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Supply Chain Management Education at Poole College of Management & Jenkins Graduate School of Management

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Founded in1887 by the North Carolina General Assembly under the provisions of the national Land-Grant Act, North Carolina State University has provided more than a century of service to the state and nation. Sharing the distinctive character of land-grant universities nationwide, NC State has broad academic offerings, national and international linkages, and large-scale outreach, extension and research activities. With more than 33,000 students and about 8,000 faculty and staff, NC State is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education, research and economic development, and is globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics strengths.

The university is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50 public universities and ranked by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s as a national best value, a ranking that combines academic quality and cost. Beginning their freshman year, NC State students start work on their major right away - whether it is conducting research alongside faculty or starting a challenging co-op or internship. While the student population is large, faculty and staff are accessible, friendly and helpful; large classes are always paired with smaller discussion sections or labs.

The Poole College of Management’s curriculum provides students the knowledge and skills needed to launch careers in our dynamic global business community. Graduates will be prepared to seek positions with large corporations, small firms and startups, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, or to start their own businesses. Others choose to pursue advanced studies in law, professional accounting, economics and business administration. The Jenkins Graduate School of Management is an innovative and intellectual environment where tomorrow’s leaders learn through the active integration of teaching, research and engagement. It includes the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accounting (MAC), Master of Global Innovation Management (MGIM) and Graduate Economics (ECON Grad) programs that prepare students for today's technology-rich, global marketplace.

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Academic Programs



Undergraduate Program

  • BS Business Administration - Operations/Supply Chain Management Concentration: The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration focuses on core business functions. All students study finance, marketing, supply chain, human resource management and information technology before declaring a concentration for more in-depth study. Students concentrating in supply chain learn how to develop and evaluate business processes, perform strategic and tactical supply chain planning, and manage the activities and resources that transform inputs into finished goods and services.

Graduate Program

  • MBA with Supply Chain Management Concentration: In the MBA program at North Carolina State University’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management, you will learn by doing – working on real projects for companies, gaining a real-world perspective and experience that can be applied immediately in your life and career. You will make decisions about your education that will help you distinguish yourself in today’s competitive global marketplace and make a real impact with real preparation and solid qualifications to meet and surpass real-world expectations.
  • The Supply Chain Management concentration curriculum is supported by the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC), an industry-university partnership that represents a broad spectrum of industries dedicated to the development of future supply chain professionals. This partnership provides faculty and students with an opportunity to work with professional supply chain managers at all levels of responsibility, tackling real industry situations through structured team projects. It also serves the member companies by providing applied research and knowledge to help them achieve supply chain excellence.

NC STATE Features

Many students and faculty from around the globe call Raleigh home. The Research Triangle region surrounds the NC State campus where many of the country’s leading, Fortune 500 technology, research and pharmaceutical companies are located. NC State’s Centennial Campus is home to more than 130 corporate and government research partners, incubator companies and NC State research units. In 2007, Centennial Campus was named the world’s top science research park by the Association of University Research Parks.

  • Campus: NC State University is located west of downtown Raleigh on 2,120 acres. The campus acreage includes Centennial Campus on 1,110 acres and West Campus at 470 acres. The College of Veterinary Medicine and the stadium/arena complex are located on the West Campus. Nearby are research farms; biology and ecology sites; genetics, horticulture, and floriculture nurseries and forests that comprise an additional 3,000 acres. Elsewhere across the state are research farms, 4-H camps and a research forest for a total of 106,900 acres.
  • Accreditation: NC State is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The business and accounting programs in the NC State Poole College of Management (which includes Jenkins Graduate School of Management) are accredited by AACSB International, the global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
  • Research Triangle Park: NC State is one of the three Triangle area top-tier research universities along with Duke University in Durham and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Within the 30 mile triangle formed by the three universities is The Research Triangle Park, a 7,000-acre research park founded in 1959 by leaders from academia, business and government. Today, The Research Triangle Park is home to some of the most innovative and cutting-edge research based companies in the world.
  • Faculty: The university has approximately 8,009 employees, including 2,073 faculty. Among the many honors and recognitions received by members of the faculty are nine memberships in the National Academy of Sciences and eight memberships in the National Academy of Engineering, 11 members of the Institute of Medicine, and over 550 members of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers.
  • Teaching and Research: The university is organized into ten colleges, the Graduate School, and the Division of Undergraduate Academic Programs. The colleges are Agriculture and Life Sciences, Design, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Natural Resources, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Textiles, and Veterinary Medicine. These colleges offer students over 110 bachelor and master’s degrees in more than 110 areas of study, doctorate degrees in 61 disciplines, and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Together with more than 55 research centers and institutes, these colleges also support a broad spectrum of more than 3,700 sponsored scholarly endeavors.
  • University Housing: University Housing provides on-campus residential facilities for more than 8,000 students. From traditional residence halls and apartments for upper-division students to apartment-style housing for families, they offer a variety of residential options to accommodate student interests and needs. Residence halls offer amenities such as computer labs, Internet, laundry rooms, kitchens, mini-fridge/microwave and optional cable TV service.
  • Living and Learning Villages: Learning takes place not only in the classroom, but outside it as well. In partnership with several academic departments, University Housing provides Living and Learning Villages that let students pursue their academic and personal goals in close collaboration with mentors, professors and others who share the same interests. A Living and Learning Village provides a place where undergraduates who share similar interests and pursuits can live and study under one roof.
  • University Honors Program: The University Honors Program (UHP) is a highly selective program of great expectations. The program exists to encourage and enable outstanding students to engage in research and scholarship in their chosen discipline. It is an opportunity for motivated students to craft for themselves a unique undergraduate education that draws on the full range of opportunities that exist at a major research, land-grant university such as NC State. Undergraduates can pursue research and scholarship in any discipline. In fact, there are students from every undergraduate college at NC State in the UHP.
  • Study Abroad: The Study Abroad Office assists students who would like to study in another country. Opportunities are available for the summer, semester, or year. Many programs cost about the same as studying at NC State. The Study Abroad Office administers approximately 0,000 in campus-based scholarships for study abroad each year, in addition to national scholarship competitions such as NSEP, IIE, and Gilman. Students may also use their financial aid to study abroad.
  • Poole Structured Internship Program: A structured internship is an opportunity for students to seek out their own internship, for which they receive academic credit. This type of internship is especially helpful to students wanting to enter companies' formal internship programs that require students to be enrolled in a college course.
  • Jenkins MBA Career Resources: The NC State Jenkins MBA Career Resources staff is committed to helping you take a proactive approach to launching your career. On your behalf, the school is continually building relationships with companies seeking graduates in the areas of expertise that correspond to your education. Jenkins recruit top employers to provide students with limitless opportunities to meet their career goals. Jenkins also work with the NC State University Career Center to stay abreast of events and networking opportunities.

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