Earn an Associate's Degree in Business Administration in 15 months.
Earn an Associate's Degree in Business Administration in 15 months.

Fast Track Business Administration Degree

Fast Track Business Administration Degree

Earn an Associate's Degree in Business Administration in 15 months.

The STEMulus Center has partnered with CNM's School of Business and Information Technology to offer this Fast Track Associate's Degree in Business Administration that you can earn in less than two years.

The program is taught by highly qualified faculty from CNM’s School of Business and Information Technology with a background working in the industry. The fast track format was designed by full-time faculty who will work as a team to integrate and teach the curriculum using the Competency Based Education approach.

This program is designed for the working professional in mind who’s 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, except for the single 7 week summer block. This accelerated approach to achieving your degree is facilitated by taking classes in the evening, and online.

Student Perks

  • Dinner will be provided before each class session.
  • As part of the program, you’ll receive a Windows computer laptop.
  • Faculty mentorship throughout the program.

Admission Requirements

Prior to applying to the Fast Track Business Administration program, you’ll need to complete one of the following:

  • Take the free Accuplacer exam at CNM (Accuplacer scores cannot be more than five years old).
  • Submit official ACT or SAT scores (no more than five years old) to CNM’s Enrollment Services.
  • Submit official transcripts for previous college or university coursework to CNM’s Records Office.
  • In order to be accepted into the program, you must submit an application (including a Participation Essay).

Educational Opportunities

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration 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. For more information, contact Theresa Torres, school advisor for CNM’s School of Business & Information Technology.

Employment Prospects

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


  • Fall 2015 Start Date: Tuesday, September 1

Classes are offered in 7 week blocks (three classes per block) two evenings a week (with additional online course work).

Application Deadline

  • Fall 2015: July 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

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 Days: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Spring Cohort Days: Monday and Wednesday

Program Sequence

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

Fall 2015 Cohort

With the exception of the capstone course (which is 1 credit hour), all the program courses are 3 credit hours.

Block 1 – 1st 7 Weeks (Fall 2015)

  • BA 1121 - Business English (Tuesdays)
  • MATH 1210 - Methods of Problem Solving (Thursdays)
  • IT 1010 - Introduction to Computers (Distance Learning)

Block 2 – 2nd 7 Weeks (Fall 2015)

  • BA 1131 - Business Professionalism (Tuesdays)
  • ACCT 1109 - Business Math (Thursdays)
  • BA 1101 - Introduction to Business (Distance Learning)

Block 3 – 1st 7 Weeks (Spring 2016)

  • ENG 1101 - College Writing (Tuesdays)
  • ACCT 1111 - Accounting IA (Thursdays)
  • BA 2100 - Global Business (Distance Learning)

Block 4 – 2nd 7 Weeks (Spring 2016)

  • ACCT 1112 - Accounting IB (Tuesdays)
  • BA 2133 - Principles of Management (Thursdays)
  • BA 2222 - Principles of Marketing (Distance Learning)

Block 5 – Summer (2016)

  • ACCT 1210 - Accounting II (Tuesdays)
  • COMM 2221 - Interpersonal Communication Studies (Thursdays)
  • BA 2240 - Business Law (Distance Learning)

Block 6 – 1st 7 Weeks (Fall 2016)

  • BA 2238 - HR Management (Tuesdays)
  • BA 2281 - Ethics in Business (Thursdays)
  • ENG 1119 - Technical Communications (Distance Learning)

Block 7 – 2nd 7 Weeks (Fall 2016)

  • BA 2230 - Customer Relations (Tuesdays)
  • ECON 2200 - Macroeconomics (Thursdays)
  • BA 2999 - Capstone Course (Distance Learning)

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration: 61 credit hour(s)


In-District and Out-of-District: $7,799

For Non-Resident program cost, please contact us.

The cost covers:

  • Tuition
  • Parking
  • Program fees
  • Windows laptop device
  • Electronic textbooks and access codes

Financial Aid

If you are a CNM student, you can use financial aid to pay for the Fast Track Business Administration program. Fill out a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and contact a CNM Financial Aid advisor.


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Do you have more questions?

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