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

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MBA

News

CU Alumni Named Head Soccer Coach at Millennium Charter Academy

9/3/2020

Alumnus Adrian Gonzalez (Class of 2020) was recently named the head soccer coach at Millennium Charter Academy in Mt. Airy, NC. Gonzalez was a captain on the CU Bruins soccer team for three years, leading the team to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) South Regional Championship in 2019. Gonzalez began playing soccer when he […]

Statement Concerning the Loss of One of Carolina University’s Promising Stars

8/31/2020

The faculty, staff, administration and student body are saddened by the tragic death of our promising freshman business major and soccer team member Emmanuel Konneh. Emmanuel’s accidental death occurred while swimming with friends this afternoon. A native of Liberia, Emmanuel was an outgoing sweet spirited person that enjoyed his friends and teammates and loved attending […]

President Petitt Addresses Race Relations at Carolina University

8/28/2020

Dr. Charles Petitt, President of Carolina University addressed the student body about race relations this past week for the first chapel session of the 2020 academic year. Watch his message in the video below: