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Full-Time MBA

Bentley's Fully Immersive MBA Program

The Total MBA Experience

A leading-edge academic curriculum is just one piece of a holistic graduate business education for students choosing a full-time MBA at Bentley. Here, the graduate experience includes global business immersions that combine classroom instruction and international trips helping to broaden your understanding of the world’s economy and foreign cultures. You will also have exclusive hands-on access to top executives from the corporate world, learning firsthand how today’s leaders navigate and solve their biggest business challenges.

Our full-time MBA is an immersive, intensive experience typically completed in two years, providing a deep dive into core business concepts and providing extensive networking opportunities. It's ideal for those seeking a career transition or rapid skill development. 


Graduates (2022-2023)



All applicants are evaluated for foundation waivers



Time to Completion


Median Award of Merit Aid Offered

Application Deadlines & Program Requirements


To create a thriving population of students with a wide range of life and work experiences, Bentley considers the entirety of candidates’ applications including prior work experience, test scores, learning objectives, and other factors as we determine admissions decisions. Visit our page to view application deadlines and rounds for both Fall and Spring entry terms.  

Program Requirements

Application fee / Transcripts (must have completed bachelor's degree) / Resume / 2 Essays / GMAT or GRE scores (optional) / TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores for international students (may be waived for qualified students) / Two letters of recommendation  / Interview

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Tuition and Aid

A Bentley graduate degree is a smart investment in you. Bentley awards more than $2 million in merit-based aid to highly qualified full-time and part-time graduate students. Merit awards are based primarily on academic, professional and personal achievement, without regard to financial need. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible for best consideration.

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Your MBA Education

The Bentley MBA can be completed between 12 to 15 total courses and consists of foundation, core, and elective credits.

*Students with the appropriate background may be waived from all five foundation courses but will be required to add electives if they have been waived from more than three. Four electives are required and provide students with options to focus on a concentration or select individual courses within our graduate school curriculum. See an outline below of the required and elective courses. 

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Full-Time MBA

Dual Degree Offerings to Your Full-Time MBA

Under the dual degree option, you can share up to four courses between the MBA and one of our Master's (MS) degrees, potentially allowing you to complete a second degree in as few as six courses. An added benefit for our international students is that the Masters in Finance (analytics track), Masters in Business Analytics, and Masters in Human Factors in Information Design degrees are certified as STEM. Students on an F-1 visa who earn their MBA and add one of our STEM MS degrees are eligible to apply to USCIS for a 24-month extension of their standard, 12-month OPT, which if approved would result in a total of 36 months of U.S. work authorization. With your MBA, a specialized MS degree, and the eligibility to apply for an extended OPT, you are a standout to potential employers.

Dual Degree Program Information

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Career Outcomes

What could your career look like with this degree?

When you join the Bentley community, you have lifetime access to the award-winning Pulsifer Career Development Center. With 45+ Graduate Career events each year and access to career coaches, a graduate degree prepares you for a wide range of careers, no matter the industry you are interested in. 

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Employers Hiring Our Graduates

Our Graduates

How a Dual Graduate Degree from Bentley Changed a Career

I decided to enroll in Bentley’s MBA and MSF in Financial Analytics to enhance my leadership and technical skills to eventually grow in my long-term career.

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Transforming the Business of Health Care

Alumni Chris and Greg Smith: "There is a crossover between health care and technology that was accelerated by the pandemic and it’s going to explode. Only a handful of institutions have been keeping up, and Bentley is one of them.” 

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On Life as a Boston Celtics Scout

An MBA degree prepared Remy Cofield for his role as the director of scouting at the Boston Celtics. His MBA taught him to use analytics effectively, to network successfully, and to become a leader. 

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Pearl Brian-Esema
The Graduate Career Development team is amazing; always eager to help. They assisted me in getting where I am today and I am so grateful to them for this. I am very proud of my MBA & MSBA!
Pearl Brian-Esema, MBA, MSBA ’19

Your Student Experience

Take a Tour of Bentley's Campus

Journey through Bentley's upper-campus alongside MBA/MSF Dual Degree student Naya Putri for a first-hand look at our graduate-level classrooms, innovation centers, and additional campus resources. The tour features ongoings in the typical campus environment and also highlights Bentley's hybrid classroom technology. 

Full-Time MBA Bentley Graduate Student Organizations

Connect with classmates through clubs and organizations

Graduate Student Association: The Graduate Student Association (GSA) plans events, provides oversight of other graduate student organizations, and advocates for graduate students on university administrative committees and on the Graduate Council.

Graduate Student Organization: Formed and led by students who share similar interests. There are many graduate student organizations running events on campus over the course of the semester, which are open to all graduate students.

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Find a Welcoming International Student Community

Bentley University offers a warm and inviting community for international students to learn, grow professionally, and engage with the world. The Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS) offers resources for international students and promotes interactions between domestic and international students. CISS makes it possible for all Bentley students to gain both a global perspective and a broadened world view.

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Gain a First-Hand Global Perspective

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. In these programs, a Bentley professor takes his/her students on an immersive learning experience in a region of the world where the professor has expertise. GBE programs offer students the opportunity to combine cultural activities with business, NGO, or other relevant site visits.

International Education for Graduate Students

A Supportive Community

Visit with Bentley staff members on campus and learn more about the resources available to you as a current student. Featured in this video are Graduate Academic Advising, New Student Programs, Graduate Career Development, and our Center for International Students & Scholars.


Your Admission Team

Full-Time MBA Graduate Admission Team
Graduate Admission Team
175 Forest Street, Waltham MA 02452
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern
+1 (781) 891-2108

The Graduate Admission team is happy to help you throughout your search and application process. 

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