AAS in Business Administration: Business

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Business is an online program designed to give students a comprehensive introduction to sound business concepts. The program covers basic and intermediate accounting, finance, software and business principles, and gives students the opportunity to learn basic skills to pursue an entry-level position in business. Coursework includes courses in communications, mathematics, and accounting, along with instruction in business math, software applications, economics, business management, and marketing.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Business, you should have an active interest in learning about business management and administration. 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 with a specialization in Business consists of 90 credits. Credit requirements are divided between 15 core credits, 60 major credits, and 15 elective credits. Students complete four predetermined business electives as part of their specialization. Specific course requirements could change. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an Admissions Representative.

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Business 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
  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College of Algebra

Business Requirements

  • Accounting II
  • Macroeconomics
  • Software Applications
  • Choose one of the following
    • Small Business Management
    • Global Business

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Business, you could pursue entry-level employment opportunities with small businesses or corporate offices. You could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

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

Advanced Degrees

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Business 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 specialization options, 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 specialization in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Management and Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Conflict Management