International Business Dual Degree Program (IBDD)

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 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.

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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.

Admissions Requirements

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.

Application Information

When applying for admission to NC State University, high school students completing the Common Application should select ‘business administration-international business’ as their intended major.

Sydney Swain

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 Fache

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.

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