NECB is Regionally Accredited by NEASC
New England College of Business and Finance (NECB) is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. NECB is also licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. NECB offers relevant, affordable and high-quality online degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NECB was founded in 1909 and achieved its first accreditation by NEASC in 1985.
NECB's accredited degree programs include:
- Associate in Science in Business Administration (ASBA)
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
- Master of Science in Business Ethics and Compliance (MBEC)
About the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Established in 1885, New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) is the nation's oldest accreditation association. NEASC is one of six regional accreditation bodies that serve on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education to monitor the progress and best practices of institutions of higher education. NEASC applies a comprehensive accreditation system to ensure a college's programs are in compliance with established qualitative standards and truthful in public statements describing available programs. NEASC accreditation signifies that NECB is committed to maintaining accreditation standards by offering the highest quality online degree programs.
Accreditation is a system of accountability designed to help maintain standards of education. Accredited colleges volunteer for peer review, self-study and comprehensive evaluations. Degrees obtained through an accredited online college are accepted in the educational community and course credits are eligible for transfer to other accredited institutions. Students looking for programs can be confident that an accredited institution is subject to periodic review by peers.
On May 3, 2012, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education approved the sale of the New England College of Business and Finance to Education Corporation of America. In approving the change of ownership, the Commission applied its Program of Special Monitoring to the College. The Program of Special Monitoring is routinely implemented by the Commission in cases of change of ownership and enables the Commission to monitor the institution’s ongoing compliance with the Standards for Accreditation. Further information about the Program of Special Monitoring is available on the Commission’s website (http://cihe.neasc.org/) or upon request from:
The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road, Suite 201
Bedford, MA 01730-1433