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Online Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree in General Business

Finish Your Bachelor’s Degree and Open Doors to New Professional Opportunities

Customizable Courses

100% Online

30 Transfer Credits

Asynchronous Format

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  • Duration 21 months
  • Cost per Credit $325
  • Credit Hours 60

Program Benefits

  • 8-week courses
  • Supportive, expert faculty
  • Affordable tuition rates
  • 5 program starts per year

A Customizable Degree Completion Program

The online BAS in General Business degree is designed for students who have completed occupational/technical degrees at community, vocational and technical colleges or those who have completed occupational/vocational training in U.S. Armed Services schools. Applicants must have 30 transfer credits for admission. With NMHU, you can finish your bachelor’s degree in as little as 21 months and prepare for the next step in your business career.

Choose from 16 elective options to customize your degree for the job you want. As a student, you’ll gain a deep understanding of key business areas and graduate ready to pursue roles like budget analyst, market research specialist, sales manager and marketing manager.

Advance Your Business Career in a Range of Roles

The foundational business knowledge you gain in our online BAS in General Business degree completion program will prepare you for careers in finance, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resources and more. Employment in business and financial occupations is expected to grow 7% through 2031, adding over 715,100 new jobs to the market.1

With bachelor’s degree holders earning 40% more than those with an associate degree,2 continuing your education with New Mexico Highlands sets up you for long-term professional success.

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Versatile, Customizable Business Coursework

60 Total Credits

20 Courses

As an NMHU online student, you will complete a foundational core of general business coursework and then customize your studies by choosing nine electives that align with your interests and professional goals. Each course is eight weeks long and delivered 100% online. Study topics like economics, management, marketing and strategic decision-making to excel in a wide range of business roles.

Courses include:

  • Principles of Management
  • Leadership Ethics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Strategic Thinking for Decision Making (Capstone)
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Don’t Wait to Apply

No Entrance Exams Required

Free to Apply

We’ve designed our online application process to be quick, easy and stress-free. To apply to the online BAS in General Business degree, you’ll need:

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts
  • 2.0 GPA
  • A formal application for transfer admission
  • 30 technical/vocational credits, a certificate in a technical/vocational area, an associate degree or occupational/vocational training in U.S. Armed Services schools
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Earn Your Degree at an Affordable Price

Total Tuition: $19,500

Cost per Credit: $325

New Mexico Highlands University believes everyone should have access to high-quality, affordable programs. By transferring 30 required credits into the online BAS in General Business program, you can finish your undergraduate degree while saving time and money. Talk to our admissions team for detailed information about financial aid, military benefits and more.

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What You’ll Learn

Graduates of the online BAS in General Business degree completion program have marketable leadership and problem-solving skills for a wide range of business career paths. The analytical training you gain in this bachelor’s program will make you an asset to employers, and the teamwork and communication skills you develop will help ensure your success.

Program Outcomes

After completing your program, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental areas of business.
  • Identify organizational challenges and propose solutions by applying these concepts.
  • Use information technology in informed decision-making.
  • Describe ethical issues relevant to business managers.
  • Employ effective communication skills in a business environment.

Faculty Spotlight

Rodney Sanchez faculty member

Rod Sanchez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Graduate Coordinator, Department of Business Administration

Rod is an assistant professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Business at New Mexico Highlands University focusing on the topics of entrepreneurship and project management.

Rod has spent the last decade working with companies such as Intel, HP and DreamWorks Animation SKG to develop first-of-its-kind products and technologies around the world.

At Intel, Rod founded and managed Intel’s worldwide Community Solutions Program – this multi-billion dollar program paired Intel technologists and resources with industry experts outside of Intel in various industries to create new products. Rod’s team created the first robotic pharmacy in the US, the first wireless hospital in Italy, the first wireless school in Central America and global technology infrastructure for the US National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Later, Rod collaborated with DreamWorks Animation SKG to develop a new technical model for rendering animated images used in motion pictures from geographically remote locations. This new technical model was used in the production of Academy Award® nominated movies such as Shrek Forever After, Kung Fu Panda 2, and How to Train Your Dragon, Despicable Me, and Puss in Boots. This technical process has since become an animated motion picture industry standard.

Rod is the author of the Ben and IQ Explore children’s book series. This series, which premiered spring 2017, and has gone on to entertain and educate children on various topics from gardening to healthcare with three books.

Rod plays an active role in our community. He is an advisor to the Los Alamos National Laboratory Venture Acceleration Fund, an advisor to the Los Alamos National Laboratory Native American Venture Acceleration Fund, an advisor to the ABQid Venture Fund, a mentor for the Activate NM business incubator, a science and technology fellow at Explora Science Museum, a Film and the digital media fellow at the NBC Universal film studio at WESST Enterprise and a Peer Review Advisor to the US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Rod has received numerous awards including Intel Corporation’s Pegasus Award for outstanding creativity and entrepreneurship, the Dream Builder of the Year Award from the US National Hispanic Cultural Center for outstanding educational leadership and a Creative Visionary Award from the City of Albuquerque (NM).

Learn From Business Experts

Faculty members in our bachelor’s program are committed to providing excellent education and one-on-one advising on coursework, career paths and more. Because our instructors come from diverse backgrounds, you’ll benefit from their academic expertise and industry knowledge.

Highlands University faculty prepare students for the challenges of the fast-paced, global business world. Through a combination of practical application and in-depth business theory, they ensure students graduate as competent, ethical professionals and managers.

An Accessible, Online Learning Experience

Online students have access to the same quality education that students at New Mexico Highlands experience on campus. Through engaging coursework and ongoing communication, our faculty ensure that you are challenged while still maintaining the flexibility you need in your busy life. Small class sizes allow you to connect with classmates and be part of a supportive, cohesive program.

  • Asynchronous coursework
  • Personal attention
  • Diverse student population
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Answers to Common Questions

Explore our frequently asked questions. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to reach out to us for assistance or more information.

You can complete the program in as little as 21 months. Most students finish in 21 months. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Tuition for the BAS in General Business is $19,500. You need to complete 60 credits at $325. You can review all costs on the tuition page.

No entrance exams are required for admission. You can access complete requirements on the admissions page.

Because this is a degree completion program, students need 30 technical/vocational credits, a certificate in a technical/vocational area, an associate degree or occupational/vocational training in U.S. Armed Services schools for admission. You can learn more about our admissions policy on the program page.

We offer five start dates throughout the year, so you can apply to the BAS in General Business program anytime. Our dedicated enrollment team can help you determine the right start date for your schedule and goals.

This program does not include concentrations. However, the customizable nature of the curriculum allows you to specialize your studies by choosing nine electives that align with your interests and professional goals.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Business and Financial Occupations. Retrieved from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Learn More, Earn More: Education Leads to Higher Wages, Lower Unemployment. Retrieved from