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AAS in Business Administration

Purdue University Global's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration is designed to provide students with a foundation in management for entry into the field of business or a related field. Learn more about Purdue University Global's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who have a knack for business, management, accounting, and administration might be interested in pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration at Purdue University Global. Students who want to enter this program should have good problem-solving and decision-making skills. All applicants to Purdue University Global must have a high school diploma, GED, or the equivalent. Some programs may require a passing score on an entrance exam in addition to other requirements.

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration program is designed to teach students the skills needed to enter the business workforce. Students will have the opportunity to learn about regulations used in business, marketing skills, how to use technology implemented in various business fields, and how to manage different types of businesses. For this program, students choose an area of concentration such as retail management, customer service, business, hospitality management, sales, office management, and entrepreneurship, among others. All students must complete an internship or culminating capstone course.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

90 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration:

Students enrolled in Purdue University Global's Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration program must complete 90 credits. In addition to 40 credits in business administration major courses, students also have to complete 20 credits in a concentration, 15 credits in elective courses, and 15 credits in core requirement courses. Program and course requirements can change at any time. Contact Purdue Global University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Business Administration Major Courses (40 credits)

  • Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors OR
  • Accounting I
  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Microeconomics
  • Academic Strategies for the Business Professional
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Associate's Internship in Management OR
  • Associate's Capstone in Management

Concentration Requirements (20 credits)

Students must complete the required courses from 1 of the concentration areas below:

Customer Service

  • Building Customer Sales and Loyalty
  • Customer Service
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Public Speaking for the Professional

Business

  • Accounting II
  • Macroeconomics
  • Small Business Management OR
  • Global Business
  • Microsoft Office Applications on Demand

Health Club Operations

  • Customer Service
  • Scientific Foundations of Exercise and Fitness
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Office Management

  • Customer Service
  • Foundations of Conference and Event Planning
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Microsoft Office Applications on Demand

Sales

  • Customer Service
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Public Speaking for the Professional
  • Microsoft Office Applications on Demand

Hospitality Management

  • Global Hospitality
  • Hotel Management and Operations
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Convention Sales and Services

Small Business Management

  • Payroll Accounting
  • Small Business Management OR
  • Global Business
  • Customer Service
  • Microsoft Office Applications on Demand

Meeting and Event Planning

  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Convention Sales and Services
  • Foundations of Conference and Event Planning
  • Advanced Meeting Planning

Entrepreneurship

  • Building Customer Sales and Loyalty
  • Starting a Business
  • Small Business Management
  • Customer Service

Retail Management

  • Principles of Retailing
  • Building Customer Sales and Loyalty
  • Small Business Management
  • Customer Service

Information Processing

  • Communication - Concepts and Skills
  • Microsoft Office Applications on Demand
  • Spreadsheet Applications
  • Database Concepts Using Microsoft Access

Elective Courses (15 credits)

  • Open Electives

Core Requirement Courses (15 credits)

  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Choose 1 of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who graduate from the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration program can further their education by completing a bachelor's degree program. Some fields of study that might be of interest include business administration, small business management, hospitality management, and entrepreneurship.

Some options for a bachelor's degree include the following:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Career Paths:

Purdue University Global's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration program is intended to prepare students for entry-level positions in the business world. Through the business administration program, students could be able to develop their leadership skills, utilize business theories, understand the basic principles of accounting, and examine marketing concepts.

Some career options that might be available to graduates include the following:

  • Event manager
  • Hotel general manager
  • Administrative assistant
  • Small business owner
  • Assistant store manager

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