Admitted Student Day is a fun experience where you will receive a program-specific overview of your academic major. It’s also an opportunity for you to learn more about financial aid, understand your housing options, and explore all of the various resources and programs that are going to be available to you as a student. Light refreshments will be available throughout the day as well.

Depending on your major, you are assigned to attend one of two dates.

Please attend Saturday, March 28, 2015 if your major is in the:

  • School of Business (Business Administration, Sport Management)
  • School of Social Sciences and Humanities (American Studies, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Liberal Studies, Media Commuincation, Political Science and History, Psychology, Undecided)
  • School of Design (Animation, Commercial Photography, Digital Visualization, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising and Marketing, Game Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design)

Please attend April 11, 2015 f your major is in the:

  • School of Applied Sciences (Applied Forensic Science, Biology, Dental Hygiene, Funeral Home Management, Funeral Service, Veterinary Technology)

Use the form below to reserve your spot for either date. If you have questions about the event, please contact or call 617-928-4553.

Admitted Student Day

January 2015-

Join us on February 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of “New Visionaries: Photographers Who Bridge Art + Commerce”, a free, public photo exhibition featuring world-renowned photographers, on view at the Mount Ida College School of Design from Feb 5 – April 2. “New Visionaries: Photographers Who Bridge Art + Commerce” represents new a paradigm within both the medium of photography and the visual landscape for editorial work, advertising, and major campaigns for clients as wide reaching as J. Crew, New York Times, Hermés, and W Magazine.

The opening will be held in the School of Design at Mount Ida College, 777 Dedham Street in Newton and is being sponsored in part by Hahnemühle Paper and Panopticon Gallery.

The exhibition also celebrates the inaugural year of Mount Ida College’s Commercial Photography Program.

For more information, read the full press release here, and enjoy a preview of the exhibition on  Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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December 2014 –

by Craig Kaufman, Sports Information Director

A team made up of four Mount Ida College student-athletes excelled in the classroom on a global level this winter, earning recognition for their work in a business strategy simulation competition as part of their capstone projects.


Women’s lacrosse players Nicole Batakis (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Amanda Bowen (Randolph, Vt.) and two of last year’s senior men’s soccer players, Kevin McKeon (Santa Rosa, Calif.) and David Miller (Randolph, Mass.) made up one of four teams from Mount Ida who took part in a national simulation in which they managed a global camera company for a period of ten years, represented by ten weeks of competition. Along the way, they made choices regarding camera components and performance, production and labor costs, pricing and marketing and many other factors.

McKeon, Miller, Bowen, and Batakis, who called themselves BioPix, were benchmarked against not just their fellow students, but across 2,800 teams from 160 colleges worldwide, and they tied for first place in four of the ten weeks.

BioPix also finished the last year of the competition tied for first place in their overall Game-to-Date score, and earned Top 100 rankings in Earnings Per Share, Return on Equity, and Stock Price.

The result earned them an invitation to compete in the Best in Strategy Invitational, where McKeon will be representing the group, in addition to recognition on the winner’s plaque in the School of Business, certificates and gift cards.

Using a PC-simulator called GLO-BUS, the students were charged to run a digital camera company that produces and markets entry-level and upscale, multi-featured cameras in head-to-head competition against companies run by other members of the class and around the country. The companies compete in a global market arena, selling to camera retailers in four geographic regions—Europe-Africa, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

Each of their decisions at each point throughout the simulation could affect the overall earnings, the stock price, the brand image for the rest of the years.

After a semester of meeting, debating, making tough decisions and running hundreds of simulations, the teams presented their findings to their fellow students, faculty, and administration, including Mount Ida president Barry Brown.

This was the first year that the Business program at Mount Ida had run this capstone simulation in the graduate school, and according to professor Scott Burke, all four teams really stepped up to the challenge.

Soccer and softball player Nickole Soto (Marlborough, Mass.), and lacrosse players Joe Galante (Framingham, Mass.) and Greg Polish (Bow, N.H.) were also members of teams that competed in the simulation as they worked towards a business degree.