AAS in Business Administration: Information Processing

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Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Information Processing is designed to introduce students to business management, interpersonal communication, and data collection and provide the skills to explore a variety of career opportunities in the field, including entrepreneurship. You can learn more about the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Information Processing here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Information Processing is an online program designed to give students a comprehensive introduction to sound business and information collecting concepts. The program covers basic accounting and business principles and gives students the opportunity to learn interpersonal communication, data collection, and various applications for organizing information in the business world. Coursework includes courses in communications, mathematics, and marketing, along with instruction in software applications, spreadsheets, and database development.

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 Information Processing, you should have an active interest in learning about the informational element of business management and administration. Work experience in some area of business or data entry 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 Information Processing consists of 90 credits. Credit requirements are divided between 15 core credits, 60 major credits, and 15 elective credits. Students complete four predetermined information processing 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 Information Processing 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

Information Processing

  • Communication - Concepts and Skills
  • Software Applications
  • Spreadsheet Applications
  • Database Concepts Using Microsoft Access

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 Information Processing, you could pursue entry-level employment opportunities with small businesses or corporate offices, or start your own company You could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

  • Data entry clerk
  • Business clerk
  • Word processor
  • Court reporter
  • Administrative assistant
  • Marketing associate
  • Small business owner

Advanced Degrees

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Information Processing 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
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Financial Analysis
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Information Systems Management