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Located on a classic New England campus minutes away from Boston, Bentley is a national leader in business education. No matter where you are in your career or in life, Bentley offers three MBA programs and eight Master of Science programs to take you to the next level of career success.

Bentley is a national leader in business education, blending the breadth and technological strength of a large university with the values and student focus of a small college. A Bentley education is designed to help our students thrive, with the ability to identify, create, and adapt to the changes inevitable in work and life. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The university enrolls approximately 1,430 graduate students and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education.

Graduate study at Bentley delivers expert preparation for what's next. Bentley's dynamic graduate courses are developed by faculty with industry-tested expertise, and informed by input from corporate leaders, giving our students exposure to current concepts and skills. The collection of centers and labs on campus features the latest tools for gathering and analyzing information in finance, marketing, information design, accountancy, and emerging technologies. And Bentley graduate students routinely tackle real business challenges for companies and other organizations, in team-driven consulting projects in the U.S. and abroad, giving them the opportunity to fine-tune their abilities in project management, presentation and collaboration.

Offering three MBA programs and eight Master of Science programs, students can pursue their degree that fits their life, Our Part-Time, Professional MBA and eight MS programs offer options to study full time or part time; and many classes meet both on campus and online. And Bentley graduate programs draw professionals at every career stage, from a cross-section of industries. So they forge connections with accomplished individuals of different backgrounds, but with similar drive and focus. In this way, Bentley graduates become members of a lifelong global network of peers and alumni.


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The following items are required: (individual requirements may differ based on program and status, please visit for more information)
  • Completed application form including essays
  • Current résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official copies of all university-level transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  • GMAT or GRE results (please note that Bentley offers exam waivers to qualified applicants but is dependent upon the program)
  • TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson’s PTE results, for international applicants
  • $50 application fee
  • In-person interview required for the Bentley MBA and Emerging Leaders MBA (Skype/video conference is acceptable)
  • A web-based video interview is required for international MSA applicants.

Acceptance Rate
Average Undergrad GPA
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Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
530 - 600
3.13 - 3.52


Early Application Deadline
November 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 15

Round 1
December 1

Round 2
January 20

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
May 1

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Degrees Offered

As a business university, Bentley offers academic programs targeted at the intersection of business and technology. An emphasis on continuous innovation underlies everything we do, from curriculum development to teaching methods to program delivery options.

Academic Programs

3 MBA Programs
No matter where students are right now in their careers and lives, Bentley has an MBA program to take them further. The three MBA programs, two full time and one part time, are tailored to students' academic backgrounds and professional experiences.

The Bentley MBA
Designed for professionals with 5-10 years’ work experience, the groundbreaking Bentley MBA takes a dramatically different approach to business education. This 11-month, full-time program replaces the traditional classroom setting with a powerful studio model that emphasizes collaboration. A select group of highly motivated students pursue four 10-week themes: Innovation, Value, Environments and Leadership. During three field-based trips — two of them international — students examine the role of business in different cultures and how organizations address urgent issues.

The Emerging Leaders MBA
The two-year, full-time Emerging Leaders MBA is designed for recent college graduates who want to launch their career quickly with an added credential. Students gain technical knowledge of the key business disciplines, as well as a solid grounding in leadership, values, creativity and innovation. The program delivers real-world experience through a Business Process Management field project, Corporate Immersion class and a 10-day international Global Business Experience — so students are 100 percent prepared to make immediate contributions upon being hired.

The Professional MBA Program
The part-time, Professional MBA program is designed for those who need to balance the demands of work and family, offering flexibility, choice and the possibility of credit for prior academic work. In addition to foundation courses that expose students to all areas of business, the core of the program focuses on business process, strategic thinking, application of technology, effective communication and ethical management. Students have opportunities to customize their MBAs with 8 concentrations by choosing electives from eight specialty business disciplines. The program is available online in hybrid format.

8 Master of Science Programs
Bentley also offers eight MS programs in two areas of focus, accountancy and financial management and technology and analytics, giving our students the opportunity to develop expertise in a specific business discipline.

MS Programs

Accounting and Financial Management
- Accountancy
- Finance
- Financial Planning
- Taxation

Technology and Analytics
- Business Analytics
- Human Factors in Information Design
- Information Technology
- Marketing Analytics

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Students Say

Students in the MBA program at Bentley University brag that their program combines "the most modern technology available" with "real-world work experience" to provide "the best mix of price, location, and quality." Bentley's impressive resources include a 3,500-square-foot facility complete with a trading floor with two Trans-Lux data walls, sixty work stations, an adjacent business suite, and a marketing center that features numerous state-of-the-art research and analysis labs. "Some [of the technology] is accessible from home, too," a boon to the school's many commuting part-timers.

Bentley's cutting-edge approach extends to its academics. Students pursue "the most unique and interesting concentrations" in addition to "all the traditional areas of study." Unique offerings include Human Factors in Information Design, Business Analytics, and Marketing Analytics, programs that students argue "are in line with what is needed in the real world." Bentley's "accounting program is the best around," excelling in both general accounting and taxation. Information technology, unsurprisingly, is also an area of strength.

Bentley's many part-time students appreciate the program's flexibility ("You can take two courses in one night, and there are some online offerings," a student explains), but warn that "it is hard to connect with other students" because "there are no real cohorts." The Bentley MBA and Bentley Emerging Leaders MBA, in contrast, "is comparatively small and becomes tight-knit" over the course of the program. For all students, the program is "intense," but fortunately, "the professors and administration are very helpful." One student points out that "many workshops and information sessions exist outside of class," and as a result students enjoy "a very engaging academic experience." MBAs also appreciate that "professors teach course work in a practical manner. I always leave feeling like I have something I can use the next day."


Information Systems/Information Technology
MS/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Financial Planning
Information Systems/Information Technology

Certificate Programs


Center for Research

Information Systems/Information Technology
Investment Banking


Courses in Sustainability

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Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Students have opportunities to engage in volunteer and occasionally paid research opportunities with faculty involved in sustainability research. Some examples include developing sustainability plans for local businesses and organizations, conducting feasibility studies for integrated composting programs, and feasibility studies for citing wind turbines on/near our campus.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Bentley University is committed to the following carbon footprint reduction targets (compared to a 2008 baseline): 50% by 2015, 70% by 2020 and 100% by 2030. As of January 1, 2016 we have achieved a 50% reduction in our carbon footprint.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Bentley University is committed to an increase in recycling and overall waste reduction. As of January 1, 2016 we have increased our waste diversion rate to 52% over our 2012 baseline.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Bentley is in the process of pursuing two, solar PV installations on campus through Power Purchase Agreements.

Career Overview

From The School

Our dedicated graduate team helps student learn how to leverage a graduate degree in the job market, fine tune personal and professional goals and connect with leading employers in a range of industries. Resources include the Career Management Series, recruitment and internship programs, career fairs, online databases, and more. One-on-one advising with an experienced career counselor helps sharpen career development goals. An active campus recruiting program links graduate students with top U.S. companies such as Liberty Mutual, Deloitte, EMC Corporation, and Raytheon. Graduates join a powerful alumni network and are entitled to lifelong access to our nationally ranked career services resources.

Average Starting Salary
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation

Finding Jobs & Internships

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Graduate Facilitated
School Facilitiated

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School Facilitiated
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Information Technology
General Management

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Students Say

Bentley's Nathan R. Miller Center for Career Services (CCS) "offers a great deal of sup- port in finding career opportunities" for the school's MBAs. Career Advisors receive a strong assist from Bentley's solid "reputation among Boston-area employers" as well as from professors who "use their networks" to help their students. Students here also benefit from the Job Search Skills (JSS), a program designed to help them better position themselves in the battle for top jobs. JSS programs vary by area of concentration, mean- ing students receive plenty of field-specific assistance. The CSS provides lifetime service to alumni, another huge plus.

Top employers of Bentley MBAs include: Boston Scientific, Converse Inc., Covidien, Deloitte Consulting, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Ernst & Young, Fidelity Investments, EMC, Genzyme Corporation, JPMorgan Chase & Company, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Microsoft, National Grid USA, Nuance Communications, Raytheon, Staples, and State Street Corporation.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Information Technology 23% $69,500 $73,083 $62,000 $90,000
Finance / Accounting 19% $57,000 $52,977 $30,000 $76,000
Marketing / Sales 19% $52,500 $53,167 $45,000 $64,000
Consulting 13% $65,000 $67,333 $62,000 $75,000
General Management 13% $110,000 $110,000 $70,000 $150,000
Operations / Logistics 7%
Other 7%


Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 23% $62,000 $61,400 $45,000 $80,000
Technology 19% $63,000 $64,417 $50,000 $90,000
Financial Services 16% $70,000 $69,600 $59,000 $76,000
Other 16% $62,250 $62,625 $55,000 $71,000
Consumer Products 10% $50,000 $76,667 $30,000 $150,000
Manufacturing 7%
Non-profit 3%
Petroleum / Energy 3%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 3%

Prominent Alumni

Justin D. Benincasa, '91, MBA
Chief Financial Officer,Atlantic Tele-Network

Theresa Bresten, '87, MBA
Vice President and Treasurer, HP Hood Inc.

Daniel Farley, '95, MBA
Executive Vice President of State Street Global Advisors, and CIO of the Investment Solutions Group

Amy B Sullivan, '98, MBA
Senior Vice President, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

S. Joseph Wickwire II, '93, MBA
Fund Manager, Fidelity Investments


From The School

Tuition figures are program-dependent. Tuition for 2015-2016:

$77,930 Emerging Leaders MBA (foundation waivers are possible and will reduce the overall tuition cost)

$72,730 Bentley MBA (scholarships available)

$4,225 Cost per course for Professional MBA and MS Programs


Application Deadlines
Jun 1

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38% female
62% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The majority of Bentley MBA students attend the part-time evening program. The full- time program is comprised of 10 percent of the student body. Bentley typically draws "academically capable people with many diverse backgrounds," although some here "wish there were fewer people coming straight out of a four-year program," even though such students "are still surprisingly able to contribute to conversations. However, they lack a certain perspective."

Bentley MBAs enjoy "a beautiful campus and buildings." Grad classes "are concentrat- ed in a couple of buildings near each other," a blessing during the cold Massachusetts winters. So too are the "shuttles around campus." Even so, some feel that the space dedicated to graduate students needs to be expanded. One writes that the school "should have more options for dining on campus and more places suitable for graduate students to study either individual[ly] or in groups." Most part-time students must balance "a heavy course load" with work and family responsibilities, leaving little or no time for extracurricular and other campus activities. Those not so burdened report that "campus activities are in abundance, from professional to entertainment. There is usually at least one club or association hosting an event open to the whole school body" at any time. Campus organizations "cater to different educational paths and cultures," with a num- ber representing various international student constituencies.

Off-campus entertainment is also readily accessible, as Bentley is located in Waltham, a mere ten miles from downtown Boston. Both Boston and Cambridge are easily accessible by train. The school also runs a regular shuttle between the Bentley campus and Harvard Square.

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Campus and Location

Bentley is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, just 10 miles from Boston. Getting to Boston from Bentley is easy. The college runs a free shuttle bus to Harvard Square in Cambridge, where public transportation connects to the heart of the city. Logan International Airport is 12 miles away from campus.


Bentley’s business-oriented high-tech centers and learning facilities give students hands-on experience with the latest technology in finance, information systems, marketing, accounting and user experience. Students have access to these labs as well as the world-class library.

Sharon Hill
Assistant Dean, Director of Graduate Admissions

175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452
United States




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