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Global Summer Institute

The Poole College of Management is offering an exciting international opportunity, the Global Summer Institute. This 4-week, virtual program offers internationally-focused courses delivered primarily synchronously so students can engage with faculty, students and partners from around the world.


May 19, 2021 – June 18, 2021

Application Opens: November 16, 2020

Application Deadline: April 1, 2020



Includes two courses (6 credits) and Institute related activities; Cost is the same for in-state and out-of-state students


  • Globally-focused courses with NC State faculty
  • International professors and industry speakers
  • Cultural activities from around the world
  • Virtual corporate visits
  • Engagement with other NC State students


  • Earn 6 credits in 4-weeks toward a Poole major or minor
  • Broaden your international exposure through courses and cultural experiences
  • Receive a Global Summer Institute certificate at the end of the program
  • Connect daily with NC State students and faculty through engaging, live classes


M 380 – Doing Business Globally

All students in the Global Summer Institute will meet together in one section of this interactive and globally focused course to learn how culture, economics, and other trends impact business around the world. Students will engage in simulations, attend international guest lectures, participate in virtual corporate visits, and engage in cultural activities such as cooking classes and tango lessons

Select One From Below

Students select one course from the following list. Each course covers the same material as is taught in a traditional class, but will also incorporate more international examples, cases, and theories to broaden students’ global perspective.

  • ACC 220 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 320 – Financial Management
  • BUS 360 – Marketing Methods
  • BUS 370 – Operations Management
  • BUS 464 – International Marketing
  • MIE 310 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • MIE 330 – Human Resource Management

Global Summer Institute Podcast

Interested in learning more? Listen to the 10 minute podcast episode where Rob Sandruck, Director of Global Programs, and Ellen Frost, Associate Director of Global Programs, discuss the format of the institute and what students can expect.

Episode 7 Global Summer Institute Transcript