General Admission

In what order should I submit my Global Luxury and Management application materials?
You may submit your application materials in any order. However, you will not be able to view what application materials have been received until you submit your online application through The Graduate School at NC State University.

Are interviews required for admission?
Yes, someone from the Global Luxury and Management admissions committee will contact qualified applicants to set up an interview once the online application has been submitted.


Is the GMAT or GRE required for admission?
No, the program does not require applicants to submit GMAT or GRE test scores. If you choose to submit a score (optional), it will be evaluated with your application package.

Where do I have my GMAT scores sent?
If you choose to submit a score, GMAT scores should be sent to: North Carolina State University, Master of Management, GMAT Code: D6L-Q0-48

Where do I have my GRE scores sent?
If you choose to submit a score, GRE scores should be sent to: North Carolina State University, GRE Code: 5496


Who has to take the TOEFL or IELTS?
Citizens of approved countries where English is an official language and the language of instruction in higher education are exempt from the TOEFL and IELTS. International students who have completed one full year of full-time study in the United States or other approved countries are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. All other international applicants must meet the TOEFLor IELTS minimum score for admission. TOEFL or IELTS test date must be no older than two years (24 months) prior to the beginning of the requested entry term.

What is the minimum TOEFL score for graduate admission?
The Internet Based Test (IBT) is gradually replacing other versions of the TOEFL. The minimum IBT TOEFL score for admission is 80. The minimum IBT scores for each section are:

  • Listening – 18 points
  • Reading – 18 points
  • Writing – 18 points
  • Speaking – 18 points

The computerbased TOEFL score must be at least 213 total (with at least 17 on three sections and no section score below 13). The paperbased TOEFL requires a score of at least 550 (with scores of 50 on at least two of the three sections and no section score below 45).

How do I report my TOEFL score?
You can visit the Education Testing Service (ETS) at http://www.ets.org and submit a request to have your TOEFL score report sent to NC State. The institutional code number for North Carolina State University is 5496. There is no need to provide a departmental code on the request form. ETS will report the scores to NCSU electronically. During peak application periods, it may take up to four weeks for ETS to report your score and the Graduate School to attach your score report to your submitted application, even if you make the request long before you submit your application.

What is the minimum IELTS score for graduate admission?
The minimum overall band score must be at least 6.5. Minimum test scores for each section are listed below:

  • Listening – 6.5
  • Reading – 6.5
  • Writing – 6.5
  • Speaking – 6.5

Do you offer financial aid?
NC State does not offer financial aid in the form or graduate assistantships or scholarships at this point. Some students may choose to seek federal student loans. You can find information on the NC State Office of Financial Aid website.

Study Abroad Scholarships: The Study Aboard Office at NC State University offers financial assistance to students studying overseas. These scholarships typically range between $500-$1000. The scholarship application will be available online in mid-August and the deadline will be in September. Please visit the Study Abroad website for details.

Are fellowships or scholarships available?
Yes, the Graduate School at NC State does offer fellowships for graduate students. Students may not apply directly for fellowships but must be nominated by the graduate program. The deadline for most of these fellowships is early March, so students should apply no later than the January application deadline to be considered.

Admission Decisions

Will you notify me if something is missing from my application?
It is your responsibility to request GMAT/GRE scores, send in supporting documents, and submit your application. We will acknowledge receipt of your application and will make an effort to contact you if your application is incomplete. If you prefer immediate verification that your application pieces have been received, we suggest that you use either the tracking number or return receipt service provided by the shipper. Once you submit your online application, you may also log in to the application page and view the items that have been received by The Graduate School.

How will I receive an admission decision?
You’ll receive an official email informing you that a decision has been made and instructing you to log in in to your application to view the decision of admission or denial. (Please note: we will not give admission decisions over the telephone.)

May I reapply if I am denied admission?
All admissions decisions are final. If you are denied admission, you may reapply the following year. The Global Luxury and Management Office holds all applications materials for one year, so you will not need to resubmit transcripts or GMAT scores unless your scores or transcripts have changed.

Am I required to speak French?
No, all instruction is in English. Admitted students will be given information about optional French language courses to assist with basic communication.