New England College of Business

Introduction

Engaging Approach To Online Learning

Our approach to education is different from many other colleges offering online degree programs because we are:

Focused

Our flexible, business-focused online degree programs are designed for working professionals balancing work, family, school and other responsibilities.

Learner Centric

Courses are available online to students anywhere, anytime through our cloud-based learning management system, Canvas. Courses are created with the adult learner at the forefront, intentionally equipping students with practical skills that have immediate transfer to the workplace. Courses are modularized into bite-sized nuggets that fit into the busy life of working professionals juggling competing priorities.

Practical

Our faculty is comprised of industry experts and business leaders who combine theory and real-world scenarios in the classroom. Students enjoy opportunities for interactive learning with other working professionals. This constructivist approach allows you to network and wrestle with the problems of today's workforce, leveraging your own experiences while you learn from one another. Group projects build resumes with virtual teamwork, enabling students to seamlessly transition to jobs in an increasingly globalized workforce.

Established

We've been around for more than a century, so we understand the business of learning. The New England banking industry founded our institution in 1909 to educate its workforce. More than one hundred years later, we serve the broader business community as our graduates leverage trusted credentials to advance in today's high-demand workplace.

Affordable

Online college degree programs at New England College of Business provide students with one of the most affordable tuition options for business education. The College is recognized as the most affordable private college in New England by the U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center (2011-2014).

Constant improvement in everything we do is important at New England College of Business. Assessments, student surveys and other kinds of feedback contribute to a winning equation of an affordable education with the assurance of quality. Provost Debra Leahy explains.

Award-Winning

Our industry-leading, online learning design was recognized with a 2014 Gold Best Practices Award for Distance Learning Programming from the U.S. Distance Learning Association. New England College of Business was also presented with the ACHE Award for Creative Use of Technology in 2014, and our eLearning Team received Brandon Hall's Sliver Award for Best Learning Team.

Regionally Accredited

The College is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and licensed by Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

History of New England College of Business

1909-1988

Founded in 1909 by a consortium of Boston banks to train its personnel, the American Institute of Banking (AIB) was incorporated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1914. AIB received its degree-granting authority in 1979 from the Board of Regents of Higher Education in Massachusetts to offer an Associate's Degree of Business Administration.

In 1985, AIB became the only bank-sponsored educational institution in America to be accredited as a degree-granting college, receiving full college accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In 1988, the member banks associated with AIB expanded throughout New England and later voted to change the name to New England Banking Institute.

1988-1998

Following the adoption of the name New England Banking Institute (NEBI), the school received official licensure from the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education in 1990. Connecticut was the first state outside of Massachusetts to recognize NEBI as a degree-granting college. Rhode Island approved NEBI in 1993, while New Hampshire recognized the College in 1997.

1998–2002

In 1998, NEBI became New England College of Finance (NECF). The name change was associated with a major strategic initiative. The landscape of financial services was changing, and the Board of Trustees and members voted to expand NECF's market, mission, products and membership to include all financial services, with particular emphasis on banking, insurance and investment management. The College added new programs to address segments of the industry. In 2002, NECF selected the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as a partner to deliver its degree programs online. The first online degree programs were delivered through NECF Online.

2002-2008

In 2004, University of California, Berkeley adopted NECF's finance curriculum to include in their post-baccalaureate online certificate program for college graduates in banking and investment management sectors. The "Accelerated Program in Financial Services" was launched in April 2004. UC Berkeley credits were transferred into master's programs at prominent NECF partner colleges.

2008-present

In 2008, NECF changed its name to New England College of Business and was also granted degree elevation authority. In 2009, New England College of Business introduced its Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) and the nation's first Master of Science in Business Ethics and Compliance (MBEC).

In 2011, New England College of Business introduced its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Since 2011, the College has introduced two additional graduate programs: Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) and Master of Healthcare Management (MHM).

Two additional undergraduate programs have also begun during that time period: Bachelor of Science in Digital Marketing (BSDM) and Bachelor of Science in International Business (BSIB).

New England College of Business also offers two professional undergraduate certificate programs: the Basic Accounting Certificate and the Intermediate Accounting Certificate.

Accreditation and Accolades

New England College of Business is an online college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

In 2014, the MBA program was nationally ranked as one of the Best Online Graduate Business Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

In addition, the College’s innovative, online learning environment was recognized with two national honors: the Gold Award for Best Practices for Distance Learning Programming by U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA) and the ACHE Award for Creative Use of Technology, awarded by the Association for Continuing Higher Education.

About New England College of Business: Fast Facts

  • Based in Boston, Mass.
  • Offers online, business-focused degree programs: Master's, Bachelor's and Associate's
  • Founded in 1909 by the New England banking industry
  • Regionally accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Focused on helping working professionals advance in business and financial industries
  • Recognized as the lowest tuition among all private four-year colleges in New England (U.S. Department of Education Affordability and Transparency Center, 2011-2014)
  • Awarded the 2014 Gold Best Practices Award for Distance Learning Programming from the U.S. Distance Learning Association and the ACHE Award for Creative Use of Technology
  • Provides a 25% tuition discount to employees and family members of Corporate Partners with continuous enrollment
  • Designated a Yellow Ribbon institution of higher learning by Department of Veteran Affairs
This school offers programs in:
  • English

View MSc » View master programs »

Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master of Human Resource Management

Online Full time 50 weeks September 2016 USA Boston

The online Master of Human Resource Management degree program from New England College of Business provides a focused, advanced education for those who want to excel in their human resource management (HRM) career. [+]

Change. Great organizations thrive on it because they recruit, hire, train and support the right people to turn change into opportunity—then opportunity into results. That's the work of successful human resource professionals, and their voices are more important than ever to an organization's success. But to earn a "seat at the table," HR practitioners need specialized, advanced knowledge of contemporary human resources and business issues. Online Master's Degree in HR Management The online Master of Human Resource Management degree program from New England College of Business provides a focused, advanced education for those who want to excel in their human resource management (HRM) career. Human Resources Expertise in an Online Graduate Program Our faculty is recognized for its subject-matter expertise and in-depth experience in human resources. Class by class, they will guide you through a comprehensive human resource management curriculum including organizational change and stewardship, compensation, recruitment, labor relations, talent management and more. Steer their career path into human resources or advance into higher-level HRM positions. Evaluate HRM practices from the perspective of a change agent, business partner and executive-level manager. Partner with business units to create and implement HRM strategies that lead to competitive advantages. Examine and apply the sophisticated HRM management tools necessary for businesses to survive in the Knowledge Age. Master's in HRM Curriculum This online degree program content was designed to align with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) HRM competency model, which is recognized as the highest professional standard for the practice of human resources. Participants completing this program may have the added benefit of being better prepared for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR©) or the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR©) certification exams. Find Human Resources Jobs Graduates of this program are able to seek a wide variety of jobs in industry-leading companies and nonprofit organizations. They include: Compensation and Benefits Managers Human Resources Managers Training and Development Managers Human Resources Partners More Who Should Apply? The Master of Human Resource Management program is designed for business professionals with at least four years of professional work experience and an earned bachelor's degree. The program will appeal to those who want to shift their career path into human resources as well as those who are currently employed in the HRM field and require advanced skills to move into higher level management positions. It is also suitable for those seeking to become HRM consultants and/or HRM educators. Master of Human Resource Management Admission Requirements We accept admission applications for our Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) program throughout the year. Evaluation of each candidate's application is based on the following: Application for Admission Payment of $75 application fee (one-time, non-refundable) Earned bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management, Organizational Learning, Leadership, Industrial Psychology or related degree from a regionally accredited college with a 2.7 GPA or higher or foreign credential equivalent established by a third party evaluation agency Official copies of all college/university-level transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) along with program and course descriptions if student is seeking to transfer credit Essay (approximately 1-2 pages) describing how the Master of Human Resource Management will help you to achieve your long- and short-term personal and professional goals Current resume, reflecting at least 4 years of progressive work experience Student Financial Agreement or financial loan documentation if student is seeking alternative funding Interview, via phone or in person, with program chair or member of academic affairs Prerequisites: Students entering the program with a bachelor's degree in a non-business-related field or insufficient coursework in business may be required to take up to 6 credits, as prerequisites, in organizational behavior, management or graduate-study preparedness. Students will be required to complete these courses prior to formal acceptance into the Master of Human Resource Management program. Foreign language students: a score of 550 or better must be achieved on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam, or demonstrate proficiency in English as established through SAT or the ACT tests, or other methods documenting the student's fluency in English. [-]

MSc

MSc Business Ethics and Finance

Online Full time 50 weeks September 2016 USA Boston

One of the few U.S. colleges to offer a program focused on a combination of ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility, New England College of Business designed the Master of Science in Business Ethics and Compliance (MBEC) degree program to prepare managers to meet this new leadership challenge. [+]

When It's About How You Do Business High-performing corporations pursue a balanced vision of competition and success. Their ethical, social and environmental practices improve their performance and enhance the reputation of the firm. Some of these businesses are in highly regulated sectors requiring observance and management of complex compliance standards. The Dodd-Frank regulations for the financial services industry is one example of many. These firms need skilled managers with knowledge, creativity and integrity to lead them. One of the few U.S. colleges to offer a program focused on a combination of ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility, New England College of Business designed the Master of Science in Business Ethics and Compliance (MBEC) degree program to prepare managers to meet this new leadership challenge. The program introduces students to approaches and strategies that add value to the firm by reducing risk, promoting ethical business practices and developing relations with governments, communities, regulating bodies and other stakeholders. The MBEC degree prepares students for career roles in compliance, corporate communications, corporate philanthropy, auditing, risk management, corporate social responsibility and business ethics. Tailor Your Degree to Your Career Goals Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional The MBEC online degree program is structured so that students can tailor their studies to their career aspirations and complete the degree in less than a year and a half. Upon completion of the four foundation courses, students will select one of these degree tracks: Compliance, Corporate Social Responsibility or Forensic Accounting. A Foundation for Your Ethics and Compliance Degree The four foundation courses are designed to provide students with a broad-based understanding of how business ethics influence decision making and behavior in a corporation. They include: Culture of Ethics Regulations and Regulators Governance and Ethics Accounting and Ethics The Capstone: Where Learning Meets the Real World The Capstone course comes at the end of a student's degree studies and allows the student to apply his or her learning to a real-world project or initiative, when possible, for the firm in which the student is employed. The hands-on project is completed under supervision of faculty, who coach and support the student. This course is designed to allow the student to showcase newly acquired know-how and position the student for the next career step. MBEC courses have been certified by the SCCE (Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics) for CCB (Compliance Certification Board) credits. Admission Requirements We accept admission applications for our online Master of Science in Business Ethics and Compliance (MBEC) program throughout the year. Evaluation of each candidate's application is based on the following: Online Application for admission through the Student Enrollment Portal. Payment of $75 application fee (one-time, non-refundable) Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college with a 2.70 GPA or higher or foreign credential equivalent established by a third party evaluation agency Official copies of all college/university-level transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) along with program and course descriptions if student is seeking to transfer credit Essay (approximately one-two pages) describing how the graduate program will help student achieve his/her long and short term personal and professional goals. Current resume Student Financial Agreement or financial loan documentation if student is seeking alternative funding Prerequisite courses: Master of Science in Business Ethics and Compliance: Principles of Management The Program Chair or other qualified College administrator will evaluate and approve applications to ensure that admissions requirements have been satisfied. Optional: the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required. However, you can submit scores to strengthen your application. Foreign language students must submit a TOEFL or IELTS testing scores that meet the following New England College of Business admissions requirements for admittance to Graduate Programs: Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL). - A score of 550 or higher on the paper-based TOEFL test - A score of 90 on the online version of TOEFL (iBT) International English Language Testing System exam (IELTS) - A score of 6.0 or higher Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) - A score of 650 or higher Students that do not already have foundational coursework in business may be conditionally accepted, subject to completion of up to 1 prerequisite course: Principles of Management. This course must be completed with at least a 2.7 (B-). [-]

MSc in Finance

Online Full time 50 weeks September 2016 USA Boston

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) online degree from New England College of Business focuses on preparing graduates to craft financial plans and strategies. The online MSF program provides a rigorous and relevant curriculum through which students can deepen their knowledge of finance, broaden their opportunities within the industry and hone their quantitative skills. [+]

Today's volatile and often uncertain economy requires financial professionals with the skills necessary to succeed in an often-chaotic business environment. The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) online degree from New England College of Business focuses on preparing graduates to craft financial plans and strategies. The online MSF program provides a rigorous and relevant curriculum through which students can deepen their knowledge of finance, broaden their opportunities within the industry and hone their quantitative skills. This accelerated graduate degree program requires 10 courses and can be completed within 15 months of continuous enrollment. Master the tools for success The online Master of Science in Finance degree program was designed with input from seasoned professionals who understand the demands of this complex industry. Our program advisory board includes CPAs, CFOs, VPs and bank presidents with longstanding ties to KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and similar organizations. This program offers: Seasoned faculty with decades of real-world experience in finance Accelerated, five-week term that allows for a deep dive into class topics Aggressive exploration of current industry needs and trends An award-winning, online learning platform that enables students to interact with instructors and fellow students Enhance your career while in school Throughout this program, team building, cross-sector learning and professional networking are encouraged through small, online classes. Your fellow students may include finance professionals such as treasurers, fraud analysts, underwriters, financial analysts, tax specialists, bank presidents and portfolio managers—to name a few. The comprehensive courses in this online degree program are designed to help prepare graduates for professional certification. Graduates may pursue the following professional designations: Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Who should apply? The Master of Science in Finance program is designed for working adults seeking careers in asset management, debt, equity and commodities trading, investment banking, commercial lending, mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance and other jobs in the financial sector. This includes those who want to shift their career path into finance as well as those who are currently employed in finance and want to deepen their knowledge in this field. A business undergraduate degree is not required for admission into the Master of Science in Finance program. Master of Science in Finance Admission Requirements We accept admission applications for our accelerated online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program throughout the year. Evaluation of each candidate's application is based on the following: Online Application for admission through the Student Enrollment Portal. Payment of $75 application fee (one-time, non-refundable) Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college with a 2.70 GPA or higher or foreign credential equivalent established by a third party evaluation agency Official copies of all college/university-level transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) along with program and course descriptions if student is seeking to transfer credit Essay (approximately one-two pages) describing how the graduate program will help student achieve his/her long and short term personal and professional goals. Current resume Student Financial Agreement or financial loan documentation if student is seeking alternative funding Prerequisite courses: MSF: Statistics and Corporate Finance The Program Chair or other qualified College administrator will evaluate and approve applications to ensure that admissions requirements have been satisfied. Optional: the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required. However, you can submit scores to strengthen your application. Foreign language students must submit a TOEFL or IELTS testing scores that meet the following New England College of Business admissions requirements for admittance to Graduate Programs: Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score of 550 or higher on the paper-based TOEFL test A score of 90 on the online version of TOEFL (iBT) International English Language Testing System exam (IELTS) A score of 6.0 or higher Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) A score of 650 or higher Students that do not already have foundational coursework in finance and statistics may be conditionally accepted, subject to completion of up to 2 prerequisite courses: Corporate Finance and Statistics. These courses must be completed with at least a 2.7 (B-). [-]

Videos

NECB

Contact

New England College of Business

Address High Street 10
Boston 02110, United States
Website http://www.necb.edu/
Phone +1 617-603-6900