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Business Administration

Whether you’re interested in managing your own projects or teams, developing successful marketing campaigns, working in the field of finance, or finding your own way in the world of business, our NEW Business Administration program offers a number of options to help you meet your goals. With six distinct pathways within a solid business program, we offer training that will help you foster the success of both projects and people.
Students working in Excel

If you are detail-oriented and have great organizational, time-management, communication and technological skills, you have come to the right place. Each pathway within our program is designed to help you align your studies with your goals. Whether you choose an emphasis in Marketing, Banking & Finance, Management, or Operations Management, you’ll have a solid foundation in core concepts for working in these professional environments. Plus, with the specialized fields of study, you’ll gain a competitive edge in the market place.

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Certificates are also available as options within our Business Administration program. Learn more.

EXPLORE RELATED PROGRAMS

Program of Study Credential/Outcome Eligible for Financial Aid Course Scheduling Location
Accounting Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Pendleton
Accounting, Office Specialist Emphasis Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Pendleton
Administrative Office Technology Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Pendleton
Administrative Office Technology, Medical Emphasis Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Pendleton
Administrative Support Diploma Yes Day,Evening Pendleton
Bookkeeper Certification Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Web-based w/Instructor Online
Bookkeeping Certificate No Day,Evening Pendleton
Business Administration Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Pendleton
Business Administration, Banking & Finance Emphasis Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Pendleton
Business Administration, Entrepreneur Emphasis Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Pendleton
Business Administration, Management Emphasis Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Pendleton
Business Administration, Marketing Emphasis Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Pendleton
Business Administration, Operations Management Emphasis Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Pendleton
Business Foundations Certificate Yes Day,Evening Pendleton
Business Research Certificate Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Web-based w/Instructor Online
Customer Service Noncredit, QuickJobs, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Mentored Learning Lab Pendleton
Data Analysis Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Web-based w/Instructor Online
Data Entry Clerk Certificate Yes Day,Evening Online,Pendleton
Digital Marketing Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Web-based w/Instructor Online
Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management Certificate Yes Day,Evening Online,Pendleton
Event Management & Design Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Web-based w/Instructor Online
Human Resources: SHRM Noncredit, CEU/Recertification, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Evening Pendleton
Law School for Non-Lawyers Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Evening Pendleton
Leadership Development Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Web-based w/Instructor Online
Management Certificate Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Web-based w/Instructor Online
Media Arts Business Certificate Certificate No Day Pendleton
Medical Office Specialist Certificate Yes Day,Evening Online,Pendleton
Mobile Marketing Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Web-based w/Instructor Online
Office Support Specialist Certificate Yes Day,Evening Online,Pendleton
Online Marketing Certified Associate, OMCA Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Web-based w/Instructor Online
Presentation Media Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Web-based w/Instructor Online
Real Estate & Real Estate Appraiser Noncredit, QuickJobs Call 864-646-1700 Day,Evening Pendleton
Small Business Start-Up/Entrepreneurship Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Evening Online,Pendleton
Social Media for Business Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Web-based w/Instructor Online
Workplace Communication Certificate Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Web-based w/Instructor Online

Graph of some starting salaries for banking & finance careers

Banking & Finance 
This emphasis is designed for students interested in acquiring the skills needed to succeed in the banking and finance industry. From the core program to the specialized electives, you’ll concentrate on management skills, bank operations, credit and collections and customer service, all of which will help you gain entry-level positions in this exciting field.

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Entrepreneur

In addition to the knowledge, skills and abilities developed in the Business Administration degree, an emphasis in Entrepreneur/Small Business expands the students’ understanding of how to develop and manage entrepreneurial enterprises.

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Food service manager starts at around $40k salary, human resource assistants start at about $30k salary, and retail manager start at around $35k salary

Management 
Successful organizations are operated by good managers. Businesses and industries are expanding in South Carolina, creating excellent opportunities for trained managers in marketing, retail, human resources, administration, finance, supervision, and information management. Management students receive broad training in the major areas of management and are well prepared to provide leadership in the changing workplace. Students will learn techniques for team building, problem solving, and effective resource utilization.

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Customer service representatives make around $42k salary, meeting/convention/event planning make close to $30k salary, and sales and related workers make close to $45k salary

Marketing 
From product promotions to consumer behaviors and from retail strategies to advertising, the emphasis on Marketing is one of our top-requested programs by students and employers. Marketing is used in nearly every career field and the training you will receive will help you succeed no matter where you find your passion.

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Bar graph of some starting salaries for Operations Management careers

Operations Management 
With this pathway, you’ll learn what it takes to create the highest level of efficiency possible within an organization. From studying about materials and labor, goods and services, and supply and demand, you’ll gain the knowledge needed to maximize value for the consumer and profit for the company.

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Career Pathways for Success

Career Pathways for Success
Students who are still in high school may consider taking college courses now to get a jumpstart on completing your degree at Tri-County. View a sample pathway here or here.

Transfer Agreements

Transfer Agreements 
For students who wish to continue work toward a four-year degree, we encourage you to work with your advisor on the steps that are best for your plans. We do have agreements already in place for students to work toward a BS in Business Administration from The Citadel and from Southern Wesleyan University (with concentrations in Accounting, Management, or Small Business and Entrepreneurship). Learn more about transfer options here.

ACBSP Global Business Accreditation

Fully Accredited
ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, will ensure that you gain the right skills from your educational investment.
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Connect With Us

Division Office

(864) 646-1350
bps@tctc.edu
Pickens Hall, Room 101

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Program Director:

Tracy Ethridge
Telephone: (864) 646-1308
Email: tethridg@tctc.edu

Academic Advisor:

Briana Johnson
Telephone: (864) 646-1493
Email: bjohns26@tctc.edu