Colleges in Boston

Colleges in Boston offer access to the resources of a world-class city.

There more than 50 universities and colleges in Boston. Students enrolled in colleges in Boston have access to an incredible wealth of educational resources – just the number of volumes in the collective libraries of Boston-area colleges is staggering. But students at colleges in Boston also can take advantage of the many benefits of a world-class urban setting. From arts organizations to historic sites and sports teams to recreational opportunities, attending one of the many colleges in Boston is one-of-a-kind experience.

For students seeking a business degree, Boston's colleges offer access to a highly innovative business community and to some of the leading minds in business today. Of the many colleges in Boston, Bentley University is among the best at offering an undergraduate education that combines business, technology and the liberal arts.

Learn more about Bentley University in Massachusetts, one of the best undergraduate business schools in the nation, and how it compares to other colleges in Boston.

Bentley University: one of the leading business colleges in Boston.

Set minutes west of Boston on a 163-acre campus in Waltham, Massachusetts, Bentley University is a nationally ranked school of business that offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs in Boston. The majority of students at Bentley major in business while also taking approximately half their classes in the arts and sciences. The result is a graduate who not only has deep expertise in business, but a keen understanding of technology, a broad global perspective on solving business challenges and a strong commitment to high ethical standards.

Majors at Bentley include both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees. Students may also choose a minor, combining (for example) an accounting and finance degree with a minor in nonprofit organizations to target their studies toward a specific career goal.

Whether you are pursuing a primary business or liberal arts degree, our two optional second major programs allow you to take advantage of the best of both worlds — no extra courses required.

Bentley offers a Liberal Studies Major (LSM) similar to a Liberal Arts Major – an optional second major that sharpens the student's competitive edge by honing the ability to think critically, analytically and creatively. Students pair the Liberal Studies Major or Liberal Arts Major with a primary major in a business discipline or one of the arts and sciences majors requiring a significant business component; you will be able to earn both majors in the same four years.

The Business Studies major (BSM) is an optional second major designed for students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree. This comprehensive major, comparable to business programs available at other schools, introduces you to the core business disciplines and provides another way for you to take full advantage of the unique way our curriculum blends business and the arts and sciences.

Boston's Bentley University ranks high among the nation's business colleges.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek has ranked Bentley among the nation's top 30 undergraduate business colleges in the nation. The Princeton Review named Bentley one of the nation's best colleges and universities and one of the "Best Northeastern Schools" for 2012. And Bentley was ranked #4 in the Princeton Review and PC magazine survey of the Top 20 Wired Campuses for 2008-09.

In addition to undergraduate programs, Bentley offers innovative MBA program options as well as a variety of MS degrees in business.

Learn more about Bentley's undergraduate and the MBA Boston programs.