Business Programs

  • Welcome
  • Student Experience
  • Careers
  • Curricula
  • Contact Us

Business - Welcome

Did you have a lemonade stand when you were young? Ever trade your sandwich with somebody in the lunchroom? How about selling candy bars for a school trip? You may not have known it at the time, but you were doing business. Business, in the broadest sense, describes any commercial, financial, and industrial activity where goods and services are exchanged between two parties.

The Business program at EAC provides quality academic coursework, sound teaching methodologies, and state-of-the-art technologies to help you develop marketable skills that are responsive to the needs of a variety of workplaces. Our programs are designed to give you the competency, tools, and capabilities necessary to successfully contribute to today's evolving business environment. Our programs also give you what you need to transfer to a four-year university.

Students interested in business can pursue an Associate of Applied Science in Business or an Associate of Business.

Business - Student Experience

Whether you are just coming from high school or returning to college from work your college experience takes place inside and outside the classroom in the EAC Business department. Your involvement in EAC Business programs and activities builds community, develops team and leadership skills, and provides experiences that give you distinct advantages, both in the classroom and in a competitive business world. Discover just a few of the ways you can get involved — and make a home for yourself — in the EAC Business department.

“The Business department is always available to help. Any time that I have needed help on an assignment, my instructor has been very willing and ready to help, almost immediately, with clear instructions. I am interested in what I am learning, and it will be very helpful to me at almost any job I take in the future.”


Business - Careers

The demand for business professionals will continue to be high because the career opportunities for individuals with a solid business education are abundant. Companies in every industry need professionals who are trained to organize, plan, and manage an organization.

Business professionals:

  • May educate the public about client products and services

  • May write press releases and plan events and news conferences

  • Regularly interact with people

  • May work overtime to meet deadlines

  • Often have a bachelor's degree

  • Have good writing and organization skills


Business - Curricula

Business (AAS)
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish a broad overview of business. The program is designed to acquaint students with major subject areas of business, to improve the student's business vocabulary, and to provide students with an understanding of influencing factors in business decision making and activities. In addition, this program may aid a student in recognizing a specific business field to be pursued in future studies. Although many courses will transfer to a four-year institution, some courses do not. This curriculum is not designed to meet the needs of students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution.
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Business (ABUS)
The Associate of Business Degree program prepares students to transfer to a college or university and pursue a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Upon obtaining the bachelor's degree, you are prepared for employment in fields such as accounting, computer information systems, economics, finance, management, or marketing.
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Business Education (AA)
This degree prepares students to transfer to a college or university and pursue a bachelor's degree in Business Education.
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Bookkeeping (Certificate)
This certificate will prepare you for entry level positions in bookkeeping and accounting.
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Gainful Employment Disclosurees

Fundamentals of Project Mgmt (Certificate)
Projects are all around us. Virtually every organization runs projects, either formally or informally. We are engaged in projects at home and at work. Project management provides organizations (and individuals) with the language and the frameworks for scoping projects, sequencing activities, utilizing resources, and minimizing risks. This introductory certificate focuses on the key concepts of planning and executing projects. We will identify factors that lead to project success, and learn how to plan, analyze, and manage projects.
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Retail Management (Certificate)
This certificate prepares students for careers at management levels of retail businesses. It is endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains and is designed for both grocery store employees and anyone else who is interested in furthering his or her career in retail management.
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Small Business Management (AAS)
This degree prepares you for a middle management career in retail, wholesale and industrial organizations, as well as self-employment as a small business owner.
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Small Business Proprietor (Certificate)
This certificate will prepare you for careers in the middle management of retail, wholesale, and industrial organizations, or for self-employment.
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Gainful Employment Disclosure


Business - Contact Us

Draw On Our Experience

Please call or email us to find out
more about business programs
at EAC. We're happy to
answer your questions.

Contact:

Derek Rich, Ph.D.
Business Faculty
(928) 428-8503
derek.rich@eac.edu

Dana Barnett
Business Faculty
(928) 428-8422
dana.barnett@eac.edu

Contact our Admissions Office for
info on college admissions, housing, scholarships and financial aid or to
schedule a campus visit.

Contact:

Admissions Office
(928) 428-8272
800-678-3808 x. 8272
admissions@eac.edu