AAS in Business Administration: Small Business Management

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Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Small Business Management is designed to introduce students to business management, finance, and accounting and provide the necessary 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 Small Business Management here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Small Business Management is an online program designed to give students a comprehensive introduction to sound business concepts. The program covers basic 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, customer service, business management, and payroll.

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 Small Business Management, you should have an active interest in learning about small 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 Small Business Management consists of 90 credits. Credit requirements are divided between 15 core credits, 60 major credits, and 15 elective credits. You must complete four predetermined small business management electives as part of the 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 Small Business Management Requirements

  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Associate 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
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Customer Service
  • Software Applications
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Small Business Management
    • Global Business
  • 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 with a specialization in Small Business Management, 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:

  • 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 Small Business Management 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: Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Financial Analysis