Our college is among the small proportion of schools worldwide to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—AACSB International. Our success in meeting AACSB standards enables us to prepare our students for success in a dynamic world market by providing them with the guidance and support of well-qualified, interested and engaged faculty and business partners.
Our vision is “to be a premier College of Business in the Southwest.” To achieve it, we focus on student success. We promote excellence in teaching, research and in learning through directed learning experiences.
…in the Classroom
We balance classroom theory with practical “hands on” experience. Our instructors use a wide variety of teaching methods that include case studies, guest speakers, mentors, and computer simulations to bring the “real world” experiences of our professors and business leaders to our students.
The average student teacher ratio is 17 students per instructor. Business students have the opportunity to be advised, mentored and counseled by their professors. We offer students opportunities to expand their knowledge of business through integrated studies, enabling them to graduate from NMSU with experience and a comprehensive education based on ethical principles.
Our academic programs support a broad range of business interests. There are five departments within the College including
- Finance and Business Law
- Economics, Applied Statistics & International Business
- Accounting and Information Systems
…in the Community
Other major components of the College are the
- Arrowhead Center + News
- Business Advisory Council
- Center for Economics and Personal Finance Education
- Center for Public Utilities
Making Education Attainable
As an integral part of a land grant institution, we are dedicated to providing low cost, high quality educational opportunities for students seeking business careers.
We strive to ensure that financial limitations do not keep students from attaining their degrees and provide our students with financial assistance in the form of scholarships, co-operative education opportunities, mentorship programs, loans, internships and grants. In addition, many of our students work on- and off-campus part-time while in school.
Increasing the diversity of the student population is one of our goals. We successfully recruit students from diverse backgrounds such as first-generation college students, Native Americans, Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and other minorities. Currently, our undergraduate student population consists of 51% minorities and 46% women. At the graduate level, 19% of students are minorities and 50% are women. NMSU has one of the largest enrollment and graduation rates of Native Americans and Hispanics in the nation.