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.

Language Tracks

Experience Business Internationally

Admissions Requirements & 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.

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Sanaa McClendon

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
French Track

My name is Sanaa McClendon, and I'm from Charlotte, NC. I graduated from Merancas Middle College High School, a dual enrollment high school with Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. During the beginning of my senior year, I decided I wanted to study international business. I came across Poole College of Management's IBDD program while doing research on international business programs and knew it was what I wanted because it is an opportunity to learn a new language, live and study abroad, and experience a new culture. I applied to the French track with no prior study of the language and began taking language classes in the second semester of my senior year. I know that when I graduate from NC State and NEOMA Business School, I will be an asset to the business world as it continues to globalize. I am excited to build my foreign language skills and work for a multinational company that will allow me to travel and experience even more cultures.

Vidisha Purandare

Hometown: Cary, NC
Spanish Track

Hi! My name is Vidisha Purandare and I am from Cary, NC. I studied Spanish for three years in high school, so I decided to choose the Spanish track of the IBDD program. The IBDD program was a big reason why I chose NC State. I have wanted to study abroad for as long as I remember, and I know that I want to work and live abroad in the future, so I thought this program was the perfect way to gain an intense immersive foreign experience that would properly prepare me for my future. I also thought this program was a great way to set myself apart from others and show how truly passionate I am about International Business and creating a global community. In addition, I chose NC State because I loved the campus and the Wolfpack culture, which makes this big school feel like a family!

Logan Smith

Hometown: Advance, NC
French Track

My name is Logan Smith and I’m from Advance, North Carolina. I graduated from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Kernersville, North Carolina. The language track that I am enrolled in is the French Track. I chose IBDD because of its uniqueness and rigor. The opportunity to travel overseas and learn about how business is conducted differently, both in a professional and classroom setting is not only valuable but is also a real-life exposure to a new world. Upon graduation from both institutions, I will be equipped with a global mindset and crucial intern experience. Preparing myself for professional success whilst living in a country I have always dreamed of living in is the epitome of making the most of my college experience.

Olivia Christensen

Hometown: Mandeville, LA
Italian Track

I chose NC State because I fell in love with North Carolina during a family vacation. Afterwards, I discovered that their universities were top ranked in the country. My goal was to go to a university that offers excellent programs that fit my interests. I knew that NC State was the perfect fit and after finding out about the IBDD program during orientation, I was even more excited. Every time someone asks me what I like most about my school, I answer that it has top-notch study abroad experiences and an array of opportunities. Being able to study abroad for 2 whole years compared to a summer or a semester is beyond my wildest dreams. I am so excited to be at the chance to live in Italy and fully embrace the culture and become fluent in Italian.

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