Online BBA: General Business-Tribal Management

Tribal Management Program

Students take their first 2 years of college course work at SIPI in Albuquerque, NM. Courses include general education requirements as well as introductory business courses. Most importantly, students will take courses in tribal management, tribal leadership, tribal law, and tribal resources and economic development.

Upon completing these courses students will be able to transfer the credits earned at SIPI to NMSU where they will complete a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. The degree may be completed on NMSU’s Las Cruces campus or through distance education at SIPI.

The major will be General Business with an option in Tribal Management. 


Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) is a National Indian Community College and Land Grant Institution located in Albuquerque, NM, and is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

SIPI provides a responsive learning environment wherein American Indian and Alaskan Native tribal members develop skills needed by Tribal Nations to build strong, cohesive communities.

SIPI and New Mexico State University (NMSU) co-created the Tribal Management program to prepare students to enter positions of managerial responsibility in tribal enterprises.

Degree Maps/Sample Schedules Listed by Catalog Year

Lower-Division Courses

General Education Core (41 credits)

  • ENGL 101 Composition
  • ENGL 119 Technical Communications
  • MATH 120 College Algebra
  • MATH 145 Statistics
  • MATH 162 Calculus
  • SPCH 130 Public Speaking
  • PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology
  • LAB SCIENCE (8 credit hours)
  • ARTH 251 Artistic Traditions of the American Southwest
  • HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS (6 credits)

Other Foundation Courses (3 credits)

  • BADM 240 Business Law

Lower-Division Business Core (18 credits)

  • ACCT 201 College Accounting I
  • ACCT 202 College Accounting II
  • BADM 114 Introduction to Business
  • COSC 107 Computer Literacy
  • ECON 200 Macroeconomics
  • ECON 201 Microeconomics

Tribal Emphasis (12 credits)

  • BADM 250 Tribal Leadership
  • BADM 251 Tribal Management
  • BADM 252 Tribal Law
  • BADM 253 Tribal Resources & Economic Development

Upper-Division Courses

Business Core Courses (24 credits)

  • BCIS 338 Business Information Systems I
  • BUSA 421 Integrated Business Concepts I
  • BUSA 422 Integrated Business Concepts II
  • –OR– Upper-Division Business Elective
  • ECONOMICS Upper Division Elective
  • FIN 341 Financial Analysis & Markets
  • MGT 309 Human Behavior in Organizations
  • MGT 344 Production/Operations Management
  • MKTG 303 Principles of Marketing

General Business Major (24 credits)

  • 18 Upper Division Credits, no more than six credits in a single business area such as accounting, finance, marketing, management, economics, and information systems

Tribal Management Internship (6 credits)

Viewing a Wider World (6 credits)

Upper-Division Courses

  • Complete two upper-division courses designated VWW outside the College of Business.