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The Ralph W. Ketner School of Business includes fields of study in:       

Jay Abraham

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Dr. Eric Hake

Associate Dean for External Affairs & Marketing
Dr. Jamie Slate

About the School of Business

The Ketner School of Business is named in honor of the late Ralph W. Ketner of Salisbury, N.C. Mr. Ketner was the Chairman Emeritus of the Board and Co-Founder of Food Lion, Inc. He also served as a member of the Catawba College Board of Trustees.

acbsp.gifThe 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 eight concentrations: - Accounting, Communication, Economics, Entrepreneurship, General Management, Information Systems, International Business, 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 B.A. degrees in Communication Arts and Integrated Marketing Communication and a Minor in Communication Arts.

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Experiential Development (CEED) integrates academic excellence, creativity, innovation, and hands-on experience, the program gives students a detailed understanding of, and necessary skills, to run a small business, to launch their own venture, to take a leadership role in a venture, or to take on an intrapreneurial role in a mature organization. 

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. 


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