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At the Poole College of Management, we provide talented students — and top companies — with the analytical capabilities and creative insights they need to thrive in the global marketplace.


At the Poole College of Management, we instill an entrepreneurial mindset in all our students, so that each of them will bring creative and innovative thinking to bear on business problems. And we build analytical skills into every program, so graduates leave here ready to lead — whether in a two-person tech startup or a Fortune 500 boardroom.  We’re also deeply rooted in NC State’s history as a university that excels at science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 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 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 Financial Times has ranked our Jenkins Professional Online MBA program in its Top 20 worldwide.

And we’re just getting started.

#1 in Online MBA program delivery

Financial Times, 2018

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 4,300 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.

The college is fully accredited by AACSB