How Can You Go Wrong with a Business Degree?

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A business education

Are you interested in positioning yourself for a better entry-level opportunity, vying for a promotion in your current job or perhaps going on to get your Bachelor’s degree in business? Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) business programs can prepare you for a rewarding career in fields ranging from accounting and business management to marketing, office information systems and small business entrepreneurship.

At EICC, you have the option of immediately applying what you learned in the workplace and/or transferring to another college or university to pursue a Bachelor’s degree.

The world of business

There’s a niche for practically everyone, so it’s up to you to decide which business career fits you best. If you think you might like to work for yourself, consider entrepreneurship or accounting. If your goal is to work for a large corporation, consider human resources, banking or management.

“An Associate’s degree from EICC with an emphasis in business prepares you for the full range of possibilities,” says Gabe Knight, Business Coordinator/Instructor at Scott Community College. “The marketplace is constantly changing. Our programs give students the flexible skills set they will need to adapt to these changes. This will be valuable to them whether they open a business in their local community or seek a position at a large corporation.”

Business and you

Consider your personality and temperament, and then research which business track fits you. EICC’s Career Services Offices have many career exploration tools to help you with this. Analytical and outgoing? Try marketing. Analytical and introverted? Maybe accounting is for you. Got a great idea and a lot of nerve? You’re the perfect entrepreneur. Calm and methodical? Perhaps you belong in human resources.  Have a creative flair?  Graphic arts could be a great place for you.

EICC’s business program emphasizes strong academic rigor, leadership, critical thinking, and the applied business skills needed on the job. Students interested in transferring on for a Bachelor’s degree are accepted into a variety of public and private institutions, including St Ambrose University, University of Iowa, Western Illinois University, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University and others.

In addition, EICC offers certificate programs that provide entry-level job skills in selected fields and grant credit that can be applied toward a related EICC Associate’s degree.


Business Program Options at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

• Accounting Management
• Administrative and Office Support
• Banking
• Business
• Business Management
• Entrepreneurship
• Graphic Arts
• Management and Supervision
• Marketing, Sales, Retailing

Evening Associate’s Degree

An Associate’s degree in Business with an entrepreneurial spirit; it’s waiting for you at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges . . . one class at a time, one class a week, offered in eight-week evening sessions.

The entrepreneurial spirit, the spirit of relying on your own talents and energies to reach success, is driving America today. That same spirit is captured in this new program designed for those with busy day schedules but willing to work for a degree that will open doors to their future.

Join us for an Upcoming Information Session
Tuesday, June 16 – 6 p.m.
Scott Community College Kahl Educational Center
326 W. Third Street – downtown Davenport

Using a combination of classroom and online instruction, students will complete their Associate’s degree with an emphasis in Business in just four years with this unique schedule.  To support your success, the program offers:

• Individualized faculty and staff advising
• Support services, including study groups and tutoring
• A clear pathway to completion of an Associate’s degree
• Seamless transfer of credits to a Bachelor’s degree
• Classes conveniently located in downtown Davenport at the Kahl Educational Center
• Coursework with emphasis in Entrepreneurship, even the non-business classes

Reduced tuition for NEW students taking an evening class
New students who register for the Evening Associate’s degree program can take advantage of our special evening class 50% tuition discount on that initial class!  This reduction is available for any evening class with a start time of 5 p.m. or after and that has official campus-based meeting times.  A ‘new student’ is a student who is first-time enrolled with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges post graduation.  For more information, visit

For more information, contact: Larry Jackson, Advisor, at 563-336-5210.

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