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MCLA Hosts Virtual Information Session on Continuing Education and Graduate Programs

NORTH ADAMS–Community members interested in pursuing MCLA’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) or completing a Bachelor’s Degree are encouraged to join the MCLA’s Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE) for a virtual information session on Wednesday, July 13 at 5 p.m.

The MCLA Degree Completion Program is designed for adult learners seeking an accelerated, non-traditional pathway to completing Bachelor’s Degrees. Each program is in a cohort-style learning format, in which students begin their course of study with a group of peers and proceed through the program together.

Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree includes Business Administration or a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. Students in the Interdisciplinary program may focus on Children, Families, and Society, Leadership and Business, Health and Human Services, or with assistance from an advisor to create an individualized plan of study.

The program offers classes in the evening at MCLA Pittsfield and online one night per week to accommodate students meeting the demands of work, family, and their studies.

Community members interested in pursuing a graduate degree, or finishing their bachelor’s degree with evening classes at MCLA’s location in Pittsfield, are encouraged to attend. Representatives from each program will answer questions related to academics, the application process, education timelines, and more.

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Learn more about MCLA DGCE’s programming and how to apply at

​​About MCLA’s MBA Program 

The 45-credit MBA program offers a broad-based, multidisciplinary education that combines the strengths of our business faculty at the doctoral and master’s levels with those of practicing managers actively involved in day-to-day decision-making in the field. Courses include a blend of classroom experience and practical, hands-on fieldwork.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is for those who have a bachelor’s degree but did not major in business administration. This five-course certificate provides either standalone advanced certification in business administration or fulfills the first 15 credits toward a Master of Business Administration at MCLA.

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About MCLA’s Master of Education Program 

Our Master of Education Program will prepare you to transform society by motivating, challenging, and assisting children in all educational settings.  Our faculty, students, and alumni shape how children learn – in our region, the Commonwealth, and throughout the United States.  These professionals are engaged with a wide array of educational challenges: from closing the achievement gap to making best use of classroom technology, and from educational ethics to assisting students with special needs. Our program is designed to meet your needs and learning interests, and to help you achieve your specific career objectives. You will have considerable flexibility as you pursue your educational goals.

About MCLA’s Degree Completion program 

The MCLA Degree Completion Program is designed for the adult learner seeking an accelerated, non-traditional pathway to completing their bachelor’s degree. Each program is conducted in a cohort-style learning format, in which students begin their course of study with a group of their peers and proceed through the program together. Classes are offered in the evening and online to help students balance work, family commitments, and their academic journey. Classes are offered one night a week at MCLA-Pittsfield, 66 Allen Street.

Students can earn a bachelor of science in business administration or a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies. Students in the interdisciplinary program may focus on children, families, and society; leadership and business; health and human services; or may create an individualized plan of study with an advisor.

About MCLA

At MCLA, we’re here for all — and focused on each — of our students. Classes are taught by

educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their students thrive on every level

of their lives. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate our

students as individuals, as leaders, communicators, fully empowered to make their impressions

on the world. In addition to our 127-year commitment to public education, we have fortified our

commitment to equitable academic excellence. For nine of the last 11 years, MCLA has been

named a Top Ten College by U.S. News and World Report. MCLA also appears on the

organization’s list of top National Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Since the list was created,

MCLA has risen to #21 as a Top Performer on Social Mobility and ranks first among all

Massachusetts schools, which measures how well schools graduate students who receive Federal Pell Grants. Learn more at