Bachelor of Science* FAQ
What degree will I receive?
NGS offers the Bachelor of Science Degree Completion program in Quality Systems Management (BSQSM.) Specializations are available in Homeland Security & Defense and Health Systems.
Is the National Graduate School of Quality Management a business school?
Yes. NGS is an accredited professional practice independent institution, duly authorized not-for-profit corporation, whose graduates achieve tangible results before graduation.Yes. NGS is an accredited professional practice independent institution, duly authorized not-for-profit corporation, whose graduates achieve tangible results before graduation.
Suppose I don’t have a business background or business degree?
A business background is not necessary to succeed in this program. Our graduates come from diverse backgrounds: science, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, service, biomedical, accounting, DoD, USCG, etc.
How long will it take to complete the program?
Twelve months. Graduates say they appreciate being able to finish their degree in a workable timeframe.
What makes this program unique?
An emphasis on tangible, financial results in real time. The program provides general, contemporary knowledge for flexibility through systems-based quality, team-based projects and practical applications.
Is The National Graduate School of Quality Management accredited?
Yes, NGS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.
Individuals may also contact:
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods #100, Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: 855 886 3272
If I’m transferred or temporarily move, what happens?
If it’s a temporary move, faculty members work with you on independent study. If it’s permanent, we devise a tailored plan or alert you when the next cohort begins.
When do classes meet?
Onsite classes meet evenings or weekends to accommodate working adults. Online programs delivered through the NGS Portal have set deadlines for assignment deliverables.
What are the admission requirements?
This program is designed as a “bridge” for those who possess an Associate’s degree to earn a bachelor degree. NGS will accept 60 to 75 credits in transfer from an approved college. For those applicants with less than 60 credits, NGS will work in partnership with the state community colleges to have applicant’s earn their associate’s degree.
To apply the following is required:
- Associate degree transcript of 60-75 cr. or equivalent from an accredited institution meeting 36 cr. minimum General Education Core requirements covering four areas will be accepted for transfer credit:
- 1. English/Composition/Communications (12
- 2. Science/Mathematics (8
- 3. History/Behavioral or Social Science (8
- 4. Humanities/Fine Arts (8
For those applicants with less than 60 credits, NGS will work in partnership with the state community colleges to have applicant’s earn their associate’s degree;
Can I apply even if I do not have my Associate’s degree?
Yes. Before completing the NGS application, NGS will review each student’s official transcripts showing at least 60 or more college-level credits for appropriate lower-level requirements. Students without an Associate’s degree must submit their official high school transcript.
What is the Experiential Learning Portfolio?
It is a compilation of the student’s experiences in work, training, volunteer, and other non-academic activities that qualify for the assignment of upper college-level credit. In essence, it is a student’s autobiography.
Do I take final exams?
No. Students complete an individual or team work-related business project (BBP).
What are the requirements for graduation?
- Satisfactorily complete the bachelor completion program of study with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
- No grade lower than a “D”
- Receive no more than 2 grades that are “D”
- Have an associate degree or at least 60 cr. equivalent meeting 36 cr. General Education Core requirements covering four areas:
- English/Composition/Communications (12 cr.)
- Science/Mathematics (8 cr.)
- History/Behavioral or Social Science (8 cr.)
- Humanities/Fine Arts (8 cr.)
- Complete 15 upper level transfer credits from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Association (CHEA)*
- 15 NGS experiential learning credits
- Total credits equal to 120 cr.
- Be fully accepted
- Have successfully completed the Bachelor’s Research Project
- All tuition and fees must be paid in full
*Or an additional 15 experiential learning credits for a total of 30 experiential learning credits from complete portfolio assessment.
*Not available in Massachusetts. Not available to Massachusetts residents.