MCLA to Host Information Session for Degree Completion, Graduate and Certificate Programs


NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host an information session for people interested in the College’s Degree Completion, Graduate and certificate programs. The session begins at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 in Murdock Hall, Room 218.

The event will provide an in-person opportunity to learn about MCLA’s Degree Completion program, Graduate programs (Master of Business Administration and Master of Education), and the College’s new certificate programs in Principles of Accounting and Network Security.

No registration for the information session is needed, and there is still time to apply for the spring semester. To learn more, or apply to one of MCLA’s graduate or continuing education programs, visit or call (413) 662-5409.

More about MCLA’s degree completion, graduate and certificate programs:

Degree Completion

The MCLA Degree Completion Program is designed for adults seeking an accelerated, non-traditional pathway to completing a bachelor’s degree. Each program is delivered in a cohort-style learning format, allowing students to work and study with a group of their peers and proceed through the program together. Classes are offered in the evening and online to help students meet the demands of work, family, and academic classes. Students in the program may be eligible to earn credit for prior learning in work and life experience. Additional college credits may be awarded via the College’s transfer credit process, and through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). More info at

Graduate Programs

The MBA program is designed for working professionals who want to earn an MBA without interrupting their lives. This program will prepare students for the next level of their career. The graduate program in education will prepare students for leadership as a master teacher, specialist, administrator, policy maker, or other education professional. More info at

Certificate in Principles of Accounting

The Accounting Certificate is ideal for small business employees, those in career transitions, or those interested in building professional credentials. Aspiring bookkeepers and entrepreneurs will also receive academic benefits from this certificate. The program emphasizes skills using MS Excel, QuickBooks, and skills employers are seeking. The program may be completed in just over one year for students attending half-time. All courses in the certificate are eligible for transfer to MCLA’s Business Administration degree if graduates decide to pursue the degree. The program is a great alternative for students who may not be seeking a degree or CPA-preparation. Experiential, hands-on learning will be included in the program.

Certificate in Network Security

The Certificate in Network Security will provide participants with a strong, undergraduate-level foundation in networking, network security, troubleshooting, and problem-solving for computer networks. The Certificate in Network Security provides excellent preparation for a variety of career paths in business, education, non-profits, human services, or any endeavor that relies on networks and information technology.

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