Graduate Degrees and Certificates

Executive MBA: A transformational online education

Join elite industry professionals with a global outlook and a skillset that blends both leadership and data science in this unique executive MBA online program. You’ll network and learn from international thought leaders while benefiting from personal mentoring sessions.

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MBA: Customize your degree

Our customizable MBA program is taught live online to keep you connected and can be tailored to your career goals with concentrations in Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Project Management, and Critical Thinking.

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Master of Science in Counterterrorism: Protect your community

The first Master of Science in Counterterrorism program in the nation to focus on the root causes of violent extremism in our neighborhoods while giving you an advanced understanding of the complex security issues playing out online, abroad, and at our borders. Ask us about special Military pricing and first-responder discounts.

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Master of Science in Organizational Leadership: Become a change leader

Guide institutions across a diverse array of industries with advanced skills in leadership, change management, negotiation, conflict resolution, and talent acquisition with our Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree program.

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Master of Science in Accounting: Master the numbers

Our Master of Science in Accounting program is built with industry collaboration to ensure that every class delivers the skills today’s top employers demand, including emerging data tools and the interpersonal leadership skills you need to set yourself apart.

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Synchronous Online Courses

We’ve been teaching graduate and professional development classes live online for over six years, perfecting the art of distance learning with engaging professors, collaborative problem-solving, and hands-on consulting projects. With synchronous course delivery, you can choose whether you come to campus or learn from the comfort of your home or office. You’ll meet once a week for seven weeks, logging into a live Zoom call. Expect to receive the personal attention and networking opportunities you need to succeed.

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Five MBA Tracks

Our dynamic MBA programs offer flexible learning focuses in Project Management, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, and Critical Thinking, so you can add real value to your team and meet your career goals faster, easier, and for less.

Graduate Certificates

The fastest, most affordable way to get the benefit of a Nichols Education, tailored to your exact career goals. Our Graduate Certificates consist of 3 classes each, giving you just what you need to get out there and change the world.


Nichols College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425-7785

AACSB Accreditation

Synonymous with the highest standards of quality, AACSB accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education globally. As a result, less than 6 percent of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation. 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 accreditation ensures continuous improvement and provides focus for schools to deliver on their mission, innovate, and drive impact. AACSB-accredited schools have successfully undergone a rigorous review process conducted by their peers in the business education community, ensuring that they have the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education.