“The Business Department is filled with wonderful minds that have shaped me into the woman I am today, every experience with these professors will bring you on the right path for your career from your first class to graduation day." — Eva Marie Weeks, ’19 Assistant to the Event and Catering Coordinator for Main Street Hospitality at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA
The mission of the Department of Business Administration and Economics is to prepare graduates for careers in the workplace by delivering a relevant and professional curriculum within the context of a contemporary liberal arts education that emphasizes problem solving, ethics, and social responsibility.
To become a business department that is a catalyst for growth and development in the Berkshires through business education, research, and service.
A faculty with experience in academic research, business and industry offers you a broad, professional curriculum and areas of concentration specific to your interests. Apply the strong skills acquired in communication, technology, and administration to make your mark in the business world.
Our flexible program lets you choose from concentrations such as
You can also select a minor in:
Research projects, internship placements in businesses and organizations, and study abroad opportunities facilitate in-depth study and meaningful work experience specific to your concentration. If you achieve academic excellence as an upper class student, you will be invited to join Delta Mu Delta, the National Business Honor Society.
Are you looking for our Master of Business Administration program? You'll find information listed in our Graduate Programs site.
You can view our Program Learning Outcomes here.
Student Achievement Measurement are available for:
Successful Transfer of Credit:Per College policy, a minimum of 45 credits must be completed at MCLA and a maximum of 75 credits may be transferred towards a bachelor's degree. MCLA evaluates and accepts credits from, but not limited to, other accredited colleges and universities, the Military, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Advanced Placement (AP).
Before attending an accounting workshop hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers – one of the largest accounting and attestation firms in the world – Jared Grise '18 wasn't interested in a career with a big firm. He and three other students, including Yuki Li '18, discussed job opportunities, career paths, and how to make the transition from student to accountant.
In addition to his business studies and life as a student-athlete, Oscar Castro ’18 found an unexpected passion – his leadership in a relatively new organization known as the Men of Color Initiative. “[N]ow our bond is so strong it feels like they are my brothers. I can count on them, and they can count on me.”