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Agreement with Dal allows NSCC grads to complete bachelor in two years

July 27, 2017 – Media Release

Halifax, NS – Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) graduates will now have the option to complete a Bachelor of Management at Dalhousie in two years, thanks to a new agreement between the two institutions.

The agreement, known as a two plus two, is available to recent and future graduates of NSCC's business and technology diploma programs who meet Dalhousie's admission requirements. The programs include diplomas ranging from all Business Administration programs to Library & Information Technology to each of the Information Technology programs.

"This presents an exciting opportunity for our graduates," says Greg Russell, Dean of the School of Business at NSCC. "This agreement opens the door to a new pathway for our graduates as they pursue lifelong learning and new career opportunities."

NSCC graduates will bring unique skills and education to the Bachelor of Management program at Dalhousie, having studied in an applied learning environment and completing multiple internships through their NSCC programs.

Vivian Howard, Associate Dean, Academic in the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie, believes NSCC graduates will bring valuable perspective to coursework in the program. "The more diverse our student body, the better," she says. "Everyone will benefit from a mix of students who are fresh out of high school and others who have more work and life experiences."

The agreement is for a period of five years and is applicable for NSCC graduates from 2013 onward. It will be reviewed again at the end of the five-year period. Graduates who received their NSCC diplomas in these programs before 2013 will be assessed on an individual basis.

About NSCC

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation. Serving the province through a network of 13 campuses, the College offers 120+ programs in five academic schools — Access, Business, IT & Creative Industries, Health & Human Services, and Trades & Technology — reflecting labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. In an annual survey of its graduates, the College has found 88% are employed, most in their field of choice, with 90% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

About Dal

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, our nearly 19,000 students and 6,000 faculty and staff foster a diverse, purpose-driven community, one that spans 4,000 courses across 13 faculties and 180 degree programs. Poised to celebrate our 200th anniversary in 2018, we continue to drive the intellectual, social and economic development of our region and make a lasting impact on our world.

For More Information

William Comeau
NSCC Communications Advisor


Nicole Maunsell
Communications Manager
Faculty of Management
Dalhousie University


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