CIU and Midlands Technical College Formalize Articulation Agreement for Business Students

January 08, 2018

Columbia International University and Midlands Techical College (MTC) have formalized an agreement that will allow a seamless transition into CIU for MTC students who are pursuing a degree in business management.

Midlands Technical College President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames and Columbia International University President Dr. Mark A. Smith signed the Memorandum of Understanding January 8, 2018.

Under this new partnership, MTC students who earn credit through the completion of an MTC Associate of Applied Science in Management will have those credits applied to CIU’s online Bachelor of Science degree in Business or CIU’s on-campus Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, which will be offered beginning in the Fall 2018 semester.

“We’re always looking to open the door of opportunity even wider for our students to continue their higher education journey,” said Rhames. “MTC students have transferred to CIU for many years, but this agreement gives our Business Management students a seamless path to having their credits transfer and achieving their education goals.”

Smith says the agreement advances academic and career opportunities for many students, and it fosters ties between the schools. 

“CIU has always had a great relationship with Midlands Technical College, and this further strengthens our partnership,” Smith said. “We look forward to many years of cooperation. A special thank you to Dr. Rhames for this day.” 

Students can save more than $16,000 per year in tuition by starting at MTC and transferring to CIU. In addition, MTC students who enroll in CIU’s business programs may be eligible for a tuition discount at CIU.

Prospective students interested in attending MTC to pursue a business management degree should call 803.738.8324. MTC students and alumni can learn more about transferring to CIU by calling the CIU Admissions Office at 800.777.2227.