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Anderson Schools Announce Innovative Degree Programs

May 30, 2003

The Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management and The School of Public Administration at The University of New Mexico are currently offering two unique programs - the Three-Two Master of Business Administration Program and the Two-Five Master of Public Administration Program.

Designed specifically for students seeking an undergraduate degree in any field outside of business, these programs provide the opportunity to complete a Master’s degree in Business Administration or Public Administration within one year after completing an undergraduate degree at UNM.

The Three-Two MBA Program allows students to complete both a Bachelor's degree in any field outside of business as well as an MBA in five years. The student concentrates on the undergraduate degree for the first three years, and then completes the MBA coursework during the last two. For the first three years at UNM, the student pursues undergraduate work in any program other than business, then completes 18 hours of MBA coursework during the senior year, which will make up the student's undergraduate minor course of study.

During the second semester of the junior year, the student applies for admission to the MBA program. The student is expected to meet regular MBA admission requirements in addition to completing at least 90 hours of coursework toward the Bachelor’s degree by the end of the junior year, achieving a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in all courses, and earning a score of 500 or above on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Once admitted to the Three-Two program, the student will be in the senior year of their undergraduate degree program while simultaneously starting the first year of the MBA program. By the fifth year of study, the student will have graduate status in the MBA program with a minimum of 33 hours left to complete degree requirements.

The Master of Business Administration offers concentrations in Accounting, Finance, General Management, Organizational Behavior/Human Resources, International Management, Management Information Systems, Management of Technology, Marketing Operations Management, Policy & Planning, and Tax Accounting.

The Two-Five Master of Public Administration program is modeled after the Three-Two MBA Program and is currently in its beginning phases. The MPA offers concentrations in Public Budgeting and Financial Management, Human Resource Management, and Public Management. Additionally, some MPA courses are available online.

Each program has distinct qualifications and requirements. For more information, please contact Roberta Lopez, Recruitment Coordinator, by calling (505) 277-4465 or by e-mail at You can also visit the MBA and MPA websites at and for the most current information.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.