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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (BA)

Be an agent for change

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion major is designed to create professional pathways for students who are interested in careers that will make a positive impact on the world. Students in this major are passionate about societal change affecting the underrepresented, intersectionality, impartiality and fairness practices, and the ability of a diverse set of individuals to participate in decision-making processes and development opportunities. Topics covered include systemic racism, the opportunity gap in the workforce and equitable access to education. 

As a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (BA) major, you will graduate with a broad knowledge of business by completing courses that are part of the Business Administration minor. You will also have the option of complementing your Diversity, Equity and Inclusion major with a Business Administration major, or any other approved Bentley major, by using some of your free electives to take additional courses.

Bentley by the Numbers

$63K

Median Starting Salary of All Majors

Bentley University CareerEdge

99%

Job Placement Rate

Bentley University CareerEdge

97%

Average Internship Completion Rate

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Explore our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Curriculum

Student-led workshops spark conversations

Assistant Professor Mateo Cruz spent nearly a decade working with nonprofits to design and deliver health leadership programs for youth of color from historically marginalized neighborhoods. This experience made him a firm believer in the power of peer education to promote honest conversations and implemented a similar learning model the foundation for his Managing Diversity in the Workplace course.  

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Essmaa Litim ’18 is a voice for underserved communities

The first few lines of The Laundromat, a poem written by Essmaa Litim '18, speak to the capitalism that took over the East Boston neighborhood where she grew up. But the words also reflect Litim’s passion to advocate for underserved communities, including in her role as co-founder and chief operating officer of the social justice nonprofit ROYA. 

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The richness and diversity of our life experiences allow us to thrive as a learning community.
Mateo Cruz
Assistant Professor, Management

Rankings and Distinctions

#2

Best Colleges and Regional Universities, North

U.S. News & World Report

#3

Best College for Business Majors

Money Magazine

#18

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