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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.

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


Program Options


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.

Business Administration

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.

Organizational Leadership

This Associate of Arts Degree along with an AGEC-A (60 credits total) prepares you to transfer to a college or university and pursue a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership. This degree satisfies the needs of students - majors and non-majors - who are interested in organizational leadership primarily as a part of a broad liberal education. In addition, the courses provide a background in leadership principles and techniques to enhance work in in such professional fields as education, business, law, and health-related fields. Students often major in organizational leadership to prepare for careers in related fields such as business, law, social work, healthcare and political science.