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Welcome to the Pre-Business Program

Success in the business world requires a specialized set of skills, in addition to knowledge that builds upon a solid foundation of academic courses.  The Pre-Business Program at DACC is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of business education.

The Business and Marketing Department facilitates and guides each student's development of academic knowledge and practical skills to prepare him or her for success in the world's business arena.  Business and marketing faculty members are selected for their wide range of business experience and expertise, as well as their teaching skills.  Instructors who are familiar with the world of business are better able to share insights and "real world" knowledge, better preparing students for their future positions.

The Pre-Business Program, which makes up the first two years of New Mexico State University's Baccalaurete Degree program, gives students broad exposure to the world of business, as as skills in a range of subjects.  Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for the rigors of upper division coursework.

Admission to a specific major in the College of Business is required for enrollment in upper-division coursework.  The program is administered by the NMSU College of Business.

Opportunities for employment in the world of business will continue to grow worldwide in a variety of settings.  With an associate degree in Pre-Business, a person can move into a job right away, or continue to pursue higher education.  A career in the world of business provides a multitude of exciting choices and specializations.

Associate Degree: Pre-Business

Certificate of Completion (Optional):

Course Descriptions:

For course descriptions on any Pre-Business program course, as well as any core/general education and related/professional requirement, please go to the link(s) below:

Contact Information:

Contact any Pre-Business faculty or staff member for more information and academic advising:

Argie Hernandez:  (575) 528-7403 - arhernan@nmsu.edu
Patty Montoya:  (575) 528-7277 - patmonto@nmsu.edu
Laura De La Cruz:  (575) 528-7353 - lauradel@nmsu.edu
Ellen Morgan:  (575) 528-7284 - efmorgan@nmsu.edu
Andy Saucedo:  (575) 527-7661 - andsauce@nmsu.edu
Dr. Kim A. Seifert:  (575) 527-7518 - kseifert@nmsu.edu
Joaquin Tadeo:  (575) 874-7794 - jtadeo@nmsu.edu (located at Sunland Park Campus)
Sue Williams:  (575) 527-7721 - susawill@nmsu.edu