Graduate School of Business Bentley University

Graduate School of Business Bentley University

Waltham, MA
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
December 1
fall application deadline
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13 Departments and Programs
departments and programs


A Business Education for a New Kind of Leader

Wherever you stand now in your professional life, graduate study at Bentley University delivers expert preparation for what's next. Whether you are launching a career, advancing in your chosen field, or breaking into a new industry, the Bentley Graduate School combines distinctive programs, resources and experiences to maximize your return on investment.

Academic programs are student centered, market driven and future focused. 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. In addition, Bentley's unique collection of centers and labs feature 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.

At Bentley, students can pursue their degree on a schedule that fits their life. Our Professional MBA and eight MS programs offer options to study full time or part time; and many classes meet 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.

3 MBA Programs--Each Uniquely Designed for Wherever Students Are

No matter where students are right now in their careers and lives, Bentley has an MBA program to take them further. The 3 MBA programs, 2 full-time and 1 part-time, are tailored to students' academic backgrounds and professional experiences.

The Bentley MBA

The groundbreaking Bentley MBA takes a dramatically different approach to business education. This 11-month 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 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. And our Emerging Leaders MBA program delivers real-world experience through a Business Process Management field project, Corporate Immersion class and a 10-day international Global Business Experience - so you'll be 100 percent prepared to make immediate contributions upon being hired.

The Professional MBA Program

The 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, the application of technology, effective communication and ethical management. Students have opportunities to customize their MBAs with concentrations by choosing electives from eight specialty business disciplines.

8 MS Programs -- Students Get the Expertise They Need Today

Bentley also offers eight Master of Science programs, giving our students the chance to develop expertise in a specific business discipline. They are grouped into two areas of focus: analytics and technology, and accounting and finance.

Bentley's history is firmly rooted in accounting, and its Accounting and Financial Management degrees carry on that tradition, preparing the next generation of financial experts and leaders.

* Accountancy: Leverages the university's proud heritage in this field, providing the depth of expertise and broad perspective needed to excel in the roles of business adviser, management consultant and financial planner.

* Finance: Cultivates analytic and critical-thinking skills for professionals looking to move ahead in corporate finance, financial analysis and portfolio management.

* Financial Planning: One of the few master's-level programs of its kind in the world. Courses prepare students to reach specific goals through proper management of financial resources.

* Taxation: Prepares students to implement tax strategies by applying an integrated approach that considers the many factors involved in maximizing wealth.

Bentley's Analytics and Technology degrees offer an educational fusion of data and business, giving you the tools needed to master information, integrate it into successful business practice, and communicate the results like never before.

* Business Analytics: Continues Bentley's long tradition of training analytics professionals at the graduate level, providing the valuable skills needed to succeed in this emerging field.

* Human Factors in Information Design: Equips graduates to succeed in the changing marketplace for technology products, instilling a keen sense of how to improve product usability and the user experience.

* Information Technology: Provides in-depth, working knowledge of theory and best practices, as students learn to design, develop and deploy innovative business applications.

* Marketing Analytics: Delivers the critical quantitative and analytical skills that professionals need for strategic decision-making in today's multifaceted marketing environment.


Tuition figures are program-dependent. Tuition for 2014-2015:

* $70,000 Emerging Leaders MBA (foundation waivers are possible and will reduce the overall tuition cost)

* $65,000 Bentley MBA (scholarships available)

* $3,800 Cost per course for Professional MBA and MS Programs

About Bentley

A Bentley education is designed to keep students nimble: prepared 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 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, 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.

Location & Contact

Graduate School of Business

Bentley University

175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452-4705
United States

Dr. Roy Wiggins


Phone: 781-891-3166

Ms. Sharon Hill

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 781-891-2108
Fax: 781-891-2464

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Graduate Business Certificate (GBC)
      Graduate Special Certificate for Students in Special Situations (GSS)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)
      Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
      Master of Science in Financial Planning (MSFP)
      Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design (MSHFID)
      Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)
      Master of Science in Marketing Analysis (MSMA)
      Master of Science in Taxation (MST)
      Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 726
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 127
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


71% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,844
    • Accepted 1,311
    • Acceptance Rate 71
    • Enrolled 554
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT or GRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGMAT or GRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesGMAT or GRE General Test
    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score 600 paper-based; 100 iBT) or IELTS (minimum score 7)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$437.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitCSS Profile and FAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJune 1
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students1301
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1301
    • Part-time Percentage47%
    • Full-time Percentage53%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian75%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian10%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown7%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty111
    • Full-time Percentage77%
    • Part-time Percentage23%
    • Female Percentage33%
    • Male Percentage67%




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