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AAS in Business Administration

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration is designed to provide students with a foundation in management for entry into the field of business or a related field. Learn more about Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Associate of Applied Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration is designed to prepare students to pursue careers in a variety of business related fields.* Students have the opportunity to develop skills in areas of management, leadership, and decision-making. The business administration degree program offers several elective tracks for students to personalize their career interests. These specializations include: business, customer service, entrepreneurship, meeting and event planning, hospitality management , health club operations, information processing, office management, retail management, sales, and small business management.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

90 credits. Kaplan University defines and academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

Required Courses for an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements

  • AB 140: Introduction to Management (5 credits)
  • AB 217: Finance (5 credits)
  • AB 219: Marketing (5 credits)
  • MM 255: Business Math and Statistical Measures (5 credits)
  • AB 299: Associate's Capstone in Management (5 credits)
  • CS 113: Academic Strategies for the Business Professional (5 credits)
  • 100/200 Level: Specialization Courses (20 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • AB 113: Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors
    • AB 114: Accounting I
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • AB 203: Human Resource Management
    • AB 224: Microeconomics

Core Requirements and Electives

  • CM 107: College Composition I (5 credits)
  • CM 220: College Composition II (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • MM 150: Survey of Mathematics
    • MM 212: College Algebra
  • Open Electives (15 credits)

Career Focus Areas

Business

  • AB 116: Accounting II (5 credits)
  • AB 204: Macroeconomics (5 credits)
  • IT 133: Software Applications (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • AB 209: Small Business Management
    • AB 220: Global Business

Customer Service

  • CM 206: Interpersonal Communications (5 credits)
  • CM 214: Public Speaking for the Professional (5 credits)
  • AB 202: Building Customer Sales and Loyalty (5 credits)
  • AB 221: Customer Service (5 credits)

Entrepreneurship

  • AB 102: Principles of Retailing (5 credits)
  • AB 202: Building Customer Sales and Loyalty (5 credits)
  • AB 207: Starting a Business (5 credits)
  • AB 221: Customer Service (5 credits)

Meeting and Event Planning

  • AB 213: Food and Beverage Management (5 credits)
  • AB 223: Convention Sales and Services (5 credits)
  • AB 230: Foundations of Conference and Event Planning (5 credits)
  • AB 270: Advanced Meeting Planning (5 credits)

Hospitality Management

  • AB 117: Global Hospitality (5 credits)
  • AB 206: Hotel Management and Operations (5 credits)
  • AB 213: Food and Beverage Management (5 credits)
  • AB 223: Convention Sales and Services (5 credits)

Health Club Operations

  • EF 205: Scientific Foundations of Exercise and Fitness (5 credits)
  • HS 120: Anatomy and Physiology I (5 credits)
  • HS 130: Anatomy and Physiology II (5 credits)
  • AB 221: Customer Service (5 credits)

Information Processing

  • CM 115: Communication - Concepts and Skills (5 credits)
  • IT 133: Software Applications (5 credits)
  • IT 153: Spreadsheet Applications (5 credits)
  • IT 163: Database Concepts Using Microsoft Access (5 credits)

Office Management

  • CM 206: Interpersonal Communications (5 credits)
  • IT 133: Software Applications (5 credits)
  • AB 221: Customer Service (5 credits)
  • AB 270: Advanced Meeting Planning (5 credits)

Retail Management

  • AB 102: Principles of Retailing (5 credits)
  • AB 202: Building Customer Sales and Loyalty (5 credits)
  • AB 209: Small Business Management (5 credits)
  • AB 221: Customer Service (5 credits)

Sales

  • CM 206: Interpersonal Communications (5 credits)
  • CM 214: Public Speaking for the Professional (5 credits)
  • IT 133: Software Applications (5 credits)
  • AB 221: Customer Service (5 credits)

Small Business Management

  • AB 122: Payroll Accounting (5 credits)
  • IT 133: Software Applications (5 credits)
  • AB 221: Customer Service (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • AB 209: Small Business Management
    • AB 220: Global Business

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Kaplan University's AAS in Business Administration program may be interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in business with a concentration based upon individual career goals. A bachelor's degree could afford students additional career choices and the opportunity for increased responsibility in their chosen field.

Bachelor's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in:
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • Information Systems
    • Marketing
    • Supply Chain Management

Career Paths:

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue entry level employment opportunities in business or business related fields. Students have had the opportunity to study the various tasks and responsibilities of managers, marketing principles used in business strategies, and basic financial, economic, and accounting principles.

Entry level positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Accounting clerk
  • Bank teller
  • Customer service representative
  • Food or hotel manager
  • Retail manager

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