Many of our faculty at Catawba College are advanced career professionals who bring their experience into the classroom. This type of interaction provides you with real-time problems and challenges in the today’s workplace. These problems can be analyzed in class, with solutions that you can implement tomorrow at your place of employment. One of our Management professors, Dr. Jeffrey Bowe, was recently called to help provide a business valuation for a start-up company looking to bring in investors — or to sell out so the owners can cash out early. He was able to help the owners understand how their investment of time and money would be valued by investors, and how to structure their balance sheet to maximize profit if they sold the company.
Business Management Degree - Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
get the most career options with a degree in business management.
The Catawba College Business Management concentration is the most flexible business degree offered — you learn something about all areas of business so that you can make valuable contributions in any organization. You will receive a broad exposure to all areas of business including accounting, finance, economics, human resources, law, leadership, management information systems, technology, logistics, and strategy.
Our Management degree gives you many options for your career. Management and business administration graduates from Catawba College are ready to lead teams and grow both for-profit and non-profit organizations. These are the skills and knowledge demanded by employers in today’s highly competitive job market. Catawba College business degree graduates are prepared for a lifetime of career advancement in all types of organizations including small business, large enterprises, not-for-profits, and governments.
If you have attended other colleges or universities, the broad and flexible business administration management degree can maximize your transfer credits. We work with every student to bring in the most transfer credits. If you have invested time in school, we want to recognize it in this business management degree.
Our broad-based BBA business degree provides you the knowledge and skills to make the difficult and complex decisions to help any organization reach its goals. Today’s business changes rapidly, and you will have the skills to adapt to new technology and new markets, giving you unlimited career potential.
Many adults return to school to get promoted at their current company. If you are trying to get promoted, this business management degree may be perfect. You will be able to take new knowledge from the classroom and apply it on the job right away. Your new skills can open up promotion opportunities before you graduate.
Other working adults are looking for new opportunities in new industries. We can you help with that goal too. Regardless of your career goals, your Catawba College Career Services team will help you develop an outstanding resume that showcases your prior work experience and new skills and knowledge.
Many Business Management students add the Information Systems concentration to their degree. This is similar to having two minors. The combination helps the Catawba College business program graduate use and manage technology to support business processes and increase efficiency — a highly sought after combination of skills. Adding our technology concentration to the business administration management degree can often be done by replacing electives with concentration courses. This means you graduate at the same time but with two powerful areas of expertise on your resume — a great differentiator in today’s competitive job market.
the bachelor of business administration degree in management
The Business Management concentration in the business bachelor degree program is designed to help you, the busy working adult, enroll as full-time student while meeting your work and family commitments. Our hybrid classes have face-to-face meetings on Thursday evening plus and one Monday evening per month so that you have valuable time with our faculty. If you prefer more flexibility, you can complete this degree fully online from any place with internet access — work, home, hotel, your favorite coffee shop, and in between your children's games.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects Management wages to be among the highest wages reported. Employment growth is expected to remain strong through 2026, and adding the second concentration as noted above can give you an edge for your career. If you are a working adult student you already have work experience, so adding a bachelor degree in business management and administration can accelerate your career.
business management program highlights
Catawba’s Business Management degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) which means that the courses we teach, the way we teach them, and the resources we provide to students in Catawba’s Ketner School of Business adhere to business world best practices. It also means that our faculty are constantly assessing and improving their teaching styles and their curricula to stay in sync with the latest trends and cycles in business.
In a time when many programs focus on large self-taught online courses, Catawba College's small face-to-face and even smaller online courses have continuous interaction, coaching, and mentoring from the faculty. The business management degree faculty are selected based on their commitment to the working adult student who has many other responsibilities — and our faculty respond to you in hours and not days. Their focus is on helping the busy student succeed, while providing new knowledge and skills that can be taken immediately into the workplace. Many of our students are nervous about returning to school after 10, 20, 30 or more years. We understand that and we are here to help.
We support full-time adult students and part-time adult students. Our business degree is flexible to match your schedule and your career goals. You can go to school year round, or take the summer off. You can also take a month off during a semester, and still be a full-time student for financial aid.
We value personal attention because you value personal attention. We believe in small class size, and you are never left to learn on your own. Our faculty are your partners throughout your business degree.
The program includes a capstone simulation experience where you will run a virtual business for a semester, making decisions in every major functional area of a company. Instead of just reading about it in a textbook, you will actually do it. This interactive experience allows you to “put it all together” and practice implementing your knowledge and skills in a challenging yet safe environment. If a decision does not work as expected, the instructor coaches and mentors you for the next set of decisions which provides an opportunity to try out ideas without fear of losing a job due to a bad decision.
Catawba College helps busy working adults in Charlotte maintain full-time employment and earn their Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the same time through flexible evening and online classes at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC).
FUN FACT: We love transfer students!
Our 2017 graduating class had an amazing statistic - 100% had transferred in credits from at least one other college and many transferred credits from 2 or more schools before graduating from Catawba College. Our working adult evening students are on a journey, and we help them finish it.