North Adams MCLA Graduate Programs Information Session

North Adams MCLA Graduate Programs Information Session

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is set to host a virtual information session for its graduate programs, specifically the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Education (MEd). This session will take place on Wednesday, June 12, at 5 p.m. Prospective students will have the opportunity to engage with faculty and staff to gain insights into MCLA’s graduate education offerings.

The MBA program at MCLA is a part-time, 30-credit program tailored for working professionals. It is designed in collaboration with the Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC) to provide a multidisciplinary education. This program combines the expertise of MCLA’s business faculty with the practical knowledge of managers actively involved in the field. The goal is to equip students with the skills needed to excel in today’s dynamic business environment.

On the other hand, the MEd program offers a comprehensive blend of classroom instruction and fieldwork experiences. This program aims to prepare students to make a significant impact in their school communities. The MEd program includes several pathways: MEd with Initial Licensure, MEd with Professional Teacher Licensure, MEd with Individualized Plan of Study Non-Licensure, and an Accelerated +1 Bachelor’s Degree with MEd. Each pathway is designed to cater to different professional goals and educational needs.

To register for the information session, interested individuals can visit or contact the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education at [email protected] or 413-662-5575.

MCLA prides itself on offering a diverse range of educational programs that serve the Berkshires and beyond. The college welcomes students from various backgrounds, including those who have followed non-traditional educational pathways. MCLA supports its students in achieving their aspirations and goals through online and evening programs, as well as professional development opportunities designed to advance careers.

For those looking to take individual courses, MCLA offers day, evening, and online options. Whether you’re visiting for a single class or working towards completing your MCLA degree, there are flexible options to fit busy schedules. Non-matriculated (non-degree seeking) students can find registration information online, while matriculated (degree-seeking) students will register through Self-Service Banner. It’s important to review course options and note any prerequisites.

MCLA also provides online professional development courses through ed2go. These non-credit, non-degree courses are available year-round and offer quality training and certifications to help advance careers. Courses are accessible to anyone, not just MCLA students, and cover a wide range of topics such as Creating a Successful Business Plan, Medical Terminology, A-Z Grant Writing, Accounting Fundamentals, and Computer Skills for the Workplace.

High school students in Berkshire County can also benefit from MCLA’s educational offerings through the Dual Enrollment Program and the Early College Program at Drury High School. These programs allow high school students to earn college credits and gain a head start on their higher education journey.

For those interested in advancing their educational credentials, MCLA’s Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE) offers a variety of programs. These include the MBA, MEd, Principles of Accounting certificate, Network Security certificate, Teacher Licensure, Leadership Academy, and bachelor’s degree completion programs. The DGCE aims to provide programming that meets each student’s needs and learning interests, helping them achieve their career objectives.

The upcoming information session is an excellent opportunity for community members to learn more about these programs. Representatives from each program will be available to answer questions related to academics, the application process, education timelines, and more. This session is free and open to the public, making it an ideal chance for those looking to further their education in 2021 to explore the opportunities offered by MCLA.

For more information and to register for the session, visit MCLA’s MBA program offers a broad-based, multidisciplinary education that combines the strengths of the college’s business faculty with the practical experience of managers actively involved in the field. The program includes a blend of classroom experience and hands-on fieldwork.

Additionally, the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is available for those who have a bachelor’s degree but did not major in business administration. This five-course certificate provides standalone advanced certification in business administration or can fulfill the first 15 credits toward an MBA at MCLA.

MCLA’s Degree Completion Program is designed for adult learners seeking an accelerated, non-traditional pathway to completing their bachelor’s degree. The program is conducted in a cohort-style learning format, with students beginning their course of study with a group of peers and proceeding through the program together. Classes are offered in the evening and online to help students balance work, family commitments, and their academic journey. Students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, with various focus areas available.

For more information about MCLA’s graduate programs and to register for the upcoming information session, visit

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