NECB and GAA Partnership Frequently Asked Questions

New partnership helps GAA grads earn a business bachelor's degree while working full time

Golf Academy of America is excited to announce a new partnership with 100% online New England College of Business. Now Golf Academy of America graduates can expand their business education by completing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree – while working full time – in about 25 months after graduating from GAA.

The golf industry has become increasingly bottom-line oriented with a focus on revenues and profits. Bachelor's degree holders may have a competitive edge over other candidates when seeking higher positions such as General Manager, Regional VP and Director of Operations.

In response to this market trend, this partnership is specifically geared to Golf Academy of America graduates. And, because many of your credits from Golf Academy of America will transfer, you should be able to complete this program more quickly than a traditional New England College of Business bachelor's degree. Plus, bachelor's degree completion provides eligibility for 12 credits toward PGA Membership.

New England College of Business is dedicated solely to educating business professionals. The 100% online college is regionally accredited and has won several national awards for its learning platform, including the Gold Award for Best Practices (USDLA) and the Award for Creative Use of Technology (ACHE). The College was also named as one of the Best Online Graduate Business Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

The program selected for GAA graduates is the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. With concentrations available in General Business, Accounting, Banking/Finance, Management and Marketing, this degree program is designed to create a well-rounded business professional with skills needed in the golf industry, such as:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Ethical and legal knowledge
  • Business operations
  • Decision making

New England College of Business has one of the lowest tuition rates among private, four-year colleges in the region* . Golf Academy of America graduates and students receive 25% off tuition rates at New England College of Business.

Once you graduate from the 16-month associate's degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management at one of Golf Academy of America's five campuses, you'll probably want to go to work in the game you love. To expand your business expertise, you can start pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from fully online New England College of Business. After graduation from that program (which will take around 25 months), you should have deeper business knowledge, golf industry experience and the ability to qualify for 12 credits toward your PGA Professional designation.