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Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
  • University Selectivity
  • University Yield
  • Job Offers
  • Average Salary
  • Top Industry
  • School Status
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
2801 Founders Drive
Nelson Hall
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, United States

Poole College of Management

Undergraduate students in the NC State Poole College of Management pursue a comprehensive study of business through majors in accounting, business administration, and economics, each with specialized concentrations. Enriched by a global management perspective and opportunities for international study, our programs incorporate project-based learning, dual-degree program options, and an emphasis on professional development. Internships within the chosen discipline and strong industry involvement help our students prepare for successful careers in today's competitive global market.

What Current Students Say See All 5 Comments >

The location of the school, being in one of the tech hubs of the east coast, allows for more entrepreneurial and technological focus. There is a diversity amongst the professors, from old and Southern to young and foreign.

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Events Calendar

  • Jun 17
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    MBA Information Session (Research Triangle Park Campus)

    Durham, NC

    During the information session, program staff will discuss the curriculum and admissions process, and alumni will share their personal experiences. These events include question and answer sessions, as well as opportunities for prospective students to speak with admissions representatives one-on-one. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Jul 14
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    MBA Information Session (Main Campus)

    Raleigh, NC

    Information sessions are open to prospective students for all of our MBA programs. Program staff will discuss the curriculum and admissions process, and alumni will share their personal experiences. These events include question and answer sessions, as well as opportunities for prospective students to speak with admissions representatives one-on-one.

About North Carolina State University


Admissions Selectivity
46% North Carolina State University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. High school GPA
  3. SAT/ACT scores
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
26500% 26,500
46% 46
48% 48
46% School Selectivity
48% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not offered
Additional Requirements:

Freshman - HS transcript, SAT or ACT (w/ writing) required; Transfer - 30 hrs of college credit, one each college English and college calculus; International - above plus English proficiency proven through exam (many options of acceptable exams)

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
3745% 3,745
43% 43
58% 58
43% Program Selectivity
58% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

English proficiency exam for international applicants from non-English speaking countries. Many options of exams are acceptable.

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 3.0
  • Other transfer requirements College level freshman English & college level calculus, both with a "C" or better. Completion of two semesters on campus.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 66
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Good record of solid college prep high school coursework, and strong GPA, and competitive SAT or ACT.


Other 37%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 20%
  • Manufacturing 6%
  • Non-profit 2%
Cisco Systems 18
Top Employer
  • IBM 15
  • Fidelity 5
  • Credit Suisse 4
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
98% Poole College of Management 78% Average Across All Schools

More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
85% 85
62% 61.74527272727272
85% Receive Offers
57% 57
59% 59.252482758620694
57% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
13% 13
16% 15.83261363636364
13% Receive Offers
13% 13
17% 16.796475409836066
13% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
2% 2
9% 9.05625
2% Receive Offers
81% Graduates seeking full-time employment
18% Graduates not seeking employment
70% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
2% 2
Data not provided
42% 42
Data not provided
General Management
15% 15
Data not provided
Human Resources
2% 2
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
4% 4
Data not provided
10% 10
Data not provided
2% 2
Data not provided
3% 3
Data not provided
20% 20
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
5% 5
Data not provided
Consumer Products/Retail
2% 2
Data not provided
2% 2
Data not provided
Financial Services
20% 20
Data not provided
1% 1
Data not provided
2% 2
Data not provided
6% 6
Data not provided
2% 2
Data not provided
2% 2
Data not provided
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
1% 1
Data not provided
2% 2
Data not provided
10% 10
Data not provided
4% 4
Data not provided
1% 1
Data not provided
37% 37
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
4% 4
Data not provided
U.S. South
84% 84
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
5% 5
Data not provided
U.S. West
1% 1
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Credit Suisse 13
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network 11
  • Cisco Systems 9
  • Bank of America 7
  • Ernst&Young 6
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 312
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 889
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
The Poole College of Management houses its own Career Development Center within the college. Student support services include: career coaching, internship and co-op opportunities, employer information sessions, panel discussions, corporate visits, professional development workshops, professional etiquette dinners, resume critique by business professionals, and career fairs each fall and spring. International internships are available.


$ $ $ $ $
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $6,038
  • Fees $2,168
  • Expenses $10,492
$ $ $ $ $
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $19,491
  • Fees $2,168
  • Expenses $10,492
37% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 1% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 74%
  • Merit 10%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year


Average Class Size
  • Poole College of Management
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
105% 97
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
53% 31
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Poole College of Management 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Financial Economics
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
More Information
Business Program Classes
14% Less than 20 Students 11% More than 50 Students
75% 21 to 50 students
31 Average number of students in non-business required electives
74 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • BUS 495:Marketing Practicum
  • MIE 495:HR Practicum
  • ACC 495A: Internal Audit Practicum
  • ACC 495B:Sustainability Metrics Practicum
  • EC 495: Evolution of Economic Doctrine
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2011
Degrees Offered
  • BS in Business Administration
  • BS in Accounting
  • BA in Economics
  • BS in Economics - Business Concentration
  • BS in Economics
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
109% 109
47% 47
Prominent Faculty
  • Stacy Wood, Langdon Distinguished Professor of Marketing

    Marketing Research

  • Mark Beasley, Deloitte Professor of Enterprise Risk Management and Director, ERM Initiative

    Enterprise Risk Management

  • Robert Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management

    Supply Chain Management

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Internship and co-op opportunities including full- and part-time, during the academic year and in summer. International internships encouraged. For-credit internships available in some areas of study.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Management students are encouraged to to participate in a wide variety of international study opportunities: semester or year abroad, summer programs abroad, faculty-led summer international programs and special spring break study/service opportunities. Students are able to take both general education and business courses. Several dual degree program opportunities are available as well, currently with universities in France, Germany, and Italy.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Management students provide community service through their involvement in student clubs and organizations. All of our student groups emphasize community service as an important aspect of professional development.


36% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 99% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1280 75th Percentile Score on SAT 28 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
84% 84
Asian American
5% 5
African American
5% 5
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
Student Citizenship
95% 95
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
5% 5
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
0% 0
19 Average age of full-time students
93% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
56% 56
81% 81


Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 19,338
Alumni Donations
$208 Average Gift $10,861 Largest Gift

Charles Stallings, Sr VP Institutional Fixed Income Sales

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Philip Rivers

    Quarterback, San Diego Chargers

  • Emerson Fullwood

    Corporate Vice President-Retired,Chief Staff & Marketing Officer, Xerox

  • Ann Marie Pecht

    Sr Attorney, US Dept of Justice