UNM Los Alamos

AAS Business

AAS Business

The Associate of Applied Science in Business has two concentrations, one in Management and one in Marketing.

About the Program

The Associate of Applied Science in Business has two concentrations, one in Management and one in Marketing. This program is designed for students preparing for a career in business. The broad-based curriculum includes the use of microcomputers and their applications and focuses on the fundamentals of business, with the opportunity to focus on either management or marketing as a concentration. 

About the Management Concentration

Building on the common core requirements of this degree, the students in the management concentration will focus on management issues, taking courses in management, human relations, business law, and management accounting.

About the Marketing Concentration

Building on the common core requirements of this degree, the students in the marketing concentration will focus on marketing issues, taking courses in marketing and digital media arts.

A minimum of 66 credit hours with a minimum grade-point average of 2.0. At least 15 of these 66 hours must be UNM-LA catalog credit courses taken in residence.

General Education Requirements

WRITING AND SPEAKING (12 CREDIT HOURS) 

  • ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition (3)

or

  • ENGL 112: Composition II (3)

or

  • ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition (3)
  • ENGL 120: Composition III (3)
  • CJ 221: Interpersonal Communication (3) 
  • CJ 130: Public Speaking (3) 

MATHEMATICS/PHYSICAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES (7 CREDIT HOURS) 

  • MATH 107: Problems in College Algebra (1) 
  • MATH 121: College Algebra (3)

Note: No mathematics classes that are lower level than these courses may be counted toward the degree.

Select additional 3 hours from UNM Core Curriculum in these areas.

FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (9 CREDIT HOURS) 

  • ECON 105: Introduction to Microeconomics (3) 
  • ECON 106: Introductory Microeconomics (3)

Select additional 3 hours from UNM Core Curriculum in these areas.

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 28 CREDIT HOURS

Technical Core Requirements

TECHNICAL COURSES (33 CREDIT HOURS) 

(Note: Courses with an * indicate that they are prerequisites for other required courses and should be taken as soon as possible.) 

Technical Courses Common to Both Concentrations (20 credit hours):

  • MGMT 101*: Fundamentals of Accounting I (3) 
  • MGMT 101L*: Fundamentals of Accounting I Lab (1) 
  • MGMT 102*: Fundamentals of Accounting II (3) 
  • MGMT 102L*: Fundamentals of Accounting II Lab (1) 
  • MGMT 158: Ethics in Organizations (3)
  • BSTC 203: Business Communication (3)
  • CS 150*: Computing for Business Students (3) 

and

Select 3 credits from the following:

  • BSTC 114: Customer Service and Relations (1)
  • BSTC 115: Time Management (1)
  • BSTC 116: Stress Management for the Workplace (1)
  • BSTC 117: Organization Skills for the Workplace (1)
  • BSTC 118: Conflict Resolution for the Workplace (1)

Management Concentration (13 credit hours) 

  • MGMT 113*: Management: An Introduction (3) 
  • BSTC 113: Introduction to Project Management (1)
  • BSTC 204: Human Relations in Business (3) 
  • BSTC 218: Business Law (3) 
  • BSTC 220: Management Accounting (3)

Marketing Concentration (13 credit hours) 

  • MGMT 222: Introduction to Marketing (3)
  • DMA 101*: Introduction to Digital Imaging and Scanning (1) 
  • DMA 165: Introduction to Digital Media Arts (Photoshop) (3)
  • DMA 203: Introduction to Desktop Publishing (3) 
  • CT 165: Introduction to Web Authoring (3)

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (5 CREDIT HOURS)

Management Concentration Technical Electives 

Select 5 credit hours from: 

BSTC 111, BSTC 202, BSTC 212, BSTC 193, BSTC 293, BSTC 296, CT 165, CT 202, *DMA 101, DMA 165, DMA 203, ECON 212, MGMT 105, MGMT 190, MGMT 222

A student may also select from any of the BSTC 114, 115, 116, 117, 118 courses that were not taken for credit requirements under # 5 above.

Marketing Concentration Technical Electives 

Select 5 credit hours from: 

BSTC 111, BSTC 113, BSTC 193, BSTC 202, BSTC 204, BSTC 212, BSTC 218, BSTC 220, BSTC 293, CJ 110, DMA 166, DMA 175, DMA 250, ECON 212, BSTC 296, CT 202, *MGMT 113, MGMT 105, MGMT 190. 

A student may also select from any of the BSTC 114, 115, 116, 117, 118 courses that were not taken for credit requirements under # 5 above.

In order to monitor degree content and insure a consistently high quality degree, students are discouraged from transferring too many credit hours from another institution towards the Technical Courses required for this degree. Please work with your advisor and/or the published Course Rotation Sequence for this degree to help you schedule the Technical Courses here at UNM-LA.

As is the nature of all technical or computer-related degrees, course content is susceptible to rapid change. In order to provide a quality degree that meets UNM and industry standards, our degrees are reviewed regularly for up-to-date content. All students officially enrolled in a degree will be notified if/when the degree substantially changes. In order to best prepare students for the current job market, students lingering in an outdated degree program will be encouraged to work towards the updated degree.

TOTAL TECHNICAL CORE REQUIREMENTS 38 CREDIT HOURS

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 66 CREDIT HOURS