Education Management Corporation (EDMC) is a provider of post-secondary education in North America. The Company offers academic programs to its students through campus-based and online instruction, or through a combination of both. The Company manages its operations through four segments, which are The Art Institutes, Argosy University, Brown Mackie Colleges and South University. Its educational institutions offer students undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral degrees, and certain specialized non-degree diplomas in a range of disciplines. These disciplines include media arts, health sciences, design, psychology and behavioral sciences, culinary, business, fashion, legal, education and information technology. The Company�s schools in the United States are licensed to offer post-secondary programs in the state in which it is located, accredited by a national or regional accreditation agency and certified by the United States Department of Education.