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BBA International Management Concentration

All concentration information effective for students admitted Fall 2013 or thereafter. Revised March 2014.

Profession Overview

The International Management concentration is designed for students who seek to prepare themselves for a career in international business. To enhance preparedness for an international career, students in the program develop competency in a foreign language and obtain first-hand international experience in addition to regular coursework. Students are strongly advised to combine an International Management concentration with a second concentration in a functional area of business.

Anderson School of Management offers two options in International Management: the general option or the Latin American option.

General Option

Student must complete five of the following courses: MGMT 420, MGMT 421; MGMT 422; MGMT 474; MGMT 483; MGMT 492; MGMT 497—Internship (Concentration advisor permission required-see Career Services Office) and special topics courses offered in the field of international management. Students may substitute up to six credit hours of related coursework from fields outside of management with written approval from the faculty advisor; the student advisement checklist contains a list of pre-approved non- Anderson School International management electives.

  1. Students are required to complete a portion of their coursework internationally by participating in either a UNM-approved exchange with a foreign university or a UNM study abroad program. Specifically, at least three credit hours must be completed outside the country. Substitutions may be allowed with approval of the faculty advisor.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of two upper-division (i.e., 300-level and above) foreign language courses or otherwise demonstrate proficiency in a second language (e.g., studying abroad in a second language or completion of a proficiency exam at the intermediate or advanced level).

Latin American Option

Students interested in careers in International Management in Latin America should meet with a faculty advisor early in their program to discuss career options and to have their course selections approved. Students who are serious about an international management career should also consider acquiring some firsthand international experience by living and working or studying abroad.

  1. Students must complete items 1 & 2 as listed on the General Option including international experience and foreign language requirements; Spanish or Portuguese should be used to meet the requirement for LA emphasis.
  2. Students must complete Mgmt. 420 and Mgmt. 422.
  3. Three elective concentration courses must be taken from among the following courses: Mgmt. 421; Mgmt. 474; Mgmt. 483; Mgmt. 492; and special topics courses offered in the field of international management. Students may substitute up to six credit hours of related coursework from fields outside of management with written approval from the faculty advisor; the student advisement checklist contains a list of pre-approved non-Anderson School International Management electives.

Concentration Overview

The International Management Concentrations require completion of 128 credit hours including the following course work:

Pre-Admission course work55 credit hours
Anderson Core31 credit hours
International Management course work15 credit hours
Upper division language/study abroad language6 credit hours
** Upper Division Humanities3 credit hours
Additional Free Electives~ 18 credit hours
Total128 credit hours

Careers & Jobs

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Admission Process

Students must be admitted to Anderson in order to take upper division MGMT courses. Admission applications are submitted online at


Internships are highly recommended. An internship will help you become a viable, experienced job applicant and significantly impact your chances of landing a professional career at graduation. Complete your internship during the fall, spring, or summer semester and earn 3 academic free elective credits. Learn more at

BBA Graduation Application Deadlines

  • NOV 1 - Spring and Summer graduation
  • JUL 1 - Fall graduation

Masters Programs Graduation Application Deadlines

  • NOV 1 - Spring graduation
  • JUL 1 - Fall graduation

International Faculty Advisor

Raul Gouvea
  • Raul Gouvea
  • Professor
  • Email:
  • Phone: (505) 277-8448
  • Office: MCM 3058
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  • Bio: Dr. Gouvea received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1988 and joined the faculty at UNM in 1988.
    Professor Gouvea teaches a number of international management courses, including International Management, Management in Latin America, International Entrepreneurship, and Green Economics.
    Professor Gouvea is the founder and Chair of a number of conferences such as Fostering Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurship in the Americas (FIBEA), Sustainability & Disability (SUDI), Legal Implications of the Green Economy (LIEGE), and co-founded and co-chaired the Water, Innovation, Technology and Sustainability Conferences (WITS).
    He has published over 80 articles in a number of management, economic,  and Latin American Studies Journals, such as the Modern Economy, Journal of Business Ethics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Thunderbird International Business Review, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Defense & Security Analysis, International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, Journal of Latin American Studies, Latin American Research Review, Revista Brasileira de Economia, Estudos Economicos,Revista de Economia Politica, Estudios de Economia, and El Trimestre Economico. 

Douglas Thomas
  • Douglas Thomas
  • Professor
  • Email:
  • Phone: (505) 277-8892
  • Office: Hokona 362
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  • Bio: Doug Thomas has been a professor at the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico since 2001. He earned his PhD in Strategic Management and International Business from Texas A&M University. He has also served as Anderson's Faculty Chair and as Associate Dean. He holds a BA in economics from BYU. In addition, he has taught international business, strategy and entrepreneurship courses at Texas A&M University, Brigham Young University, University of Texas at San Antonio, FUCAPI (Brazil) and UAQ (Mexico). He is fluent in Spanish and previously worked as an internal consultant to American Express in Mexico City. He has published or has forthcoming articles on strategy in Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Management, as well as other outlets. While at Anderson, he has provided organizational, strategic, statistical and expert witness consulting for a variety of organizations including start-ups, non-profits and governmental agencies; currently, his consulting focuses on predictive analytics and big data.

Manuel Montoya
  • Manuel Montoya
  • Associate Professor
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  • Office: GSM 328B
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  • Bio: Dr. Manuel (MJR) Montoya is an Associate Professor of Global Structures and International Management at the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management.

    He was born and raised in Mora, New Mexico, and received his B.A. in English Literature and Economics from the University of New Mexico. He has Master's degrees from Oxford University and NYU as a Truman Scholar and Rhodes Scholar. He received his Ph.D. at Emory University in Foreign Relations and Comparative Literature as a George Woodruff Scholar and a UNM Center for Regional Studies Fellow.

    His research interests mainly focus on a concept he refers to as "global legibility," the process whereby humans conceptualize the planet and make it a meaningful part of their realities. This work incorporates ideas drawn from studies in Global Political Economy, Emerging Markets, Creative Economy, and Critical Management Studies.

    He currently teaches the core International Management course for Anderson, the international practicum for the EMBA program, and an innovative graduate course that studies management issues in a geopolitical and philosophical context.

    Through his own consulting firm, In Medias Res Consulting, he also provides geo-political strategy to major NGOs, non-profits, and transnational corporations. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has contributed to international efforts to eliminate child soldiers from major conflict regions. Manuel has also served as a policy analyst for the United States Senate and considers public service a pillar of his work.

    Dr. Montoya also contributes to several community organizations. He is on the Board of Directors for the International Folk Art Alliance, The Keshet Center for the Arts. As advisor for International Business Students Global, he has worked with UNM's top students on several ambitious projects aimed at using management skills to contribute to solutions for major global issues, including displacement and the preservation of ancestral cultures.

    An amateur watchmaker, poet, and short story writer, Dr. Montoya has been published in several prestigious literary magazines. He was inducted into the Anderson Hall of Fame in 2015 and was named one of Albuquerque's 40 under 40 in 2016.

Suggested Schedule

Junior Year: First SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 300: Operations Management3
MGMT 303: Managerial Accounting3
MGMT 322: Marketing Management3
MGMT 326: Financial Management3
MGMT 328: International Management3
MGMT 398: Career Management Skills1
Total Credit Hours16
Junior Year: Second SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 306: Org Behavior & Diversity3
MGMT 308: Eth, Pol & Soc. Environ.3
MGMT 310: Legal Issues for Managers3
Free Elective3
* International Management Electives6
Total Credit Hours18

Summer/Fall/Spring: Optional Internship

See Career Services for possible credit options.

Senior Year: First SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 450: Computer Based Info Sys.3
* International Management Electives6
300-level Second Language3
*** Upper Division Humanities3
Free Elective3
Total Credit Hours18
Senior Year: Second SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 498: Strategic Management3
300-level Second Language3
* International Management Electives3
Free Electives6
Total Credit Hours15

* International Management required electives: Choose 5 courses from the following ASM course offerings & from the pre-approved non- Anderson list:

  • MGMT 420: Management in Latin America
  • MGMT 421: International Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 422: Seminar on Mexican Econ/ Markets
  • MGMT 474: International Financial Management
  • MGMT 483: International Marketing
  • MGMT 490/3: Special Topics offered in the department
  • MGMT 492: Negotiation Strategies

** Upper-Division Humanities: One 3-hour course, 300-level or above from: American Studies, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, History, Philosophy, or Religious Studies.

Pre-approved Non-Anderson School International Management Electives

CJ 314 Intercultural Communication. (3)
Examines cultural influences in communication across ethnic and national boundaries.

ECON 421. Latin American Economics. (3)
Analysis of recent and historical issues in Latin American economies, including inflation, debt, trade, regional integration, privatization, stabilization and structural reform.
Prerequisite: ECON 303.

ECON 424. International Trade. (3)
Determinants of patterns of international trade and comparative advantage. Trade restrictions and gains from trade. International factor movements.
Prerequisite: ECON 300.

ECON 429. International Finance. (3)
Foreign exchange markets and the international financial system. Exchange rate determination, balance of payments adjustment and the effectiveness of government policies in the open economy. International monetary system.
Prerequisite: ECON 303 or 315.

JAPAN 320. Japanese Culture. (3 to a maximum of 6)
This course provides a multidisciplinary introduction to Japanese culture, with an emphasis on the anthropology and sociology of contemporary Japan.

HIST 464./644. U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. (3)
History of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and its various native and immigrant communities from 1848 to the present. Focus on cultural and economic linkages, ethnic and military struggles, and formation of new identities on the border.

HIST 468./648. Society and Development in Latin America, 1492-Present. (3)
Overview of social and economic trends in Latin America, stressing labor systems, social structure, trade, demography and industrialization.

POL SC 346./512. International Political Economy. (3)
Examines contemporary issues in international political economy, including competition and cooperation among advanced industrial nations, relations between rich and poor nations, international trade, global finance and production, and globalization.
Prerequisite: POL SC 240.

POL SC 356. Political Development in Latin America. (3)
Cross-national study of political development in the Latin American region, including topics such as democracy, authoritarianism, dependency, populism and revolution.
Prerequisite: POL SC 220.

SOC 461. Social Dynamics of Global Change. (3) A sociological perspective on economic, political and social trends worldwide. Implications of global change for individuals, organizations and societies. {Offered upon demand}

  1. This is a pre-approved list. Other non-Anderson electives may also be approved on an individual basis by the Faculty Advisor
  2. A maximum of two of these courses may be used toward the International Management Concentration
  3. Courses on this list may not be used toward the International Management Concentration and your minor.

Checklist ownership: Please contact Anderson Advisement for more information, changes or corrections.