Global Business Experiences

Global Business Experiences (GBEs) are intensive, 3-credit education abroad experiences offered during semester breaks. These courses are open exclusively to graduate students, who can use these courses as electives toward their graduate degree at Bentley.



May (after exams)

Apply by September 30 Apply by October 30 Apply by February 3

GBE 790 China

GBE 790 Turkey

GBE 790 Bermuda

GBE 790 France

GBE 790 UAE/Bahrain

GBE 790 Japan


GBE 790 Spain/Cyprus

GBE 790 Eastern Europe

Application Information

Application links are available on each program page. Applicants will be asked to submit a letter of intent, and will also be instructed to make a $500 non-refundable deposit. The deposit guarantees that if accepted, the applicant is committed to enrolling in the course and participating in the program. If for some reason we are unable to run the course, or if an applicant is not accepted into the program, the deposit will be refunded.

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.

Financial Information

Costs vary by program type; please see the course budget sheet for individual program fees. All GBEs include 3-credit tuition in the advertised price. Please contact the Office of International Education with questions.

The costs of a GBE are not included in the determination of Bentley need-based or merit-based aid.  However, it may be possible to obtain loans for these costs.  Please visit the Office of Financial Assistance and speak with a financial aid counselor to discuss these options.