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AAS in Business Administration - Small Business Management

Students who enroll in Purdue University Global's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration program with a concentration in Small Business Management have the opportunity to gain fundamental business knowledge while focusing on small business applications. Read more about Purdue University Global's AAS in Business Administration with a concentration in Small Business Management program.

Official Program Name:

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

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who are interested in pursuing the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Small Business Management will likely have an interest in the tasks associated with small business management, including accounting and finance. Before starting this program, students should have obtained one of the following: a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent certification. New students are required to complete an orientation prior to beginning this degree program.

Program Description:

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Small Business Management is designed to help students learn about many different aspects of business operations. In this degree program, students will have the opportunity to learn about the software applications commonly related to business administration. Additionally, they may be to apply the management techniques they've learned to practical, real-life business situations in the degree's capstone experience. Examples of the course topics in this degree program include marketing, economics, and customer service.

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 Small Business Management 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)

Small Business Management Concentration Requirements (20 credits)

  • Payroll Accounting
  • Choose one of the following
    • Small Business Management
    • Global Business
  • Customer Service
  • Microsoft Office Applications on Demand

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing Purdue University Global's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Small Business Management, students may be interested in pursuing bachelor's degrees in a variety of business fields. Earning a bachelor's degree in a business field may allow students more career options, as well as the opportunity for more responsibilities in the workplace.

Bachelor's degree options for graduates may include:

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

Career Paths:

Graduates of Purdue University Global's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business program could open their own small business or pursue a career in several different areas of business. Some of the fields graduates may consider include (but are not limited to):

  • Customer service
  • Health club management
  • Retail management

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