Anonymous
map-marker Boston, Massachusetts

The tilt-a-whirl that is NECB continues......

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The former Provost was fired in June of 2014. She only worked there for 2 years; the college did not renew her contract. I saw the internal email which said that the decision was "mutual". I'm calling BS on that one. This person (SF) was so pretentious but had the intellect of an inchworm and the warmth of personality of an ice bucket. She just got a job 3 months ago as a low level "dean" at a small private college. Oh how the mighty have fallen... After being in the job for 2 years, the current Provost still does not have a doctoral degree. The associate provost does not have a doctoral degree. Neither the current provost or associate provost have any practical business experience either. NECB can only compete on the fact that it is "affordable" (cheap)--and that song is pretty much over. You would be completely better served by going to Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) or Northeastern. They have online and on ground programs. Their prices are very competitive and their reputations are stellar. I agree with a previous post: take your credits and transfer them to a better school. The student enrollment is down to 700. NECB is being kept on life support by Education Corporation of America (ECA)--google them--another totally shady, corrupt organization masquerading as "educators". ECA has so many racial discrimination lawsuits its ridiculous. It has ripped off so many students with their expensive, useless, unaccredited degrees. How can people still work at this place and sleep at night? Oh I know--they don't do anything all day but sit in meetings and give out A's all day long. Yeah--this is extremely tiring work.... Don't put your hared earned (or borrowed) money into this place. You will definitely regret it. If you have reasonably decent grades there are other schools which would be better for you--***, even University of Phoenix.
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How can this place still be in business? It is a total ripoff.

Anonymous
map-marker Boston, Massachusetts

Ripped off by a diploma mill

Education Corporation of America owns Virginia College and New England College of Business. both of these schools are diploma mills. all they want to do is lie steal cheat and take your money. their degrees are worthless. a Masters degree from a company that trains cosmotologists cooks and nurses aids has no value. it is a joke. thank god at least I have a real bachelors degree from a state university. the government should put these people out of business. ECA president threatened senator tom harkin. ECA has lawsuits out the butt. ECA is owned by a hedge fund out of chicago. TOTALLY WORTHLESS DEGREES
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Oh wow, I wish I had found websites like these before I enrolled. NECB is horrible and the professors there miss the whole point to boot.

Most of us enroll in online courses cause we don't have the time to attend school in person.

But the professors there act as if their class is the only thing you have going on in life. RUN, don't bother getting a degree from here.

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Consider me an NECB pioneer. I know each and every one of their faculty.

I will say I am no longer there by choice. So if anyone would like a honest opinion about whether to attend NECB, leave a contact and I'll be more than happy to.

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What general area did you work in? I was there for awhile as well.

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NECB was once reputable but are not now particularly since they were bought out by Education Corporation of America. They hid this fact for over a year because they didn't want to be associated with Virginia College. Do a google search on Education Corporation of America and you will see all the financial aid and racial discrimination scandals at that company. Do you want an employer to see that your degree is associated with such a company?

The administration is only concerned with keeping their jobs not addressing student concerns. There has been high turnover just over the past two years a definite sign of instability. Yeah they have NEASC accreditation but no one on the east coast will hire a person from this school when there are so many school with MUCH better reputations. The HR rep at my company told me that we are dropping this school as a partner.

The good news is if you want to get high grades for doing C and D level work then NECB is the place for you!!!

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Since NECB was bought by Education Corporation of America, nearly every experienced staff member has fled NECB. There are two kinds of people left: those still fighting a losing battle against corporate and those unable to find employment elsewhere.

The school is still NEASC accredited. Take your credits and run.

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There was been crazy amounts of turnover there. They have had FOUR provosts in the past three years!

I know on VERY good authority the school has lost a large number of students. Granted some of that is due to graduation. But most of it is due to not being able to recruit new students in. The weird thing is that NECB still has NEASC accreditation.

You can take a couple of classes from there and transfer them to a reputable school. Trust me--you don't have to do much work. Whether you turn in high quality work or complete *** you will get an A.

ECA has so many pending lawsuits its ridiculous. I guess NECB was really desperate that they allowed themselves to be bought by a diploma mill.

They purposefully hid this fact from the students and business partners.

My company is not the only one who has dropped them as an education partner. I know of several other banks who have done it or are in the process of waiting until their people graduate and then ending the partnership.

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You have a bachelor's degree from a state college? Did you miss the English class where they were teaching writing skills? ***.

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Anonymous dated 03/22/2013 must be an NECB employee...

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