Program Overview

Unleash your Potential with the Anderson Online MBA 

The Anderson School of Management Online MBA provides you with an energetic educational environment that elevates your leadership skills and translates knowledge into empowerment through outcome-focused, team-based, and practical approaches to business issues.

Anderson’s innovative curriculum, diverse faculty, experiential learning, and an in-house professional development center prepares you for the dynamic and changing business world. Whether you are enhancing your current career, changing professions, or looking to enter industry, the online MBA program can help place you with one of more than 200 employers that recruit Anderson students.

The MBA for Tomorrow's Leaders

The forward-looking curriculum provides you with the tools necessary to lead in a changing world. As a student in the online MBA program, you will integrate foundational business subjects with cutting edge topics to solve tomorrow’s problems, including:

  • Diversity Leadership
  • Cybersecurity
  • Business Analytics
  • Project Management


Your MBA on Your Time

With flexible scheduling for part-time or full-time programs of study, students with diverse backgrounds and schedules can navigate the program independently and with ease. All courses are offered in an 8-week format, allowing you to complete the program in as little as 16 months.

Application Deadlines:

  • First Half Fall: July 15
  • Second Half Fall: September 15
  • First Half Spring: December 1
  • Second Half Spring: February 15
  • Summer: April 15

Entering MBA Class Averages (Fall 2019 Evening Program):

graphic indicating a GRE average of 306

GRE Average

Graphic indicating a GMAT average of 512

GMAT Average


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Learning Goals

 Goal 1:  Apply core concepts of business and managerial disciplines.

1.1: Students will use core concepts to identify strategic, tactical, and operational problems and develop proposed solutions.

1.2: Students will apply core concepts to analyze, initiate and implement managerial actions.

Goal 2:  Apply business and managerial skills across disciplines.

2.1: Students will demonstrate the ability to develop pertinent and logically structured arguments.

2.2: Students will demonstrate the written and oral presentation skills necessary for a management professional.

2.3: Students will demonstrate the ability to apply analytic techniques relevant to specific business problems and contexts.

2.4: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively in teams and to evaluate their performance.

Goal 3:  Evaluate the consequences of managerial decisions in diverse business contexts.

3.1: Students will be able to evaluate managerial decisions in local, global, and international environments.

3.2: Students will be able to evaluate the effectiveness, competence, and ethical consequences of managerial decisions.


Program Details

Tuition and Fees

Total cost per credit hour is $603.40 and is comprised of: $415.66 base tuition + $187.74 college differential. There is a student technology fee charged each semester. It is $150 in the Fall, $150 in the Spring, and $20 in the Summer. There may be additional costs, depending on the class. Additional costs are often for textbooks, supplemental course materials, and proctoring fees.

Application Process


  • For a complete application, please submit all required materials. The Online MBA degree does not have a work experience requirement.

Online Application

Statement of Intent

  • Please write an essay (approximately 500 words) explaining your reason for seeking an advanced degree in business, as well as your personal qualities and experience, that will benefit your professional colleagues in the program. Include any noteworthy achievements or additional information you wish to share with the Admission Committee. Your statement of purpose can be uploaded with your online application.


  • Please submit a current résumé detailing your work experience, management experience, and areas of responsibility. Your résumé will be uploaded with your online application.

2-Minute Application Video

  • Applicants are required to submit a link to an application video in the Writing Sample section of the application. Upload your video to a public location and copy it on a document for the application to upload.
  • Please answer the following questions in your video:
    • What does "Unleash Your Potential" (the Anderson motto) mean to you?
    • Why are you interested in the program?
    • Why should we admit you to the program?
    • What's your greatest accomplishment?
    • What is your ideal work environment?
    • Where do you see yourself five years from now?
  • Submit application video here.

Application Fee

  • The application fee is $60 for domestic applicants and $70 for international applicants.
  • If you are on active duty or you are a military veteran (honorably discharged), you are eligible to receive an application fee waiver. You must submit supportive documentation with your application materials to receive the waiver.
  • Applicants are required to upload unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended in the online application and send official transcripts to UNM. Domestic applicants: send one official transcript from each institution attended (except for UNM). International applicants: send one official transcript in your native language (if not English) and one official transcript in English.
  • Official transcripts may be received electronically to from the degree-awarding institution. Mailed transcripts must arrive enclosed in the original registrar's sealed envelope to the following address:

UNM Admissions
PO Box 4895
Albuquerque, NM 87196-4895

  • Domestic applicants with foreign transcripts must have those transcripts evaluated, even if they are in English.This must be a course by course evaluation that shows the foreign education level of study in comparison to the U.S. education level of study and the U.S. education equivalent cumulative GPA. We recommend the following credential evaluators: Education Credential Evaluators (; National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (; World Education Services (
Entrance Exam
  • The Anderson MBA for Professional program accepts either the GMAT or GRE.
    • Request GMAT/GRE exam scores to be sent to UNM (using institutional code 4845) unless applying for a GMAT or GRE waiver.
    • Official test scores must be received on or before the admission deadline.
  • Applicants may apply for an Entrance Exam Waiver. See the waiver requirements and application process here.
Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for the first half of the Spring semester is December 1, and February 15 for the second half. The Summer deadline is April 15. For the Fall semester, July 15 is the deadline for the first half and it is September 15 for starting in the second half. The application fee is $60 for domestic applicants and $70 for international applicants.

By the deadline, these checklist items are required:

  1. Online application submitted by 5:00 p.m.
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official scores for the Entrance Exam (GMAT or GRE) must be received by application deadline.

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Degree Requirements

Success Tips for Online Students

Meet Dr. Ryan Jacobson, Associate Professor of Management, and Beverly Bracker, JD, Sr. Student Success Specialist, as they talk about Dr. Jacobson's course, MGMT 506 - Managing People in Organizations. Gain some additional insight on expectations and strategies for success as an online graduate student.

Now Accepting Applications for the Spring 2022 Online MBA Program!

Students complete the following core coursework (31 Credits)*:
MGMT 600 - Perspectives on Management and Careers
MGMT 501 - Data Driven Decision Making
MGMT 502 - Financial Accounting & Analysis
MGMT 504 - Managerial Economics
MGMT 506 - Managing People in Organizations
MGMT 508 – Business and Society
MGMT 511 – Technology, Commercialization, & Global Environment
MGMT 520 – Operations Design and Decision Making
MGMT 522 – Managerial Marketing
MGMT 526 – Financial Decision Making 
MGMT 598 – The Strategic Management Process (Prerequisites:  MGMT 501, 502, 504, 506, 520, 522, 600, 601; Pre-/Co-requisite:  MGMT 508, 511)
MGMT 601 – MBA Knowledge Exam

And specialize in one of the following tracks (12 Credits):
Diversity Leadership
Business Analytics
Business Administration
Project Management

*Note: If you have an undergraduate business degree, you may be able to substitute a core course that corresponds with the undergraduate concentration.


 Accelerated Online Program

At a Glance

Major Requirements: 43 credit hours (31 core, 12 electives)
Next Start Date: Jan 17, 2022
Cost Per Credit Hour: $603.40
Length of Classes: 8-week courses, 5 times a year

College/School: Anderson School of Management

Tuition: Program Details and Tuition & Fee Information.


Website: Anderson School of Management