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Business Administration

Mode of Study:
On Campus
Degree Level:
Undergraduate, Major, Minor
Degree Types:
Bachelor of Science
School of Business

Learn What It Takes to Make It in the World of Business

Careers and futures in the business world have never been brighter. Earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Catawba College, where we place an emphasis on emerging growth sectors and technologies that are driving the global economy, is a key way you can prepare for success.

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Catawba’s mission is to prepare our Business students for workplace success, whether in a small organization or large corporation, through a strong curriculum based on experiential learning, industry and job relevancy, and curriculum relevance. By placing an emphasis on emerging growth sectors and technologies that are driving the global economy in courses taught by industry professionals and true business experts, you’ll be advantageously equipped to enter a competitive, lucrative, and fast-growing job market.

Students who pursue the B.S. Business Administration major at Catawba choose from one of eight concentrations:

Business degree students also benefit from a strong mentorship program established by Ketner School of Business faculty, Catawba Business alumni, and supportive regional business partners. A variety of programs and professional enrichment activities are provided over the course of the year and organized through the normal function of upper administration. Guest and honorary lectures, social events, business mixers, and organized visits with alumni are just some of these activities.


Eight Concentrations

Focus your education and skill set based on your interests in one of eight concentrations: Accounting, Communication, Economics, Entrepreneurship, General Management, Information Systems, International Business, and Marketing.


Business undergraduates have completed successful internships at Rowan Helping Ministries, KMPG, Philip Morris International in Poland, B/E Aerospace, and Staples. Business majors are eligible to apply for the Ketner School of Business Internship Fund to receive up to a $1,000 stipend to cover expenses while they complete an unpaid summer internship.

I traveled 5,000 miles to get an education from the Ketner School of Business, and I have never regretted that. A tailored curriculum, together with classes made of individual and group work, perfectly prepare one for graduate school and for professional life. The amazing accounting program allowed me to get my first-choice internship and be accepted into every graduate school I applied. Thank you KSOB!

Rafal Baran '16 Business Graduate (Accounting); International Student; Member of the Men's Swimming Team

Program Details

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Travel components of recent business courses have taken Catawba College students to Japan to explore business culture and the culture of music, and to Israel to explore entrepreneurial culture and mindset. Catawba College students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business have also arranged their own semester abroad experiences to Cambodia and Panama. Business majors may also apply to receive a Ketner School of Business Travel Award to assist with costs associated with a study abroad experience, if the experience will significantly enhance a student’s educational objectives.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Business students regularly make research presentations regarding varied aspects of business at the state, regional, and national conferences of Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL). FBLA-PBL presentations, competitions, and other events are challenging, but Catawba Business majors typically are among the top-place finishers.

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Net Price Calculator

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Our calculator is designed to give you an early indication of what type of financial aid you may qualify for if you were attending Catawba College as a first-year, transfer, online, or graduate student.



Jobs Business Administration majors from Catawba College are shaping the business world in the following positions:

  • CPA
  • Financial Advisor
  • Software Support Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Search Engine Optimization Specialist
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Banker
  • Small Business Owner

Graduate Schools  - Grad schools enrolling Catawba College Business majors:

  • UNC-Charlotte
  • N.C. State University
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
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