About the School of Business
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.
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.
Average Class Size
The School of Business operates with an average of 16 students per course for undergraduate classes. The student/faculty ratio in business courses is 14 to 1.
The School of Business faculty is strongly committed to teaching and being recognized by peers as scholars
in their discipline. Through interactive faculty/student relationships, the faculty creates a challenging academic experience. The business faculty also have significant industry experience, allowing them to teach students
how sound theory informs good practice and how academic concepts are applied in business.
School of Business courses are held in the Shearon Harris Building. Constructed in 1982, Harris Building was renovated in 2005. Its special features include:
- a wireless environment
- a smart classroom, with internet connections at each seat;
- break-out seminar rooms; and
- student study rooms.