2015–2017 Catalog

President's Message

Dear Student,

Within a supportive community, Nichols College transforms today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education. This mission guides all of our efforts and ensures that our students benefit from a range of curricular and co-curricular opportunities that give them a distinct advantage in the workplace. Our faculty, many of whom are former business leaders, executives and owners, bring a unique perspective to the classroom and continually work to develop teaching methods that promote a meaningful educational experience. Programs such as the Professional Development Seminar, a four-year series of one-credit courses designed to enhance the professional and personal development of students beyond academics, have become the cornerstone of a Nichols education. Nichols is steadily defining leadership education for the next generation of students. Every day, we dedicate ourselves to their professional development and they amaze us with their capacity to discover their own leadership potential.

The Nichols experience unfolds in a welcoming environment where students are encouraged to learn and grow under the guidance of mentoring faculty and staff committed to student success. We place an importance on educating the whole student by fostering an appreciation of the arts and sciences, emphasizing the integration of technology in the classroom, and promoting student involvement in Division III athletics and an array of club and co-curricular activities.

The College boasts nearly 14,000 alumni and countless success stories of our graduates putting their Nichols degrees to productive use. On average, more than 90 percent of our graduates secure jobs or are in a graduate program within six months of graduation. Employers report that our students are well prepared for the world of work and effectively present themselves. We are also especially proud of the fact that four in ten Nichols alumni become a president, CEO or business owner. Our outcomes represent our programming well. The building blocks to a practical business education are detailed in this Catalog. We look forward to getting you started and to helping you grow and succeed at Nichols College so that one day you may put your Nichols degree to work.

Susan West Engelkemeyer, Ph.D.

This publication provides information concerning the programs at Nichols College and does not constitute a contract with the student.

The policies and procedures contained in the 2014-2015 Nichols College Catalog will remain in effect until June 30, 2015. Nichols College reserves the right to change at any time the rules governing admission, tuition, fees, courses, the granting of degrees, or any other regulations affecting the campus community. Such changes are to take effect whenever college officials deem necessary.

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Catalog of Nichols College
July 2015
Volume XLVII