Welcome from the Dean

Dean Mitzi MontoyaWelcome to the Anderson School of Management at The University of New Mexico and thank you for your interest in learning more about us. Whether you’re a prospective student, current student, alum or a member of the business community, we’re excited to engage with you! 

The Anderson School is a world-class business school and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. We boast award-winning faculty and programs offering a wide array of degree programs for our diverse student population. With more than 24,000 alumni, Anderson graduates can be found impacting their communities all over the world. 

If you are looking for excellent programs designed and taught by world-renowned faculty, Anderson is the place for you.

We offer BBA and MBA degrees, including three accelerated online programs, an online MBA, a Master of Science in Project Management, a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Business Analytics. The MBA for Professionals is an evening program for early career professionals including tracks focused on professionals in health care, education and general management. Our Executive MBA is a weekend program for professionals with more experience who are in or aspire to leadership positions. The Master of Accounting remains in high demand, with options for students from accounting and non-accounting backgrounds.

According to ”U.S. News and World Report,” our part-time MBA program continues to rank as a top 50 program in public universities, #1 in New Mexico and #3 in the Southwest. Our undergraduate program is ranked #1 in New Mexico by this report.

We’re excited to have welcomed more than 2,800 combined grad and undergrad students for Fall 2021. In particular, we’re growing our graduate student population: in Fall 2020 Anderson graduate programs served 628 students, and in Fall 2021 our graduate population exceeds 900.

Anderson students compete successfully in a variety of national and international competitions, most recently earning first place in the Small Business Institute and Collegiate Sports Sales national competitions and sharing the grand prize in the Global Scaling Challenge. Participating in events such as these provide Anderson students with real-world business experience and job opportunities.

Since joining Anderson in July 2020, I’ve enjoyed learning about our rich history and our students’ accomplishments, as well as getting to know many of our alumni and partners in the community. I’m energized by the commitment of our faculty and staff and the incredible potential I see in our students. I believe Anderson has a very bright future and I’m honored to count myself among the Lobo family.

As we return to campus, we’re hard at work finding creative ways to provide our students with the excellent programs they expect while keeping the Pack safe. I’m grateful to everyone for doing their part to help keep each other safe. If you’d like to get involved with Anderson, please see some of the ways you can engage and support our mission. I hope you’ll also keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Stay safe and Go Lobos!

Mitzi M. Montoya