Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration

In today's fast-paced business environments, the ability to keep day-to-day operations running smoothly is highly valued. Whether you’re preparing to enter the workforce or seeking  credentials to advance your career, earning an associate’s degree in business administration at Kaplan University can help you establish your position in the field.*

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration Program Highlights

The online business administration associate’s 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
  • Apply management theories and techniques learned in your coursework to real-world business scenarios through a capstone experience
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Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration Concentrations

Business administration concentrations are designed to prepare you with specialized knowledge and skills in a chosen field. Personalize your education by focusing your elective choices on an area of study that best fits your desired career path. For example, if you are interested in pursuing a career in small business management, the associated concentration offers courses in accounting, customer service, and software applications that provide specialized knowledge directly related to managing small businesses.*

Concentrations include:

  • Business
  • Customer Service
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Club Operations
  • Hospitality Management
  • Information Processing
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Office Management
  • Retail Management
  • Sales
  • Small Business Management
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Our Tuition Cap Lowers the Cost of Your Education

At Kaplan University, we are constantly searching for ways to help students seek a brighter future, and that includes making sure our tuition costs are as low as possible. That is why we are introducing the Kaplan University Tuition Cap.

How it works: When you enroll in a participating Tuition Cap program at Kaplan University, your tuition will be capped, ensuring that you only pay a fixed amount for your education. Once you hit your cap, you will no longer have to make any payments for the rest of your education at Kaplan University, even if you have to retake a course, as long as you meet and maintain all enrollment requirements for the Kaplan University Tuition Cap program.

Why it helps: Not only will you know exactly how much your education will cost when you enroll, but our Tuition Cap will also help you save 33%* off the total cost of your tuition. It's part of our promise to help make college education more accessible and more affordable. Click here for answers to commonly asked questions.

*Students in Maine can receive a 22% savings off the full tuition. Enrollees in programs eligible for Tuition Cap pricing will pay the same tuition cost per quarter credit hour and fees as for other undergraduate programs/enrollees plus $200 per-term administrative fee and other fees. The total cost of the program, though, will be capped, other than applicable background check and/or lab fees. Savings based on the difference between capped and non capped programs for 180 or 90 credits for bachelor’s or associate’s degrees, respectively. Students who receive transfer credit typically study for significantly fewer terms and do not receive maximum savings. Contact an Admissions Advisor for details.

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Kaplan University Business Programs are accredited by ACBSP.

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

Whether you want to begin a career in management or make a change to business administration, earning an associate's degree in business administration may help you qualify for entry-level positions. Depending on your concentration, possible career opportunities could include:*

  • Customer service representative
  • Health club manager
  • Retail manager

How Do I Get Started?

Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.



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October 18, 2017



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What Courses Will I Take?

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration's curriculum focuses on a solid management foundation and is designed to help you develop leadership and teamwork skills. Courses include:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Microeconomics
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits20
  • Major Credits60
  • Elective Credits10
  • Total Credits90

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

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$22,500 maximum cost of attendance
90 number of credits

View Tuition Cap FAQs. The Kaplan University Tuition Cap may not be used in conjunction with any Kaplan University tuition reductions, including military spouse reductions. Military servicemembers and veterans are not eligible for the Kaplan University Tuition Cap.

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*Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.