The University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management is offering a new graduate management certificate program with classes beginning in Fall 2023. The program has three options: one in tax accounting and two in general business fundamentals. Each certificate consists of 15 credit hours or five courses. Applications for Fall 2023 are being accepted through July 15. 

The tax accounting certificate is tailored to individuals seeking to enhance their research and technical skills. The five tax classes are offered in an accelerated, eight-week online format over a year. Students can choose the number of classes they take each semester and the timing of certificate completion.

The business fundamental options are designed for working professionals interested in gaining a broader understanding of business topics. Eligible students must have a bachelor’s degree in any field, and classes are offered through a combination of in-person and online coursework. The general business tracks are pending final university approval, so credit toward these two certificates will be awarded once approved (expected Fall 2024).

“Anderson’s stackable graduate certificates are perfect for today’s working professional. They allow individuals to further ongoing educational goals in the context of their professional and personal commitments,” said Craig White, Anderson accounting professor.

Graduate certificates can be earned in one academic year. For those seeking a graduate business degree, the certificate’s 15 credit hours can be applied toward a graduate degree in accounting or business administration.

“The Anderson School is incredibly proud to provide dynamic, flexible and practical graduate business education,” said Rebecca Diemer, Anderson’s senior director for student success. “The investment in developing these stackable graduate certificates is a testament to the relevant coursework, world-class instruction and superior support services that allow working professionals to enhance their education and advance their careers.”

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