SOURCE: New England College of Business and Finance

New England College of Business and Finance

August 30, 2011 09:00 ET

New England College of Business and Finance & Maine Development Foundation Partnership Offers Working Adults Higher Ed at Lower Cost

Online University Offers Course Discounts to Maine Employees

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - New England College of Business and Finance (NECB) today announced a partnership with the Maine Development Foundation (MDF) to support workforce development for 120 Committed Employers and their employees across the state of Maine. The partnership is being realized through MDF's Maine Employer's Initiative, which provides Maine's public and private employers with technical assistance, training and statewide recognition for taking steps to promote educational and career advancement opportunities for their employees.

The agreement extends a 25% discount on courses to employees of the 120 Maine Employer's Initiative member companies and their families for online coursework at NECB. A $1,100 undergraduate course, for example, will be offered for $675, and a graduate course that normally costs $1,960, will be available for $1,460. Founded in 1909 as an educator for financial institutions, NECB is a fully accredited Boston institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees through online programs.

Howard E. Horton, Esq., president of NECB, commented, "In today's economic climate, employees are looking to improve their skill sets to both maintain and advance in their jobs, and employers are trying to enhance the value their employees can bring to their organizations. For each, educational development stands at the core." Horton added, "Partnership programs like this lead to higher levels of satisfaction and prosperity on both sides."

Maggie Drummond, program director of the Maine Employers' Initiative, offered, "We are pleased to be able to offer our MEI committed employer members and their employees and families NECB's discounted tuition." Drummond continued, "Partnerships like this one are critical if we are going to increase the skills and knowledge in Maine's workforce among our busy working adults who have limited time and resources to take this next step."

NECB is committed to helping adults of all ages continue their education by providing high quality, affordable degree programs through corporate, military spousal and community college partnerships.

About NECB:
Founded in 1909, New England College of Business and Finance (NECB) is a leading Boston institution offering quality education and online degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NECB empowers students with skills and expert knowledge taught by seasoned business leaders and research faculty, using state-of-the-art online courses. Serving students across the United States, NECB is an online college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Online enrollments in the U.S. are growing at rates far in excess of the total higher education student population, with no signs of slowing, according to a recent national report by the Babson Survey Research Group. For information or to enroll in NECB, visit or call 1-800-997-1673.

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    Darlene Hollywood/Heidi Boie
    Darlene Hollywood Public Relations
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    Maggie Drummond
    Maine Development Foundation
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