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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 in Business Administration degree program will prepare you for a career as a prospective member of management in a wide variety of industries. With extensive training in all phases of organization, management, and business procedures, Business Administration graduates are qualified for most entry-level positions in business, such as manager-trainee, junior accountant, or sales representative.

The Business Administration degree program offers pathway options which prepares you for employment in either  hospitality or marketing. A pathway of hospitality management prepares you for entry-level employment in the hospitality industry. A pathway in marketing gives you the knowledge, skills, and ability to qualify for entry-level marketing positions within the business industry.

Students in Business Administration program are required to participate in supervised cooperative work experience internship to provide them a working knowledge in their field of study. In addition to the traditional classroom delivery of instruction, the HGTC Business department is a leader in the offering of online courses.

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

Career Outlook

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 Horry-Georgetown Technical College's Office of Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:

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

Curriculum Sequence

General Education Core  
ENG 155 Communications I** 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications** 3
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra** 3
  Humanities* 3
ECO 210 Macroeconomics or ECO 211 Microeconomics 3
  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 from the following courses
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3
BAF 101 Personal Finance 3
BAF 260 Financial Management 3
BUS 210 Intro to E-Commerce in Business 3
BUS 220 Business Ethics 3
BUS 240 Business Statistics 3
HOS 140  The Hospitality Industry 3
HOS 150 Hotel Management 3
HOS 161 Event Management 3
HOS 164 Travel & Tourism 3
HOS 255 Food Service Management 3
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3
MGT 201 Human Resources Management 3
MGT 240 Management Decision Making 3
MKT 110 Retailing 3
MKT 111 Media Relations 3
MKT 120 Sales Principles 3
MKT 135 Customer Service Techniques 3
MKT 240 Advertising 3
  TOTAL 27
Students interested in Business Administration should talk with their advisor; it is recommended students take the following elective courses:
ACC 124 BAF 101 BAF 260
BUS 240 MKT 110 MKT 135
MGT 201    
Students interested in Hospitality should talk with their advisor; it is recommended students take the following elective courses:
HOS 140 HOS 150 HOS 161
HOS 164 HOS 255 MKT 135
Students interested in Marketing should talk with their advisor; it is recommended students take the following elective courses:
BAF 101 BUS 210 BUS 220
MKT 111 MKT 135 MKT 240
MGT 201    
Students interested in Esthetics should talk with their advisor; it is recommended students take the following elective courses***;
COS 151 COS 152 COS 156
COS 157 COS 158 COS 164
Students interested in Sports Tourism & Recreation Management should talk with their advisor; it is recommended students take the following elective courses.
BUS 220 MGT 150 MGT 240
MKT 135 SPT 101 SPT 105
SPT 107 SPT 108  
Students can elect to take SPT 272 as a second internship or a course under the "Additional Business Administration Courses" list above.  



*Humanities: Choose from ART 101, HIS 101, 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.

***Esthetics Certificate: Students will also have to complete COS 221 (Facial Practice, 2 credits) in order to fulfill the graduate completion requirements for the certificate in Esthetics.

HGTC Transfer Agreements!

  • Transfer to a senior institution to earn your Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
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