Kaplan University

AAS in Business Administration - Business

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Business is designed to teach students teamwork and leadership skills as they prepare to pursue careers in business. Learn more about the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Business at Kaplan University here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Business

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Associate of Applied Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Business is designed to teach communications, mathematics, management, global business, and marketing. The program's curriculum combines accounting and microcomputer skills with managerial techniques. Specialization courses focus on accounting, macroeconomics, finance, and software applications. Students have the opportunity to learn about the impact laws and regulations have on business, the tasks and responsibilities of managers, marketing principles, and using technology.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

90 credits. Kaplan University defines an 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 the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Business:

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

Core Requirements

  • 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 of Algebra

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)
  • 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

Business Specialization Courses

  • 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

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Business at Kaplan University could be interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in business. This could help prepare them to pursue advancement in the business field.

Bachelor's degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Operations Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Procurement

Career Paths:

Students who complete Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Business could pursue employment in the business field. Tasks could include dealing with business operations or office administration as well as assisting customers or handling sales.‡

Positions that students could pursue include:

  • Administrative services manager
  • Customer service representative
  • Facility manager
  • Operations manager
  • Salesperson

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