Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University

Educating tomorrow's leaders through the active integration of teaching, research, and engagement


Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University, was established in 1992 and is accredited by AACSB International. The business school has a mission to educate tomorrow’s leaders through the active integration of teaching, research, and engagement within the classroom.

They strive to create innovative and intellectual environments that focus on leadership and management in a technology-driven global market. Poole College of Management offers an MBA programme through the Jenkins Graduate School. They have the vision to be distinguished by highly regarded programmes and renowned specialisations and to become the leader in management education.

The business school has developed a strategy to create strong business partnerships, focus on technology and innovation, promote entrepreneurial programmes, and develop international initiatives and alliances. Poole College of Management holds the core values of creating impactful research, success within their graduates, excellence within their classrooms, a diverse campus culture, development of ethical awareness within the student body, and a local and global contribution to economic development.


The Full-time MBA Programme at North Carolina State University’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management has the philosphy of “learning by doing” and immerses students in real-world projects for companies to help gain relevant perspectives on current management techniques.

The programme is committed to providing management education that is up-to-date with today's technology-driven global business environment and is two years long. The curriculum emphasises the management of technology within an organisation.  An integrated core curriculum with a focus on technology, business processes, and practical applications is mandatory and is presented in a collaborative learning environment. Students also choose a specialised concentration that focuses on their chosen career path.  The programme is delivered through simulations, case studies, and projects in the areas of:

  • Communication Skills
  • Networking
  • Negotiations
  • Team Skills
  • Business Ethics
  • Social Responsibility

The technology focus of the programme is delivered through three sources.  First, students take a required course in relation to technology that also integrates the topics of strategy, operations, and managing people in a high-tech environment.  Second, in any concentration students choose, they are required to take technology-related courses such as industrial engineering or computer science. Third, most students admitted to the programme have a strong technology background and are seeking careers in high-tech companies.  Below is a diagram of the course curriculum, provided by Jenkins Graduate School.


Global MBA rankings

Although Forbes and US News do not rank MBAs globally, they were included for their impact in the US

Job integration rate

According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s Business School Ranking: High:  83% job offer three months post-graduation


General information

North Carolina State University, Raleigh 203 Peele Hall,

Campus Box 7103 Raleigh, NC 27695-7103 United States 

t: +1 919 515-2011 

w: www.ncsu.edu

Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University
Frank Buckless
North Carolina, United States
Public business school
203 Peele Hall, Campus Box 7103 Raleigh, NC 27695-7103, United States
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