Student Populations Served

Updated: June 1, 2016

Student Populations Served by Our Degree Programs

Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Accountancy. Consistent with our land grant status, the BBA program primarily serves students from New Mexico but seeks to add diversity to the population through integration of quality national and international students. The PGA Golf Management program attracts many students from outside the state. Somewhat more than half (55%) of undergraduate students are male and over 50% are Hispanic with small percentages of Black, Asian, and American Indian students. Transfer students constitute about one third of new students while international students are 6% of the undergraduate student body.

Bachelor of Arts: Economics. This program is is provided primarily to those students intending to further their education by entering graduate programs in economics. It is designed to be quantitative and provides opportunities to students to broaden their academic experiences in preparation for graduate work.

MBA. Students enrolled in the MBA program are drawn from NMSU undergraduate programs and from undergraduate programs at other domestic and international universities. About 37% are Hispanic, 1% American Indian, 3% Black, and 10% are international students. They have a range of work experience. Students in the cohort-based distance MBA program include employees of Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, public school administrators and leaders, as well as NMSU alumni.

Master of Accountancy. The primary intended students of the MAcc Program are NMSU undergraduate accounting students who desire to satisfy the 150-hour requirement for entry into public accounting while earning a graduate degree. The program also accommodates students who have earned undergraduate degrees in other disciplines from NMSU or elsewhere by specifying undergraduate accounting courses needed for regular admission. (Actual composition of student population relative to these attributes can be provided.)

Master of Arts: Economics. The primary target is students who are interested in economic policy. They will either be hired by state or federal agencies. A secondary target is students who realized an interest in economics late in their undergraduate careers and now want to go on to doctoral work and need additional preparation. The students are split between domestic (60%) and international (40%). A relatively high percentage of domestic students are Hispanic.

Master of Science: Applied Statistics. Our students are split evenly between domestic and international. They are trained as applied statisticians and are hired by federal agencies, state agencies, universities, pharmaceutical companies, credit card companies, school districts, and more — NASA and PayPal are two examples. Our goal in data analysis is to better understand a process by modeling the data, testing research questions, and graphing (summarizing) the data.

PhD in Business Administration: Management. The Management PhD is a traditional research-based program. Our focus is to produce academics who are scholars in addition to being excellent educators. We seek a diversified student body to satisfy the high demand for qualified minority candidates in academia. Hence, we recruit high quality national and international students. We also target exceptional students in our own programs to promote greater educational advancement for our state constituents.

PhD in Business Administration: Marketing. Given the high demand for doctoral qualified minority candidates in marketing education, the need to develop awareness of global market issues, and our mission to produce educators for leading regional and national educational institutions, the Marketing PhD program recruits heavily from minority and international student markets. We also target exceptional students in our own programs to promote greater educational advancement for our state constituents.

Doctor of Economic Development. The Doctor of Economic Development (DED) is a professional doctorate aimed at providing advanced education and training for economic development specialists and practitioners. The DED focuses on attracting high quality students with related master’s degrees who demonstrate a genuine interest in economic development at the local, regional, and international levels. Approximately two-thirds of DED students come from the United States and Northern Mexico with the balance from other regions.