The Ralph W. Ketner School of Business includes fields of study in:
- Business Administration
- General Management
- Information Systems
- Communication Arts
- Economics and Finance
- Sustainable Business and Community Development
Dr. Pamela Thompson
About the School of Business
The Ketner School of Business is named in honor of Ralph W. Ketner of Salisbury, N.C. Mr. Ketner is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board and Co-Founder of Food Lion, Inc. He also serves as a member of the Catawba College Board of Trustees.
The mission of the business school is to prepare traditional and nontraditional students for successful personal, business, and professional careers by blending a strong foundation in the liberal arts with the highest quality business education and to build upon the College's Judeo-Christian values by providing an environment where students can develop into business and professional leaders of the highest moral character.
The Department of Business & Economics offers a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Economics & Finance. The B.S. in Business Administration offers five concentrations: Accounting, Economics, General Management, Information Systems, and Marketing. The Department of Business & Economics also offers minors in the following areas: Accounting, Business Administration (for non-majors only), Economics, Information Systems, and Marketing. The Department of Communication Arts offers a B.A. in Communication Arts and a Minor in Communication Arts.
The Ketner School of Business also participates in the interdisciplinary B.S. in Sustainable Business and Community Development with the Environmental Science Program. Other business-related programs on campus may be found in Music, Theatre Arts, and Physical Education.