The Poole College of Management is deeply rooted in NC State’s history as a university that excels at science, technology, engineering and math.

Poole College’s commitment to preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders has included taking an innovative approach to leadership and management education by emphasizing analytical problem solving and an entrepreneurial mindset. The establishment of Business Analytics Initiative complement’s the college’s educational programs, which focus on preparing individuals for careers in a technology-focused global marketplace.

Our Programs


The growing use of business analytics to drive business strategy and performance throughout organizations has created a parallel rising demand for individuals who understand how to use business analytics to solve business issues. The Poole College of Management offers a Business Analytics Honors Program for our undergraduate students to prepare them to help organizations understand and make data-driven decisions.

Graduate & Certificates

The Business Analytics Certificate helps to develop management professionals who are skilled in big data analysis and decision-making. This certificate program provides management professionals with advanced skills and techniques to address both specific and industry-wide business problems.

Our Master of Management, marketing analytics concentration develops innovative problem-solvers prepared to solve the global market’s biggest data-driven challenges.

Practicum Projects

The NC State Poole College of Management prepares students for careers through the integration of classroom and applied learning. Practicum experiences are a key part of our academic programs, providing discipline-specific capstone experiences that enable our students to apply their classroom learning and other career development activities to help companies solve real-world challenges. The students will have successfully completed at least three courses involving business analytics prior to beginning the Business Analytics Practicum.

Executive Education

NC State Executive Education’s online programs offer
custom-designed, expert-led, interdisciplinary learning opportunities for early to mid-career professionals seeking information, accreditation and confidence in their fields. The Data Science program allows early to mid-career professionals with limited to no data science background to leverage their real-world skills while experiencing an expert-led series of courses designed to meet today’s demand for data-driven analytics and strategic, data-based decision-making.

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