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.

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News

Fall Sports Kick-Off at CU

9/13/2021

Jacob HeckAssociate Head Men’s Basketball CoachSports Information Director The Bruins have hit the ground running this fall with Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, and Men’s Soccer all in action. Women’s Volleyball is off to a strong start and sits at 2-1. They began the season with some road matches, but will return home this month. On […]

Health Education at Carolina University

8/31/2021

Watch Dr. Amanda Martin, Public Health Program Director and Dr. Steven Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics, speak on Triad Today about Carolina University’s Public Health and Interdisciplinary Studies programs. To learn more about either of these degrees, check out our program web-page here: https://carolinau.edu/academics

Mancakes Essay Contest Winner

8/26/2021

Dr. Petitt and Forsyth County Sheriff, Bobby Kimbrough, present rising high school senior, Chris Thorns, with a full first year scholarship to Carolina University. Watch the attached video to learn more about Chris and his impressive essay.