AAS in Business Administration

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Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration is designed to introduce students to business management and accounting and provide the skills to explore a variety of career options in the field. Learn more about the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration is an online program designed to give students a comprehensive introduction to business concepts. The program covers basic accounting and business principles and gives students the opportunity to learn basic skills to pursue an entry-level position in industry or commerce. Coursework includes communications, mathematics, and accounting, along with business math, economics, business management, and marketing. Students can choose from a number of elective courses to focus on an area of interest. Students can also choose from specializations such as entrepreneurship, information processing, sales, retail management, and more.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration, you should have an active interest in learning about business management and numbers. Work experience in some area of business is not necessary but can be helpful in understanding the subject matter. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration consists of 90 credits. Credit requirements are divided between 15 core credits, 60 major credits, and 15 open elective credits. Specific course requirements could change. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an Admissions Representative.

Business Administration Requirements

  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Associate's Capstone in Management
  • Academic Strategies for the Business Professional
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors
    • Accounting I
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Human Resource Management
    • Microeconomics
  • 100/200 Level: Specialization Courses
  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration, you could pursue entry-level employment opportunities with small businesses or corporate offices. If you have a particular area of interest in the field of business (such as accounting, finance, or marketing), you may choose related courses when selecting electives. You could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

  • Business clerk
  • Management trainee
  • Sales representative
  • Bookkeeper
  • Marketing associate
  • Small business owner

Advanced Degrees

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration could help prepare you to pursue entry-level employment, or you may choose to further your education at the bachelor's degree level. Bachelor's programs also include various areas of specialization, such as accounting or business management. Here are several possibilities you might consider:

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