Master of Business Administration 

2014 PMBA Intermodal ClassroomMCLA's Master of Business Administration 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.

This is an accelerated program requiring 45 credits of graduate business courses. Credit waivers may be available for those students who already possess an undergraduate business degree. Courses include a blend of classroom experience and practical, hands-on fieldwork. In addition, the program offers diverse academic programming and provides a high return on investment.

What To Expect

Designed as a part-time program to meet the needs of the working adult learner, most of the courses will meet through a combination of online and face-to-face instruction. Students will take one course at a time for the duration of the program. 

The program meets in a cohort model, which provides the support and motivation of a cohesive team with a shared set of goals. Students will be strongly connected to the program, to faculty, and to their fellow participants.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Testimonials 

PMBA Intermodal Class

 MBA Paid for Itself in Less Than a Year

“The MBA gave me the credentials and professional designation I needed to progress to the next step. It definitely was a big plus during salary negotiations,” Darrell Colvin '15

“Years after receiving my bachelor’s degree and having a family, I knew it was time to focus on my own goals and advance my career. Based on my positive experiences with the MBA professors and the challenging course content, it was well worth the wait.”

-Kim Corey, Community Relations Director, Fillmore Pond 

Program News

Any graduate of MCLA's PMBA program may request a diploma bearing the program's updated name, Master of Business Administration, before Friday, May 26, 2017. Please contact the Registrar at 413-662-5216 or with your request and include your full name, graduation date, and MCLA ID number.



Current Student



Nancy Ovitsky, Ph.D.
MBA Program Director
Professor of Business Administration & Economics

Joshua Mendel
Associate Director of Admissions