Frequently Asked Questions
Is the NICL an accredited university program?
No, the NICL is a certificate program only. We have partnered with several respected universities who accept if for credit toward a Masters Degree.
How many credits does the NICL count as?
Most universities offer 6-12 credit hours, but this is up to the individual school. We recommend you contact each school individually to see what they offer.
Are class sizes limited to a certain number of seats?
This depends on the venue you attend. It is our recommendation to register as soon as you are able to ensure you reserve a seat at the location of your choice.
Is there are pre-work required before I attend?
No, the NICL does not require any pre-work prior to attending the program nor is there any assignments while you are in the program.
What books does Dr. Rutland recommend reading
It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy –
Captain D. Michael Abrashoff
Leading Change – John P. Kotter
21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John C. Maxwell
Lincoln on Leadership – Donald T. Phillips
Team of Rivals – Doris Kearns Goodwin
Quality is Free (1979)- Philip Crosby
ReLaunch: How to Stage an Organizational Comeback – Dr. Mark Rutland
David the Great: Deconstructing the Man After God’s Own Heart – Dr. Mark Rutland