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AAS in Business Administration - Sales

Students who enroll in Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Sales program have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of business management and accounting while honing customer service skills. Read more about Kaplan University's AAS in Business Administration with a specialization in sales program.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Sales

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Associate of Applied Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Sales program emphasizes key business and marketing management concepts to help prepare students for entry-level positions in customer service. Classes include basic accounting, management, and human resource development. Emphasis is placed on managerial tools for business, and students have the opportunity to learn how to use marketing and accounting applications. Students may improve critical skills, including communications and problem solving. Specialization courses include professional speaking, communications, and software applications for sales.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

90 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Sales:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements

  • AB 140: Introduction to Management (5 credits)
  • AB 217: Finance (5 credits)
  • AB 219: Marketing (5 credits)
  • MM 255: Business Math and Statistical Measures (5 credits)
  • AB 299: Associate's Capstone in Management (5 credits)
  • CS 113: Academic Strategies for the Business Professional (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • AB 113: Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors
    • AB 114: Accounting I
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • AB 203: Human Resource Management
    • AB 224: Microeconomics

Specialization Requirements

  • AB 221: Customer Service (5 credits)
  • CM 206: Interpersonal Communications (5 credits)
  • CM 214: Public Speaking for the Professional (5 credits)
  • IT 133: Software Applications (5 credits)

Core Requirements

  • CM 107: College Composition I (5 credits)
  • CM 220: College Composition II (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • MM 150: Survey of Mathematics
    • MM 212: College Algebra

Elective Requirements

  • Open Electives (15 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Sales program may be interested in pursuing bachelor's degrees in business, accounting or communications. Earning a bachelor's degree could afford students additional career possibilities and the opportunity for increased authority in the workplace. A bachelor's degree in accounting could also help prepare candidates who wish to pursue certification.'

Bachelor's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication

Career Paths:

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Sales program was created to offer practical customer service training that is directly applicable to the workplace. Students have the opportunity to study crucial business practices, learn key communication skills, and gain an understanding of effective customer service.

Entry-level positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Retail sales
  • Customer service assistant manager
  • Phone sales
  • Communications industry sales

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