Ralph W. Ketner School of Business

You’ll find an entrepreneurial spirit throughout our Ketner School of Business with 11 majors and a 4+1 MBA program. To thrive in today’s global business environment, you need to be collaborative, decisive, and responsible.

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The Ralph W. Ketner School of Business consists of the Department of Business and Economics, Department of Communication, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Center for Entrepreneurship and Experiential Development, and an online Bachelor of Business Administration program via Catawba Online.

Programs in this school include:


ACBSP Accredited

Catawba College is accredited by the prestigious Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs for: Accounting (BA), Business Administration (BS), Business Administration (BBA online), and Economics and Finance (BA). ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model ensuring you will gain the skills employers want.

Additional Programs

We also offer opportunities to explore your passions in a variety of specialized areas such as music business, communication, computer science, theatre administration, information systems, mathematical finance, and more through our relationships with non-business departments.

The Ralph W. Ketner School of Business at Catawba College recently received the 2022-2023 Business College of Distinction award from the Colleges of Distinction. This award was given to the Ketner Business School for its commitment to engaging students, quality teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes. The Ketner Business School offers a comprehensive listing of major programs in both its traditional day and online programs.

About the School of Business