BS in Business Administration: Purchasing

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If you enroll in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Purchasing, you may learn from instruction on accounting, small business management, and business ethics. Learn more about this program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Purchasing gives you the opportunity to learn the principles and practices necessary to succeed in business today. You'll take classes like economics, global business, management, and finance. The purchasing career focus area includes instruction in operations management, supply chain management, and information systems. You'll also take core coursework in areas like mathematics, communications, arts and humanities, and the sciences.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're interested in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Purchasing, you may benefit from management experience and strong analytic skills. 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?

In order to earn your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Purchasing, you must successfully complete 180 credit hours. To complete the purchasing emphasis area, you must complete 24 credits of coursework.

Business Administration with a Career Focus Area in Purchasing Requirements

  • Academic Strategies for the Business Professional
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors
    • Accounting I
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Macroeconomics
    • Microeconomics
    • Global Business
  • Business Math
  • Introduction to Management
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Human Resource Management
    • Small Business Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Managerial Accounting for Business Professionals
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Ethics and the Legal Environment
    • Business Law
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Business Process Management
    • Operations Management
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Managerial Economics
    • Corporate Finance
  • Management Policy and Strategy
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Management Capstone Externship
    • Bachelor's Capstone in Management
  • Open Electives
  • 100 / 200 Level Core Requirements
  • 300 / 400 Level Core Requirements
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Marketing Research
    • Marketing Management
    • 300 / 400 Level Marketing Elective

What Are My Post-Graduation Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

By completing this program, you may develop skills in finance, management, and marketing. These skills may prepare you for a variety of careers in business. You could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

  • Purchasing agent
  • Purchasing manager
  • Supply chain manager

Advanced Degrees

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Purchasing may prepare you for an entry-level position or to continue your education at the master's degree level. Students who hold graduate degrees in business administration or a related area may be better qualified for a wider range of careers. Here are a few graduate degrees that you could consider:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Management