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University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management Full Time MBA

The UNM Anderson School of Management is committed to encouraging excellence in scholarship and service for students of all ethnic backgrounds. We offer MBA and Master of Accounting degree programs. Our programs emphasize teamwork and collaboration with research-active faculty. By combining strong core knowledge with a variety of concentration selections, our students prepare to excel in challenging work environments and in advanced academic study. Specialized advising and career placement services add to students’ success. For more information on our programs please go to: http://www.mgt.unm.edu/

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
In-State Tuition (Total) $22,926
Out-of-State Tuition (Total) $43,388
Average Starting Salary $49,058

Program Information

University of New Mexico Robert O. Anderson Graduate School of Management Says

The UNM Anderson School of Management is committed to encouraging excellence in scholarship and service for students of all ethnic backgrounds.

We offer MBA and Master of Accounting degree programs. Our programs emphasize teamwork and collaboration with research-active faculty. By combining strong core knowledge with a variety of concentration selections, our students prepare to excel in challenging work environments and in advanced academic study. Specialized advising and career placement services add to students’ success.

For more information on our programs please go to: http://www.mgt.unm.edu/

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 68% accepted out of 284 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.49
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 553
  • Application Fee: $50

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Optional: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Admission Information

A completed application to the Anderson MBA program includes all of the following: two official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate school attended, GMAT scores, TOEFL scores (international students), a brief statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation ("the most meaningful evaluations come from people who been responsible...A completed application to the Anderson MBA program includes all of the following: two official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate school attended, GMAT scores, TOEFL scores (international students), a brief statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation ("the most meaningful evaluations come from people who been responsible for evaluating your academic or managerial performance"), two application forms, and a resume. Students may apply for admission for the fall, spring, or summer term.

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Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This Program Include: Sandia National Laboratories, University of New Mexico, USDA Forest Service, KPMG, Thornburg Investments

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Government 21% $58,500
Financial Services 21% $49,000
Technology 14% $51,220
Non Profit 14% $44,000

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 479
Percent International Students 8%
Total Full-Time Faculty 82
Full-Time Faculty 61%

Student Life

The Anderson Graduate School of Management is "a total commuter school" that "tends to be for working professionals." Those who don't work will find that "there are several internships that are available to graduate students as well as TA and GA positions," which will give them something to do during the daytime hours (classes are largely conducted in the evening). One student observes, "It is not a lively campus. There is little connection between MBA students because [the University of New Mexico] is a commuter campus. Everyone comes to class [and] then leaves."Hometown Albuquerque "is okay, but nightlife is substandard in comparison to other towns. There isn't any specific hang out that students frequent, so between classes, students hang out and talk or usually go to the computer lab." They also head outside because "the warm weather allows lots of interaction outdoors between classes." Students also appreciate the opportunities afforded by Albuquerque's setting, which is "in the midst of a growing Southwestern community with tons of local opportunities for entrepreneurship."Although UNM is a sizeable university, "the business school has a small-school feel with students, instructors, [and] professors getting to know each other well." Students explain that "the diversity of the student population is one of the greatest strengths of the school. It is cultural, geographic, and gender-based." Hispanic Americans constitute the largest minority population here (approximately 20 percent of the student body).

Career

The school's Career Planning and Placement Office manages career services for all Anderson undergraduate and graduate students. The office provides information sessions, schedules on-campus interviews, organizes job fairs, manages access to online job databases, and provides job search skills coaching. The school reports that 60 employers recruit full-time employees on campus each year; 25 recruit first-year students for summer internships.Employers who most frequently hire Anderson MBAs include Cardinal Health, Eli Lilly & Company, the EPA—Office of Inspector General, Goldman Sacks & Co., IBM, Intel, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Pulte Homes, Sandia National Laboratories, the state of New Mexico, University of New Mexico, and the U.S.

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Students Say

Students turn to the Robert O. Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of New Mexico for "an excellent education at a reasonable cost," and most students are extremely satisfied with the results. MBAs can choose from nine areas of concentration including organizational behavior/human resources, management of technology ("the most reputable program at the business school," one MBA notes), and policy and planning (the last abroad, cross-functional approach to problem-solving analysis). One student says, "[The policy and planning concentration] really sets the school apart from any of the others I considered." The Anderson School also offers a master's of accounting, and dual degrees that incorporate law, engineering, or Latin American studies.Although many of its students register for full-time instruction, Anderson provides "plenty of flexibility for working professionals," with "classes usually held in the evenings." The core curriculum consists of ten classes; students with undergraduate business degrees may be able to receive a waiver for some of these; six management electives round out the requirements. Students pursuing a specialization may arrange the six electives to satisfy concentration requirements. The curriculum concludes with a capstone course in strategic management.Students praise the Anderson faculty "in both core and concentration areas." One MBA writes, "The professors are wonderful, supportive, and challenging. I have had the opportunity to make friends with them and will be in touch with them after graduation." Another student adds, "The professors are incredibly helpful and have open minds about teaching. More than book work, the professors often engage the class in case studies, group work, interactive discussions, and role-play negotiations. Nearly every course is unique in the way the teacher presents the material." One student neatly sums up, "Who could make accounting interesting? Our faculty does!"While some students feel that standards should be raised in order to increase the program's ranking and national profile, most of them believe that Anderson serves a valuable function for its mostly local student body. As one student concludes, "The academic experience has been rewarding for me, and I have grown as an individual and a professional. My analytical and problem-solving skills have been sharpened, and I have had the opportunity to explore where I would like for my career path to head."

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Degrees Awarded

MBA - 48 credits (18 months to 3 years); Master of Accounting - 33 credits (2 to 5 years); Executive MBA - 48 credits (2 years).

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Anderson students can check out a top-of-the-line laptop for their management courses Mondays through Thursdays between 7:45 AM and 10:00 PM, Fridays between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, and Saturdays between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM. At the free printing stations, printing may be performed by transferring the materials to any of the printing stations using: SSH Secure File Transfer (uploading and downloading files to your UNM-NetID account), a USB memory stick, UNM E-mail. The virtual lab and the computer lab gives students access to a wide range of software including: Microsoft Office 2010, Visual Studio 2010, Adobe Production Suite, Developer Tools, SQL+, and JDeveloper. The Student Marketing Center provides workstations specifically designed for group work and has specialized creative and marketing research software, SPSS Software, video teleconferencing capabilities, and a LCD presentation system.

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    The Women's Resource Center at UNM offers support to all students regardless of their sexual orientation. Additional resources include the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Resource Center, http://lgbtqrc.unm.edu and the Queer Straight Alliance, http://www.unm.edu/~qsa. http://www.unm.edu/~women/lgbt.html

  • Minority Support Groups:

    The American Indian Business Association (AIBA) is a service organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging American Indian people in their academic, personal, and professional pursuits. http://www.unm.edu/~aiba/ Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting(ALPFA). http://www.alpfa.org/ Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA). http://www.unm.edu/~hbsa/

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Beta Alpha Psi gives its members a chance to interact with the professional accounting, finance, and management information systems community, as well as an opportunity to explore all the possibilities in these professions. The students members of Beta Alpha Psi serve their fellow accounting classmates by offering tutoring in the accounting lab sponsored by Ford Motor Co. http://www.unm.edu/~thetaxi

  • Research Facilities:

    Anderson students can check out a top-of-the-line laptop for their management courses Mondays through Thursdays between 7:45 AM and 10:00 PM, Fridays between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, and Saturdays between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM. At the free printing stations, printing may be performed by transferring the materials to any of the printing stations using: SSH Secure File Transfer (uploading and downloading files to your UNM-NetID account), a USB memory stick, UNM E-mail. The virtual lab and the computer lab gives students access to a wide range of software including: Microsoft Office 2010, Visual Studio 2010, Adobe Production Suite, Developer Tools, SQL+, and JDeveloper. The Student Marketing Center provides workstations specifically designed for group work and has specialized creative and marketing research software, SPSS Software, video teleconferencing capabilities, and a LCD presentation system.

  • Study Abroad:

    Argentina - Universidad de Palermo Austria - FH Joanneum Brazil - PUC, Rio de Janeiro; Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado Canada - Dalhousie University, University of New Brunswick Chile - Universidad Major China - Hong Kong Polytechnic; Southwestern University of Finance and Economics; China-Sichuan University Denmark - Aalborg University Estonia - Talinn Institute of Technology France - Ecole de Management Normandie; Universite Paris Dauphine; IPAG; ESC La Rochelle Germany – Mercator School of Management, Duisburg-Essen Japan - Ritsumeikan University Korea - Dongguk University Mexico - Tec De Monterey, Universidad de Guadalajara, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
    Spain - Universidad de Alcala; Universidad de Extremadura; Universidad de Granada; Universidad de Salamanca; Universidad de Sevilla Sweden - Linkoping University United Kindgom - University of Sheffield; University of Hull

  • Women Support Groups:

    The University of New Mexico provides the Women's Resource Center to serve the needs of all UNM women.
    http://www.unm.edu/~women/

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of New Mexico Robert O. Anderson Graduate School of Management include:

Ann Rhoades - President, Peopleink

Kimberly Pena - Principal, REDW, LLC

John W. Brown - President and CEO, Silent Falcon UAS Technologies

Richard J. Berry - Mayor, City of Albuquerque

School Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Sandia National Laboratories, University of New Mexico, USDA Forest Service, KPMG, Thornburg Investments

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 76% $60,000
Other 36% $51,507
Government 35% $56,893
Finance / Accounting 33% $50,363
Other 18% $50,000
Other 17% $50,000
Financial Services 15% $44,944
Information Technology 13% $52,544
Marketing / Sales 10% $40,833
Technical 7% $72,000
Consulting 4% $58,000
Human Resources 3% $42,500
Non Profit 3% $46,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 12%
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