Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration: Business

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If you think you'd like to study business at the associate's-degree level, Purdue University Global has an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business program that could suit your needs. The degree program is offered online, and you'll find pertinent details about it below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Enrolling in the online Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business offered by Purdue Global will allow you the opportunity to gain vital business skills and knowledge while expanding your ability to think logically about organizational strategies and theories. The coursework covers general education topics, such as college algebra and college composition, as well as includes marketing, finance and management courses. If you choose the Business concentration, you'll have the chance to gain a deeper understanding of accounting principles and to study macroeconomics and Microsoft applications. A capstone course or an internship rounds out the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Natural decision-making and problem-solving abilities will serve you well in this program. The AAS in Business Administration with a concentration in Business curriculum is designed to help you to hone these skills and to provide you with technical abilities as well. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or GED; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must earn 90 credits to complete this Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration program with a concentration in Business. It is made up of 15 core credits, 40 major credits, 20 specialization courses, and 15 elective credits.

Core Requirements (15 credits)

Course Code Course Title
CM107College Composition I
CM220College Composition II
MM150

MM212
Survey of Mathematics
OR
College Algebra

Major Requirements (40 credits)

Course Code Course Title
AB113

AB114
Accounting for Nonaccounting majors
OR
Accounting I
AB140Introduction to Management
AB217Finance
AB219Marketing
AB224Microeconomics
CS113Academic Strategies for the Business Professional
MM255Business Math and Statistical Measures
AB290

AB299
Associate's Internship in Management
OR
Associate's Capstone in Management

Elective Requirements (15 credits)

Course Code Course Title
Open Electives

Concentration Requirements (20 credits)

Course Code Course Title
AB116Accounting II
AB204Macroeconomics
AB209

AB220
Small Business Management
OR
Global Business
IT133Microsoft Office Applications on Demand

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Purdue Global AAS in Business Administration program with a specialization in Business, you could be equipped with a number of marketable skills, including interpersonal communication and office proficiencies. This means that you could be prepared to pursue several careers in variable industries. Customer service, retail management and health club management are just a few of the areas you might consider. You might apply for entry-level positions such as:

  • Business office manager
  • Retail manager
  • Sales manager
  • Secretary
  • Customer service manager

Advanced Degrees

You might want to attain additional credentials in order to further your career prospects. If so, you could enroll in a bachelor's degree program, such as Purdue University Global's 4-year business program. Other business-focused programs also exist, and you'll still have the opportunity to choose an additional area of specialization if you wish. Consider the following options:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance