A graduate student, online student, or older student.

MBA, Business Administration

Mode of Study:
Degree Level:
Graduate, Major
Degree Types:
School of Business

Online | No GMAT/GRE | Affordable | Flexible

Applications Now Accepted for Fall 2022

Whether you’re looking to advance your position or get started on a new career path, Catawba College’s Online Master of Business Administration can get you there. You can get your MBA in one year with our accelerated program or take up to two years with our more balanced timeline.

Business graduate

Ready for your next promotion or considering a career pivot? From starting your own business to becoming a C-suite leader, we understand how important an MBA may be to achieving your goals. We also know it needs to be affordable, flexible, engaging, and provide focused learning in today’s top business topics.

Built with today’s business demands in mind, the Catawba MBA is incredibly flexible. It may be completed in as little as 12 months, or you can take up to 15 to 24 months for those who need to take more time due to demanding work, family, and community commitments.

You will develop your personal strengths, build core business knowledge, sharpen analytical and critical thinking skills, and learn to lead high performing teams. You’ll be prepared to navigate complex problems and transform obstacles into positive outcomes.

  • Complete in as little as 1 year (4+1)
  • Flexible – Start in the Summer, Fall, or Spring semesters
  • Courses offered in 8-week block formats
  • Coursework 100% Online
  • No GMAT or GRE Required
  • Small class sizes

The Catawba MBA program will help you explore the entrepreneurial spirit that drives the American economy and was embodied by the work and teachings of Ralph W. Ketner, the co-founder, President, and CEO of Food Lion (Food Town, est. 1957).

The MBA is a 33-credit hour degree, with a 21-credit hour core and 12-credit hour specialization in General Management.



The Ralph W. Ketner School of Business offers undergraduate business degrees that are accredited by the Accreditation Committee for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 

Accelerated Online Program

4+1 (1-Year MBA)

You can major in any program and still graduate in 5 years with an MBA. Each course is 8 weeks in duration and all courses are completed online.

2-Year MBA

The Catawba MBA can be completed in up to 24 months by those seeking a more balanced experience. Each course is 8 weeks in duration and all courses are completed online. The 2-Year MBA course outline may be adjusted for students who plan to graduate in 15-24 months.

MBA Program in Action

Catawba MBA students with a background in business gain a deeper understanding, while those without a business background gain the training and fundamentals they need to be successful as a business leader. Our robust online program allows students to do their coursework on their own pace.

Program Details

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As a graduate of our MBA program, you'll be ready for a career or promotion in areas such as:

  • Accounting
  • Healthcare
  • Marketing
  • Banking
  • Business Management



Our faculty members have multiple decades of experience teaching and administering graduate level programs and look forward to offering students a rigorous and relevant graduate education.

Contact Us

MBA Graduate Program

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