Ketner School of Business

At the Ketner School, you will be immersed in business education that prepares you to tackle the world’s most significant challenges.

Summer 2022 MBA Graduates with President Nelson, Dr. Nelson, Dr. Trammell, and Dr. Hiatt

We take pride in blending training for the ever-changing world of business, meaningful experiences, and the enduring values of liberal studies.

You will learn from our exceptional teacher-scholars in both traditional business disciplines such as Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, and Marketing, as well as in business-adjacent disciplines such as Communication, Computer Science, Data Science, Digital Media, and Mathematical Sciences.

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Our Programs



A Business College of Distinction

The Ralph W. Ketner School of Business at Catawba College recently received the 2023-2024 Business College of Distinction award from the Colleges of Distinction. This award was given to the Ketner Business School for its outstanding Career Development initiatives for its undergraduate students, and commitment to affordability compared to other institutions. The Ketner Business School offers a comprehensive listing of major programs in both its traditional undergraduate and online programs.

ACBSP Accredited

Catawba College is accredited by the prestigious Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs for: Accounting (BA); Business Administration (BS) with concentrations in Accounting, General Management, Marketing, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Information Systems, and Communication; Business Administration (BBA online) with concentrations in Business Management, Information Systems, and Professional Accounting; and Economics and Finance (BA). ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model ensuring you will gain the skills employers want.



Business Degree Jobs & Grad Schools

Business Administration majors from Catawba College are shaping the business world in positions including CPA, Financial Advisor, Software Support Analyst, Web Developer, Search Engine Optimization Specialist, Human Resource Manager, Banker, and Small Business Owner.

Graduate schools enrolling Catawba College Business majors include UNC-Charlotte, N.C. State University, and UNC-Chapel Hill.

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