History & Accreditation

History

1815

Nichols Academy was founded by Amasa Nichols, a wealthy Dudley industrialist. Samuel Slater, “the father of cotton manufacture in the United States,” who owned mills in the nearby town of Webster, was an early benefactor.

Textile manufacturer Hezekiah Conant donated three buildings during the 1800s; Academy Hall, Conant Hall and the Chapel. Nichols Academy closed in 1909.

1931

Nichols Junior College was founded on the Academy campus by James Lawson Conrad.

The first junior college for men in the East, Nichols也是马萨诸塞州第一所授予工商管理副学士学位的大专院校. Nichols closed during World War II, when President Conrad was called into service.

1946

Nichols Junior College was reopened by President Conrad.

1954

The School of Forestry at Nichols College was established, offering business management together with forest management. At the time, it was the only such undergraduate program in the country.

1958

尼科尔斯成为一所四年制大学,并提供工商管理学士学位. The College added four new dormitories and a new library building.

Nichols athletics gained a home with the Chalmers Field House, including swimming pool and facilities for varsity and intramural sports. The former gymnasium was renovated into a 700+ seat auditorium.

1965

尼科尔斯获得了新英格兰学校和学院协会的认证.

1970

校董会自学院成立以来第一次投票允许女生进入尼科尔斯学院.

学院开始提供工商管理学士学位以外的学位课程.

1971

Nichols was granted authority to offer the Bachelor of Arts (BA), 工商管理理学士及公共管理理学士学位. It also offered a new Educator Preparation Program.

1974

Nichols first offers the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA).

1980

Nichols established the Institute for American Values (renamed the Robert C. Fischer Policy and Cultural Institute in 1999) as a division of the College, providing a forum for the free exchange of ideas.

1997

Sport Management was initiated as a new academic business specialization.

1998

Dr. Debra M. Townsley was named as the College’s sixth, and first female, president.

尼科尔斯建立了一个创新的新课程,包括当前问题研讨会和专业发展研讨会.

1999

The Educator Preparation Program was re-established as an academic specialization.

2002

刑事司法管理和商业传播作为新的学术专业开始.

2004

尼科尔斯与位于阿拉巴马州的美国体育学院(United States Sports Academy)合作,提供了一个以体育管理为重点的MBA学位. 这是该国第一个获得认证的100%在线体育管理MBA.

2005

The MBA program celebrated its 30th anniversary. Beginning in 1974 with an enrollment of 11 students, the College now offers one of the largest MBA programs in Central Massachusetts.

尼科尔斯在返校节上为伦巴第餐厅和旺代蒂球场进行了装修,并开设了一个新的多功能体育场.

国际大学商业教育大会(IACBE)委员委员会授予尼科尔斯学院商业和商业相关学位课程认证.

2006

尼科尔斯学生政府协会庆祝成立30周年,费舍尔学院庆祝成立25周年.

2007

START青年领导力培训项目吸引了来自马萨诸塞州的90名九年级学生, Connecticut, and Rhode Island to campus, demonstrating Nichols’ commitment to leadership education.

学院获得马萨诸塞州高等教育委员会的批准,提供组织领导硕士学位.

A new academic program is introduced: a BSBA in Art & Entertainment Management.

2008

At 1,088 day students, the fall semester marked the largest day enrollment.

The first apartment-style residence hall, Copper Beech I, opened and Olsen Hall was transformed with a “green” renovation.

“A到B”商业计划由四所马萨诸塞州社区学院实施, Massasoit, Mount Wachusett and Cape Cod.

2009

A new academic program is introduced: a BSBA in Hospitality Management.

Copper Beech II, the second apartment-style residence hall on campus, opened.

The “A to B” Business Program expanded to include MassBay Community College.

Nichols opened a satellite campus in Palm Beach, Florida.

2010

In April, President Debra Townsley resigned. 保管委员会任命名誉保管委员Gerald Fels为临时社长,并成立社长搜寻委员会.

Attendance at Fischer Institute events passed the 50,000 mark.

2011

Susan West Engelkemeyer, Ph.D., 在10月21日的就职典礼上,他正式就任尼科尔斯学院第七任校长, 2011.

2012

The Fels Student Center, named in honor of Gerald ’66 and Marilyn Fels, is dedicated on November 16, 2012.

2013

A Certificate in Entrepreneurship is initiated.

学院获得马萨诸塞州高等教育委员会的批准,将其组织领导硕士学位更名为组织领导理学硕士学位.

妇女领导能力研究所的建立是为了发展女学生的领导潜力, 并为整个社区的女性领导力提供资源和权威的声音.

2014

全新的新兴领袖课程以全新的LEAD101课程开始.

Nichols begins the celebration of its Bicentennial.

Nichols undergraduate day enrollment reaches an all-time high of 1,213.

2015

An academic building, 设计为LEED认证,并提供最先进的团队建设教室, is dedicated on September 18, 2015.

A significant renovation to the Recreation & Athletic Center opens in the fall.

Nichols ends the celebration of its Bicentennial. The Legacy Campaign aiming to raise $45 million is announced.

The Leadership Early Acceptance Program (LEAP) is launched.

学院获得马萨诸塞州高等教育委员会的批准,提供会计理学硕士学位.

设立国际参与办公室的目的是提高对我们全球倡议的认识, resources, and services for expanding the international reach of Nichols College.

2016

Three new academic programs are introduced: a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, and a BSBA in Integrated Marketing Communication.

尼科尔斯的环保意识学术建筑被美国能源部授予LEED(能源与环境设计领导)金牌认证.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a national organization that certifies buildings that are “green” and sustainable, and protect the environment.

2017

该学院获得马萨诸塞州高等教育委员会的批准,提供反恐科学硕士学位.

2019

引入了三项新的业务集中:企业融资和投资, digital and social media marketing, and marketing analytics.

2020

Business analytics was introduced as a new business concentration.

Cybersecurity for the Global Environment Certificate launched.

2021

Six new concentrations were introduced: Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit Management, Criminal Psychology, Sport Marketing & Content Creation, Sport Sales & Strategy, and Real Estate Management.

Glenn M. Sulmasy, JD, LL.M, was named eighth president of Nichols College on July 1, 2021.

2023

Nichols College earns AACSB International Accreditation. AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting learners, educators, and businesses worldwide.   

2024

威廉·皮钦斯基将于2024年5月1日开始担任尼科尔斯学院第九任校长.    


Accreditation

尼科尔斯学院是由新英格兰高等教育委员会(前身为新英格兰学校和学院协会高等教育机构委员会)认证的, Inc.).

委员会对认可状况的询问应直接向该机构的行政工作人员提出. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425-7785
E-Mail: info@neche.org

AACSB Accreditation

Synonymous with the highest standards of quality, AACSB认证在全球商业教育中激发了新的思维方式. As a result, 世界上提供商业学位课程的学校中,只有不到6%拥有AACSB商业认证. Through today’s ratification, a total of 980 institutions across 60 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation in business. Furthermore, 193 institutions maintain supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.     

AACSB认证确保持续改进,并为学校提供重点,以实现其使命, innovate, and drive impact. aacsb认证的商学院成功地通过了商科教育界同行的严格审查, ensuring that they have the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education.

COSMA Accreditation

尼科尔斯学院的体育管理学位课程获得了体育管理认证委员会(COSMA) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The sport management programs in the following degree is accredited by COSMA:

  • 工商管理理学学士学位,主修体育管理
  • 工商管理理学学士学位,主修体育营销 & Content Creation
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Sport Sales & Strategy

COSMA Annual Report and Program Information (PDF)