MCLA Hosts Full Year of Information Sessions for Continuing Education and Graduate Programs

September 13, 2022

MCLA’s Division of Graduate & Continuing Education (DGCE) announces the 2022-2023 schedule of information sessions for those interested in completing a Bachelor’s Degree or pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA). The 30-minute information sessions will be available in-person and online in North Adams and Pittsfield through August 2023. 

The community is invited to the September 20 information session at 5 p.m. in North Adams, MCLA Murdock Hall Room 208, or September 27 at 12 p.m. in Pittsfield at 66 Allen St., with optional remote registration for all sessions. 

MCLA's Degree Completion programs are designed for adult learners seeking accelerated, non-traditional pathways to completing Bachelor’s Degrees. Each program uses a cohort-style learning format, in which students begin their courses of study in groups with their peers and proceed through the program together. 

Each information session will provide participants with an overview of DGCE programs, including the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education (MEd), degree completion programs (Business Administration & Interdisciplinary Studies), and certificate programs (Accounting & Cybersecurity). 

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. 

Program leaders will meet with session participants to provide an overview of DGCE’s curriculum and programs including Program locations, schedules, tuition costs, financial aid, and how to apply, transfer credit, academic support, student services, and career opportunities. 

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. 

For a complete schedule of information sessions and registration links visit  

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 the 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 adult learners 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, leaders, and communicators, fully empowered to make their impressions on the world. In addition to our 128-year commitment to public education, we have fortified our commitment to equitable academic excellence. For 10 of the last 12 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 #33 as a Top Performer on Social Mobility and ranks first among all 

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