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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information

The Program

Business is a diverse and growing career. Uncertainties in the market require strong management skills in a variety of organizations. The program at East Central College provides students with a solid foundation for a career in this dynamic field. The curriculum offers a wide array of business courses that prepare graduates for a profession in business  and/or leadership positions within an organization. In addition, students also have the opportunity to network with local and regional business leaders through classroom visits, business department-sponsored conferences and internships.  These degree and certificate programs are geared toward those wanting to directly enter the workforce. ECC also offers a related transfer degree program, the Associate of Arts in Business Administration.

Department of Business & Industry (636) 584-6139
Administration Phone Number Email
Richard Hudanick, Division Chair (636) 584-6635 richard.hudanick@eastcentral.edu
Deanna Cassat, Instructor (636) 584-6638 deanna.cassat@eastcentral.edu
Jason Durbin, Instructor (636) 584-6655 jason.durbin@eastcentral.edu
Lisa Hanneken, Instructor (636) 584-6562 lisa.hanneken@eastcentral.edu
Anna Schwein, Instructor (636) 584-6662 anna.schwein@eastcentral.edu
The Career

Business is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives by using available resources efficiently and effectively. These resources include human, financial, technological and natural. The career involves planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling a business or organization as defined by its goals. Business is also that of human action, including design, to facilitate the production of useful outcomes from a system.

Professional Traits

Those pursuing a career in this field should:

  • Demonstrate good communication and leadership skills
  • Be able to handle and resolve conflicts
  • Have a good working knowledge of all aspects of their industry
  • Be dependable and have control over their emotions
Employment Opportunities

Managers of companies and enterprises had the highest employment rate of all management fields in May 2012. They held 388,240 positions, or 19.38% of the industry employment, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Earnings for managers vary across the United States. Salaries are dependent upon location, employer and the level of training, experience and/or degrees these professionals have.

Transfer Options

Associate of Applied Science degrees are designed for students seeking employment immediately upon graduation. Many of the credits, particularly the general education electives earned with this degree, are accepted as transfer credits by four-year colleges and/or universities. These decisions are made solely by the bachelor degree granting institution, not ECC. Students seeking to transfer should communicate often with their faculty advisors and the East Central College transfer advisor. They should also make early contact with the four-year institution of their choice regarding the transferability of East Central College’s credits and coursework.

Additional Program Information

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) 11.1021.00, 11-2022.00, 11-3011.00

Tuition & Required Fees Books & Supplies

$3230 (In-District)

$4420 (Out-of-District)