Associate in Pre-Business

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The Associate in Pre-Business degree prepares students for entry-level business positions. The two-year curriculum provides students with the necessary general education and lower division business core courses that constitute a solid base for a bachelor’s degree in one of the many areas of business concentration including accounting, finance, management, marketing, real estate, and economics. Graduates who earn an Associate in Pre-Business and meet the admission requirements can transfer to one of three Bachelor of Business Administration degrees (General Business, Marketing, or Information Systems) offered through NMSU Online.

College: Alamogordo Community College Online, Carlsbad Community College Online, Dona Ana Community College Online, and Grants Community College Online
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Program Credits: 60
Program Length: 2 - 4 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: NMSU Community College Rates

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