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AAS in Business Administration - Meeting and Event Planning

The AAS in Business Administration with a concentration in Meeting and Event Planning at Purdue University Global is designed to teach students necessary business skills like accounting, business operations, and software applications.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration, Meeting and Event Planning concentration

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who are interested in careers in business management, especially in the event planning arena, might find the AAS in Business Administration, Meeting and Event Planning a good fit. In order to enroll in this program, you must have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent degree. There is also a mandatory orientation before you begin your first class.

Program Description:

Students in the AAS in Business Administration program have the opportunity to learn and practice decision-making and problem-solving in business. They are exposed to real-world issues by studying business scenarios and completing a capstone experience. Through the specialization in Meeting and Event Planning, students can learn the fundamentals of planning conventions, conference, and other large meetings, as well as food and beverage management.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

90 credits.

Financial Aid:

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 AAS in Business Administration, Meeting and Event Planning Concentration:

This program requires the completion of 90 credits, consisting of 15 core credits, 60 major credits, and 15 elective credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (15 credits)

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

Major Requirements (60 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 and Math Statistical Measures
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Associate's Internship in Management
    • Associate's Capstone in Management

Meeting and Event Planning Requirements (20 credits)

Note: These credits count towards the required 60 major credits

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

Open Elective Requirements (15 credits)

  • 15 credits of open electives

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete their AAS in Business Administration with a concentration in Meeting and Event Planning can continue their education with a BS in Business Administration or in a related business field. Some options include:

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

Career Paths:

People who successfully graduate from this program can potentially go on to entry-level careers in fields such as:

  • Event planning and management
  • Customer service
  • Food and beverage
  • Retail management

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