New and transfer, full-time day students seeking to major in one of Catawba’s Business Degree programs, including Economics and Finance, may be eligible for a Business Scholarship. The application deadline for consideration is January 5th.
Economics Degree + Finance Degree: The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics & Finance
Launch a career in banking, finance, economics or investment with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance.
If you want to pursue a career in banking, finance, economics or investment, Catawba College’s Economics and Finance bachelor’s degree program provides the perfect foundation. Catawba’s Economics and Finance majors learn the most fundamental concepts of economics, such as supply and demand, before diving deeper into this social science that is all about the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.
Students who are skilled at math, attentive to details, can sift through data to draw effective business conclusions and can make predictions based on data are great candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Finance.
In Catawba’s Ketner School of Business where the B.A. in Economics and Finance is housed, you will enjoy small classes, inspiring and informed faculty, up-to-date technology resources, and an excellent network of regional experiential learning and internship opportunities. These are just a few of the reasons that U.S. News ranks Catawba College #4 among the Best Regional Colleges in the South. Colleges of Distinction also cites Catawba College and its Business programs as noteworthy for demonstrating the distinctions of Engaged Students, Great Teaching, a Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.
Catawba’s Economics and Finance 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.
Minor in Economics
Catawba College offers two different minors in Economics. One minor is for students pursuing one of the business degree programs offered in the Ketner School of Business, and the other Economics minor is for majors in non-business academic disciplines.
Economics and Finance Program Highlights
In the Economics and Finance Bachelor of Arts degree program at Catawba College, undergraduates will learn to research and gather data using software and spreadsheets, and develop key analytical skills that can be applied to an array of industries, from banking and government to healthcare and education. Courses offered in the Economics and Finance major include Principle of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics, Business and Economics Statistics, Money and Banking, and Managerial Finance.
Additionally, faculty in all of Catawba College’s business degree programs, including those in the Economics and Finance program, provide ongoing, individualized advising, with a strictly controlled system of registration, to help business program majors complete their degree programs expeditiously.
Recent courses offered through Catawba’s Ketner School of Business have included a study abroad travel component that has taken students to Japan to explore business culture and the culture of music, and to Israel to explore entrepreneurial culture and mindset. Catawba College students pursuing one of the bachelor’s degree programs offered in the Business School have also arranged independent semester abroad experiences to Cambodia and Panama. Economics and Finance majors may also apply for a Ketner School of Business Travel Award to assist with costs associated with a study abroad experience, if the experience will significantly enhance a student’s educational objectives. Study abroad scholarship amounts vary based on applications received and merit.
Catawba College students pursuing one of the degree programs offered in the Ketner School of Business regularly make research presentations at the state, regional and national conferences of Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL). These FBLA-PBL presentation events are challenging and require research, a written synopsis, and oral presentation in front of many judges, but Catawba students typically are among the top-place finishers. Students in any of the majors offered through the Ketner School of Business also compete at FBLA-PBL conferences in events that test their knowledge and skills.