Fast-Track Business Administration Degree

Earn an Associate Degree in Business Administration in 15 months.

Application Deadline

Fall 2023: July 21, 2023

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 partially transferable to Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico Highlands University, and the University of New Mexico.

Please check with your intended institution's advising department for more information.

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The Fast Track Business Administration program was designed with working professionals in mind, whose days demand their time and attention to work, family, and other obligations.

This program provides opportunities for the business leaders of tomorrow to achieve a high-quality, high-value education that enables them to succeed in a competitive market. Students participate in hands-on experiences, community projects and conduct real-world research.

Students use technology and business concepts such as accounting, business law, entrepreneurship, management, marketing and professionalism, to work in teams, solve business problems and make decisions.

A full listing of courses for the Business Administration AAS degree can be found in the CNM Catalog.

Program Details

CNM Fast Track is a cohorted program offered in a combination of both in-person and online classes which are primarily offered in two 7-week blocks per term. 

Classes are held two nights a week from 5:30 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. and also include online work. Attendance in both the in-person and online classes is required for the program.

  • Fall 2023 Cohort Nights: Mondays and Wednesdays

In-person classes are held at:

Smith Brasher Hall
CNM Main Campus
900 University Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Per CNM’s Covid-19 Policy, all students must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. If you have an approved exemption, you must take and pass a weekly COVID-19 test (the weekly COVID-19 test must be taken within seven days of the previous test).

Full cost of the program is $8,999.00 and is eligible for Financial Aid and Scholarships. Fill out a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and contact a CNM Financial Aid advisor.

Please consider applying through the CNM myScholarship application for most scholarships excluding Bridge to Success, New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship, and New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship.

Admission and Application Steps

  1. Attend an Information Session
  2. Apply to CNM
    1. Submit official transcripts to CNM if applicable
  3. Meet Fast Track entry requirements for Reading/Writing and Math
    1. Previous coursework/Transcript
    2. ACT/SAT
    3. Accuplacer Exam
  4. Apply to the Fast-Track Program

Ready to apply? For detailed steps, download our checklist!

Information Sessions

We strongly encourage you to attend an online live information session to find out more. More information sessions are coming soon.

Day Time Registration Link
Tuesday, December 6 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Register Here
Wednesday, January 25 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Register Here

Student Perks

  • Registration is done for you each term.
  • You receive a Windows laptop computer.
  • Most books offered as E-books.
  • Dinner provided on in-person class nights.
  • Students can work full time while in the program.
  • General Parking permits provided.
  • Support and mentorship provided throughout the program from:
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • Designated Advising Success Team