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    The world of business has never been more complex. Companies face unprecedented challenges and fierce competition. Clients demand greater results. Employees are expected to do more with less. Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, Kaplan University's business degree programs and certificates, including an online MBA, could help you prepare to take your business career to a higher level.

    Quality Education for Lifelong Learning

    At Kaplan University, our comprehensive business degree programs are taught by practicing professionals who impart proven concepts, methods, and practices through a variety of online learning techniques. Study to update your knowledge and develop diverse skills in communication, mathematics and reasoning, and management that are relevant to today's continuously evolving global business marketplace. Our courses emphasize development of project management, communication, decision-making, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. Complete your coursework online virtually anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection and take charge of your future.

    The Value of Choosing an ACBSP-Accredited Program

    Kaplan University's business programs have received programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).* ACBSP-accredited programs are committed to continuous improvement. According to ACBSP, earning your degree from one of these institutions could help you:† 

    • Better prepare to compete for the best jobs‡ 
    • Increase opportunity for acceptance to an MBA or other graduate program§ 
    • Develop the skills you need and employers want 

    ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, helps ensure that you gain the right skills from your educational investment. For more information, click here.

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    Master's Degrees

    Master of Business Administration

    Kaplan University’s Master of Business Administration curriculum was developed by a select panel of global business professionals and features international business case studies and examples. As a student, you’ll collaborate on practical résumé–building projects that promote sound business and management decisions. Beyond practical skills, the online MBA program is also designed to foster thought leadership, innovation, and corporate social responsibility on a global scale. 

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 60 or 76

    Time to Complete: Minimum of 15 terms (1 course per term)

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    Master of Science in Accounting

    The Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue mid-level management positions in both the public and private sectors. The curriculum is designed to enrich skills in auditing, taxation, cost accounting, and financial accounting while providing students the opportunity to choose elective courses and a specialization to meet their specific interests and goals. 

    Learning Method: Online 

    Total Degree Credits: 52

    Time to Complete: 13 terms (1 course per term)

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    Master of Science in Finance

    Our Master of Science in Finance curriculum offers two areas of specialization designed to help you develop professional expertise: financial analysis and financial planning. In both areas, you will have the opportunity to develop and implement your critical-thinking skills to solve complex financial problems. If you already have a bachelor's degree and wish to advance your existing career or begin an exciting, new profession, this program could prepare you with the knowledge and skills to help you succeed.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 52

    Time to Complete: 13 terms (1 course per term)

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    Master of Science in Management

    Our online program focuses on the most effective management and organizational strategies and concepts to help you make a difference in today’s business environment. This comprehensive online master's degree program is designed to provide you with rigorous training—including assignments, reports, presentations, and group projects—to help you develop the savvy and proficiencies to find solutions in real-life business situations.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 56

    Time to Complete: 14 terms (1 course per term)

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    Bachelor's Degrees

    Bachelor of Science in Accounting

    In this program you will work closely with faculty members who are experienced in the accounting field and are dedicated to helping you acquire a solid background in economics, finance, management, law, information systems, quantitative methods, and taxation.

    Learning Method: Online (nationwide); or Campus (blend of online and onsite instruction - select locations only)

    Total Degree Credits: 180

    Time to Complete: 4 years or less (full-time)

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    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

    Through our comprehensive curriculum, you will have the opportunity to focus on developing critical thinking and communication skills and developing the technical competencies to become an effective business leader. You will also study business functions including human resources, marketing, operations, finance, and accounting.

    Learning Method: Online (nationwide); or Campus (blend of online and onsite instruction)

    Total Degree Credits: 180

    Time to Complete: 4 years or less (full-time)

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    Associate's Degrees

    Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

    Our accounting degree program focuses are more than analyzing and interpreting numbers; you can study how to communicate vital information effectively and network with people from all walks of business. In addition to providing a solid foundation of core academic requirements, our accounting degree curriculum emphasizes analyzing, recording, and interpreting accounting information based upon industry guidelines and preparing payroll, financial statements, and tax documents according to federal and state regulations.

    Learning Method: Online (nationwide); or Campus (blend of online and onsite instruction - select locations only)

    Total Degree Credits: 90

    Time to Complete: 2 years or less (full-time)

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    Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

    The online business administration degree curriculum focuses on helping you develop skills in accounting, management, and software applications; explore business operations and refine your decision-making and problem-solving skills; and apply the management theories and techniques acquired through your coursework to real-world business scenarios through a capstone experience.

    Learning Method: Online (nationwide); or Campus (blend of online and onsite instruction) 

    Total Degree Credits: 90

    Time to Complete: 2 years or less (full-time)

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    Certificates

    Graduate Certificate in Accounting

    In Kaplan University’s graduate certificate program, you will explore accounting and financial reporting systems, business law, auditing techniques, and cost accounting. The program consists of a minimum of 16 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a certificate.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 16

    Time to Complete: Four terms (one course per term)†

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    Graduate Certificate in Human Resources

    If you hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, our Graduate Certificate in Human Resources program offers you the opportunity to study to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to build a brighter future.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 16

    Time to Complete: Four terms (one course per term)†

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    Graduate Certificate in Project Management

    If you hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, earning a Graduate Certificate in Project Management could provide you with the knowledge and skills to grow and expand your talents. You will study project initiation; project planning and execution; project cost and scheduling; and project risk, quality, and assessment. Upon completion of the program, you may also be eligible to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 16

    Time to Complete: Four terms (one course per term)†

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    Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    If you already hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, our Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate program could offer you a convenient route to pursue a new career in human resources. This certificate program offers targeted study that could enhance your professional expertise and help you stand out to employers.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 30

    Time to Complete: Two terms (full-time)†

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  • * Includes all of Kaplan University’s online and campus-based business degree programs, except for the Master of Science in Finance and the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration.

    Source: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, The Value of Choosing an ACBSP Accredited Business School - A Guide for Students, Parents, and Guidance Counselors, on the Internet at www.valueofacbsp.org.

    Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

    § While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued bachelor-, graduate- or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any programs. 

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