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This is where the brightest future business leaders prepare for success in the ever-changing global marketplace.

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Why Poole College?

In the Poole College of Management, your path to success is your own.

Our fields of study are at the forefront of today’s business landscape. You can choose from majors in accounting, business administration or economics, with a variety of concentrations to help tailor your learning. Or you can supplement your major — inside or outside the college — with a minor in accounting, business administration, business entrepreneurship or economics.

Whatever course of study you pursue, you’ll have access to high-quality academic support, connections to internships and jobs with top employers, global learning opportunities and a variety of other hands-on learning experiences that teach you how to think analytically and prepare you for real-world success.

Nearly 50%

of incoming undergraduates are internal or external transfer students


average weighted high school GPA of students admitted to Poole College in 2021


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Our Extraordinary Students

Hear about the Poole College experience from the students themselves. Explore student stories to help you imagine what your experience could be like.

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A Path for Everyone

At Poole College, we believe that no matter your background, you can find a road to success with us. We’re committed to welcoming everyone and making our college a positive and inclusive place to learn.

Whether Poole is the first step in your college journey or where your growth will continue to accelerate, you’re in good company here. Around half of our students transfer to the college from other NC State colleges or other institutions of higher learning. To help you find your path, all first-year students participate in our Management First-Year program, which helps you explore majors and select the one that fits your interests and goals.

To make college more accessible, Poole College offers 20 to 30 competitive scholarships for our current and incoming students. We also help our students navigate and secure scholarships and financial aid at the university level.

Dive Into Poole College

If you see a future in business, we want to help you have a vibrant student experience and walk alongside you as you pursue your academic, professional and personal goals.

There are a variety of ways to learn more about Poole College and NC State. Find out how to start your journey with us.