Kaplan University

AAS in Business Administration - Information Processing

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Information Processing program gives enrolled students the opportunity to master fundamental business skills while studying information and database management. Read more about Kaplan University's AAS in Business Administration with a specialization in Information Processing program.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Information Processing

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 Information Processing program emphasizes important business and systems management principles to help train students for entry-level positions in information systems and technology.* Emphasis is placed on managerial tools for business, and students have the opportunity to learn how to use marketing, accounting, and systems applications. General education courses may help students improve critical skills, including communications and problem solving. Specialization courses address communication skills, spreadsheet design, Microsoft Office applications, and database 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 an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Information Processing:

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)
  • 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

Specialization Requirements

  • 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)

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

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 Information Processing program may be interested in earning a bachelor's degree in business, IT, health information management, or communications. Earning a bachelor's degree could give students additional career choices and the opportunity for increased responsibility in the workplace.

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

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Career Paths:

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Information Processing program was created to offer practical training in systems applications and analysis that can be directly translated to the workplace. Students have the opportunity to learn important business practices, acquire key communication skills, and gain practical experience in information management.

Entry-level positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Small business management
  • Customer support
  • Online sales and operations
  • Communications industry customer service

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