Dr. Charles Swim, Department Chair


The Department of Business Administration is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the bachelor of business administration (BBA) degree. Programs that are ACBSP accredited include: (undergraduate) accounting, finance, management, marketing, media marketing, oil and gas management; (graduate) management, human resources management, financial management, accounting, finance, marketing, international business, and oil and gas management.



Mission of the Department of Business Administration

The Department of Business Administration is committed to the success of our students and to the highest observance of our professional accreditation standards. Our mission is to be the best small business department in the Southwest by preparing students to be confident, competent, ethical, and responsible business decision-makers, managers, leaders, and agents of economic and social betterment in today’s changing global business environment.



Vision Statement

The Department of Business Administration at New Mexico Highlands University provides an inspiring, multicultural learning environment that promotes excellence, empowerment, transformation, and global understanding through our core values.

  • Advancement of knowledge
  • Student success
  • Diversity of ideas
  • Accessible education
  • Community
  • Individual well-being
  • Sustainable practices
  • Multiculturalism




The Department of Business Administration provides academic programs that promote a solid foundation for students in leadership roles in business, government, and education. Performance standards are high for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Academic programs reflect the philosophy and common professional components of our accrediting body.  In order to prepare students for professional careers, the curricula address both the specifics of the workplace and the more general aspects of society.

The School of Business Administration offers bachelor of business administration (BBA) degree with concentrations in accounting, finance, management, marketing, media marketing, oil and gas management, and general business.  Students may select a second major or minor in a field outside the department or may select a minor from within the Department of Business. The department’s majors and minors are listed below.

The general education requirements for the BBA degree (See: University Core Curriculum) are 40 credit hours. All business majors and minors, including non-business minors, are required to take CS 101 Living with Computers (satisfies a proficiency requirement), and ECON 216 Principles of Macroeconomics (satisfies 3 hours of Core Area IV). Students may have other proficiency requirements to satisfy beyond the core requirements.

Students, in conjunction with their advisers, may select upper-division electives from the following disciplines: anthropology, business, sociology, psychology, political science, media arts, or exercise and sport science. The number of electives varies by concentration.