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

BBA

Master of Financial Planning

MFP

News

 Remembering Carol Greear

4/18/2022

Former professor Carol Greear passed away on Monday morning, April 11, 2022 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.  For 34 years, she served as professor of biology at Piedmont Bible College (now Carolina University).  According to her online obituary, numerous pastors and missionaries point to Mrs. Greear as one of the primary reasons they chose […]

Eighth Annual 40 Days & 40 Nights of Prayer

3/4/2022

Join us at Carolina University for a time of unrelenting prayer from March 8th – April 17th. You are invited to take the forty day prayer challenge with the CU family as we collectively ask God to increase our love for each other. Our chapel theme this year has been ‘and the greatest of these […]

Signs and Wonders – Deaf Studies students making a difference in their community. 

2/23/2022

Ninety-five percent of CU’s Deaf Studies students are distance learners, some of whom are international students. This program offers students a chance to work within their communities while studying to earn their degree in Deaf Studies, which reduces “brain drain” and helps communities grow/thrive. This last week, CU’s Deaf Studies department received some great news […]