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2+2 American Bachelor’s Degree Program

Get an American Bachelor’s Degree the 2+2 way

The National Management School offers the 2+2 American Bachelor’s Degree Program – 2 years in India, plus two years in the USA for a four-year American Bachelor’s Degree in ANY subject – Engineering, Science, Liberal Arts or Business.

First of its kind

The 2+2 American Bachelor’s Degree is offered in India by The National Management School, in collaboration with Broward College, Florida. The National Management School is an international center of Broward College in India, authorized to offer their 2-year Associate of Arts degree program (AA Program). After completing the 2-year AA program at NMS, students can transfer to ANY American university to complete their bachelor’s degree in ANY subject. The Associate of Arts degree is a well-recognized and accepted program in the United States, and is used as a stepping stone to the higher bachelor’s degree. The AA Program is a general program that will enable the student to transfer into any program at the bachelor’s degree level.

Advantages of the 2+2 American Bachelor’s Degree Program:

  • Get a bachelor’s degree in ANY subject – Engineering, Science, Arts or Business
  • Study two years in India before transferring to the foreign university
  • Save up to 40% of the cost of an American bachelor’s degree
  • Get guaranteed admission into Florida state universities*
  • Get into the Honors program, and improve your chances of getting into the world’s best universities
  • American-qualified teaching faculty – American education in India


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2+2 American Bachelor’s Degree Program

About Broward College

BCInternationalEdLogo Broward College, Florida, USA, is a 50-year old state college that is among the top ten community colleges in the United States according to the rankings by the Aspen Institute. Broward College has been running an international program for over 18 years, and has helped many international students get an American Bachelor’s Degree through the 2+2 pathway. The Broward two-year Associate of Arts degree program is currently being run in several countries including Sri Lanka, Peru, Vietnam, Ecuador and China. India is the latest Broward College International Center. The National Management School is the exclusive partner of Broward College in India. Students doing the Broward 2 year Associates program have transferred to many top universities through the 2+2 route.

Benefits of being a National Management School / Broward College Student

  • Students enrolled in the 2 year program at The National Management School, are simultaneously registered at Broward College, USA, and become Broward College students
  • Students here have the same privileges as students enrolled in Broward College, Florida. They get a Broward ID card, enrollment number and email address
  • Graduating AA students will get a Broward College Associate of Arts degree and transcript. The Broward Associate of AA Degree is recognized worldwide, and helps students as they transfer into higher level programs
  • Students with strong academic talent can join The Honors Institute, and have the opportunity to be awarded Honors credits
  • Students with high GPA also have the choice of joining the international Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honors Society. This is an advantage for those seeking scholarships when transferring to the American university for years 3 and 4
  • Students here will have access to millions of books, journals, video clips and other sources at the Broward Learning Resources Center, as well as 29 public university libraries in Florida via internet

Important Links

Broward College International Broward College AA Program Curriculum Florida State Transfer Articulation


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Curriculum

The Associate of Arts Degree Program prepares students to advance to upper division baccalaureate degree courses. Students who complete the Associate of Arts degree program transfer to the bachelor’s degree program at the university level. The curriculum for the two years at The National Management School follows the Broward College Associate of Arts degree program curriculum. It includes 36 credits of General Education and 24 credits of Electives in subjects that can lead to majors in Engineering, Science, Arts, or Business. The two year program enables students to complete the General Education requirements, and to take electives that support their intended areas of study in their bachelor’s degree. After completing one or two years with us in India, the student will transfer to an American (or other foreign) university to complete the rest of the bachelor’s degree. Many universities and colleges in the USA accept students in the 2nd and 3rd year of university study as transfer students. The curriculum for the AA Program will follow the pattern laid down by Broward College. More details are available at the following link: Broward College AA Program Curriculum

Electives

24 credits of Electives will be offered in subjects that can lead to majors in Engineering, Science, Business or Liberal Arts. Students can complete the two years and 60 credits at NMS West Campus before they transfer, or they can transfer after completing the General Education requirement and some of the electives.


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Honors Track

The Honors program is academically more challenging. Working towards the Honors Certificate challenges you to perform at your best. It is limited to students who earn a 3.50 or higher Overall/Honors GPA, and requires the completion of 15 Honors credit hours (three of which must be from IDH2121 – see Broward College course catalog). Taking 15 Honors credit hours provides students with a stimulating and enriching GenEd background and helps prepare them for the challenges they will face when they transfer. Additionally, maintaining the standards of the Certificate program makes students eligible for Honors Term Scholarships to support their studies. The Honors Certificate opens up scholarship possibilities and is an excellent asset on your college resume. While it does not guarantee a transfer scholarship, since other factors such as your GPA are considered, the Honors Certificate may make you eligible for more scholarships at state universities. The Certificate may also be required for you to transfer into Honors programs as a junior at some four year universities. It is an important part of your overall student record which admission counselors will consider. Honors Students successfully transfer to Universities across Florida as well as elite institutions across the country.


FACULTY

The National Management School Faculty are typically American-qualified visiting faculty from other institutions. For a list of our visiting faculty click here


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Top Transfer Destinations for Students of Broward College International Centers

Transferring is an inherent part of the 2+2 American Bachelors’ Degree Program. To complete the bachelor’s degree, the student must transfer to an American university, after the second year at NMS West Campus. The transfer concept is popular in the United States, with many states having a defined 2+2 route among the smaller colleges and larger state universities. Our students can transfer to our partner universities, or to any other university. Students can choose a conditional admission offer from our partner universities, or apply through the transfer process to any university. After the admission to the foreign university is confirmed, the credits are transferred according to that university’s transfer policies. The student will then complete the remaining credits to obtain the bachelor’s degree.

Destination Florida

Florida, The Sunshine State, has 11 state universities, and many prominent private universities and colleges. Florida has pleasant warm weather, suitable for Indians. It also is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with its theme parks and beaches.

The Florida 2+2 Pathways to Success

Florida state institutions have come together to articulate an agreement by which students who study in one institution will be able to transfer their credits into another Florida institution. This transfer system enables a student to do an Associate of Arts degree in one institution, and transfer to complete the bachelor’s degree in another institution with a certain level of guarantee. Students who do the 2 year Associate of Arts degree program at The National Management School will be able to transfer their credits with ease into Florida state universities. The students also get a Guaranteed Admission into Florida state universities provided their GPA in the first two years is 3.0 and above.

Important Links

Florida 2+2 Pathways to Success Program
State University System of Florida – Transfer Students

University Transfer Pathway Program of NMS

The National Management School constantly works to facilitate transfers to destination universities through partnerships and collaborations. Currently we have agreements with several universities and colleges that will accept NMS students in the third year, with a transfer of credits. When you join the 2+2 program here, you can get a Conditional Letter of Admission to some of the top 200 US Universities so that you can automatically transfer to these universities. Top Transfer Destinations for Students of Broward College International Centers Broward College has been running the 2+2 American Bachelor’s Degree Program in many countries, including Sri Lanka, Peru, Ecuador, Vietnam and Singapore, for many years. Students who have completed the first two years in these countries have transferred to top universities in the world. Some of these universities are: 1. Boston University 2. Brown University 3. Bucknell University 4. College of William and Mary 5. Columbia University 6. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University 7. George Mason University 8. George Washington University 9. Indiana University 10. New York University 11. Penn State University 12. Purdue University 13. Stevens Institute of Technology 14. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 15. University of Michigan 16. University of Pennsylvania 17. University of Southern California 18. University of Texas at Austin 19. University of Toronto (Canada) 20. National University of Singapore (Singapore) 21. Swiss School for Hospitality Management (Laroche) (Switzerland) 22. Universite de Toulouse – de Mirail (France)

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Partnerships

The National Management School is building partnerships with many prominent American universities. Through these partnerships, we facilitate transfers for our students. Through these academic partnerships, we bring international visiting faculty to teach our programs. Scholarships may also be available through our partner universities. Our current partners for transfer are: 1. Broward College, Florida, USA 2. Concordia College – New York, New York, USA 3. Ball State University, Indiana, USA 4. University of South Florida, Tampa, USA A few more Universities that rank among the top 200 Universities in the US will be added shortly.

Florida State Universities

Broward College is a state college in Florida, and is part of the state-wide articulation through which students can transfer into the state universities of Florida. The system is designed to help students transfer easily into other Florida universities, with coordinated numbering of courses. Students who do the 2 year Broward College Associate of Arts Degree program at The National Management School can also transfer into Florida state universities under the same criteria, with requisite GPA. Some of the state universities of Florida are: 1. Florida State University 2. Florida A&M University 3. University of Florida 4. University of North Florida 5. University of Central Florida 6. University of South Florida 7. Florida Atlantic University 8. Florida International University 9. University of West Florida 10. Florida Gulf Coast University More Partnerships


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Scholarships

Scholarships available for the 2+2 American Bachelor’s Degree Program

Renewable Tuition Waiver Scholarship

The National Management School offers scholarships during the first two years at NMS. A renewable tuition fee waiver of up to USD 1000/- is offered per term (three terms in a year) for students who get a GPA of 3.5 and above. The student will have to get a GPA of 3.5 each term for the scholarship to be renewed the following term. This means a total scholarship of USD 3000/- each year is available to deserving students. This brings down the tuition fee cost for the first two years.

Scholarships offered by West Campus

West Campus offers a 50% tuition scholarship for deserving students for Years 1 and 2 at The National Management School, West Campus in Mumbai. This scholarship will be awarded to academically brilliant students. ONLY TWO students each year will be the recipients of this scholarship.

Scholarships available for Years 3 and 4 in the USA

We have several partner universities in the USA who offer scholarships of varying amounts. Only students who go through our 2+2 program have access to the scholarships that are offered by our partners.

Two years Tuition Waiver at Broward College, Florida

Broward College, Florida offers a tuition waiver for the third and fourth year, in any major that they offer, leading to a bachelor’s degree. This means the student will only have to pay for their living expenses, travel and books, for years 3 and 4. This is an excellent offer for those looking for bachelor’s degrees in Education, Information and Technology, Supervision Management, Supply Chain Management, and Technology Management. This scholarship is available for one student, recommended by NMS.

Florida Atlantic University

FAU will provide for up to five students per year, a tuition waiver for six credits per semester, for four semesters for qualified students, who are accepted into their bachelor’s degree programs through the 2+2 program. In monetary terms, this translates to about USD 8000/- per year. FAU has many undergraduate majors to offer the aspiring student.

Florida Gulf Coast University

FGCU gives a 50% tuition fee waiver for years 3 and 4 to students who have completed the first two years at NMS. This translates into around USD 9500/- per year tuition scholarship to students who are accepted into FGCU after completing their first two years with us.

Ball State University, Indiana

Ball State University will accept the students from The National Management School, Chennai, who have completed the two years in India, and can give a scholarship of USD 10,000/- per year to deserving students. This brings down the tuition fee substantially. Ball State has many majors in Business, Arts and Sciences.

Concordia College – New York

CC-NY offers a USD 10,000/- annual tuition scholarship for students who have finished their first two years at NMS, for years 3 and 4. CC-NY has excellent bachelor’s degree programs in Biology, Business, Teacher Education, English, Health Studies, Social Work and Social Sciences like Psychology and Sociology.


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FAQ

WHAT IS THE CURRICULUM FOR THE 2+2 AMERICAN BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM?
First two years at NMS in India For the first two years, the curriculum is the same as the curriculum for the Broward College Associate of Arts Degree Program. There will be 36 credits of General Education and 24 credits of Electives. The complete program description is given at: http://www.broward.edu/academics/programs/Program%20Sheet%20Library/1010.pdf At NMS we will be offering those courses that will ensure that you complete the General Education requirements and the Electives requirements so you graduate with an Associate of Arts degree, with which you can transfer into a higher level baccalaureate program (bachelor’s degree program). Two more years in the American university For years 3 and 4, the curriculum will depend on the major subject, the degree, the university to which the student transfers, and the interests of the student. Typically the student will complete 60 – 70 credits in years 3 and 4, with a concentration on a major subject, fulfilling other requirements of the degree that is sought. A student will typically apply for a BA or a BS program.
FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE DONE IB, AP OR BRITISH “A” LEVELS, ARE CREDITS GIVEN FOR COURSEWORK COMPLETED? AND IF SO, FOR WHICH COURSES? DOES THIS REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF COURSEWORK TO BE DONE? HOW IS THIS CREDIT AWARDED? IS THERE A FEE FOR THE EVALUATION OF COURSEWORK DONE BEFORE JOINING BROWARD?
WHAT ARE THE INTERNATIONAL CENTERS OF BROWARD COLLEGE?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN FEES BETWEEN INDIA AND THE USA?
WHAT IS THE P.E.R.T TEST?
WHERE CAN I FIND STUDY GUIDES FOR THE P.E.R.T?
CAN I TRANSFER MY CREDITS TO ANY UNIVERSITY IN THE UNITED STATES?
WHAT ARE THE CREDENTIALS OF THE FACULTY WHO TEACH FOR THE NMS ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE PROGRAM?
WILL I BE HELPED WITH THE PROCESS OF TRANSFER TO THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY?
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT GET A VISA TO GO TO THE USA AFTER THE FIRST TWO YEARS?
CAN I TRANSFER AFTER THE FIRST YEAR AT NMS?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 2+2 PROGRAM AND THE TWINNING PROGRAM?