AAS in Business Administration: Event Planning

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Are you interested in the field of event planning? Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Meeting and Event Planning is designed to introduce you to business management and the hospitality industry and provide the skills to explore a variety of career opportunities in the field, including entrepreneurship. Learn more about the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Meeting and Event Planning here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Meeting and Event Planning is an online program designed to give students a comprehensive introduction to sound business, event management, and hospitality concepts. The program covers basic business principles and gives students the opportunity to learn skills to pursue an entry-level position in the food and beverage industry. Coursework includes courses in global hospitality, food and beverage management, and the how-to of planning events, meetings, and trips.

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 Meeting and Event Planning, you should have an active interest in learning about the hospitality industry as well as business. Work experience in some area of hospitality or food service 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 Meeting and Event Planning consists of 90 credits. Credit requirements are divided between 15 core credits, 60 major credits, and 15 elective credits. Students complete four predetermined event-planning 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.

Business Administration with a specialization in Meeting and Event Planning 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 Algebra

Meeting and Event Planning Requirements

  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Convention Sales and Services
  • Foundations of Conference and Event Planning
  • Advanced Meeting Planning

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 Meeting and Event Planning, you could pursue entry-level employment opportunities with restaurants, caterers, event planning companies, and hotels or start your own company. You could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

  • Catering assistant
  • Event planning assistant
  • Front of house staff in a restaurant
  • Hotel staff
  • Travel assistant

Advanced Degrees

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Meeting and Event Planning 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 career focus areas, such as accounting or business management. Here are several possibilities you might consider:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing