Dean Ranft shares how your philanthropy fuels innovation in education, research and industry engagement at the Poole College, providing students and faculty with real-world knowledge and experience they can apply today.

Poole College of Management

Your gift enables our students and faculty to boldly Think and Do. You give us the power to do the extraordinary.

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College Overview

We have been making robust contributions to industry since the college was created in 1992. Grounded in entrepreneurship, analytics, technology management and corporate engagement, we are a young, innovative college. Pioneering classroom instruction combines with project-based learning, internships and applied research to give students a solid foundation and confidence-building experience that enables them to bring real-world value to the workplace.

We are on a tremendous trajectory. Your support of our students, faculty and programs during this Campaign will help transform the Poole College of Management from a promising young star into a future-focused, world-class business school. This is a special opportunity to have a far-reaching, lasting influence on NC State, to shape our collective future. Be a part of making the extraordinary possible.

Our Priorities

Extraordinary Opportunity

We are committed to providing keen and curious minds with access to a superior, life-changing education. More than half of our undergraduate students have financial need, and donor investment is an immediate, direct way for you to transform lives. Investment in scholarships, career services, professional development programs and real-world experiences prepares our students for lifelong success as thinkers and doers.

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Extraordinary Purpose

Our faculty is on the front line every day, conducting research, developing curriculum, building relationships with industry partners and ultimately transforming the lives of our students. Retaining and recruiting the best faculty is critical to our continued success; private support allows us to do just that. Our professors build our programs and partnerships, create a vibrant learning environment and increase the recognition and visibility of the Poole College of Management and NC State.

Learn more about faculty bringing research to life for students.

Extraordinary Experience

Our high-touch experiential teaching model that emphasizes technology, critical thinking and informed decision-making sets us apart from other colleges of business. Our students secure real-world experience while at NC State through internships, study abroad, in-class practicum projects and competing in regional and global business case competitions.

Learn more about how Poole College faculty are shaping understanding.

Extraordinary Leadership

Our centers and initiatives — particularly in areas where we are national leaders, such as supply chain and enterprise risk management — provide critical leadership and vision. We are also pioneering business analytics at the undergraduate level. Continued investment allows our students and faculty to move forward with bold ambition to solve the challenges facing businesses now and in the future.

Learn more about how the Poole College Think and Do approach translates into real-life success.

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