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    In the Executive MBA program, you will get a complete Anderson MBA in an experience specifically designed for working professionals. This isn't your typical part-time MBA; the Anderson Executive MBA is New Mexico's premier MBA program.

    Information Sessions

    If you're interested in an accelerated MBA focused on executive leadership and general management, consider coming to an Executive MBA Information Session.  At our information sessions, program staff will discuss the Executive MBA Program in detail, explaining everything from the application process to the lockstep, cohort style program. Current students, alumni, and faculty will be on hand to offer their insights into the program and answer any questions you may have.

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    • Megan Hearting
    • Director, Talent Development
    • Phone: (505) 277-0670
    • mconner@unm.edu

  • MBA Ed. Leadership

    MBA in Education Leadership

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    UNM is partnering with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation on a unique and innovative master's degree: an MBA in Education Leadership. This interdisciplinary program between the School of Business and the School of Education combines the best practices in business and education leadership within an educational context.

    About the Partnership

    The Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership recruits and prepares outstanding leaders for schools and districts in participating states. The goal: to address the United States' twin educational achievement gaps—the one between the nation's lowest performing and its best schools, as well as the one between the nation's best schools and their top international competitors. The Fellowship seeks both to prepare leaders who can bring all American schools up to world-class levels of performance and to develop a new gold standard for preparing education leaders.

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    Career & Professional Development Programs

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    Anderson's Career and Professional Development Programs are designed to expand your mastery of current competencies and help you develop new ones. While you won't get a grade, you will acquire new knowledge and a certificate of completion that demonstrates to others your continued desire for self-improvement.

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    Summer 2015 Program Offerings

    Grant Skills Workshop
    Dates: Wednesdays, June 10 – June 24, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    HR Straight Talk Series
    Dates: Wednesdays, June, 10, 17, 24, 2015
    Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

    Effective Facilitation
    Dates: Thursdays, June 4 – July 30, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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    Custom Programs & Consulting Services

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    UNM's Anderson School of Management offers a wide range of custom programs, training and consulting services that provide result-based impact with an emphasis on short term gains and long-term sustainability. We are committed to sustained growth of all of our clients and it is our mission to provide the best in quality training services by understanding their unique vision.

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    UNM's Anderson School of Management offers customized training services to organizations and businesses throughout New Mexico.

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  • CFO Academy

    CFO Academy

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    Established in 2009, the CFO Academy is a prominent community of finance leaders and decision makers who provide trusted knowledge, pertinent resources and peer-to-peer collaboration to New Mexico’s financial professionals. We help our members become effective leaders while driving both their personal and their organizational results. Our professional network connects members with other financial professionals, valuable information, distinguished organizations and engaging discussions.

    CFO Academy Professional Development Series

    CFO Academy Professional Development Series is series of training and networking events providing continuing professional education on the latest technologies, laws, and trends in accounting and tax rules influencing financial professionals.

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    • Megan Hearting
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Essentials for Managers

Essentials for Managers

This program is not currently being offered.  Click here to sign up for email notifications!

Course Information

This class began Tuesday, February 17 and registration is now closed. Check again soon for upcoming classes.
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: UNM Graduate School of Management, Room 318 - Click here for map

Do you know what makes a great manager? Do you stand out from the pack? Managers are faced with a host of new and, often, unfamiliar responsibilities and challenges. This 10-week program is designed to give managers the tools to tackle new roles or compete in the job marketplace.

From motivating and delegating to negotiating and presenting, this actionable program focuses on solving management challenges in today’s complex business world. Essentials for Managers uses real world examples and hands-on interaction to translate theory into skill.

Professionals everywhere are discovering the value of executive coaching.  Working with an executive coach, your personal thinking partner, can help you gain perspective, understand your objectives, and make a road map to your goals.  With your registration for Essentials for Managers, you can experience 3 coaching sessions at a discounted rate.

Program Fee:

  • $1045
  • Early Bird Discount - $50 off
  • Group Discount - $100
  • UNM Alumni, Faculty, and Staff qualify for the Group Discount
  • Tuition Remission Accepted

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Managers with 1-3 years of experience who want to build confidence in their new role
  • Professionals who aspire to advance to a management position
  • Seasoned managers in need of a refresher

What You Will be Able to Do:

  • Manage time and meetings effectively
  • Improve performance through empowerment and effective delegation
  • Assess and develop your leadership style while building your credibility

How You Will Benefit:

  • Learn why it’s critical to be interested IN your people rather than interesting TO your people
  • Understand your role and responsibilities as a manager
  • Set yourself apart in the job market


Participants must attend 8 of the 10 sessions to receive a certificate.


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  • Identify the traits of successful leaders
  • Discover how to create a leadership vision of shared goals and objectives and link it to individual employee behavior
  • Learn the skills most critical to effective leadership
  • Discover the power of role-modeling
  • Learn effective accountability for yourself and your team
  • Identify sources of conflict and distinguish the difference between functional and dysfunctional conflict
  • Utilize the five conflict handling techniques
  • Learn 10 guidelines for both the initiator of conflict and the respondent
  • Learn effective mediation tools
  • Develop effective collaborative conflict management tools
  • Understand what teams are and why they are essential in today’s business environment
  • Recognize the stages of team formation
  • Learn to be an effective team member
  • Identify common group dynamics
  • Understand the tools available to teams
  • Learn to manage group and individual behavior and conflict
  • Learn creative techniques for team rewards and celebration
  • Identify your assets and liabilities as a manager
  • Learn the key functions of management
  • Discuss the value of awareness, perception and intent
  • Increase your self-awareness and discover how others perceive you
  • Begin developing an action plan to improve your managerial skills
  • Determine when and why delegation is appropriate
  • Identify the five steps to effective delegation
  • Understand how delegating and planning positively impact time management
  • Identify the most common obstacles to successful planning and how to overcome them
  • Understand how group dynamics impact planning
  • Recognize the need for formal employee performance appraisals
  • Be able to write effective appraisals
  • Discover tips to making the annual performance appraisals easy to administer
  • Understand what motivates you and your employees
  • Recognize the effective use of rewards and reinforcement as motivation
  • Learn how to recognize communication barriers and prevent communication breakdowns
  • Identify easy-to-use tools for immediately improving communication
  • Learn the best ways to use active, passive and reflective listening
  • Acquire the knowledge of how to use the appropriate channels for effective communication
  • Discover ways to give effective feedback and to build trust
  • Learn 12 prohibited bases for employment decisions
  • Recognize when a legal issue might be involved
  • Save your organization money by using best supervisory practices for preventing discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other common legal issues
  • Understand the fundamentals of supervisory legal responsibility
  • Respond to employee medical issues legally
  • Gain confidence in hiring, managing and terminating employees legally
  • Protect your organization by appropriately responding to employee complaints
  • Define your career-life balance
  • Understand the value to you and your company of maintaining this balance
  • Develop a Personal Action Plan to work towards obtaining a desired balance
  • Learn dozens of practical tips proven to improve time and stress management