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At the Poole College of Management, we provide talented students — and top companies — with the leading-edge knowledge and insights they need to thrive in the global marketplace.


We’ve embraced the Think and Do ethos at NC State and designed a curriculum that encourages a high level of engagement with industry across all our programs.

Annette L. Ranft
Dean and Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean’s Chair

The Poole College of Management is young, agile and innovative. It’s also deeply rooted in NC State’s history as a university that excels at science, technology, engineering and math. The result: a dynamic research and learning environment for our students and our partners in business and industry.

Our faculty brings two more ingredients to the mix: real-world experience and a passion for enabling others to succeed. This has led to the creation of research-learning initiatives like our Business Sustainability Collaborative, Consumer Innovation Consortium and world-renowned Supply Chain Resource Collaborative, among others. For students, we’re a bustling college at the forefront of business education, providing experiential learning that prepares career-ready graduates. For companies big and small, we’re a bridge that connects research and best practice.

At the Poole College of Management, we’ve enjoyed a remarkable rise in national reputation since our founding in 1992. Bloomberg Businessweek places Poole among the top 50 undergraduate business programs and top 40 undergraduate and master of accounting programs. U.S. News & World Report places our Jenkins MBA program at #52 in the U.S., and the Economist has the our MBA program in its Global 100.

And we’re just getting started.

Top-40 Accounting Programs

Public Accounting Report ranks our master’s and bachelor’s in accounting at No. 32 and No. 34 respectively.

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Full-Spectrum Business

We offer world-class undergraduate, graduate and executive education, providing students from freshmen to seasoned practitioners the knowledge needed to gain a competitive edge. From accounting and entrepreneurship to finance, leadership, marketing, economics and more, we cover the full spectrum of business education, and our graduates leave here ready to start or redefine their careers.

Our diverse student body — more than 2,700 strong — hails from across North Carolina, the United States and the world. Through honors programs, internships, international programs and unparalleled applied learning, we prepare them for long-term success. We collaborate closely with companies in Raleigh’s thriving downtown, the wider Research Triangle and beyond. More than 200 employers have recruited directly from our college, finding the talent they need to meet current and future business challenges.