NMSU’s MBA Program: Don’t come to us, we’ll come to you

Feb. 20, 2006 by Jeany Llorente-Ontiveros NMSU News Center

New Mexico State University’s Master of Business Administration program is on the road again. This time, the destination is the high-tech world of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

A year ago, the MBA program began offering classes at alternate locations to assist place-bound professionals in reaching their career goals.

“The program allows students to receive an advanced degree in order to move ahead in their profession or start a business of their own without leaving the area,” said Bobbie Green, director of NMSU’s MBA program.

Green noted that her priorities include providing more flexibility in the program and extend the range of students that the program can accommodate.

The “traveling” program has received a positive response by LANL and White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) personnel. According to recent reports, 16 students are enrolled at LANL and another 16 have signed up for fall 2006; and 42 students are enrolled at WSMR and another 10 have signed up for the fall semester.

In the Jan. 26 issue of the Missile Ranger, the following student comments were printed: “We have one of the best instructors – innovative, creative and motivational. This program is going to be a great benefit to the range;” and “It helps in critical thinking, which is an invaluable tool in our work here. Taking classes at WSMR costs less and is a lot easier to fit into my schedule than taking classes on campus.”

People interested in the program can receive more information at the 2006 MBA Graduate Fair and Luncheon from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Best Western Hilltop, 400 Trinity Drive. Garrey Carruthers, dean of NMSU’s College of Business, will be the featured speaker. To reserve a seat, call (505) 646-8003 or e-mail mba@nmsu.edu no later than March 15.

Designed to prepare students for leadership roles in the business field, the MBA program is expected to grow significantly in the next few years. In addition to increasing the popular online program, Green anticipates having classes at Fort Bliss, Holloman Air Force Base and other locations.

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