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  • Duration 1 year
  • Cost per Credit $525
  • Credit Hours 36

Program Benefits

  • Courses include marketing management, financial accounting and law and ethics in business.
  • 715,100 new business and financial jobs are expected by 2031.1
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Tailor Your Education to Your Goals With an Online MBA Degree

An online MBA from New Mexico Highlands prepares you for leadership positions in business, government, healthcare and nonprofit management. The 36-credit program can be completed in just one year. Designed with working adults in mind, the degree features eight-week classes and 100% online coursework led by expert faculty. Our program features an intensive problem-solving approach, using case studies and simulations across the spectrum of decision areas within business organizations. Meet your career goals by choosing an optional concentration in entrepreneurship or healthcare administration.

Prepare for In-Demand Roles in Business

Pursue a career in marketing, human resources, management, healthcare or another booming field with your online MBA degree. Employment in business and financial professions is projected to grow 7% between 2021 and 2031, resulting in 715,100 new jobs.1 An MBA from Highlands University prepares you to be a leader at the forefront of growth in various industries.

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“My time at Highlands was something special. So much culture and history packed in a small city. Who would’ve thought, I would’ve built lifelong friendships and family from a university in northern New Mexico. New Mexico Highlands University has it all.”
– Michael. M. Jackson

Concentrations Available

Focus your education to align with your career goals by choosing from concentrations including healthcare administration, entrepreneurship and general business.

Master of Business Administration (MBA): Entrepreneurship

Learn to successfully start and market a new venture, participate in an entrepreneurial company or manage an entrepreneurial department.

Master of Business Administration (MBA): Healthcare Administration

Gain state-of-the-art skills in healthcare administration as you prepare for professional roles where you can make a difference in patients’ lives.

Versatile and Comprehensive Coursework

12 Courses

36 Total Credits

Our eight-week, 100% online classes offer convenience, flexibility and speed while preparing you to achieve your goals in your business career. The 12 courses consisting of 36 credit hours cover topics relevant to today’s multicultural business world. Choose a concentration in entrepreneurship, healthcare administration or general business to further specialize your coursework.

Course topics include:

  • Business and Society
  • Managerial Economics
  • Law and Ethics in Business
  • Business Research Methods
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Apply to the Online MBA Degree Program

No GRE/GMAT required

Accepts Up to Six Transfer Credits

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Bachelor’s degree from an regionally accredited institution
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

Start the online application process today. Find out more about admission to New Mexico Highlands.

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An Affordable Online MBA Degree

Total Tuition: $18,900

Cost per Credit: $525

Our competitive tuition rates make an MBA from New Mexico Highlands an affordable option for students from all backgrounds. Our tuition earned us a Best Bang for the Buck recognition from Washington Monthly Magazine. With many options for financial aid available, we’ll work with you to ensure you can pursue your degree without financial strain.

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What You’ll Learn

Our program uses an intensive problem-solving approach, featuring case studies and simulations focused on managerial responsibilities and multicultural issues. You’ll graduate with marketable skills in leadership, analytical and quantitative thinking, teamwork and communication. Throughout the program, you’ll benefit from expert insights through one-on-one faculty advising and a student-focused approach.

Marketable Skills for Today’s Business World

  • You’ll be able to understand and apply qualitative and quantitative analysis to real-world business situations.
  • You’ll learn legal rules and ethical constraints that impact businesses and recognize the practical applications in real-world situations.
  • You’ll gain the leadership and problem-solving skills necessary to move into management positions in various industries.
  • You’ll understand the importance of teamwork and learn the communication and presentation skills necessary to foster a team environment.

Faculty Spotlight

Melanie C. Zollner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration

Melanie C. Zollner, PH.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Business, Media and Technology in the Department of Business Administration at New Mexico Highlands University. As part of the business department, Professor Melanie represents the NMHU School of Business in the Ethics Champion Program. The ethics workshop provides Highlands University students with an opportunity to engage with business community members and learn more about what business ethics means in the business world. She has led a team of Highlands University business students to the New Mexico Business Ethics Case Competition at UNM yearly since 2014.

Melanie enjoys teaching at Highlands University and strongly believes students benefit from small class sizes and one-on-one relationships with diverse faculty. Her goal as business faculty and advisor is to provide support and help students stay on the path to degree attainment and to be a role model for our students.

  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, University of New Mexico
  • MBA, New Mexico Highlands University

Diverse, Expert Faculty Committed to Your Success

The faculty in our MBA program take a student-first approach to instruction. You’ll have unparalleled access to your instructors, ensuring you get the personalized attention you need to achieve your goals. When you begin your MBA, you’ll be paired with a faculty advisor who will offer one-on-one support as you move through the program. Our experienced faculty embrace high standards as they work to prepare you for the challenges of an ever-changing, multicultural workplace that demands 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.

The program can be completed in as few as 12 months.

Yes. The program is ACBSP-accredited.

No. Our program does not require an entrance exam.

Yes. We offer two concentrations: entrepreneurship and healthcare administration.

The program has been offered online since 1998.

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