CNM Online Business AA Degree

All classes related to the CNM Online Business AA degree are designed to be completed online and courses are predetermined for you.

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The CNM Online Business AA degree program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts in Business from CNM. It will also prepare you to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Business from a four-year college or university. The degree's general education curriculum is accepted for transfer by many colleges and universities throughout New Mexico.

Throughout this program, you'll gain an understanding of the nature of business, including financial information skills. Our curriculum and instructors provide opportunities for you to achieve a high-quality, high-value education that enables you to succeed in a competitive business market. 

Career Outlook

Please Note: Some jobs require education or training beyond the CNM degree/certificate.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, you'll:

  • Have met the associate of arts degree general education outcomes.
  • Be able to transfer to a four-year program to continue studies toward a bachelor’s degree in business and perform with equivalent success to non-transfer students.
  • Be able to apply appropriate accounting principles to business transactions.
  • Be able to identify managerial accounting concepts for use in business decision-making.

Required Coursework

CNM Online degree programs consist of two 7-week terms per semester. It is recommended that full-time students take six credit hours per term, for a total of 12 credit hours per semester. The following classes are listed in an order recommended by CNM Online program directors. 

Courses from other accredited institutions can be transferred and used to earn your degree. CNM Online Associate degrees transfer to participating four-year colleges in the State of New Mexico. Some restrictions apply.

Business Program Requirements 

ACCT 2110 - Principles of Accounting I - 3 credit hours

Get an introduction to financial accounting concepts emphasizing the analysis of business transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, the effect of these transactions on the financial statements, financial analysis, and the interrelationships of the financial statements.

ACCT 2120 - Principles of Accounting II - 3 credit hours - Prerequisite: ACCT 2110 

An introduction to the use of accounting information in the management decision-making processes of planning, implementing, and controlling business activities. In addition, the course will discuss the accumulation and classification of costs as well as demonstrate the difference between costing systems.

BCIS 1110 - Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems - 3 credit hours

You will examine systems and their impact on commerce, education, and personal activities, as well as the utilization of productivity tools for communications, data analysis, information management, and decision-making. 

BLAW 2110 - Business Law I - 3 credit hours

Survey the legal environment of business and common legal principles including the sources of law, dispute resolution and the U.S. court systems, administrative law, tort law, contract law, agency and employment law, business structure and governance, ethics, and corporate social responsibility.

ECON 2110 - Macroeconomic Principles - 3 credit hours

Macroeconomics is the study of national and global economies. Topics include output, unemployment and inflation; and how they are affected by financial systems, fiscal and monetary policies.

ECON 2120 - Microeconomic Principles - 3 credit hours

This course will provide a broad overview of microeconomics. Microeconomics is the study of issues specific to households, firms, or industries with an emphasis on the role of markets.

ENGL 1110 - Composition I - 3 credit hours

In this course, you will develop reading and writing skills that will help with the writing required in their fields of study and other personal and professional contexts. Students will learn to analyze rhetorical situations in terms of audience, contexts, purpose, mediums, and technologies and apply this knowledge to their reading and writing.

ENGL 1120 - Composition II - 3 credit hours - Prerequisite: ENGL 1110

You will explore argument in multiple genres. Research and writing practices emphasize summary, analysis, evaluation, and integration of secondary sources. The emphasis of this course will be on research methods. 

ENGL 2210 - Professional and Technical Communication - 3 credit hours - Prerequisite: ENGL 1120

Professional and Technical Communication introduces you to the different types of documents and correspondence created in your professional career. This course emphasizes the importance of audience, document design, and the use of technology in designing, developing, and delivering documents.

MATH 1220 - College Algebra - 3 credit hours

This course examines equations, functions and graphs, reviewing linear and quadratic functions, and concentrating on polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

MATH 1350 - Introduction to Statistics - 3 credit hours

This course discusses the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics. You gain introductions to topics such as descriptive statistics, probability and basic probability models used in statistics, sampling and statistical inference, and techniques for the visual presentation of numerical data. 

MATH 1430 - Applications of Calculus I - 3 credit hours - Prerequisite: MATH 1220

An algebraic and graphical study of derivatives and integrals, with an emphasis on applications to business, social science, economics, and the sciences.

Business Program Electives 

Students in the CNM Online Business Program must complete: 

  • Six credit hours of program-approved electives.

Visit the CNM Online Coursework page to view a list of the courses that can be used as CNM Online Business Program electives. 

Please speak with your advisor about additional options. Not all courses listed are offered every semester and some have pre or corequisites that need to be completed. 

General Education Core Requirements 

Communications Requirement - 3 credit hours

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Creative and Fine Arts Requirement - 3 credit hours

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Humanities Requirement - 3 credit hours

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Laboratory Science Requirement (Lab Required) - 4 credit hours

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Modern Language Elective - 4 credit hours

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Social and Behavioral Science Requirement - 3 credit hours*

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*UNM requires PSYC 1110 or SOCI 1110 for Business

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