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International Affairs

The modern workplace is global. So are your ambitions. Get the knowledge and practice you need to ace them both.

The International Affairs degree combines in-depth cultural studies with an understanding of important global issues, like economics, geography, foreign policy and politics. You’ll learn to navigate complex topics and apply critical thinking to make decisions.

You’ll get to apply your learning, too. Every International Affairs major must study abroad and become proficient in a foreign language. With study abroad experiences available in more than 30 countries, there will be plenty of opportunities to practice your skills.

Because all of our programs are driven by business, International Affairs major must complement their program with foundational business studies leading either toward a minor or a second major in Business Studies. This ensures you leave Bentley with broad business skills, in addition to a solid understanding of International Affairs.

Bentley, Boston and the best of both worlds

When Colombia native Nicole Theilkuhl ’20 was looking at universities in the U.S., strong academics and small class size were a priority. But when it came to a campus, she wanted the best of both worlds: one that was close to a city that offered a variety of job opportunities but was also a traditional, close-knit college community. Bentley fit the bill.

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The business of entertainment

Mackenzie Baker likes business; but when it came time to choose a major, she didn’t want something “traditional” because she doesn’t really like numbers and formulas. So she was immediately drawn to Bentley’s Creative Industries major, a program that gives her the chance to study business in a more contemporary, artistic fashion.

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Charles Deichmann
By understanding the workings and interactions of the global society around me, I feel that I’m poised to make a much greater impact when I graduate.
Charles Deichmann
Class of 2019

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Best College for Business Majors

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