Poole College of Management is an important arm of NC State University in the US. It has been in operation since 1992 and takes a special interest in the commercialization and management of technology and innovation in a global marketplace. Coursework is forward-focused and fine-tuned for the international business community.
Business and management are rapidly evolving in the face of 21st-century technology and globalization. Tomorrow’s entrepreneurs will require a range of specializations in order to be competitive, and Poole College responds with multidisciplinary crossovers into everything from the biosciences to environmental sustainability.
Poole College of Management also has strong international aspirations. Through the college’s ‘Go Global’ campaign, students are encouraged to study abroad, pursue international internships or enroll in dual degree programs that will send them overseas for part of their academic career. To that end, Poole College has developed strong ties with universities and companies overseas.
The following are the main degree programs offered by Poole College of Management:
Poole College of Management offers undergraduate degree options in accounting, economics and business administration. These courses include general studies in the sciences and liberal arts, and students can develop specializations through electives. Experience is gained through internships, co-ops and project work.
Master of Business Administration
NC State’s MBA program includes full- and part-time options. This is a comprehensive business education with seven distinct concentrations. The MBA program emphasizes the management of technology and innovation.
Master of Global Innovation Management
Of particular interest to internationally minded professionals and entrepreneurs, the MGIM program lasts one year and results in a dual, international master’s degree (one from NC State and another from Université Paul Cézanne). Students spend one semester in France and another in the US before completing an international internship. A global luxury concentration can also be added to this program.
Master of Accounting
This 31 credit hour program equips students to take on professional accounting challenges in a 21st-century context. This program can be completed in one year if taken full-time, or it can be divided into a two-year, part-time program.
Economics Graduate Program
This program combines the resources of Jenkins Graduate School of Management with those of the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics. The coursework explores microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, with the addition of field courses that apply theory to real-world situations.