Fast-Track Business Administration Degree

Earn an Associate Degree in Business Administration in 15 months.

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 fully transferable to Eastern New Mexico University’s Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences online degree. It is also partially transferable to the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Highlands University.

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

Employment Prospects

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

Contact Us

Phone: (505) 224-3811

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 was designed and is taught by highly qualified faculty from the School of Business and Information Technology who also have a background working in the industry. This program was designed with working professionals in mind, whose 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 and one 7 to 12-week summer block. This accelerated approach to achieving your degree is facilitated by taking classes in the evening and online. 

Please Note: Due to COVID-19, the Fast Track Program for Fall 2021 will hold one class per week live in-person (face-to-face) and another class that will be virtual live, which requires students to log online at the designated times and days as required by their instructor. Both the in-person and virtual live classes are required attendance for the program.

Student Perks

  • Registration is done for you each term and your classes are guaranteed to be offered each term.
  • You receive a Windows computer laptop.
  • E-books are embedded in each course.
  • Dinner is provided before each face-to-face class session, from 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Restaurant gift cards will be provided as long as classes remain online due to COVID-19)
  • Centrally located parking is provided.
  • Support and mentorship provided throughout the program from:
    • Former students
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • School Advisor
    • School Achievement Coach
    • CNM Job Connection Services


The tuition cost for the Fast-Track Business Administration Program is $8,499. 

*Note: Tuition is subject to change in accordance with CNM tuition rate schedule.

Financial Aid

Fill out a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and contact a CNM Financial Aid advisor. We accept all forms of Federal and State financial aid, including Pell Grant and Student Loans. We also accept the following payment methods:

  • VA Benefits
  • Employer Tuition Reimbursement/Remission
  • Third-Party Pay
  • Self Pay
  • Payment Plans available

Admission and Application Requirements

  1. Apply to CNM
    Submit official transcripts from any previous colleges that you may have attended.
  2. Take the Accuplacer test for appropriate placement for college-level courses.
    If you took the Accuplacer within the past five years, these scores can be considered for accurate placement. Accuplacer exams can be taken at any CNM Assessment Center. 
    • Reading & Writing Requirement
      • Reading Score = 257 or higher OR  WritePlacer Score = 6 or higher
    • Math Requirement
      • Quantitative Reasoning score = 234 or higher OR Arithmetic Score = 264 or higher
  3. Apply to the Fast-Track BA Program
    You must submit this separate online application along with a participant personal statement.

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

Application Dates and Deadlines

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2021. 

Application Deadline Monday, August 2, 2021
Mandatory Orientation Thursday, August 26, 2021
First Day of Class Monday, August 30, 2021

Information Sessions

We strongly encourage you 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 typically held on Tuesdays at noon and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Click on a link below to register for an upcoming information session.

Day Time


6/29/2021 Noon - 1 p.m. Register Here
6/30/2021 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Register Here
7/6/2021 Noon - 1 p.m. Register Here
7/7/2021 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Register Here
7/13/2021 Noon - 1 p.m. Register Here
7/14/2021 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Register Here
7/20/2021 Noon - 1 p.m. Register Here
7/21/2021 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Register Here
7/27/2021 Noon - 1 p.m. Register Here
7/28/2021 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Register Here

Class Schedule

Classes are held two nights a week from 5:30 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. and also include online work. For Fall 2021, we will have one class per week be live in-person (face-to-face) and another class that will be virtual live, which requires students to log online at the designated times and days as required by their instructor. Both the in-person and virtual live classes are required attendance for the program.

  • Fall Cohort Nights: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Spring Cohort Nights: Monday and Wednesday

Program Courses

Students in the program will take three (3) classes each block per 7-week block.

Course Class Number of Credit Hours
BUSA 1130 Business Professionalism 3
BUSA 1180 Business Math 3
BCIS 1110 Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems 3
BUSA 1110 Introduction to Business 3
ACCT 2110 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUSA 1115 Business English 3

MATH 1130

Survey of Math 3
BUSA 2460 Business Ethics 3
ENGL 1210 Technical Communications 3
MGMT 2110 Principles of Management 3
ACCT 2120 Principles of Accounting II 3
AMST 1140 Race, Class, and Ethnicity 3
ENTR 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 Business 3
BUSA 2220 Human Resources Management 3
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BUSA 2999 Business Capstone 1

If you have questions about the sequence of courses or meeting prerequisites, please contact the BIT School Advisor.

Location of Classes

Workforce Training Center
5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113 (map)

Note regarding Fall 2021: It is yet to be determined if in-person or “virtual live” classes will be held.


You can or check the frequently asked questions.