NORTH ADAMS, MASS. —MCLA’s Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE) will hold a virtual information session at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13. This information session will offer details about the College’s Master of Business Administration (MBA), Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Master of Education program, teacher licensure programs, administrative licensure, Leadership Academy, and bachelor’s degree completion programs.
Community members seeking to advance their educational credentials by attaining a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or educator license to become a teacher, principal, or superintendent are encouraged to attend. This information session is free and open to the public, and representatives from each program will answer questions related to academics, the application process, education timelines, and more.
For more information or to register, visit https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Od0F6P3260SYcTtUmzD-VjcIpIAiqeBAvy976swRJJRURjBSRVRMN0pCS080SDVMM1o2V0RLVk81Qy4u. Learn more about MCLA DGCE’s programming and how to apply at www.mcla.edu.
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.
For more information, visit mcla.edu/MBA.
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.
MCLA’s Leadership Academy has existed since 1997, and during this time over 2,000 school and district leaders have obtained administrative credentials while strengthening their commitment to equity and justice in their schools and all schools, expanding content knowledge, experiencing the influence of cultural venues on learning, and establishing lasting professional connections with faculty and peers. The MCLA Leadership Academy is sanctioned by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and is designed for educators who seek to advance professionally while working.
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.