MCLA to Host PMBA Informational Session


NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host an information session on its Professional Masters of Business Administration (PMBA) program on Thursday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Berkshire Community College (BCC) South County Center on Main Street in Great Barrington. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

Members of the MCLA admissions staff will provide information to those who are interested in MCLA's Professional MBA program. This event will provide an opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about what this program has to offer. 

The next class of PMBA students will be admitted for the September 2011 semester. Applications are due in the Office of Admission by June 1. 

Designed to meet the needs of the working adult learner, the PMBA program was launched this winter and is part-time, and will offer courses that meet in a combination of online and face-to-face instruction. This accelerated program requires a minimum of 30 credits of graduate business courses to be completed in less than two years.  

Students will proceed through the program in a cohort model, in which groups progress through their courses together, forming a supportive learning community and modeling collaborative and team skills vital to business and organizational success, according to Cynthia Brown, vice president of academic affairs.  

"The cohort model builds strong relationships as well as provides each student access to the variety of experiences and backgrounds represented in the group. Research shows that the cohort model leads to strong retention and increased program completion for those who participate in it," Brown said. 

In addition to the Professional MBA, MCLA offers a Masters in Education (M.Ed.) and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS).  These graduate programs are founded in academic research, while grounded in field-based practicality.  

To register for the event or to review the application processes please go to    business. For more information, please contact the Office of Admission at 413-662-5410 or go to To learn more about MCLA's graduate programs, course listings and how you can apply, go to graduate