Global Business Experiences
Global Business Experiences (GBEs) are intensive, 3-credit education abroad experiences offered during semester breaks. A variety of these courses are open each year to graduate students, who can use these courses as electives toward their graduate degree at Bentley. These unique programs are offered during January break, Spring break, and in May after spring semester exams.
How to Apply
Once you have decided on a program through the link above, click "Apply Now" on the program page. You will be prompted to login using your Bentley credentials and asked to enter information along with a letter of intent. You will also be instructed to make a $500 non-refundable deposit to demonstrate your committment to the program if accepted (detailed information available in the application system).
Wintersession Programs: September 30
Spring Embedded/Spring Break Programs: October 31
May/Summer Programs: February 6
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the length of a GBE Program?
Seven to fifteen days, depending on the program.
What is the cost of a Global Business Experience?
Costs vary by program type; please see the course budget sheet for individual program fees. Intensive programs, including wintersession and summer programs as well as spring break intensive courses, include tuition in the advertised price. Please contact the Office of International Education with questions.
Can I receive financial aid for my program?
The costs of an embedded program are not included in the determination of Bentley need-based or merit-based aid. However, it is possible to consider loans for these costs. Please visit the Office of Financial Assistance and speak with a financial aid counselor to discuss these options.
Who can apply for a GBE program?
Our programs are offered to all graduate students. Students should see the faculty leader of each course for details on requirements. Students should also speak with their advisor in the graduate school to determine how each GBE will count towards degree requirements.
Why do I need to submit my deposit before I have learned of acceptance into the course?
Your deposit guarantees that if accepted, you are committed to enrolling in the course and participating in the program. If for some reason we are unable to run the course, or if you are not accepted into the program, your deposit will be returned to you.