New England College
15 Main St, Henniker, NH 03242
2022 US News ranked NEC at #133-175 in the Regional Universities North Rankings
Day-1 CPT Programs:
MBA, MS Project Management & IT, MS Data Analytics, MS Information Technology and Cybersecurity
Master’s: $16,944 - $18,704
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| About the School
New England College is an accredited non-profit college founded in 1946, serving over 5,000 undergraduate, graduate, and online students.
Professors at New England College take themselves as students’ career coaches, assist students in learning courses and help them stand out in future careers.
New England College has a variety of programs supporting Day 1 CPT. The school provides data analysis, cyber security, business, and healthcare-related programs. Currently, there are 4,397 students, and the teacher-to-student ratio is 13:1.
At New England College, international students have access to Executive Programs, which have enabled graduate students from more than 25 countries to achieve their academic goals. The Executive Programs are tailored to the needs of working professionals, emphasizing the practical applications of academic coursework and the benefits that advanced degrees can bring to various fields.
To accommodate the busy schedules of international students, the programs are delivered in a hybrid format, which consists of online coursework throughout the semester and a three-day (weekend) on campus attendance each semester. The Executive Programs typically span five to six semesters, with three semesters per year.
New England College is accredited by：
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), All programs offered by New England College are included in this regional accreditation.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs（which is the highest level of accreditation for business schools and research institutions in the United States. Only 15% of business schools in the United States have achieved this level of accreditation）
| School Locations
New England College is located in Henniker, New Hampshire.
The commute is very convenient, a 90-minute drive from Boston city.
15 Main St, Henniker, NH 03242
| Pros and Cons
Great location - close to Boston, good for the commute
Affordable tuition fee
Only requires onsite attendance once a semester
School has a long history - might have a lower RFE rate
Easy to apply, GMAT/GRE optional
Requires a US Master’s Degree to apply for an NEC Master’s
| Day-1 CPT Programs
| Day-1 CPT Policies
New England College provides a low onsite frequency option for executive programs.
The school requires students to intern or work from the first day of school while studying online and onsite courses, putting the theoretical knowledge they learned into real-world practice.
Therefore, international students can get their CPT (Curricular Practical Training) from Day 1 of the program. Students who work with CPT need to maintain their GPA above 3.0.
At NEC, internships are academic, for-credit experiences involving an agreement between an employer, a faculty sponsor, and a student. The three parties involved will create a structured experience at an employment site where the student will provide the employer with their work, talent, and energy while gaining knowledge and experience in a particular field.
Internships may be paid or unpaid and may be in private, non-profit, or government organizations.
New England College’s academic schedule is divided into three semesters: Fall, Spring, and Summer.
In addition, the master's program at New England College provides students with two-term options in a quarter, allowing them to select one Term each semester (either Term I or Term II).
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To complete the Day-1 CPT program, students must engage in online work during the semester and attend a three-day onsite course session each semester.
*Students are required to renew CPT every semester.
| CPT Application Process (post-admission)
It is recommended that students choose courses that are relevant to their work or internship
To apply for CPT, students need to submit the following documents: an offer letter, a CPT agreement, and an employment authorization form
Once CPT gets approval, students will receive a new i20 and start their work by following the start date on the i20
New England College graduate programs that offer full-time CPT:
MBA, MS Project Management & IT, MS Data Analytics, MS Information Technology and Cybersecurity.
New England College's Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is tailored to working professionals seeking advanced training and skills in various domains of the business arena, including finance, accounting, and leadership.
The Executive MBA program aims to enhance students' knowledge of key leadership elements such as effective communication, problem-solving, employee motivation, and negotiation. It provides students with an opportunity to develop advanced strategic leadership techniques, sound business practices, and a profound understanding of organizational dynamics in management, which are crucial for emerging global professionals.
Moreover, International students enrolled in these programs are eligible for Day-1 CPT, which enables them to gain practical experience through required internships/work placements.
MG 5125 - Leadership and Change in Organizations 3
AC 5255 - Accounting for Leaders 3
MG 5415 - Organizational Communication for Leaders 3
MG 5615 - Organizational Economics 3
MG 6115 - Strategic Project Management 3
FI 6315 - Managerial Finance 3
MG 5315 - Marketing Strategies 3
MG 5633 - Human Resources as a Strategic Partner 3
MG 6415 - Ethical Decision Making for Leaders 3
MG 6615 - Operational Planning and Policy 3
MG 6895 - Quality and Technology in the Workplace 3
The internship allows students to connect and apply the academic and theoretical study of strategic leadership with practical experience in the field. Students have the means to apply academic concepts to solve real world business problems. The internship is designed for students to better understand the work expectations and individual organizational culture.
Executive MS in Information Technology and Cybersecurity
New England College's MS Information Technology and Cybersecurity program provides advanced training in cutting-edge technologies to IT and business professionals. This program is designed to accelerate the professional development of students, regardless of their roles, whether as managers, programmers, database analysts, or network engineers. Mastery of data confidentiality, availability, and integrity is essential for all IT professionals. This degree can enhance the marketability of professionals in any IT position, given the trillions of dollars allocated to cyber defense.
This program is ideal for working professionals who want to stay up-to-date with emerging technologies in the IT and Cybersecurity fields. International students enrolled in these programs can benefit from Curricular Practical Training (CPT) by qualifying for required internships or work placements.
- ECS 5100 - Computer Security: Foundations 3
- ECS 5200 - Database Security 3
- ECS 6100 - Policy, Legal, Ethics, and Compliance 3
- ECS 6200 - Cybersecurity Planning and Management 3
- ECS 6300 - Network Security 3
- ECS 6400 - Building Secure Web Applications 3
- ECS 6500 - Cloud Computing 3
- ECS 6600 - Ethical Hacking 3
- ECS 6700 - Information Assurance 3
- ECS 6900 - Digital Forensics Tools and Techniques 3
The Practicum/Internship allows students to overlay the academic and theoretical study of Computer Information Systems with practical experience in the field. Students have the means to apply academic concepts to solve real world business problems. The Internship is designed for students to better understand the work expectations and individual organizational culture
Executive MS in Data Science and Analytics
New England College's Data Science and Analytics program enables professionals to gain expertise in analyzing business data from diverse sources, including online dating, healthcare, transportation, industry, and nuclear science, to extract insights about populations and processes.
Proficiency in ensuring data confidentiality, availability, and integrity is crucial for IT professionals, regardless of their roles as managers, programmers, database analysts, or network engineers. This degree enhances the marketability of professionals in any IT position, given the trillions of dollars allocated to cyber defense.
- CT 5130 - Introduction to SQL for Data Analytics Credits: 3
- CT 5150 - Data Science Tools Credits: 3
- CT 5325 - Data Mining and Statistical Modeling Credits: 3
- CT 6445 - Visual Analytics Credits: 3
- CT 6535 - Python and Data Analytics Credits: 3
- CT 6570 - Web Analytics Credits: 3
- CT 6710 - Spreadsheets for Business Analysis Credits: 3
- CT 6760 - Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing Credits: 3
- CT 6910 - Machine Learning Credits: 3
- CT 6920 - Big Data Tools and Architecture Credits: 3
This internship series allows students to overlay the academic and theoretical study of Data Analytics with practical experience in the field. Students have the means to apply academic concepts to solve real world business problems. The internship is designed for students to better understand the work expectations and individual organizational culture.
Executive MS in Information Technology Project Management
New England College provides an Information Technology (IT) Project Management curriculum tailored for tech students aspiring to strengthen their strategic thinking, project management abilities, and business acumen in order to effectively transition into managing and executing projects successfully.
This program equips students with the necessary knowledge and skill set through a comprehensive approach, enabling them to become proficient project managers capable of handling intricate information, addressing organizational obstacles, and guiding others amidst the dynamic environment of project management.
This program will help students prepare to sit for the globally recognized PMP exam and earn their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. This is a requirement of the program.
- MG 6115 - Strategic Project Management Credits: 3
- MG 6895 - Quality and Technology in the Workplace Credits: 3
- PM 5675 - Managing Projects and Risks Credits: 3
- PM 5115 - Leading People and Projects Credits: 3
- PM 5135 - Professional Communication and Research Credits: 3
- PM 5215 - IT Projects and Change Credits: 3
- PM 5315 - Procurement Analysis for Projects Credits: 3
- PM 5415 - Ethical Decision Making and Compliance for IT Credits: 3
- PM 6315 - Security Management for Project Managers Credits: 3
- PM 6615 - Project and Portfolio Management Using Lean Credits: 3
- PM 6900 - IT Project Management Capstone Credits: 4
This internship allows students to connect and apply the academic and theoretical study of project management with practical experience in the field. Students have the means to apply academic concepts to solve real world business problems. The internship is designed for students to better understand the work expectations and individual organizational culture while developing and managing projects.
| Onsite Frequency
The Executive Programs at NEC (New England College) have:
three terms per year (15 weeks), typically completed in 5-6 terms
*During the pandemic, the courses were conducted entirely online, with students required to participate in weekly online sessions.
*Starting in June 2023, in-person classes will resume, and students will need to attend a three-day onsite session (over the weekend) for each term. Students who fail to attend these sessions will lose their F1 student status.
| Tuition and Scholarship
|Degrees||Per Credit||Total Credits||Tuition Total||Annual Tuition|
|MBA & MS IT, Project Management||$462||40||$18,480||$9,352|
|MS Data Analytics & MS IT, Cybersecurity||$462||36||$16,632||$8,472|
*Students are allowed to enroll in monthly payment plans to pay the tuition.
Registration fee (Non-Refundable) - $184/term
Estimated Total Textbook Cost - No Additional Cost
Estimated Parking Fee - No Additional Cost
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| Academic Calendar
|Terms||Session Start||Session End||Application Deadline (for F-1 transfer students)|
|2023 Summer 1||5/15/2023||8/27/2023||5/10/2023|
|2023 Summer 2||7/10/2023||10/29/2023||7/5/2023|
|2023 Fall 1||9/5/2023||12/24/2023||8/30/2023|
|2023 Fall 2||11/6/2023||3/3/2024||11/1/2023|
Every Term is open for enrollment, with a total of 6 terms every year.
| Application Deadline:
F1 transfer students (F1: OPT/CPT/OPT Extension): the Wednesdays before the program start date.
Initial F-1 visa or change of status: the application deadline is 60 days before the program start.
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| Application Guide
Must have *obtained a master's degree in the United States
Must be working or interning during the program
SEVIS Record must be valid and transferable to NEC
Fill out the form below to access the online application and receive an application package (application fee waiver and recommendation letter waiver)
Follow the email instructions to upload your personal application materials, including:
Online Application Form
Official Master's Degree Transcript
Copy of your current and valid I-20
Financial Statement ($23,050)
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