Fast Track Business Administration Degree

Earn an Associate Degree in Business Administration in 15 months.

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Phone: (505) 224-3811

CNM Ingenuity has partnered with CNM’s School of Business and Information Technology to offer 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 – 12 week summer block. This accelerated approach to achieving your degree is facilitated by taking classes in the evening, and online. 

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 – 5:30 pm.
  • 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


 We are now accepting applications for Spring 2019. 

  • Application Deadline:  Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • First Day of Class:  Monday, January 14, 2019

Information Sessions

  • Thursday, September 13th 5:30-6:30pm, Main Campus, Smith Brasher (SB) 102   
  • Wednesday, September 19th 12:00-1:00pm, Main Campus, Smith Brasher (SB) 102   
  • Wednesday, October 17th 12:00-1:00pm, Main Campus, Smith Brasher (SB) 102   
  • Wednesday, October 24th 5:30-6:30pm, Workforce Training Center (WTC) 106
  • Thursday, November 1st 5:30-6:30pm, Workforce Training Center (WTC) 106
  • Wednesday, November 7th 5:30-6:30pm, Workforce Training Center (WTC) 106
  • Wednesday, November 14th 12:00-1:00pm, Main Campus, Smith Brasher (SB) 102   
  • ** CANCELLED ** Thursday, December 6th 5:30-6:30pm, Workforce Training Center (WTC) 106 ** CANCELLED ** 


The cost for the Business Administration Fast Track is $8,499. This includes all tuition, fees, textbooks and other perks noted above. 

*Note tuition is subject to change in accordance 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
  • 3rd Party Pay
  • Self Pay
  • Payment Plans available

Admission and Applications Requirements

Applying to the BA Fast Track program is a three-tiered application process:

1   Apply to CNM.
Transcripts from any previous colleges that you may have attended should be submitted.

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 any CNM Assessment Center. 

The BA Fast Track Program requires the below minimum Accuplacer Assessment scores or course equivalents.  

Reading & Writing Combine (IRW) score of 166 or higher

Elementary Algebra score of 41 or higher

3.  Apply to the BA Fast Track Program

You must submit the online application along with a Participation Essay. This 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.

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.

Class Schedule

Classes are held two nights a week from 5:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. and also include online work.

  • 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. There are seven 7-week blocks in the program.

ACCT 1109 - Business Math 3 credit hour(s)
ACCT 1115 - Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 credit hour(s)
ACCT 1210 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 credit hour(s)
BA 1101 - Introduction to Business 3 credit hour(s)
BA 1105 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 credit hour(s)
BA 1131 - Business Professionalism 3 credit hour(s)
BA 2100 - Global Business 3 credit hour(s)
BA 2133 - Principles of Management 3 credit hour(s)
BA 2222 - Principles of Marketing 3 credit hour(3)
BA 2230 - Customer Relations 3 credit hour (s)
BA 2234 - Organizational Behavior 3 credit hour(s)
BA 2238 - Human Resources Management 3 credit hour(s)
BA 2240 - Business Law 3 credit hour(s)
BA 2281 - Business Ethics 3 credit hour(s)
BA 2999 - Capstone 1 credit hour(s)
ECON 2200 - Macroeconomics 3 credit hour(s)
ENG 1101 - College Writing 3 credit hour(s)
ENG 1119 - Technical Writing 3 credit hour(s)
IT 1010 - Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3 credit hour(s)
MATH 1210 - Problem Solving 4 credit hour(s)
PSY 1105 - Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hour(s)

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)


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