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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 coursework in international relations, political science, geography and cultural studies, to provide you with the knowledge and analytical skills to navigate complex global opportunities and challenges.

You’ll learn by doing, too. Every International Affairs major studies abroad and becomes proficient in a second language. With study abroad experiences available in more than 30 countries and internationally focused internships, there are also numerous opportunities to develop strong cross-cultural skills.

International Affairs majors complement their program with a minor or a second major in Business Studies. This ensures that you’ll leave Bentley with broad business skills, in addition to a strong understanding of international affairs.

See where a Bentley degree will take you

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 Colleges and Regional Universities, North

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Career Services and Internship Opportunities

Princeton Review


Best College for Business Majors

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