What to Expect from the NACM Grad School
What Students Say:
â€śI cannot overstate the value that the program had for me, both professionally and personally. Aside from providing what I believe is the best preparation method for the CCE exam, the class and study structure allowed me to learn more about my profession in four short weeks than I could have ever learned otherwise. My horizons were definitely broadened as I interacted with peers from many industries, and not only did we have many fruitful discussions about our field, we had a lot of fun together as well!â€ť
The GSCFM program is held on the campus of Dartmouth College, located in Hanover, New Hampshire. Hanover is a picturesque community of 10,850 residents situated in a valley on the banks of the beautiful Connecticut River. It is a little more than two hours by car from Boston, five from New York and three from Montreal.
Participants, staff and instructors are housed in one of the residential halls on Dartmouth campus. Meals are provided for the duration of the program. Participants are required to attend every meal to help cultivate relationships and camaraderie with both the faculty and other participants.
Participants receive the GSCFM Executive Award upon successful completion of all program requirements. Graduation, featuring a special dinner and award ceremony, is held on the last night of the second session. The Best Student Award, selected by the members of the GSCFM class, honors the individual who makes a significant contribution to the general quality of the program, based on class participation and enhancement to the overall educational experience.
To prepare to dive into these topics upon arriving to the program, participants must complete advance-reading assignments. A complete list of advance-reading assignments and textbooks are shipped to each participant in advance of the program.
Attendance at all scheduled class sessions is mandatory. In addition, participation in the discussion of assignments, class activities and projects is required. Between the first and second year sessions, participants will be assigned a project that will draw upon concepts presented in the first session, culminating in a presentation before members of the class and faculty. Failure to meet any of these requirements will endanger the participantâ€™s certificate of completion.
Housing and Meals
Participants, staff and instructors will be housed in one of the residential halls on Dartmouth campus. Although the specific design of each dorm bedroom unit varies, participants will occupy a unit and share a bathroom. Upon request, participants can receive an athletic pass to take advantage of the recreational and workout facilities at Dartmouth, complete with indoor track and swimming pool.
Meals will be served daily at The Hanover Inn, cafeteria style in a campus dining hall, in the dorm or at local restaurants. A photo session and special graduation dinner are held on the programâ€™s final night. Participants are required to attend every meal to help cultivate relationships with both the faculty and other participants.