Stand-alone Courses

Show employers that you have a fundamental understanding of business practices and gain a competitive advantage within your chosen field –– enroll in summer business courses now.

There is a variety of business courses in Poole –– including featured courses BUS 225 Personal Finance (Adulting 101) and BUS 280 Business Essentials. Choose from the list below and be sure to check in with the NC State Class Search for the most accurate information on the course schedule.

Business courses don't require prerequisites and they don't have any restrictions.

BUS 225: Personal Finance (Adulting 101)

Have you ever wondered:

  • How do I make a budget I can stick to?
  • Do I need a credit card in college? After college? If so, what’s the best card?
  • What are the steps to buying a car?
  • Should I rent or buy a house?
  • What’s the best plan for paying off my student loans?
  • How do I save for retirement?

Come find these answers and many more this summer in BUS 225 Personal Finance. No prerequisites necessary and designed with non-business majors in mind. Poole majors should consult their Poole advisor prior to registration.

Check the Class Search and Register

BUS 280: Business Essentials

Are you a non-business major interested in developing the business fundamentals you need to be successful in your future career? An understanding of business basics will give you an edge when preparing for careers in engineering, science, design, communications –– and more.

This course covers finance, marketing operations, strategy and organizational behavior and is designed especially for non-business students.

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Other Stand-Alone Courses

There are other stand-alone courses frequently offered in the summer that don’t require prerequisites across accounting, marketing, economics and other business disciplines. Check the NC State Class Search to see what’s offered in Summer I and Summer II sessions.

Previously offered Poole summer courses that don’t require prerequisites:

  • ACC 210 Concepts of Financial Reporting
  • ACC 280 Survey of Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • MIE 201 Introduction to Business Processes
  • EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • EC 205 Fundamentals of Economics, etc.


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