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Schools in the USA

Applied Business Technology Programs In America

Credential
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

  • Associate of Science (AS)

  • Associate of Applied Business (AAB)

  • Associate in Specialized Business (ASB)

  • Diploma/Certificate


  • Program Length
  • 4 years for bachelor's degree

  • 2 years for associate's degree

  • 1-2 years for diploma

  • 12-52 weeks for certificate


  • Entry
  • Bachelor's degree - direct entry; entry after associate's degree

  • Associate's degree - direct entry

  • Diploma/Certificate - direct entry


  • Areas of Study
  • General business office administration and management

  • Specialization areas include administrative/office assistant, tourism and hospitality/sports management, business information technology, accounting, medical office specialist, billing and claims, human resource management, retail management, criminal justice, legal office administration/paralegal, applied project management and secretarial/ reception.


  • Special Features
  • co-op/ work placement/ industry practicum

  • specialized office simulation labs


  • Businesses don't just run themselves. Skilled workers are needed to handle a number of specialized office procedures and administrative duties, and applied business technology (ABT) programs are there to train them.

    University and 4-year college Schools of Business may offer Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in fields such as business technology support and retail merchandising and management. However, the majority of programs in applied business technology are found at the community, technical and career college levels. At these institutions-some of which are devoted specifically to business--you can pursue a 2-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in business information technology, accounting, hospitality and tourism management, medical office administration and office management/ administrative assisting. Within the administrative assistant degrees you can further specialize in legal or medical office options. You can also take an Associate of Science (AS) in office management/ administrative assisting or Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in criminal justice or Associate in Specialized Business (ASB) in accounting management, fashion merchandising and more.

    Diplomas and certificates are also available in such areas as business information technology, business applications specialist, accounting technician or clerk, hotel marketing and sales, hospitality and tourism management, retail management, legal office systems, billing and claims analyst, medical receptionist and office assistant are also available. Certificate programs are generally for high school graduates who want to gain employable skills in a short period of time. Some certificate programs allow you to transfer into a 2-year associate's degree program.

    Applied business technology programs generally cover basic office skills that are applicable to a variety of potential careers. Required courses within any of these programs may include business office communications, administrative procedures, bookkeeping, keyboarding, computer applications, human/ public relations, business math, business English, and job search techniques. Programs designed for particular work environments (such as legal or medical offices) also include courses in specialized terminology, office practices and software. Programs in applied business technology at both community and career colleges are designed to make students job-ready, and schools often offer job placement assistance.

    Schools

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    Kaplan University - KHE

    At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

    Programs Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration : Information Processing
    • Master of Science in Information Technology : Business Intelligence and Analytics

     
    Rasmussen College

    Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College

    Programs Offered:
    • Information Technology Management Associate`s┬ŚNetwork Administration
    • Information Technology Management Associate`s┬ŚComputer Information Technology
    • Information Technology Management Bachelor's Degree
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    Southern New Hampshire University
    Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University.
    Programs Offered:
    • BS Business Studies in Computer Information Technology
    • IMBA - Information Technology Mgt
    • MBA with concentration in Information Technology Mgmt
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    Elmira Business Institute
    Get your career started with a degree from Elmira Business Institute.
    Programs Offered:
    • Office Technologies

     
    Keiser University Campus

    For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

    Programs Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management

     
    California College San Diego

    The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

    Programs Offered:
    • Business Administration - Technology (BS)

     
    Central Career School
    Boost your career with an education from Central Career School.
    Programs Offered:
    • Business & Technology Administrative Professional

     
    Stevens-Henager

     The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

     

    Congratulations! Your interest in Stevens-Henager College is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

    Programs Offered:
    • Business Administration - Technology (BS)

     
    Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

    Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School has brought the philosophy of business with humanity in mind to a part time format.

    Programs Offered:
    • Flexible MBA - Information Systems

     
    Maryville University

    Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.

    Programs Offered:
    • Online Master of Business Administration Information Technology Concentration

     
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