Earl N. Phillips School of Business

School of Business

Welcome to the Earl N. Phillips School of Business

The Earl N. Phillips School of Business (PSB) is a vibrant, growing school of business with approximately 1,140 undergraduate day students as of the fall semester of 2014. This has grown from 475 undergraduate day students in the fall of 2005.

The programs of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business are formulated to prepare students for the rapidly changing business world. We are fortunate to be located in High Point, North Carolina, a city of 100,000. The City of High Point is a member of the Piedmont Triad which consists of High Point, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem, an area with a population of over one million people.  Some of the national or global companies in the local area include AT&T, Bank of America, Banner Life Sciences, BB&T, Citicards, Daimler Buses of North America, FedEx, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Hanesbrands, Honda Aircraft Company, Klaussner Furniture Industries, Krispy Kreme, Laboratory Corp of America, Lincoln Financial Group, Mack Trucks, New Breed Logistics, Old Dominion Freight Lines, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, Proctor and Gamble, Replacements Limited, Qorvo, Sara Lee Corp, Sealy Corporation, The Volvo Group, Thomasville Furniture, TE Connectivity, United HealthGroup, UPS, Valspar Group, and VF Corporation.

Our vibrant and diverse business community offers many opportunities for internships, guest speakers, field trips, and experiential learning. The School of Business Advisory Board is a strong partner providing feedback on our programs and generating opportunities for both our programs and students.

The results of all these relationships are “real-world” hands-on learning experiences for our students. The faculty members of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business are focused on student success. Whether a faculty member is teaching, tutoring, advising, consulting, or researching, the goal is to increase the value of our students. We realize that our mission is directly tied to the success of our students and alumni. The Earl N. Phillips School of Business offers a vast number of courses in a variety of majors and minors. I would be happy to respond to any questions you might have, as would any of the chairs, faculty, or staff.  Please explore our website and visit our Facebook page.

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Dr. Jim Wehrley, Dean of the Phillips School of Business


To be a dynamic center for learning and professional engagement across the global business environment.


To prepare our students to become tomorrow’s business professionals.

Values Statement

As a community of students, faculty, and staff engaged in continuous learning, our core values include:

  •  A focus on student education and success through the provision of an engaging academic environment
  • An ongoing pursuit of knowledge and scholarship and the encouragement of intellectual curiosity
  • Respect for diversity and other cultures
  • Ethical behavior and conduct


The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.
(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)

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