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General BusinessGeneral Business - Associate in Science

If the world of business is your kind of challenge, HGTC's Associate in Science in General Business 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, General Business graduates are qualified for most entry-level positions in business, such as manager-trainee, junior accountant, or sales representative.

While some of the courses in the General Business degree program transfer to a senior institution, this degree is not designed as a "transfer" degree, but, rather, is a career degree that prepares you for employment.

In addition to the traditional classroom delivery of instruction, the HGTC Business department is a leader in the offering of online courses that can be taken via the Internet. In fact, you can attain the HGTC Associate Degree in General Business entirely online! 

HGTC's General Business program is accredited. For more information about HGTC's accreditations, click here.

Credit Requirements: 69 semester credit hours

Career Outlook

General Business 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
  • Banks
  • 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 Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:

  • Carolina Opry
  • Margaritaville Restaurant

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