Applied Business/Pre-Business Program

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Degrees and Certificates

The goals of the NMSU Grants business program are to prepare students who can:

  • Comprehend and perform basic business functions as local, national and global citizens.
  • Use a variety of decision making tools for critical thinking and problem solving in complex decisions.
  • Have the ability to interpret and utilize economic, financial, accounting, legal and managerial models and theories in practical applications.
  • Carry themselves as a business professional in challenging and difficult situations.

Upon graduation from NMSU Grants students should expect to be able to:

  • Perform basic accounting duties in account reconciliation, general ledger entries, data entry, receivable and payables. Interpret and create basic financial forms and statements.
  • Understand and interpret economic data, apply economic theory to daily activities, rationalize firm and consumer behavior, calculate basic economic costs.
  • Understand the legal environment of business, contracts, negotiations and business formation.
  • Comprehend basic managerial theories and practices and use them to make informed decisions and problem solve. Know the basics of marketing principles including product development, product placement, pricing and promotion.

This knowledge and skills gained from a degree in business from NMSU Grants should prepare students to transfer to a four year business degree program or a possible career as a:

  • Management consultant
  • Sales executive
  • Small Business Owner/Manager
  • Accountant
  • Investment Banker
  • Marketing Agent
  • Advertising Specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Account Representative
  • Or many more exciting business careers

Catalog Course List

The first digit in the course number indicates whether the course is a freshman (1xx) or sophomore (2xx) level course. The next two digits indicate the course sequence. The 3 cr. indicates that the course is a 3-credit course. The (2+4P) means that the class meets for two hours per week for recitation or lecture and also requires 4 hours per week of “practice” (laboratory, field work, or other activities). The suffix N denotes that the course credits will not apply to baccalaureate and specified associate degrees. The suffix G denotes that the course meets General Education common core requirements for transfer to other New Mexico institutions of higher education, as established by the New Mexico Higher Education Department. Note that some courses without a G also meet transfer requirements.

ACCT 200. A Survey of Accounting 3 cr.
Emphasis on financial statement interpretation and development of accounting information for management. For engineering, computer science, and other non-business majors. Prerequisite: one C S course or consent of instructor. Community Colleges only.

ACCT 251. Management Accounting 3 cr.
Development and use of accounting information for management decision making.

ACCT 252. Financial Accounting 3 cr.
Interpretation and use of financial accounting information for making financing, investing, and operating decisions. Prerequisite: ACCT 251 strongly suggested.

BCIS 110G. Introduction to ComputerizedInformation Systems 3 cr.
Computerized information systems, their economic, and social implications. Introduction to microcomputer hardware, personal productivity software, and communications.

BLAW 230. Business Law 3 cr.
Introduction to law in general and application to business specifically; comprehensive study of the law of contracts; and the principal and agent relationship. Offered at all NMSU Community Colleges except Dona Ana Branch Community College. Credit may not be earned in both BLAW 230 and BLAW 317.

BMGT 110. Introduction to Business 3 cr.
Terminology and concepts of the business field. Role of accounting, computers, business management, finance, labor, and international business in our society. Restricted to: Community College campuses only.

BMGT 201. Work Readiness and Preparation . 2 cr.
Instruction in methods of selection, seeking, acquiring, and retaining employment. Addresses work success skills, business etiquette, employer expectation, and workplace norms. Restricted to: Community College campuses only.

BMGT 210. Marketing 3 cr.
Role of marketing in economy, types of markets, product development, distribution channels, pricing, promotion of goods, market research, consumer motivation, and management of marketing process. Prerequisite: BMGT 110. Restricted to Community College campuses only.

BMGT 216. Business Math 3 cr.
Application of basic mathematical procedures to business situations, including percentage formula applications, markup, statement analysis, simple and compound interest, and annuities. Prerequisite: CCDM 103N or satisfactory math score on ACT. Restricted to Community College campuses only.

BMGT 221. Cooperative Experience I . 1-3 cr.
Student employed in approved work site; supervised and rated by employer and instructor. Each credit requires specified number of hours of on-the-job work experience. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to BMGT majors. Graded S/U.

BMGT 232. Personal Finance 3 cr.
Budgeting, saving, credit, installment buying, insurance, buying vs. renting a home, income tax statement preparation, investment, and estate disposal through will and trust. Restricted to Community College campuses only.

BMGT 240. Human Relations 3 cr.
Human interactions in business and industrial settings. Motivation and learning experiences as related to problems of the worker and supervisor. Practical applications of human behavior. Prerequisite: CCDE 105N or higher, or BOT 105 or higher. Restricted to: Community College campuses only.

BUSA 111. Business in a Global Society 3 cr.
Overview of the global environment of business and the development of business as an integrative, cross-disciplinary activity. Prerequisite: BCS 110G or C S 110 or concurrent enrollment.

FIN 210. Financial Planning and Investments 3 cr.
Individual financial planning and related financial markets and institutions. Community Colleges only.

MGT. Introduction to Management 3 cr.
Covers the functioning and administration of different types of complex organizations. Concepts and theories of management and organizational behavior.

STAT 251G. Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences 3 cr.
Techniques for describing and analyzing data; estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation; basic concepts of statistical inference. Prerequisite: MATH 120. Same as A ST 251G.

STAT 271G. Statistics for Psychological Sciences 3 cr.
Techniques for describing and analyzing data; basic concepts of statistical inference; estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH 120.