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AAS in Business Administration - Business

Purdue University Global's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business is designed to teach students teamwork and leadership skills as they prepare to pursue careers in business. Learn more about the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business at Purdue University Global here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in pursuing the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business should have an interest in business administration and a desire to pursue a career in this field. In order to begin the program, students must possess either a high school diploma, GED or equivalent certification. New students are required to complete an orientation prior to beginning coursework.

Program Description:

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business is designed to help students build a foundation in business administration skills such as accounting, management and leadership. Students interested in developing their decision-making and problem-solving skills may wish to pursue this program. Students will have the opportunity to apply the management theories they've studied in class to practical, real-life business situations in the program's capstone. Courses in this degree program focus on highly relevant business administration topics, including introductory management, marketing, finance and economics.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

90 credits.

Financial Aid:

Qualifying students may be eligible 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 with a concentration in Business:

Students of the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business will need to complete four courses (15 credits) for the program's Core Requirements, twelve courses (60 credits) of Major Requirements, and three courses (15 credits) of Open Elective Requirements. Of the 60 credits required for Major Requirements, 20 of those credits must be in the Business concentration.

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

Core Requirements (15 credits)

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

Major Requirements (55 credits)

  • Choose one of the following
    • Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors
    • Accounting I
  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Microeconomics
  • Academic Strategies for the Business Professional
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Choose one of the following
    • Associate's Internship in Management
    • Associate Capstone in Management
  • Open Electives (15 credits)

Business Concentration Requirements (20 credits)

  • Accounting II
  • Macroecnomics
  • Choose one of the following
    • Small Business Management
    • Global Business
  • Microsoft Office Applications on Demand

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Purdue University Global's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business program may be interested in pursuing bachelor's degrees in business fields. Earning a bachelor's degree in business administration or a similar discipline could afford students additional career choices and the opportunity for increased responsibilities in the workplace.

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 Finance

Career Paths:

After completing Purdue University Global's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business program may be eligible to pursue an entry-level career in a wide variety of fields. Popular options for graduates include, but are not limited to:

  • Health club management
  • Retail management
  • Customer service

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