The School of Business at Meredith College provides an academically challenging learning environment where students develop critical thinking skills in all areas of business, with an emphasis on teamwork, communication, leadership, and ethical decision-making.

The School of Business at Meredith College exists to provide an academically challenging learning environment, where students develop critical thinking skills in all areas of business, with emphasis on teamwork, communication, leadership, and ethical decision making.

Excellent teaching is complemented by strong faculty-student relationships, by faculty scholarship that enhances our curriculum, and by service to the College and to the Central North Carolina community.

We aspire to be nationally recognized for exceptional business education, preparing undergraduate women and graduate students to inspire, create, and lead with integrity in the global economy.

Core Values 
In all our relationships, we demonstrate our steadfast commitment to the core values of:

  • Integrity – We strive to be honest, ethical, and professional in our dealings with others. We take personal responsibility for our actions. 
  • Excellence – We set high expectations for our community through academically rigorous programs that promote critical thinking, intellectual growth, and uncompromising standards. 
  • Leadership – We provide an environment where individuals develop the self-confidence, courage, and conviction to inspire others toward common goals. In particular, we are dedicated to the leadership development of women in business and as global citizens. 
  • Respect – We value the skills, strengths, and perspectives of each member of our community and encourage the free exchange of ideas. We strive to treat everyone fairly and with courtesy, dignity, and respect. 
  • Achievement – We are dedicated to success by empowering every member of our community to achieve both personally and professionally and to grow intellectually through the pursuit of life-long learning.
AACSB Logo for Business.



Top Business School for Women
– College Consensus

Less than 6%

of business programs worldwide are AACSB-accredited


 average faculty/student ratio for undergraduate and graduate students

Central Location

provides access to internships and jobs at top corporations and organizations

Guest Speakers

 connect students with experts in their fields of study

Approximately 20​

undergraduate and graduate business programs


At Meredith, students gain the skills and knowledge needed for today’s competitive and complex global business environment. Through hands-on experiences, intimate class sizes, and robust internships, students gain the confidence and connections they need to succeed in their chosen careers.

Marie Johnson Business major standing with book in hand and students walking in the distance.

Marie Johnson, ’20
Business Administration and Fashion Design Major
Inside Sales Account Manager II, Lenovo


  • 100% of students have completed 120-hour internships.
  • 100% of students surveyed were employed or in graduate school a year after graduation.
  • 98% felt well prepared for their career.
  • 98% would attend Meredith if they started college again and 100% would recommend Meredith to others.

Source: 2022 Survey – Undergraduate Business Alumnae

Hear firsthand from students and alumnae/i how their Meredith experience launched or accelerated their business careers.

With support from her advisors, business administration major Remay Pemba, ’24, pursued a passion for finance, studied abroad, completed multiple internships, and prepared for her chosen career.

Jackson Mathis, ’21, originally came to Meredith wanting to go down the project management route, but after completing an internship with a global software company, discovered a new career direction. With the help of professors and mentors within the MBA program, he transitioned to a position as a senior analyst.


Recent graduates of the Meredith College School of Business have been hired by top organizations, including 

  • Amazon
  • Cengage Group
  • Cisco Systems INC
  • Credit Suisse
  • Eaton
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Guidant Global
  • Hobbs Properties
  • Lenovo
  • Martin Marietta
  • MetLife
  • PPD
  • Prometheus Group
  • SAS
  • Truist
  • Wolfspeed
  • Workwave
“The Business School strengthened my ability to be collaborative. 95% of the work was based on projects, so I went into my career already having the ability to collaborate and take on perspectives that weren’t my own. And the connections I made with other students and faculty were amazing.”
Logan Alphin
Logan Alphin, ’19
Marketing and Events Manager, Media HUMAN
“I attended Meredith’s Virtual Career Fair and am so grateful that I did. I received an invite to interview with one of the companies and later accepted a position. I believe having my MBA at such a young age set me apart from other, more experienced candidates.”
Christina Cowperthwait
Christina Cowperthwait, ’19, ’20 (MBA)
Vendor Start-up Manager for Novartis, IQVIA

Contact Information
Office of the School of Business
Harris 111
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