Masters in Business Administration

Today’s MBA: Accredited, Affordable, Adaptable
New Mexico Highlands University’s MBA program is built for today’s world. Our MBA is accredited, affordable and designed to fit into your busy schedule.

Why choose an MBA at New Mexico Highlands University?
Highlands University consistently rates #1 in student satisfaction in New Mexico, and we give you more bang for your buck.

Not only that, but our students consistently land excellent, well-paying  jobs.

An MBA That Makes Business Sense!
New Mexico Highlands University again tops the list as one of the most cost-effective public universities in the United States, according to US News & World Report. The investment you make in yourself today will pay exponential dividends over the course of your career.

An MBA Designed for You: In-Person or 100% Online
An MBA at Highlands University is designed for your unique situation. Our MBA courses may be completed at our main campus or 100% online, giving students the flexibility to schedule courses around work and family obligations.

We offer small class sizes (15:1 instructor/student ratio), a family atmosphere, and unparalleled access to faculty.

A Highlands MBA provides you with an academic program that focuses on practical application and teaches in-demand job skills. With your MBA professional portfolio and valuable professional certifications, you will be a highly marketable job candidate.

Career Opportunities
Highlands MBA graduates are always in demand in a wide variety of work settings. Our graduates are prepared to take leadership roles in an ever-changing global business environment. Highlands University’s MBA program opens doors to a broad range of exciting, successful careers in industry, nonprofit agencies, and the public sector.

Our MBA prepares students to become accountants, economists, financial analysts, managers, successful entrepreneurs, digital marketers, and more. Highlands MBA graduates have landed jobs with diverse employers such as KPMG, T-Mobile, Sandia National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Labs, Google, University of New Mexico, the New Mexico state government, Merrill Lynch, 3M and many others. Still others become successful entrepreneurs.

NMHU’s Department of Business Administration is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This program allows you to prepare for and advance your career by earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with concentrations in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, management, marketing, and media marketing.

About Highlands 
Highlands University is a state-supported institution established in 1893 offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of disciplines. Highlands University’s main campus is nestled against the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the historic city of Las Vegas, New Mexico;  statewide centers are located throughout New Mexico. Highlands is known for its diverse and multiethnic student body, small classes, research activities, student and faculty achievements, and opportunities for students to combine study with real-world experience.

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Courses in this program are available online and at the main campus.


With a NMHU Master’s Degree…

  • Economist
    • Economists study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services by collecting and analyzing data, researching trends, and evaluating economic issues.
    • The median annual wage for economists was $101,050 in May 2016.
    • Employment of economists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026.
  • Financial Manager
    • Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.
    • The median annual wage was $121,750 in May 2016.
    • Employment is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026.
  • Management Analyst
    • Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
    • The median annual wage was $81,330 in May 2016.
    • Employment is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026.
  • Human Resources Manager
    • Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.
    • The median annual wage was $106,910 in May 2016.
    • Employment is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026.
  • Personal Financial Advisor
    • Personal financial advisors provide advice on investments, insurance, mortgages, college savings, estate planning, taxes, and retirement to help individuals manage their finances.
    • The median annual wage was $90,530 in May 2016.
    • Employment is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026.
  • Postsecondary Education Administrator
    • Postsecondary education administrators oversee student services, academics, and faculty research at colleges and universities. Their job duties vary depending on the area of the college they manage, such as admissions, student life, or the registrar’s office.
    • The median annual wage for postsecondary education administrators was $90,760 in May 2016.
    • Employment of postsecondary education administrators is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026.
  • Public Relations Specialist
    • Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.
    • The median annual wage for public relations specialists was $58,020 in May 2016.
    • Employment of public relations specialists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026.
  • Survey Researcher
    • Survey researchers design and conduct surveys and analyze data. Surveys are used to collect factual data, such as employment and salary information, or to ask questions in order to understand people’s opinions, preferences, beliefs, or desires.
    • Median annual wage: $54,470 in May 2016.
    • Employment projected to show little or no change from 2016 to 2026.
  • Training and Development Manager
    • Training and development managers oversee staff and plan, direct, and coordinate programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of an organization’s employees.
    • The median annual wage was $105,830 in May 2016.
    • Employment is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026.

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