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Press Release


December 8, 2008

(Albuquerque, NM) The Anderson School of Management, at the University of New Mexico (UNM), announces a new Accelerated Master of Business Administration (MBA) program designed for those with an undergraduate degree in business. The announcement comes as reports surface that universities across the country are seeing significant increases in the number of MBA applications.

"It's not surprising that enrollments in MBA programs increased during previous economic declines," said Dean Amy Wohlert. "Heading back to school now for a graduate degree is the right choice for anyone wanting to have the right skills when the job market and economy rebound. Anderson is pleased to offer an accelerated degree option for those who already have strong knowledge in specific core management areas."

In contrast to Andersonís full-time MBA, the Accelerated MBA is specifically designed for those who have completed an undergraduate business degree from an accredited institution within the last five years. Eligible students may waive up to 24 credit hours of core management classes and complete their degree within 12 months.

This program allows students to further develop their management skills through concentration and elective coursework mentored by the schoolís highly regarded faculty. Anderson offers MBA concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources/ Organizational Management, Information Assurance, International Management, Management Information Systems, Management of Technology, Marketing, Operations Management, and Policy and Planning.

The Anderson School is well recognized for delivering first-rate graduate education at an affordable cost. The school has the distinction of being the only business school in the greater Albuquerque area to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The Accelerated MBA is one of six graduate management education programs offered by the Anderson School.

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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.