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Business Administration - Associate in Applied Science Degree

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If the world of business is your kind of challenge, HGTC's Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business Administration degree will prepare you for a career as a prospective member of management in a wide variety of industries. With extensive training in all facets of organizational behavior, management, marketing, and accounting/finance, AAS Business Administration graduates are qualified for most entry-level positions in business, such as assistant manager, sales representative, marketing analyst, etc.

The Business Administration degree program offers pathway options which prepares you for employment in business administration, esthetics, hospitality, management, marketing, massage therapy and sports tourism and recreation management. Each of the specific pathway options offer a variety of specialty classes related directly to the pathway that will help prepare you for a career within its related industry.

Students in the AAS Business Administration program are required to participate in supervised cooperative work experience internship to provide them a hands-on job experience in their field of study.

The AAS Business Administration degree can be completed via face-to-face, hybrid (50% face-to-face/50% online), and 100% online options. To offer the highest degree of flexibility to our students, the AAS Business Administration degree is available 100% online from the comfort of your own home.

For more information, contact:
Theresa Strong - (843) 349-7559

Business Administration graduates find that they are highly-sought employees, with skills that qualify them to be manager trainees, junior accountants, or sales representatives. Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:

  • Public relations
  • Banking
  • Education, legal and medical offices
  • Construction companies
  • Investment firms
  • Retailers
  • Real estate companies
  • Government agencies

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Employment Opportunities

  • Brittain Resorts
  • Carolina Opry
  • City of Myrtle Beach
  • Horry County Government
  • Santee Cooper
  • Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority
  • HTC
  • Margaritaville Restaurant
  • Tanger Outlets

Career Pathways

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning, saving you time and money.
Go to the University Transfer page for more information.

Curriculum Sequence

General Education Core  Course Title
Semester Credit Hours
ENG 155 Communications I** 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications** 3
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra** 3
  Humanities*/** 3
ECO 210 Macroeconomics or
ECO 211 Microeconomics
  TOTAL 15
Business Administration Required Core  
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 121 Business Law I 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
MKT 101 Marketing 3
BUS 270 SCWE in Business "Internship" 3
  TOTAL 21
Additional Business Administration Courses
Select 27 credit hours from the following list of courses.
Students wishing to take Esthetics or Massage Therapy should see those specific pathways for course requirements.
Business Administration Hospitality Management Marketing Sports Tourism
ACC 124 HOS 140 MGT 120 MKT 110 SPT 101
BAF 101 HOS 150 MGT 150 MKT 111 SPT 105
BAF 260 HOS 161 MGT 201 MKT 120 SPT 107
BUS 210 HOS 164 MGT 240 MKT 135 SPT 108
BUS 220 HOS 255   MKT 240  
BUS 240        
ECO 210        
ECO 211        
  TOTAL 27

*Humanities: Choose from ART 101, HIS 101, HIS 201, MUS 105, PHI 101, or REL 103.

**For transfer to senior institutions, students should select the following transfer courses: ENG 101, ENG 102 and SPC 205 for ENG 155 and ENG 160; MAT 110 or 120 for MAT 101 and, HIS 201 for Humanities to satisfy Reach Act requirement.