Kaplan University

AAS in Business Administration - Event Planning

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Meeting and Event Planning offers students the opportunity to learn about trip, event, and meeting planning. Learn more about the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Meeting and Event Planning at Kaplan University here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Meeting and Event Planning

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 Meeting and Event Planning program is designed to teach students about communications, mathematics, accounting, management, global business, and marketing. Specialization courses focus on global hospitality, food and beverage management, and trip, event, and meeting planning. Students also have the opportunity to study how laws and regulations impact business, the tasks and responsibilities of managers, and using technology. This program includes a five-credit capstone course in management.

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 Meeting and Event Planning:

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

Meeting and Event Planning Specialization Courses

  • 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)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Meeting and Event Planning at Kaplan University could be interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in business or hospitality management. A bachelor's degree could help increase knowledge of managing a business or dealing with customers.

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

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Marketing

Career Paths:

Students who complete Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Meeting and Event Planning could be prepared to pursue entry-level positions in the event planning field, including those that are responsible for organizing different events.† Graduates could also pursue positions with corporations, nonprofit organizations, or small businesses.

Positions that students could pursue include:

  • Conference services director
  • Convention planner
  • Convention services manager
  • Corporate event director
  • Education seminar coordinator
  • Event coordinator
  • Event manager
  • Event planner
  • Government meeting planner
  • Meeting planner

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