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Advanced Standing in Business (BA/BS & MBA)

An opportunity for high-achieving undergraduate students

get a jump start on your graduate degree

The world of business is getting more complex and competitive every day. That’s why Bentley now offers an Advanced Standing in Business (BA/BS & MBA) program. In the four years you would spend getting an undergraduate degree, you can also complete your first four graduate courses. Once you graduate from the Advanced Standing in Business program, you move into the MBA program, combining the start of your career with a commitment to continued learning.

Program Details

  • Accessible from any Bentley major, both business and arts and sciences.
  • Applications submitted during sophomore year and overlap courses begin in junior year.
  • Four graduate courses are completed during junior and senior years. The remaining eight graduate courses are completed once in the MBA program.
  • All MBA Foundation courses waived.
  • Honors students offered automatic admittance.
remy cofield
A major advantage at Bentley was the network. The ability to connect with the right people in my field made it much easier to create a path to reach one of my career goals.
Remy Cofield
MBA

Curriculum 

The Advanced Standing in Business program is easily accessible for all business and arts and sciences majors. Depending on your major, you'll replace four undergraduate courses with graduate courses. Read more below about how the curriculum will work for each major.

See how the program will work for your major
  • For Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Creative Industries, Finance, Information Design and Corporate Communication, Management, Marketing and Professional Sales majors:
    • GR 602 instead of GB 310
    • GB 604 instead of GB 410
    • Two MBA electives instead of unrestricted undergraduate electives
  • For Business Economics, Economics-Finance, Quantitative Economics majors:
    • GR 602 instead of GB 310
    • GR 604 instead of GB 410
    • MBA elective instead of unrestricted elective
    • MBA elective instead of business-related elective
  • For Corporate Finance and Accounting majors: 
    • GR 602 instead of GB 310
    • GR 604 instead of GB 410
    • MBA elective instead of AC/FI elective
    • MBA elective instead of business-related elective
  • For Information Systems and Audit Control majors:
    • GR 602 instead of GB 310
    • GR 604 instead of GB 410
    • MBA elective instead of AC/CS/IPM elective
    • MBA elective instead of business-related elective
  • For Actuarial Science majors:
    • GR 601 instead of unrestricted elective
    • GR 602 instead of unrestricted elective
    • Two MBA electives instead of unrestricted electives
  • For Arts and Sciences majors:
    • GR 601
    • GR 602
    • Two MBA electives instead of four unrestricted electives (students in Language, Culture and Business majors can take an Arts and Sciences graduate course as one of their fourth graduate electives).

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the Program

iris bedrow
Iris Berdrow, MBA, Ph.D.
Program Director and Associate Professor of Management
Program Director and Associate Professor of Management
781.891.2130

Have Questions? Connect with the the Program Director. 

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