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    Executive MBA Program

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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
    • 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.

    Contact Us to Learn About the MBA in Education Leadership

    Audrey Arnold

  • Career & Professional Development

    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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    Spring 2015 Program Offerings

    Excel for Decision Making
    Dates: Wednesdays, March 18; Apr. 1 - Apr. 15, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Healthcare Management
    Dates: Fridays, Feb. 27 - Apr. 24, 2015
    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Tactical Lean
    Dates: Thursdays, Feb. 26 - Apr. 30, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hispanic Leadership Development
    Dates: Thursdays, Feb. 26 - Apr. 23
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Business of Art
    Dates: Tuesdays, Feb. 24 - Apr. 14, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Accounting for Non-Accountants
    Dates: Wednesdays, Feb. 11 - Apr. 15, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Mediation Certification
    Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 21 - Apr. 4 & 12, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Practical Project Management
    Dates: Fridays, Feb. 6 - Apr. 17, 2015
    Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Human Resource Essentials
    Dates: Feb. 12 - Apr. 2, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Essentials for Managers
    Dates: Feb. 17 - Apr. 8, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Business Ethics - Online
    Dates: Monday, Feb. 9 - Apr. 20, 2015

    Mediation Practitioner
    Dates: 2 Saturdays, Apr. 18 and 25
    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Custom Programs

    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.

    Contact Us to Start Building Your Custom Program

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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.

    Meet the Sponsor

    UNM Anderson's Executive MBA program is sponsoring the December CFO Academy event. Learn more...

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    Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


    Phone:  (505) 277-2525
    Fax:  (505) 277-0345

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    Executive and Professional Education Center
    MSC05 3090
    1 University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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    1924 Las Lomas NE
    Graduate School of Management
    Third Floor, Room 328
    Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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

    Kristy Nunley

Nonprofit Management

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Course Information

If you work with a nonprofit organization, you know your success isn't always measured in dollars and cents. Your success is also often evaluated by “social impact” measures. Your actions may be scrutinized by board members, staff, clients and even the media and the government.

Anderson’s Nonprofit Management program is designed to provide you with the skills to handle the key challenges facing nonprofit organization including strategic planning, financial management, human resources, leadership development, marketing and fundraising.

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Nonprofit staff, directors, board members
  • Philanthropists and volunteers
  • Individuals interested in working in the nonprofit field

What You Will be Able to Do:

  • Discover strategies to create dynamic boards and recruit members
  • Identify your fund-raising needs, establish goals and create a development plan
  • Develop realistic financial goals
  • Learn to market effective in the social media age

How You Will Benefit:

  • Attain real world knowledge from experts and peers who share your compassion
  • Gain confidence to better meet your day to day challenges
  • Build a cohesive team that performs well in all situations


Participants must attend 7 of the 8 sessions


  • "This class opened my eyes to the potential of social enterprise for my non-profit agency.  I feel excited to take this material to co-workers and begin the process of diversifying our income."  -  Meredith Brown, Grant Writer at Crossroads for Women
  • Discuss the existing and emerging Leadership Roles within nonprofits
  • Compare and contrast the concepts of Leadership and Management
  • Explore the role of the Executive Director/CEO and compare and contrast with the roles of the Board of Directors/Trustees, Board Chair, and Executive Committee
  • Compare and contrast Leadership in the voluntary sector to Leadership in the public or private arenas
  • Explore whether Leadership is an innate or learned quality.
  • Explore one's propensity for assuming leadership assessment, reflection and action
  • Discuss the use of a "mentor" or a "coach" throughout one's Leadership journey
  • Explain the purpose and structure of nonprofit boards and their relationship(s) to the agency
  • Discuss strategies to create effective boards and for recruiting members to the board of directors
  • Explain techniques for the establishment of Board Committees and discuss the recruitment of voluntary leaders to serve on committees
  • Learn about issues related to Governing Board member retention and methods for recognition and evaluation
  • Discuss the evolution of the Board/Executive Director Relationship
  • Explore the role of the Executive Director relative to the role of the Governing Board
  • Discover strategies for determining staff support needs for boards and their committees and the importance of fostering board/volunteer/staff relationships
  • Learn about IRS rule changes and how to keep the tax exempt status
  • Understand why corporate governance must include stronger ethical standards
  • See how ethical lapses bring State Attorney General law suites
  • Learn how to protect the good name of the nonprofit
  • Discover ethical ways to use the nonprofit assets to accomplish the mission
  • Learn about officers and directors personal liabilities and ethical standards
  • Learn the 3 keys to strategic success
  • See how planning can improve morale, impact attitudes, and strengthen your relationship with your colleagues
  • Clarify and communicate your organization's culture, mission, and goals
  • Learn the key elements of effective strategic and operating plans
  • How to integrate your strategic plan, operating plan, and budget
  • Create a clear, understandable series of measures that will keep your plans on track
  • Learn the basics of accounting
  • Understand how to prepare and read financial statements
  • Explore controls and security
  • Evaluate the key information on balance sheets
  • Master the budget process and develop a business acumen
  • Learn FASB and GAAP practices
  • Develop realistic financial goals
  • Discover ways to monitor and control the budget
  • Explore key concepts through illustrative cases
  • Develop personnel and compensation policies
  • Learn key employment laws that impact your organization
  • Discover proven techniques in recruitment and selection
  • Learn how to motivate employees and volunteers in non-monetary ways
  • Apply managerial skills and explore issues of style
  • Review health and safety issues
  • Creating a marketing orientation
  • Marketing planning and objectives
  • PR, advertising, promotions and online communications
  • Understand the culture of philanthropy
  • Identify your fund-raising needs, establish goals and a fundraising plan
  • Learn the basics of the annual campaign
  • Brainstorm special events fund-raising ideas
  • Explore direct and select mail fund-raising
  • Discover the key to success in capital and endowment campaigns
  • Learn the value of major gift initiatives
  • Review charitable gift planning
  • Evaluate your organization's development function