Welcome to the

Patterson School of Business

A Business Degree for the Future

Welcome to the Patterson School of Business at Carolina University. The Patterson School of Business prides itself for delivering a highly student-centric business education designed to prepare students for successful careers in the modern job market.

The world of business is undergoing significant disruption enabled by technology. The growing use of automation, powered by analytics and artificial intelligence means that many routine business tasks can be performed by machines more efficiently than human beings. In such a milieu, a business graduate has to be prepared to leverage technology to maximize efficiency and work with analytics tools. In addition, the business graduate has to develop uniquely human traits such as empathy and compassion and enhance skills such as intercultural communication and teamwork.

As a new business school, the Patterson School of Business (PSB) is aiming to deliver a mission-based and differentiated business education that meets societal needs. This is comprised of elements including: 

  1. Business has social responsibility and a non-negotiable duty to the community
  2. Neighborliness is intrinsic to business activities
  3. Employees, natural resources, and all stakeholders are not instrumentalities; they are entitled to intrinsic respect and consideration
  4. All business activities must be based on honesty, trust, justice, and accountability
  5. Business exists to serve societal needs and not solely to earn short-term profits

The Patterson School of Business will give you a business degree for the future.

Featured Degrees

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News

Carolina University End-Of-Fiscal-Year Newsletter

6/4/2021

WRAPPING 2020; COMING FALL 2021 What a year it has been! While 2020 had its complications with COVID-19 and shutdowns, it was also a year of triumphs and achievements. At Carolina University, we work steadfastly to persevere through the unknown, grow in our community, and develop a nurturing culture for our students, faculty, and staff. […]

Recovery of Labor Markets

6/3/2021

Dr.Hyunjyung OhAssistant ProfessorPatterson School of Business The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced employment 14 times as much as the one after the financial crisis in the late 2000s and accelerated income inequalities. Since the working-age employment rate was high across the OECD countries in 2019 even as immigration soared and minimum wages rose, and the labor […]

The Value of the Profession of Sociology

5/24/2021

Dr. Nicole OehmenDirector and Assistant Professor of SociologySchool of Arts and Sciences I was reminded, after re-reading it in the text I assigned to my Law and Society class last session (Invitation to Law and Society: An Introduction to Real Law by Kitty Calavita) and after falling into the Dan River on a kayaking trip with […]