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Mission and History

When you choose an education at NC State University, you’ll take advantage of active integration of teaching, research and engagement. We create an innovative intellectual environment and focus on creating management skills for a technology-rich, global marketplace.

Our History and Values

NC State University has been at the forefront of innovation for 125 years. We saw an opportunity to expand even further and established the College of Management at NC State in 1992. Our vision then and now is a broad, integrated curriculum in business management with a focus on technology.

In 2002, the college launched its MBA program.

The strength and relevancy of the college’s programs led to two naming gifts, with the Jenkins Graduate School of Management being named in 2007, and the college as a whole being named the Lonnie C. Poole, Jr. College of Management in December 2010.

Named in honor of Benjamin (Ben) P. Jenkins III, vice chairman and president of the General Bank at Wachovia Corporation, the Jenkins Graduate School is comprised of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, the Master of Accounting (MAC) program, the Master of Management, Marketing Analytics (MMA) program, the Master of Management, Risk and Analytics (MRA) program and the Graduate Economics Program.

As leaders in management education, we value excellence in teaching and the impact of our research in an environment of diverse cultures, ideas, and insights. We also seek to develop our students’ ethical awareness and help foster their success while contributing to local and global economic development.

An AACSB-accredited organization, the Poole College of Management is led by Frank Buckless, Dean and Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. Chair.