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

Business Administration


Master of Business Administration



Carolina University Special on Triad Today


Dr. Charles Petitt, President, and Dr. Sandeep Gopalan, Executive VP for Academic Affairs & International, recently filmed a special with Jim Longworth of Triad Today entitled ‘A Salute to Carolina University’. This special will air Saturday, November 28th at 7:30am on abc45 and on Sunday, November 29th at 11am on MY48. Watch the special now:

12 Days of Giving Tuesday: MS Financial Planning


🎵 …And on the 6th day of giving, my CU gave to me…an MS in Financial Planning… 🎵 Lee Brown, CU Assistant Professor of Finance, shares the new program being offered at Carolina University for both on-campus and online students. The program successfully prepares students who seek to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) […]

12 Days of Giving Tuesday: MS Nursing


🎵 …And on the 5th day of giving, my CU gave to me…an MS in Nursing… 🎵 Carolina University Trustee Mark Steele, President and CEO of Salemtowne, a leading Community Care Retirement Community in Winston-Salem, NC, shares the benefits of completing a MS in Nursing and the many options available to someone with this degree.  […]