term.
  • You receive a Windows laptop.
  • E-books are integrated into each course.
  • Dinner is provided before each face-to-face class session, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Restaurant gift cards will be provided as long as classes remain online due to COVID-19)
  • Centrally located parking is provided.
  • Support and mentorship provided throughout the program by:
    • Old students
    • Faculty
    • Personal
    • school counselor
    • Academic success coach
    • CNM Employment Connection Services


The tuition fee for the accelerated business administration program is $8,999.00. This is a flat rate that fully covers the duration of the program.

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 grants and student loans. We also accept the following payment methods:

  • VA Benefits
  • Employer Tuition Reimbursement/Rebate
  • Third party payment
  • Self-payment
  • Payment plans available

Admission and Application Requirements

  1. Apply to CNM
    Submit official transcripts from all previous colleges you attended.
  2. Take the Accuplacer test for proper placement for college-level courses.
    If you have taken the Accuplacer within the past five years, these scores may be considered for accurate placement. Accuplacer exams can be taken at any CNM testing center.
    • Read and write requirement
      • Reading score = 257 or more WHERE WritePlacer score = 6 or more
    • Math requirement
      • Quantitative reasoning score = 234 or higher WHERE Arithmetic score = 264 or more
  3. Apply in the Fast-Track BA program
    You must submit this separate online application with a personal statement from the participant.

The Participation Test is used in part to determine eligibility for program acceptance. You should discuss your background, current work experience, and goals (what motivates you to get involved in this accelerated program) in a paragraph essay format.

Application dates and deadlines

Registration deadline

July 22, 2022

Compulsory orientation August 23, 2022
First day of class August 29, 2022

Information sessions

We strongly encourages invites you to attend an information session to learn more or ask questions about the program structure, application process, financial aid, or any other questions you may have. Sessions usually take place on Tuesdays at noon and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

Class schedule

Classes are held two evenings a week from 5:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. and also include online assignments. For Fall 2022, we will have two in-person (face-to-face) classes and one online class. Both in-person and online classes are mandatory for the program.

  • Evenings of the autumn cohort: Tuesday and Thursday

Program courses

Students in the program will take three (3) block courses per block of 7 weeks.

Course To classify Number of credit hours
BUSA ​​1130 Business professionalism 3
BUSA ​​1180 Business Mathematics 3
BCIS 1110 Fundamentals of Information and Systems Literacy 3
BUSA ​​1110 Introduction to the company 3
ACCT 2110 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUSA ​​1115 Business English 3


math survey 3
BUSA ​​2460 business ethics 3
ENGL 1210 Technical communications 3
MGMT 2110 Management Principles 3
ACCT 2120 Accounting Principles II 3
AMST 1140 Race, class and ethnicity 3
INPUT 1110 Entrepreneurship 3
MKTG 2110 Marketing Principles 3
BLAW 2110 Business Law 3
BCIS 2217 Microsoft Excel 3
BUSA ​​2240 Business customer service 3
BUSA ​​2120 Introduction to Global Affairs 3
BUSA ​​2220 Human Resource Management 3
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BUSA ​​2999 Company cornerstone 1

If you have any questions about course sequence or prerequisites, please contact the BIT school counselor.

Course location

Smith Brasher Hall
CNM Main Campus
900, boul. of the University
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

Note regarding Fall 2022: Classes will be primarily in-person (face-to-face) with some online classes.

By In accordance with the CNM’s Covid-19 policy, all students must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. If you have an approved exemption, you must take and pass a weekly COVID-19 test (the weekly COVID-19 test must be taken within seven days of the previous test).


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