Degree in Business Administration Fast Track – 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 the University of Eastern New Mexico’s Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program. It is also partially transferable to the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Highlands University.

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

Employment prospects

Contact CNM’s Job Connection Services for gainful employment information related to the Fast Track Master of Science program.

Contact us

E-mail: [email protected]

CNM’s School of Business and Information Technology offers a Fast-Track 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 a working background in the industry. This program was designed with working professionals in mind, whose days take time and attention to work, family, and other obligations.

Classes in this program are offered in 7-week blocks: two blocks per quarter and a summer block of 7 to 12 weeks. This accelerated approach to graduation is facilitated by taking classes in the evening and online.

Please join one of our information sessions to find out more.

Note: The Fast Track program for Fall 2022 will hold two in-person (face-to-face) classes per week. If there are any schedule changes to be made due to COVID-19, the program will contact students to inform them.

Benefits for students

  • Registration is done for you every quarter and your classes are guaranteed to be offered every quarter.
  • You will receive a Windows laptop.
  • E-books are incorporated into each course.
  • Dinner is provided before each class in person, from 5pm to 5.30pm (restaurant gift vouchers will be provided as long as classes remain online due to COVID-19)
  • Parking is available in a central location.
  • Support and mentoring provided throughout the program by:
    • Former students
    • Faculty
    • Personal
    • School advisor
    • Coach for academic performance
    • CNM work connection services


The cost of tuition for the Fast-Track Business Administration Program is $ 8,999.00. This is a flat rate which covers the entire duration of the program.

Financial help

Fill out a Free Student Aid Application (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:

  • Benefits VA
  • Reimbursement / reimbursement of employer’s tuition
  • Third party payment
  • Autonomous payment
  • Payment plans available

Admission and application requirements

  1. Contact the CNM
    Submit official transcripts of any previous colleges you may have attended.
  2. Take the Accuplacer test for appropriate placement for college-level courses.
    If you have taken the Accuplacer within the past five years, these scores can be taken into account for accurate placement. Accuplacer exams can be taken at any CNM Assessment Center.
    • Read and write requirements
      • Reading score = 257 or higher OR WritePlacer Score = 6 or higher
    • Mathematics requirement
      • Quantitative reasoning score = 234 or higher OR Arithmetic score = 264 or higher
  3. To apply to the Fast Track BA program
    This separate online application must be submitted along with a personal statement from the participant.

The participation rate is used in part to determine eligibility for program acceptance. You should discuss your background, your current work experience, and your goals (things that motivate you to get involved in this crash program) in a paragraphed essay format.

Dates and deadlines for applications

Deadline to submit the application

July 22, 2022

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

Information sessions

We strongly encourage to attend an information session to find out more or ask questions about the program structure, application process, financial aid or any other questions you may have. Sessions are generally held on Tuesdays at noon and Wednesdays at 5.30pm

Class schedule

Classes are held two evenings a week from 17:30 to 20:20 and also include online work. For fall 2022, we will have two live lessons in person (face to face) and one lesson will be online. Attendance to both in-person and online lessons is required for the program.

  • Autumn cohort evenings: Tuesday and Thursday

Program courses

Students in the program will take three (3) lessons each block by block of 7 weeks.

Course Class Number of credit hours
BUSA ​​1130 Corporate professionalism 3
BUSA ​​1180 Business Mathematics 3
BCIS 1110 Fundamentals of literacy and information systems 3
BUSA ​​1110 Business introduction 3
ACCT 2110 Accounting principles I 3
BUSA ​​1115 Business English 3


Mathematics survey 3
BUSA ​​2460 Professional ethics 3
ENGLISH 1210 Technical Communications 3
MGMT 2110 Management principles 3
ACCT 2120 Accounting principles II 3
AMST 1140 Race, class and ethnicity 3
ENTER 1110 Entrepreneurship 3
MKTG 2110 Principles of Marketing 3
BLAW 2110 Business law 3
BCIS 2217 MS Excel 3
BUSA ​​2240 Customer service in business 3
BUSA ​​2120 Introduction to global trade 3
BUSA ​​2220 Human resources management 3
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BUSA ​​2999 Business milestone 1

If you have any questions about the sequence of courses or the prerequisites to meet, contact the BIT School Advisor.

Location of classes

Smith Brasher Hall
CNM main campus
Avenue of the University 900
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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

Under 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).


You can request more information or check the frequently asked questions.

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