HGTC, FMU Partnership for Business Administration

Staff Report

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) and Francis Marion University (FMU) recently signed an articulation agreement between the colleges establishing a business administration transfer agreement.  After completing the two-year Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration degree at HGTC, students will be able to transfer to FMU to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Francis Marion School of Business in just two years. 

“HGTC is thrilled about this new partnership with FMU for our Business Administration students.  Prior to this agreement, only a few business-related courses were direct transfers to FMU,” said Theresa Strong, Academic Chair & Professor-HGTC Department of Business Administration.  “With the completion of HGTC’s Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration, students can transfer directly to FMU and begin their Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as juniors.” 

“FMU is one of our greatest partners as they have opened the door to so many transfer agreements with us,” said HGTC President, Dr. Marilyn M. Fore.  “This latest two plus two degree with FMU is a wonderful opportunity for our local business students, who want to remain in our community, to begin with us.  These agreements not only benefit our students but also our entire area.” 

The partnership smooths the transition for business students and provides substantial cost savings along the way. All credits earned at HGTC will transfer to FMU.

“This agreement further enhances the close collaboration between HGTC and FMU and provides an opportunity for HGTC students to earn one of the finest business baccalaureate degrees in SC. I remain indebted to Dr. Fore and her staff for making these joint initiatives so substantive and sustainable.” says Dr. Fred Carter, president of Francis Marion University. 

The agreement has been officially signed by both Dr. Fred Carter, President at FMU and Dr. Marilyn M. Fore, President at HGTC. 

The transfer agreement is available to students now with financial aid and scholarship opportunities. 

Fall classes at HGTC begin August 24, and financial aid and scholarships are readily available.  

To learn more about HGTC’s Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration, visit the program webpage or contact Theresa Strong, Academic Chair and Professor, at 843-349-7559 or Theresa.strong@hgtc.edu