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Welcome to the College of Business

Our business program offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with an emphasis in Accounting, Management or Management Information Systems. Other degree options include Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Operations Management and Supervision, and Associate of Science in Business Administration. Our programs based upon courses in business, arts, sciences, and humanities provide you with a solid, well-rounded education to help you achieve your career goals.

The business program offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with an emphasis in either accounting, management or management information systems. Other degree options include Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Operations Management and Supervision, and Associate of Science in Business Administration. Students who wish to continue their education beyond a four-year degree can obtain a Master of Business Administration.

Students who wish to continue their education beyond a four-year degree can obtain a Master of Business Administration.

The College of Business mission statement is to provide quality education and services so that business students are academically and occupationally qualified and to utilize service and scholarly endeavors to positively impact stakeholders.

The College of Business vision is to be the premier undergraduate business program among comprehensive New Mexico universities.

Our smaller classrooms offer each student personal individualized attention. Our Faculty and Staff take a personal interest in their students’ success.

Students can join business student organizations such as Delta Mu Delta and the Student Accountants and Business Administration club.

"BUSINESS REPORT" in the Silver City Daily Press:

The College of Business faculty and occasionally the students are contributors to the Business Report column in the Silver City Daily Press, the largest local newspaper. The purpose of the column is to promote discussion of business education topics and regional economic issues using newspaper-writing techniques.

Hatfield Fund:

The estate of Charles Hatfield, who in the early 1980's was an adjunct instructor of investments, bequeathed to the Business Department $15,000 to be used by the students for portfolio management. Finance students manage the portfolio as part of their course assignments.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC):

The Center is located on the campus of WNMU and provides counseling, educational opportunities and planning assistance to the small business community at large. The University provides facilities to the SBCD as well as in-link support for its operation. One faculty member is liaison to the Center and works with the Center staff to present educational programs. The College of Business, in a collaborative effort with the SBDC, offers an entrepreneurship course once or twice per year to the public for college credit. Portions of the course are open to the community and interested parties may attend, depending upon the subject material presented. For instance, if an individual wants to learn about marketing, he or she may attend the sections on marketing without enrolling in the entire course. The overall goal of this course is to teach the student how to develop a business plan.

New Mexico Economic Development Course:

The College of Business, Economics, and Public Administration in contract with the New Mexico Economic Development Department and in cooperation with New Mexico Small Business Development Center and New Mexico Industrial development Executives Association, conducts an annual Economic Development Course accredited by the American Economic Development Council. The course if one of the twenty accredited Economic Development courses in the United States conducted at the end of each Spring semester according to a prescribed curriculum. Selected graduate and under-graduates students for the Department are allowed to enroll in the course for college credit. Course participants have the opportunity to network with practicing professionals and volunteers in economic development from across the nation. Job placement opportunities have evolved from this course for several WNMU graduates.


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