Learn What It Takes to Make It in the World of Business
Careers and futures in the business world have never been brighter. Earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Catawba College, where we place an emphasis on emerging growth sectors and technologies that are driving the global economy, is a key way you can prepare for success.
Catawba’s mission is to prepare our Business students for workplace success, whether in a small organization or large corporation, through a strong curriculum based on experiential learning, industry and job relevancy, and curriculum relevance. By placing an emphasis on emerging growth sectors and technologies that are driving the global economy in courses taught by industry professionals and true business experts, you’ll be advantageously equipped to enter a competitive, lucrative, and fast-growing job market.
Students who pursue the B.S. Business Administration major at Catawba choose from one of eight concentrations:
- Accounting Concentration
- Communication Concentration
- Economics Concentration
- Entrepreneurship Concentration
- General Management Concentration
- Information Systems Concentration
- International Business Concentration
- Marketing Concentration
Business degree students also benefit from a strong mentorship program established by Ketner School of Business faculty, Catawba Business alumni, and supportive regional business partners. A variety of programs and professional enrichment activities are provided over the course of the year and organized through the normal function of upper administration. Guest and honorary lectures, social events, business mixers, and organized visits with alumni are just some of these activities.
Catawba College Business Programs
Prepare to succeed in a career in the world of business with a Business Degree from Catawba College. Careers and futures in the business world have never been brighter and earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Catawba College is a key way you can prepare to shine in that world. Our mission is to prepare our business degree students for workplace success, whether in a small organization or large corporation, through a strong curriculum based on experiential learning, industry and job relevancy, and curriculum relevance. We place an emphasis on emerging growth sectors and technologies that are driving the global economy.
Focus your education and skill set based on your interests in one of eight concentrations: Accounting, Communication, Economics, Entrepreneurship, General Management, Information Systems, International Business, and Marketing.
Business undergraduates have completed successful internships at Rowan Helping Ministries, KMPG, Philip Morris International in Poland, B/E Aerospace, and Staples. Business majors are eligible to apply for the Ketner School of Business Internship Fund to receive up to a $1,000 stipend to cover expenses while they complete an unpaid summer internship.
Travel components of recent business courses have taken Catawba College 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 a bachelor’s degree in business have also arranged their own semester abroad experiences to Cambodia and Panama. Business majors may also apply to receive 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.
Business students regularly make research presentations regarding varied aspects of business at the state, regional, and national conferences of Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL). FBLA-PBL presentations, competitions, and other events are challenging, but Catawba Business majors typically are among the top-place finishers.
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Jobs - Business Administration majors from Catawba College are shaping the business world in the following positions:
- Financial Advisor
- Software Support Analyst
- Web Developer
- Search Engine Optimization Specialist
- Human Resource Manager
- Small Business Owner
Graduate Schools - Grad schools enrolling Catawba College Business majors:
- N.C. State University
- UNC-Chapel Hill