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Business Administration

“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

Mission Statement

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.

Why MCLA is Different

Business student

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.



MBA Program

Are you looking for our Master of Business Administration program? You'll find information listed in our Graduate Programs site. 


Business Administration in the News

Business Administration faculty

MCLA’s Department of Business Administration has earned accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). A global accreditation agency, ACBSP focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want. 

Accounting workshop members

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.

Oscar Castro playing soccer

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.”