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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.


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All applicants will be evaluated for foundation waivers.


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Your MBA Education

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A Results-Driven Curriculum

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.

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Dual Degree

Explore Bentley Dual Degree Offerings to STEM Your MBA

Under the dual degree option, you can share up to four courses between the MBA and one of our six Masters (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, Masters in Accounting Analytics and Masters in Human Factors in Information Design degrees are certified as STEM. Students on an F1 Visa who earn their MBA and add one of our STEM MS degrees will be able to extend their OPT to 36 months. With your MBA, a specialized MS degree and an extended OPT, you really are a standout to potential employers.

Dual Degree Program Information

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Your Degree Outcomes

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What could my career look like with this degree?

When you join the Bentley community, you have access to a rich and lifelong set of career-oriented services. The Bentley MBA prepares you for a wide range of careers, no matter the industry you are interested in. 

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Graduate Career Development Center

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 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. We hope you enjoy and best of luck to you in your graduate school search! 

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 graduates 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. On 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.

Due to COVID-19 All faculty-led courses have been suspended for the 2020-21 academic year. 

International Education for Graduate Students

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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 (may be waived for qualified students) / TOEFL/IELTS scores for international students (may be waived for qualified students) / Two letters of recommendation  / Interview

GMAT/GRE Waivers

Qualified applicants may be eligible to receive a GMAT/GRE exam waiver if you have either:

  • An undergraduate degree earned within the last five years from an accredited institution with a 3.2 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • At least five years of professional job experience. 
  • A prior Master's degree
Tuition and Aid

Rated the No. 4 Master's Program for Return on Investment by Payscale, 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. Scholarships are distributed in the form of tuition remission, and recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA to retain award eligibility. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible for best consideration.

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Student Resources and Support

Visit with Bentley staff members on campus and learn more about 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.

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The Graduate Admission team is happy to connect. Please reach out to us directly, or use this page to find all the other ways to get in contact and learn more about Bentley University.

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