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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.

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  • 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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    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

  • 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.

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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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    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

Women's Leadership Development

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Course Information

Many wonder why we need a program specifically devoted to women’s leadership. While we are beginning to see the leadership landscape shift towards equality, women still do not have equal presence or pay compared to their male counterparts. Women bring unique strengths to the workplace. Understanding and utilizing your strengths will help you bring value to your organization and reach your leadership goals.

The Women’s Leadership Development program is designed for women who aspire to top leadership roles. The program focuses on assessing your unique talents, addressing common challenges for women leaders, and helping you navigate the dynamics of complex business relationships. Transform yourself from a doer into a leader and take your career to new levels of growth and profitability.

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 Women’s Leadership Development, you can experience 3 coaching sessions at a discounted rate.

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Women professionals in all functions and industries who have the desire to increase their performance levels and advance to higher positions in leadership roles.

What You Will be Able to Do:

  • Identify your value proposition and negotiate your worth
  • Identify political alliances within your organization and “manage-up” the executive chain
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships

How You Will Benefit:

  • Build a network of alliances with other high-achieving women
  • Achieve visibility and by building your authentic leadership brand
  • Learn to transition from a tactical manager to a strategic leader


Participants must attend 7 of the 8 sessions


  • "Learned information that I can take to work with me tomorrow."  -  Melissa Sandoval, Sr. Medical Student Coordinator
  • "What a great, uplifting class!"  -  Leila Fakhrai
  • Learn about the Intuition Model
  • Identify your strengths and your leadership mantra
  • Describe the art & science of your story
  • Plan your elevator speech
  • Understand the sources of power developed by effective leaders
  • Learn the six strategies of influence including the benefits and drawbacks of each
  • Know the importance of effective networking
  • Discuss men’s and women’s influence and networking differences
  • Discover how to use your networks effectively
  • Learn about the Communications Model - (Perception v Intent)
  • Engage in self-assessment
  • Learn to turning win-lose situations into win-win

Be able to answer key questions about your professional brand:

  • What is your personal brand? (I might ask them to do a 360 degree assessment in advance)
  • What goals do you want to meet? How might those goals shift your desired brand?
  • What are the professional archetypes you can tap? How can you represent those archetypes with authenticity and awareness?

Learn about employment law in key areas including:

  • Title VII & New Mexico Human Rights Act
  • Equal Pay Act - Lower Floor or Glass Ceiling
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • FMLA
  • Medical Leave Considerations
  • Training for Legal Compliance
  • Separation & Discharge
  • Understand gendered communication patterns
  • Discuss appropriate channels for communication
  • Discover your communication preferences
  • Know the nonverbal communication differences between men and women
  • Learn how to communicate strategically within your organization to advance your personal and professional goals
  • Discover your conflict handling style
  • Understand your negotiation preferences
  • Know the steps for effective negotiation
  • Learn how to handle difficult conversations
  • Practice your negotiation skills
  • Define your career-life balance (not what society or others want for/from you)
  • Understand the value, to you and your organization of maintaining this balance
  • Learn dozens of practical, proven tips for time and stress management
  • Develop a Personal Action Plan to work towards obtaining desired balance