Male online student, graduate student or older student

Professional Accounting

Mode of Study:
Degree Level:
Undergraduate, Major, Concentration
Degree Types:
Bachelor of Business Administration
School of Business

More Than a Business Degree – Leverage Your Skills & Knack for Professional Accounting

Accounting is a growing field with increasing demand for well-qualified candidates. Earning your Business Administration degree with a concentration in Professional Accounting positions you for a career working in corporations, state or local governments, or entrepreneurships, helping to grow revenue, reduce costs, and contribute to strategic decision-making processes.

Catawba's Professional Accounting graduates work in local and regional accounting firms providing tax, accounting, and audit services, provide managerial decision-making using a knowledge of tax and capital management, and even manage whole accounting departments. They specialize in the healthcare industry, manufacturing, service industries, and other smaller industries where their expert knowledge is most valuable.

Graduates in the Professional Accounting program at Catawba College have gone on to become team leaders, managers, directors, and vice presidents. Our Bachelor of Business Administration degree provides the working adult student a broad base of the knowledge in all areas of business, adding to your established accounting knowledge and preparing you to make important decisions to help your organization reach its objectives.


I couldn’t fathom going through a traditional program after experiencing the block style, it was imperative to my success.

April Mai Roher '17 BBA Graduate

Program Highlights

  • Accreditation

    The Accounting concentration degree program at Catawba College is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Career Aspirations

    If you’re passionate about accuracy, accountability, and data-driven analysis, this business degree in accounting is for you.

  • Expert Faculty

    Faculty in the B.B.A. accounting program are practicing accountants who bring client work into the classroom. Learn how concepts in the textbook are applied in the real word.

True, Personal Attention

We believe in small class size; our biggest classes have 24 students. We value personal attention because you value personal attention. You are never left to learn on your own; our faculty are your partners throughout your business degree.

Flexibility & Support

We support full-time adult students and part-time adult students and are flexible to match your schedule and your career goals. You can go to school year round, take the summer off, or take a month off during a semester while still being a full-time student for financial aid.

High-Touch Environment

Unlike the big online programs at big schools, the online degree program at Catawba College is a high-touch environment. We combine online work with weekly face-to-face faculty time because you want that expertise from a mentor and coach. If you want fully online courses, we have those as well — with faculty who are chosen based on their commitment to being accessible to the working adult student with many responsibilities.

Program Details

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Jobs Catawba College Professional Accounting program graduates become team leaders, managers, directors, and vice presidents. They currently work in these fields:

    • Government
    • Large National Retailers
    • Large Manufacturers
    • Non-profits
    • Healthcare
    • Banks 

Graduate Schools - Graduates of the adult evening Professional Accounting program at Catawba College are ready for graduate study for a:

    • Masters in Accounting
    • Masters in Business Administration 

If graduate school is not your goal, then you are well prepared with a broad-based knowledge of accounting and business so that you can apply your skills at higher levels. 

Contact Us

Office of Catawba Online

2300 W Innes St
Salisbury, NC 28144