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Accelerated Online MBA

Cohort Program Delivered in Four or Six Week Online Course Intensives

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An MBA in as little as 18 months

You shouldn’t have to put everything on hold to take your career to the next level. That’s why, at Bentley University, we’ve created a fast completely online MBA degree program in Greater Boston, one that can transform your career in as little as 18 months, without giving up your job, your family, or your life.

Asynchronous, Online Learning

Bentley's Accelerated Online MBA is delivered in fast, streamlined, four-week and six-week course intervals. The curated curriculum with a leadership concentration takes the guess work out of course selection, allowing students to focus on one course at a time, while performing class work at whatever time of day works best for them. Limited meeting times in-person during the four-week intensives are an opportunity to fully engage, collaborate, and network with your classmates.

A Focus on Leadership

Our leadership concentration give students the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to effectively lead complex multinational/multicultural organizations. This program concentration attracts students from such diverse fields as engineering, IT, biotechnology, consulting, financial systems, health care and many others, as it prepares graduates for advancement into broader leadership roles.

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Cohort Class Size

2019 Graduate Career Outcomes Report

12-15

Courses

All applicants will be evaluated for foundation waivers.

18-21

Months Time to Completion

2019 Graduate Career Outcomes Report

30%

Median Award of Merit Aid Offered

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Your MBA Education

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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Sample Cohort Calendar With a Fall Entry Term

Semester Course 1: Four Weeks* Course 2: Six Weeks Course 3: Six Weeks
Fall 2021 GR 603 Leading Responsibly GR 645 Law, Ethics, and Social Responsibility GR 602 Business Process Management
Spring 2022 MG 652 Strategic Innovation GR 601 Strategic IT Alignment GR 606 Designing for the Value Chain
Summer 2022 MG 645 Leading Change GR 521 Statistics ENV 603 Employee Experience
Fall 2022 MG 704 Management Consulting GR 604 Global Strategy MG 635 Negotiating

*Three on campus meetings required that provide in-person collaboration and networking

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Online MBA vs Traditional MBA

When comparing an online MBA vs. traditional MBA, there are several things to take into consideration. We’ve broken those things down into four categories—flexibility, discipline, interaction, and experience—to help uncover the strengths and weaknesses of each program. Take a look at these facts to figure out which option comes out on top. (Hint: the answer may surprise you.)

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Why a Bentley MBA
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Real-Time MBA Career Insights

What could my career look like with this degree?

Explore real-time information powered by Burning Glass that shows the potential careers, job titles, and salaries that are available to individuals who earn the Bentley MBA. Burning Glass derives this data by scanning over 40,000 online job sources daily to understand job trends and requirements.

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Your Student Experience

The Bentley Graduate Online Learning Experience

Online education has revolutionized learning in higher education. The Bentley Online MBA is accessible completely online, with courses completed one at a time each semester through two six-week and one intensive courses. Watch our video to learn more about those formats and how you will engage with professors and other students no matter where you are located.

Gain Skills That Will Bring Immediate Value To Your Employer

In this webinar, Bentley Graduate Admission Officers Gordon and Anya are joined by Denise, Global VP of HR at Reflexis Systems, Inc to talk about things to consider and what you should know before speaking with your employer about pursuing your graduate degree.

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Application Deadlines & Program Requirements

Deadlines

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 & 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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