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    We focus on helping our students develop skills relevant in the business world: creating business plans, networking with industry professionals, and communicating more effectively. Whether your area of study is international business, human resources, or new media, our goal is to help you build the business skills to support your career goals.

    Learn more about the concentrations offered in our Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration programs by clicking on the links below. 

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting Concentrations

    Explore Concentrations in the Accounting Degree Program

    Auditing Forensic Accountancy

    Bus - Forensic Accounting CFA

    The auditing forensic accountancy concentration curriculum introduces you to the basics of the financial audit—from the engagement letter through the audit steps to the exit interview and audit report.

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    Managerial Accountancy

    Bus - Managerial Accountancy CFA

    The managerial accountant profession focuses on this value chain, utilizing tools such as just-in-time (JIT) inventory management systems, total quality management, activity based costing, and applying the theory of constraints to manage bottlenecks.

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    Public Accountancy

    Bus - Public Accountancy

    As part of the public accountancy concentration, you will be introduced to taxation, financial accounting, and managerial and cost accounting, as well as auditing and mergers and acquisitions.

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    Tax Accountancy

    Bus - Tax Accountancy CFA

    As part of the tax accountancy concentration, you will be introduced to auditing and the impact that an audit may have on current and past taxable income.

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    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Concentrations

    Explore Concentrations in the Business Administration Degree Program

    Financial Analysis

    Bus - Financial Analysis CFA

    This concentration is designed to help you develop skills that are relevant to the opportunity cost of business decisions and to the general financial-analysis techniques used in corporations.

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    Human Resources

    Bus - Human Resources CFA

    Our human resources concentration is designed to help you become familiar with the key elements of human resource management in today’s workplace. The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Kaplan University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in human resource management aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

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    Investments

    Bus - Investment CFA

    As a student, you will develop the skills relevant to portfolio management and investment analysis, learning how to assess decision-making approaches and techniques and apply them to financial situations.

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    Management

    Bus - Management CFA

    The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in management focuses on preparing you with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits you need to pursue positions in a variety of business fields.

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    Marketing

    Bus - Marketing CFA

    Marketing is an encompassing concept inherent to all businesses. Graduates of this concentration will be prepared with the skills to succeed in such roles as entry-level assignments in numerous marketing positions related to brand management, industrial marketing, research, new product planning, advertising, retail, services marketing, consulting, and others.

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    New Media/Internet Marketing

    Bus - New Media/Internet Marketing

    A business degree with a concentration in social networking and Internet marketing prepares you with an understanding of what it takes to successfully sell products and services online and prepares you to manage a firm’s online marketing activities.

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    Procurement

    Bus - Procurement CFA

    With a concentration in procurement, you’ll be prepared for the workplace with practical skills, including negotiating and monitoring agreements/contracts and analyzing proposals, financial reports, and other information to determine the best source of supplies.

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    Project Management

    BS - Project Management

    Courses within the project management concentration could help students develop skills in leadership and communication, problem solving and critical thinking, and understanding concepts of multiculturalism and diversity.

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    Real Estate

    Bus - Real Estate CFA

    This concentration is designed to help students develop the skills relevant to real estate sales and the real estate industry as they apply to a wide range of financial situations.

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    Risk Management and Insurance

    Bus - Risk and Insurance CFA

    Earning your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in risk management and insurance helps you develop knowledge and skills that are relevant to insurance sales and the broader insurance industry.

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    Sales Management

    Bus - Sales Management CFA

    This degree plan focuses on providing an understanding of business-to-business and business-to-consumer selling concepts, customer analysis and relationships, and leadership strategies for successful salesforce management.

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    Supply Chain Management and Logistics

    Bus - Supply Chain CFA

    This concentration is designed to expose students to the key processes of supply chain management and logistics covering the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing, conversion, and logistics management as well as the information systems supporting these areas. 

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    Wealth Management

    Bus - Wealth Management CFA

    The wealth management concentration is designed to help you develop the skills relevant to wealth management, portfolio management, and financial planning, and apply concepts related to wealth management and portfolio management as they relate to the financial industry.

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    Bachelor of Science in Finance Concentrations

    Explore Concentrations in the Finance Degree Program

    Real Estate

    Bus - Real Estate CFA BS Finance

    As a student in the Bachelor of Science in Finance with a concentration in real estate, you will develop the skills relevant to real estate sales and the real estate industry as they apply to a wide range of financial situations along with a heavy focus and understanding of other areas in the financial sector.

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    General Finance

    Bus - General

    This concentration is designed to help you develop skills that are relevant to the opportunity cost of business decisions, and general financial-analysis techniques used in corporations. Students have the opportunity to pick from a list of electives to develop a concentration that suits their interests in finance.

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    Investment

    Bus - Investment BS Finance

    The investment concentration is designed to expose students to various investment alternatives, such as derivatives and mutual funds, and encourage them to explore risk management techniques necessary to optimize an investment portfolio.

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    Risk Management and Insurance

    Bus - Wealth Management

    Earning your Bachelor of Science in Finance with a concentration in risk management and insurance helps you develop knowledge and skills that are relevant to insurance sales and the broader insurance industry along with a heavy focus and understanding of other areas in the financial sector.

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    Wealth Management

    Bus - Risk Insurance

    This concentration is designed to help you develop the skills relevant to wealth management, portfolio management, and financial planning, and apply concepts related to wealth management and portfolio management as they relate to the financial industry along with a heavy focus and understanding of other areas in the financial sector.

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    Concentrations: Frequently Asked Questions

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    How do I select a concentration? 

    • Contact your Education Advisor to discuss your options and complete a concentration declaration form.
    • If you have an area of interest that is not currently being offered, your Education Advisor will contact the Academic Relations Manager and submit a proposal to create a concentration, which the Dean must then approve.

    Can I select more than one concentration? 

    •  You may be able to choose a second concentration, depending on the number of credits allotted to the areas you choose and the number of open-elective slots remaining in your degree plan. Contact your Education Advisor for guidance. 

    Will my concentration appear on my transcripts and diploma?

    • Your concentration will appear on your transcript and your diploma.

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