MCLA MBA Program Presents ‘Friday Focus’ Panel Series Examining Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Finance in the time of COVID-19

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. —MCLA’s Master of Business Administration Program is presenting a free series of virtual panels examining leadership, entrepreneurship, and finance in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Held monthly in March, April, and May and moderated by MCLA Director of Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships Dr. Joshua Mendel, this series will feature local business leaders, MBA program alumni, and faculty from MCLA’s Business Department. The first event, “Leadership in the time of COVID” will be held March 12 and will feature MCLA alumni Thomas Adjei and Veronica Torres Martin as well as MCLA Professor of Business Tom Whalen. 

Each monthly event will begin at noon. To register, visit All events will take place virtually, and are free and open to the public. These events will also be streamed to the MCLA Facebook page and will be archived on the MCLA YouTube channel for later viewing.   

Friday Focus Lunchtime Series Events: 
  • March 12 – Leadership in the Time of COVID
  • April 9 – Entrepreneurship and Small Business in the Time of COVID 
  • May 7 – Financials in the time of COVID 

MCLA’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is a part-time accelerated program designed to meet the needs of the working adult learner. Most courses meet through a combination of online and face-to-face instruction and blend classroom experience with practical, hands-on fieldwork. In addition, the program offers diverse academic programming and provides a high return on investment. MCLA’s MBA program accepts applications throughout the year, and new students may begin the program in the fall, spring, and summer. Learn more at