The NC State Advantage: Contextualized Learning

Why choose NC State as your executive and organizational learning partner? As a land-grant institution and research enterprise, we’re tasked with tackling the world’s toughest problems. Unlike most Executive Education providers, we leverage the capabilities of the entire university, including our world-class expertise in Agricultural Sciences, Biomanufacturing, Computer Science, Design, Statistics, Textiles, and other groups to create a contextualized experience. By partnering industry experts with experienced facilitators, our programs provide development within the unique framework of your industry.

At NC State, we turn thought into action: we Think and Do. Read more about NC State’s unique capabilities here.

The NC State Process

Each NCSEE program is developed in consultation and collaboration with your management team, and matches faculty experts to your targeted needs. While other organizations may provide similar models to program design, it is NCSEE’s unique Business Collaboratories approach that creates the ability to manage programs in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) environment, and the applied nature of our faculty’s sessions that creates real value.


Here’s what our partners have to say about their experiences with NC State Executive Education:

“We chose NC State Poole College’s Innovation  Management Executive Series for its unique approach to executive education, which we believe will support our efforts to foster a culture of excellence within our organization that can improve the way we work. With a network of faculty leadership, expertise and experience combined with our company teams, we are working one-on-one with the College to implement a framework for managing disruptive innovation and advancing the talent of our future leaders.” 

                               – John Cox, Executive Vice President of PO&T at Biogen

“Dan provided executive education to my global sales operations leadership team covering two topics: Leading through Change When Not in Charge 
and Building Business Cases. The sessions were delivered virtually through Cisco telepresence and web sharing technologies and were highly valuable. Dan did a great job listening to the needs of my team and crafting two valuable sessions that immediately paid dividends in the workplace. I highly recommend Dan and his team at NC State University.” 

– Jim Blum, VP of Operations for Cisco Systems


“The team at NC State University provided Big Data Executive Education for our management team. This education was extremely useful because NCSU was able to quickly bring out the business applicability of “big data” to fuel data-driven decision making. The NCSU faculty brought together strategic decision models and practical experiences, with real world business case studies, and applied it to our business challenge. This process generated new ideas and exposed new areas for us to pursue.”

– Anne Peck, IBM Power Systems Marketing


NC State Expertise



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