The BA at Ethiopia Adventist College is a professional degree. It is designed to develop broad managerial competence to enable graduates to cope with a wide variety of business situations appropriate to their diverse backgrounds. The Ethiopia Adventist College BA program upholds a strong international focus. In order to fulfill the overall objective, emphasis is placed through- out the program on the development of the individual through the concentration on basic disciplines and skills as well as specific subject areas.

The program objectives include:

  1. Use of analytical tools from quantitative and behavioral sciences;
  2. Coverage of basic functional areas of business with stress on their inter-relationships;
  3. Building flexibility and adaptability for changing environments;
  4. Development of student’s ability to evaluate social, political, and economic values;
  5. Advancement of skills in group cooperation and decision-making;
  6. Development of communication skills;
  7. Development of a sense of professional responsibility;
  8. Multinational aspects as related to all the subject areas.


High school graduation, or its equivalent, is a prerequisite for entering the undergraduate program at EAC. Applicants who were schooled in Ethiopia should meet one of the following criteria:

  • National University Entrance Examination cut-off marks decided by the Ministry of Education (MOE) each year;
  • If the applicant completed high school before the new system was established, a GPA of 2.0 or above in the ESLCE and 12+2 diploma from a recognized junior college.
  • A degree from a recognized university.
  • 10+3 or level 4 certificate from a recognized institution and passing of the national COC examination for TVET.

To apply for admission to EAC, the prospective student should submit the following items:

  1. Completed Application for Admission Form;
  2. Non-refundable application fee of 50 ETB;
  3. Official transcripts, or an equivalency certificate, or an attestation of all secondary education, or other documentation to prove high school graduation or its equivalent;
  4. For applicants who wish to transfer credits, they should also submit official transcripts from each post-secondary program (this applies only to applicants who attended other post-secondary educational programs);
  5. One passport-size photograph;
  6. Copy of a non-expired identification document  (if applicable).

Some additional documents are required from certain applicants and for admission to certain degree programs (see below). The application will be evaluated when all documents are received. At that time, the applicant will be notified of his/her admission status. Temporary acceptance may be granted to applicants who have provided the College with evidence of qualification for admission, but who have not yet submitted official records, test scores, or additional required materials.

All application documents used for the admission process become college property independent of the admission result. The documents cannot be returned. Applicants should keep copies of their documents for reference. Copies of original documents should be submitted to the school.

Applicants whose academic backgrounds do not appear to meet the stated requirements for admission will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for conditional acceptance and will be considered for admission to regular undergraduate status after approval is given by the Ministry of Education (MOE) authorities.


The BA requirements include 45 units of General Education courses, 44 units of General Business Administration courses, 21 units of Concentration courses and 9 units of Elective courses. The program may include an optional minor of up to18 units.


The graduates of the Bachelor of Business Administration Program of the Department will be able to:

  • Graduates from this department will have competencies in Accounting, Economics, Finance, General Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. These skills are honed during a major courses and projects in which they are expected to fully assess the threats and opportunities of the competitive environment and the strengths and weaknesses of an organization.
  • Set purposes, strategies, policies and procedures for a firm.
  • Plan, organize, direct and control the human, financial, material, and information resources of a given organization.
  • Manage the activities of different undertaking that are related to the marketing, human resource, materials, production, information system, finance, and others
  • Make decisions to solve problems and mange conflicts.
  • Analyze the organization as a total system and align it with its environment
  • Carry out research and constancy competently.

Generally, the Department tries to meet the above mentioned goals and objectives by working hand in hand with other higher educational institutions, business and non-business organizations, the government, and the society.