MCLA to Hold Oct. 1 Virtual Information Sessions on Academic Programs

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — MCLA’s Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE) will hold virtual information sessions at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 1 for community members interested in the following academic programs:  

  • Master of Business Administration/Graduate Certificate in Business Administration 
  • Master of Education/Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study/Leadership Academy 
  • Degree Completion  

DGCE’s academic programs embrace MCLA’s mission of access and affordability, and are designed for those looking to advance their careers through higher education no matter what stage of life they are in. These sessions are free and open to all interested community members.  

About MCLA’s Master of Business Administration/Graduate Certificate in Business Administration  

MCLA’s MBA program is among the most affordable in the Northeast. Its most recent cohort scored in the 89th percentile on Peregrine’s national examination, which is taken by all graduates at accredited business schools. MCLA invites non-matriculated students to enroll in MBA courses and see if they are ready for graduate work. 

The 45-credit MBA program offers a broad-based, multidisciplinary education that combines the strengths of our business faculty 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 an option for those who hold bachelor’s degrees in areas outside of business administration. The five-course certificate provides either a standalone advanced certificate 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 

Graduates of MCLA's Master of Education Program are prepared to meet a wide array of educational challenges, from creating more equitable learning opportunities to making best use of classroom technology, and from educational ethics to supporting students with moderate disabilities. MCLA’s Master of Education program is designed to meet each student’s needs and learning interests, and to help students achieve their career objectives.  

During the information session, members of the community will receive an overview of educational opportunities available at MCLA, including:  

  • Initial Teacher Licensure with or without Master of Education (MEd), including programs in
  • Moderate Disabilities and Reading Specialist 
  • Professional Teacher Licensure with MEd 
  • Individualized Plan of Study (non-licensure) with MEd  
  • Initial Administrator Licensure with or without CAGS (Leadership Academy) 

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About MCLA’s Degree Completion Program 

The MCLA Degree Completion Program is designed for adult learners seeking accelerated, non-traditional pathways to completing bachelor’s degrees. Each program is in a cohort-style learning format, in which students begin their course of study with 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 their studies. 

Students may 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 with an advisor create an individualized plan of study. Classes are offered one night per week at MCLA Pittsfield, 66 Allen Street. 

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