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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Get the Semester Off to A Good Start: A Message to Future and Current Educators


Dr. Eunjung KimAssistant Professor of EducationMoore School of Education As the fall semester gets closer to us, I think again about how we as educators inspire students to work better and prepare for the future and how I start my courses with special populations of students; they are pre-service and in-service teachers/educators, who influence young […]

Presidential Scholarship for International Students


English / Português / Español Seven historic colleges and universities merged together to create Carolina University which is now one of the fastest growing universities in the United States. There are numerous reasons for the rapid growth including the value proposition for students and their families. Carolina University offers the highest academic excellence in numerous […]

Triad Today Interview with Carolina University President, Dr. Charles Petitt


View the video below to watch Jim Longworth interview Dr. Charles Petitt about special scholarships and upward mobility at Carolina University. For questions about the scholarship opportunities discussed, please contact Admissions at 336-714-7922.