Experience Business Internationally
Poole’s International Business Dual Degree incorporates two years of study at NC State, two years of study at an international partner institution, two internships, two languages and two degrees from two institutions–all in four years! If you have strong language skills and want to pursue a global business career, this is the program for you. We offer five language tracks from which to choose.
In addition to being admitted to the Poole College, students must:
- demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of language proficiency in the desired language track.
- Meet with the Director of Global Programs, Mr. Robert Sandruck, for an informational interview
- Visit NC State and take the foreign language placement test or complete the SAT Subject Test in the designated language before graduating from high school.
Once admitted to the program students must students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to go abroad to the partner school.
Hi! I’m Kaylin Lang, a second-year student in the German track of the International Business Dual Degree Program!
Why did I choose NC State, Poole College of Management and International Business Dual Degree (IBDD)?
The simple and quick answer is because of the incredibly unique and challenging (in a good way!) International Business Dual Degree Program. I always knew I wanted to study abroad in college, but this program will allow me to work and live abroad for two full years!
Thoughts on Studying Abroad: I dreamed of studying abroad in Italy long before I even thought about where I would go to college or what I would study. When I heard about the international dual degree program at NC State, I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do. I have always been interested in learning about new cultures and experiencing new places.
Sarah Trustman Eve
Thoughts on Studying Abroad: Hello! My name is Sarah, and I am currently living in France. (Does it count as “living” if I have only been here for 2 weeks?). A little back story of how I got here…I went into my senior year of high school not having a clue about where I wanted to go to college.
Sydney came to NC State and the IBDD Program from North Mecklenberg High School, in Huntersville N.C. She studied French in high school and learned Spanish and Creole while volunteering in the Dominican Republic throughout high school and during her first semester at NC State. Sydney was active in campus life during her two years at NC State, as a member of Alpha Kappa Theta sorority and as a University Sustainability Steward. She excelled academically and was a teaching assistant for a finance professor. Sydney completed her first internship in global supply chain management with Biomerieux, a French medical research and pharma company based in Durham, N.C.
Sydney is now studying and living in Reims, France at NEOMA Business School. She will spend three semesters taking the remaining business courses in French and completing a second internship again at Biomerieux in France. Sydney will graduate in June 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from NC State and a Bachelor of Science in International Management from the NEOMA Business School.
Anthony started the program in Reims, France as a first-year student at NEOMA Business School. After completing two years at NEOMA, Anthony moved to Raleigh, N.C. and joined a group of European students enrolled at NC State University for the second half of the IBDD Program.
Anthony started at NC State in fall 2013, taking courses in human resource management, information technology, supply chain/operations management, U.S. business law, and other business and general education classes. He selected human resource management as his concentration and took several upper level human resource management courses.
In January 2015, Anthony began an internship in the Human Resources Department of Caterpillar. In this position, he managed the internship training program for incoming interns. After finishing the 22-week internship and completing his degree at NC State, Caterpillar invited for an additional year to help improve and facilitate campus recruiting while still managing the summer intern program. In this role, Anthony has responsibility for assisting in the recruitment and training of interns throughout the Caterpillar Building Construction Product Division.
Anthony plans to return to France and begin a career in human resource management. His time at NC State and Caterpillar has been invaluable to the launch of his global business career.