Kaplan University

AAS in Business Administration - Food & Hotel Management

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Hospitality Management is designed to teach students management foundations. Read more about the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Hospitality Management at Kaplan University here.

Official Program Name:

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

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 Hospitality Management is designed to teach communications, accounting, macroeconomics, microeconomics, business math, management, and marketing. Through specialization courses, students have the opportunity to study global hospitality, hotel management and operations, and advanced meeting planning. Students also take a course in food and beverage management which focuses on servicing customers, managing daily operations, training staff, and following sanitation and health and safety requirements. This program includes a management capstone course.

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 Hospitality Management:

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 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

Hospitality Management Specialization Courses

  • 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)

Elective Requirements

  • Open Electives (15 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Hospitality Management 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 working in the food and hotel industry.

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

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

Career Paths:

Students who complete the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Hospitality Management at Kaplan University could be prepared to pursue employment in the food and hotel management industry.†* In these positions, graduates could be responsible for meeting customer needs or overseeing operations.

Positions that students could pursue include:

  • Assistant food and beverage manager
  • Assistant restaurant manager
  • Dining room supervisor
  • General manager
  • Guest services manager
  • Hotel manager
  • Restaurant manager

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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