Welcome to the

Patterson School of Business

A Business Degree for the Future

Welcome to the Patterson School of Business at Piedmont International University. The Patterson School 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.

The Patterson School of Business will give you a business degree for the future.

Business Administration


Master of Business Administration



Gopalan Writes Op-ed on China Trade Deal


Dr Sandeep Gopalan, Vice Chancellor and Executive Vice President of Piedmont International University, published an opinion article in The Hill discussing the trade deal with China. The article notes that “the devil really will be in the details, as the cliche suggests. The fact that China obtained an immediate victory — a cancelled tariff increase — while relinquishing […]

Gopalan Interviewed on radio program about Immigration Article


Dr Sandeep Gopalan, Vice Chancellor of Piedmont International University, was interviewed by the Rick Ungar show, a nationally syndicated program, on October 9th. The interview focused on Dr Gopalan’s article in the Hill analyzing President Donald Trump’s immigration health insurance proclamation. The interview is available for streaming here:

Gopalan Pens Op-Ed on Immigration Proclamation


Dr Sandeep Gopalan, Vice Chancellor and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, authored a new op-ed article in the Hill about the President’s proclamation on immigration. The proclamation seeks to suspend entry for certain immigrants they do not possess health insurance or adequate financial means to cover medical expenses. The opinion article notes that the […]