MBA Online Program


NMSU’s MBA is accredited by AACSB-International, placing it among the top business programs in the world.        

Cohort-based Distance MBA Program

NMSU’s Cohort-based Distance MBA Program is designed for the working professional wanting to continue their education without compromising their current career. The program allows individuals to obtain their MBA through a hybrid course delivery method. Hybrid courses integrate both online instruction and face-to-face participation via Zoom.  A cohort of students work together through the entire 2-year curriculum.

The cohorts start in the fall semester annually.  Students are expected to take two courses each semester, including summers. The program begins with a face-to-face orientation on the Las Cruces campus (or on Zoom) and concludes with a two-day meeting in Las Cruces (or on Zoom).

Specific background knowledge courses must be met before the start of the program. Previous academic work may be substituted for certain prerequisites; however, it is best to contact the MBA Advisor for course advising information.

Admission and graduation requirements are the same as for the on-campus MBA Program.

Overview of the MBA – A PowerPoint presentation that describes the program, including an introduction to the faculty, curriculum, and deadlines for applying.

MBA Brochure – Admission criteria, background knowledge requirements, policies, and MBA course descriptions.  

2022 Sequence for Online Cohort – List of online courses taken in each semester.

NMSU Online – MBA courses are delivered online and include a synchronous component in which students are able to engage at a distance on one evening each week.  

Tuition and Fees – In addition to standard NMSU tuition and fees, there is a course fee of $250 per credit for participation in the program. Costs other than these include books, supplies, transportation to Las Cruces for the orientation and concluding meeting, and accommodations in Las Cruces.

Graduate Catalog – MBA catalog entry.

Apply – Students must first meet Graduate School admission requirements and apply to the NMSU Graduate School.

Summer Boot Camp  Intensive summer courses are another way to demonstrate competency. These are one credit courses that are offered online in the summer.