BBA Free Electives

Free Electives

  • Any course not specifically required for your degree
  • Any course except basic skills (such as Introductory Studies Math) or technical courses (designated by a “T” on your transcript)
  • Any course numbered 101-499 (offered or accepted by UNM)
  • Only one credit hour of PE-NP

On average, Anderson students need 24 hours of free electives. Additional management classes outside of those required for your concentration will count as free elective credit.

External Minor or Second BBA Concentration

We strongly encourage students to pursue an External Minor or a second BBA concentration:

  • A second concentration can help you focus your free elective credit hours and diversify your personal brand
  • A minor in Economics, Communications and Journalism, Psychology, Sociology, or a Foreign Language is a great supplement to your BBA

Suggested Free Electives

Other suggested Free Elective courses that will enhance your business degree include:

  • COMM 1115 Introduction to Communication
  • COMM 1130 Public Speaking
  • COMM 1150 Introduction to Mass Media
  • COMM 1155 Communication Across Cultures
  • COMM 2120 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 2245 Web Design
  • CJ 314 Intercultural Communication
  • CJ 320 Conflict Management & Mediation
  • CJ 332 Business & Professional Speaking
  • CJ 333 Professional Communication
  • CJ 340 Communication in Organizations
  • CJ 344 Interviewing
  • CS 105L Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CS 108L Computer Science for All
  • ECON 300 Intermediate Microeconomics I
  • ECON 303 Intermediate Macroeconomics I
  • ENGL 418 Proposal & Grant Writing
  • FYEX 1110 Financial Capabilities
  • HED 306 Conflict Mediation
  • HED 333 Emotional Health & Interpersonal Relationships
  • HED 477 Stress Management
  • MGMT 490 ECommerce Essentials
  • MGMT 490 ECommerce Applications
  • MGMT 490 Innovation Academy Idea Incubator
  • MGMT 490 Disney Leadership Skills
  • PSYC 2110 Social Psychology
  • PADM 310 Nonprofit Leadership & Practice
  • SUST 1134 Intro to Sustainability Studies
  • MGMT 497 Internship*


  • Did you know 60% of paid interns got job offers?
  • 80% of employers are looking to hire new employees with relevant work experience and 60% of 2012 college graduates who took part in paid internships received at least one job offer (NACE 2012 Student Survey).
  • An Anderson internship may be the ticket to landing your dream job!
  • Not only will you gain knowledge and skills related to your major, but you can receive 3 academic credits for your internship!

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