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Business Administration

Business Administration
 
Within a culturally sensitive learning environment, the Business Education mission is to educate and prepare professional Native American business students to become informed decision makers, manage complex business operations, and contribute to commerce and business in the global market.

Goals
  • Improving the number of graduates enrolling in the certificate or degree in Accounting and Business Administration, to enter the business world.
  • Empower students to pursue a higher education and assist with the transition into a four-year college or university.
  • Capitalize on the services of a professional business advisory committee comprised of individuals from business and government agencies utilize their expertise on relevant business practices and leverage member resources to enhance and expand the Business Technologies Department to provide excellent service to students.
  • Build strong tribal, state and federal partnerships to strengthen tribal communities in areas such as economic development, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
  • Expand articulation agreements with four-year institutions of higher education for course transfer opportunities for Business Technologies students.
 
Students may select from one of two Certificate programs or from one of three Associate Degree program offerings. If a student enters the Certificate Program but later wishes to continue his/her education after completing a certificate program in Business Technologies, the student will have completed 33 credit hours toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in the related program area. Example: Completion of the Business Administration Certificate counts as 33 hours towards the Associate of Applied Science Degree Program. Based on certain criteria, a student may go directly into a degree program.
 
Most courses in the Associate of Science Degree programs are transferable to other two-and-four year institutions of higher education in New Mexico and are on the New Mexico Statewide Articulation Matrix. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their advisers to assure the best transition to four-year schools.
 
Note: Some courses may have prerequisites. Refer to this catalog and/or consult your advisor.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE

The Certificate program in Business Administration is a program of study designed to prepare students for entry-level skills in business. For students who wish to continue their education and pursue an AAS degree in Business Administration, all credit hours from the certificate program will be applied to the Business Administration AAS degree program of study.
 
Mission Statement
The Business Administration Certificate Program is a program of study designed to prepare students for self-employment, for entry-level positions in business or to pursue an AAS degree in Accounting or Business Administration.
 
Goals and Program Outcomes
  • Program graduates will be self-employed or manage their own business
  • Program graduates will continue their higher education studies
  
Business Administration Certificate Outcomes:
 
  • Program graduates will be able to understand fundamental business concepts and principles
  • Program graduates will be able to use basic software to produce a report and distribute it electronically
  • Program graduates will be able to recognize the value of good ethical standards in their application to business and the importance of corporate social responsibility
  • Program graduates will be able to demonstrate interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with others in a professional environment

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Certificate (CIP: 52.0201B)
 
First Trimester  
ACCT 101 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
BADM 114 Introduction to Business 3
BUED 125 Business Math 3
ENGL 101 Composition 3
Total Credits 12
Second Trimester  
BADM 130 Principles of Management 3
BADM 135 Human Relations 3
BADM 240 Business Law 3
COSC 107 Computer Literacy 3
Total Credits 12
Third Trimester  
ACCT 235 Microcomputer Accounting for Small Business 3
BADM 118 Small Business Management 3
- - BADM 280 (Cooperative Education) OR Elective (Business Course) 3
Total Credits 9
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED 33


 
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program in Business Administration is designed to meet the educational needs of those who want to prepare for employment upon graduation. The program helps students attain skills, knowledge, and experience in general business, accounting, and technical training necessary to gain and maintain employment.

Mission Statement
The Business Administration Associate of Applied Science Program will provide training and education to students to enable them to compete and qualify for employment in the business administration field; and to produce well trained and competent professionals to provide services to private and public entities.
Goals and Program Outcomes
  • Program graduates will obtain an entry level position in the business administration field
  • Program graduates will continue their higher education studies
  • Program graduates will take on leadership roles in their tribes
Business Administration Associate of Applied Science Degree Outcomes:
  • Program graduates will be able to apply management principles and concepts necessary for effective, efficient business practices
  • Program graduates will be able to apply principles of accounting, finance, and economics to evaluate fiscal decision making
  • Program graduates will be able to recognize the culturally diverse workplace and the need to respect varying points of view
  • Program graduates will be able to demonstrate interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with others in a professional environment
  • Program graduates will be able to recognize the value of good ethical standards in their application to business and the importance of corporate social responsibility
 
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Associate of Applied Science Degree (CIP: 52.0201D)
 
First Trimester     
ACCT 101 Fundamentals of Accounting  
BADM 114 Introduction to Business 3
BUED 125 Business Math 3
ENGL 101 Composition 3
Total Credits    12
Second Trimester     
ACCT 201 College Accounting I 3
BADM 130 Principles of Management 3
BADM 135 Human Relations 3
BADM 240 Business Law 3
COSC 107 Computer Literacy 3
Total Credits    15
Third Trimester     
ACCT 202 College Accounting II 3
ACCT 235 Microcomputer Accounting for Small Business 3
BADM 118 Small Business Management 3
- - BUED 210 (Word Processing) OR COSC 123 (Excel) 3
Total Credits    12
Fourth Trimester     
BADM 242 Principles of Marketing 3
BFIN 211 Principles of Finance 3
ECON 200 Macroeconomics 3
MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra 3
Total Credits    12
Fifth Trimester     
ENGL 219 Technical Writing 3
ECON 201 Microeconomics 3
SPCH 130 Public Speaking 3
- - BADM 280 (Cooperative Education) OR Elective (Business Course) 3
Total Credits    12
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED   63
 
 
 
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

The Associate of Science degree in Business Administration is a program of study designed to meet the educational needs of those students who wish to fulfill the lower division requirements for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Courses in the A.S. degree program are transferable to other two and four-year institutions of higher education in New Mexico, and appear on the New Mexico Statewide Articulation Matrix. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their advisors to assure the best transitions to four-year schools.

Mission Statement
The Business Administration Program will provide training and education to students to enable them to continue working toward completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration; and to produce well trained and competent professionals to provide services to private, public and tribal entities.

Goals and Program Outcomes
  • Program graduates will transfer to a four-year higher education institution
  • Program graduates will become effective and ethical managers in their professional careers
  • Program graduates will take on leadership roles in their tribes

Business Administration Associate of Science Degree Outcomes:
  • Program graduates will be able to apply management principles and concepts necessary for effective, efficient business practices
  • Program graduates will be able to apply principles of accounting, finance, and economics to evaluate fiscal decision making
  • Program graduates will be able to recognize the culturally diverse workplace and the need to respect varying points of view
  • Program graduates will be able to Demonstrate interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with others in a professional environment
  • Program graduates will be able to recognize the value of good ethical standards in their application to business and the importance of corporate social responsibility
  • Program graduates will be able to demonstrate that they are academically prepared to succeed in a four-year program.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Associate of Science Degree (CIP: 52.0101D)
(Transfer degree program: Business Administration or Business Administration with Tribal Emphasis) 
 
First Trimester    
BADM 114 Introduction to Business 3
COSC 107 Computer Literacy 3
ECON 200 Macroeconomics 3
ENGL 101 Composition 3
Total Credits   12
Second Trimester    
BADM 130 Principles of Management 3
BADM 240 Business Law 3
ENGL 219 Technical Writing 3
SPCH 130 Public Speaking 3
- - Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Total Credits   15
Third Trimester    
ACCT 201 College Accounting I 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology 3
- - Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Total Credits   12
Fourth Trimester    
ACCT 202 College Accounting II 3
BADM 242 Principles of Marketing 3
MATH 145 Statistics 3
- - Laboratory Sciences with Lab 4
Total Credits   13
Fifth Trimester    
ECON 201 Microeconomics 3
- - Laboratory Sciences with Lab 4
- - Humanities and Fine Arts 3
- - Social Behavioral Science 3
Total Credits   13
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED 65


Tribal Emphasis
The Tribal Emphasis Program was created jointly by SIPI and New Mexico State University (NMSU). Its purpose is to prepare students to enter positions of managerial responsibility in tribal enterprises. Students would take the tribal courses listed below in place of BADM 130, BADM 240, BADM 242, and ECON 201.

Tribal Emphasis Courses
BADM 250 Tribal Leadership 3
BADM 251 Tribal Management 3
BADM 252 Tribal Law 3
BADM 253 Tribal Resources and Economic Development 3

Upon completing these courses students will be able to transfer credits earned to NMSU, where they may complete a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in General Business, with an option in tribal management.