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Culture and Community

The Jenkins Program aims to bring people of multicultural backgrounds together to share their diverse experiences to grow personally, academically and professionally.

Our Community

Here at Poole College, you will join a community of like-minded people with whom you’ll form lasting relationships — whether in class, through one of our many extra-curricular activities or at one of our frequent social and professional events.

We consistently hear that our students and their partners develop close, lifelong friendships with classmates, faculty and staff during their time in the program.

It’s the personal connections I made that far exceeded my expectations of any MBA program.

Gabrielle McQueen

Senior Data Team Lead, IQVIA

Community Standards

At NC State MBA, we purposefully cultivate a close-knit community committed to upholding values of integrity, excellence and professionalism. This strong foundation is designed to support your path towards becoming a thriving business leader. Here are a few of our key principles:

  1. Commitment to Integrity: At Jenkins MBA, we are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of integrity, ethical behavior and leadership in all aspects of our academic and professional journey.
  2. Code of Student Conduct: We expect all members of our community to adhere to the NC State Code of Student Conduct, fostering an environment where the dignity and rights of every member are respected.
  3. Academic Excellence: Academic integrity is at the core of our community. We pledge to neither give nor receive unauthorized aid, ensuring the integrity of our programs.
  4. Classroom and Professional Etiquette: In our classrooms, we prioritize attendance, punctuality and active engagement. We believe that professionalism is crucial, from being well-prepared to respectful device usage.
  5. Teamwork and Communication: Collaboration is key to our learning and professional growth. We emphasize teamwork, conflict resolution and professional communication both in person and online.

Student Organizations

Meet students, network with business leaders, have fun, get involved in service projects or build leadership skills with student organizations.

Calling all future grad students! Swing by @luckytreeraleigh on March 8 from 8-10 for coffee and convo with the #NCStateMBA, Master of Management and @NCStateMAC programs. Admissions teams will be there to answer all your questions about these dynamic degrees, the Poole community and life at NC State! 

Prospective and admitted students welcome - coffee's on us! Just register via link in bio to save your spot.
See first-hand what our master’s degrees have to offer at NC State Poole College of Management! 🎓

Learn more and register at the link in our bio. @NCStatePoole
Dive into the effects of the Panama Canal slowdown with Rob Handfield, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at NC State’s Poole College of Management. Learn how drought is disrupting global shipping and supply chains: 

1️⃣ Drought-induced water conservation measures affecting canal operations. 
2️⃣ Significant drop in traffic, leading to delays and increased costs. 
3️⃣ Insights into the global shipping and supply chain impacts.

#PanamaCanal #SupplyChainInsights #PooleFacultySpotlight #PooleThoughtLeadership #SupplyChain @NCStatePoole
Time is running out! Secure your spot in our Full-Time MBA program this August by applying before the March 1 final deadline. Don't miss this opportunity to take your career to new heights! 

Head to the link in our bio to complete your application today!

#FullTimeMBA #ApplicationDeadline #LinkInBio @NCStatePoole
🎉 Breaking News! 🎉 

Our NC State Online MBA Program continues to climb the ranks in Business Analytics! We're thrilled to announce that our Online MBA program has been ranked #7 by U.S. News and World Report.

Join us in celebrating this achievement and our commitment to excellence in business education! 

#NCStateMBA #BusinessAnalytics @NCStatePoole @NCState @NCStateOnline
We're launching a new online graduate certificate in Business Sustainability @ncstate! 

Through this flexible program, students will learn to drive innovation through sustainable business strategies.

Click the link in our bio to learn more about the curriculum, faculty, application details and more.

@NCStatePoole @bsc.poole.ncstate
2400 calories, 12 doughnuts, 5 miles, 1 hour. Will you answer the call of the 2024 Krispy Kreme Challenge? We’re sponsoring 45 MBA, Master of Management Risk & Analytics (MRA), and Master of Management Marketing Analytics (MMA) students for this year’s fundraising event.

Learn more and register today @ the link in our bio.


#GradPack #PoolePack #ThinkAndDo
Jessica Day is redefining leadership. An alumna of our #NCStateMBA, McLauchlan Fellow, Town Council Member, and Knightdale’s Mayor, she’s building a strong reputation. Her commitment to lifelong learning through the Jenkins MBA program echoes the values of community empowerment, growth, and unwavering dedication.

Head to the link in our bio to learn more about Jessica! 

#NCStateMBA2023Recap @kdalenc
Meet Dave Lennon ’07, a remarkable Jenkins MBA alumnus whose journey is as inspiring as it is adventurous! 

From starting his career with a Yellow Pages cold call (yes, you read that correctly!) to his pivotal role at Amazon's Project Kuiper, his path has been filled with diverse experiences. Dave's story teaches us that embracing curiosity and seizing opportunities can lead to remarkable places.