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Catawba Accounting graduates enjoy one of the highest pass rates on the CPA exam in North Carolina. Some occupations related to Accounting include:

  • Budget Analysts
  • Cost Estimators
  • Loan Officers
  • Financial Analysts and Personal Financial Advisors
  • Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents
  • Bill and Account Collectors
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

Recently, accountants have assumed the role of management analysts and are involved in the design, implementation, and maintenance of accounting software systems. Others who perform similar work include computer programmers, computer software engineers, and computer support specialists and systems administrators.  Read more »


Graduates from the Economics program have numerous opportunties in in various career fields and graduate programs. Some of which include:

  • Federal Government (FDIC, EPA, Federal Reserve, etc.)
  • State Governments (Labor Departments, Commerce Departments, etc.)
  • Business (Analyst, Forecaster, Sales, Management, etc.)
  • Graduate School (Public Policy, Economics, Law School, etc.)


General Management

The General Management concentration at Catawba College prepares students to enter careers in a number of different areas and enables them to perform a broad range of duties in virtually every sector of the economy. Students are prepared to enter graduate school if they choose or to coordinate and direct support services to diverse organizations such as:

  • Insurance Companies
  • Computer Manufacturers
  • Hotels
  • Retail Operations
  • Government Offices

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Information Systems

Catawba IS graduates work as programmers, help desk specialists, systems analysts, network administrators, and trainers. Some start their own business in IT consulting, while others have worked as crime scene investigators. Information systems graduates have a lot of options with their advanced technology skills and education, the benefits of the liberal arts curriculum at Catawba, and internships. Many graduates attend graduate school at UNC Charlotte and UNC Greensboro. Both of these schools are within an hour of Catawba and both have excellent Masters and Ph.D. programs in technology related disciplines. Read more »


A student whose concentration is in Marketing can expect to enter an exciting field and, if talented, will always be in professional demand. Concentrating in Marketing can lead to a variety of interesting and well-paid careers including:

  • New product development
  • E-Commerce management
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing research
  • Sales
  • Industrial and retail buying
  • Distribution management
  • Retail management
  • Non-profit marketing (museums, theatres, symphonies, etc.)