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Be a force in business and health care

To successfully lead in the increasingly complex world of health care, you need to develop a solid framework for decision making that employs broad-based understanding of the many perspectives across the organization. Bentley University is proud to partner with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to bring a highly customized MBA program to equip BIDMC and Beth Israel Lahey Health's leaders with the skills they will need to meet the complicated challenges faced by healthcare organizations.

Program Information

Customized Curriculum

Specialize your MBA with electives focused on strategic health-care management.

Generous Tuition Discount

As a BILH employee, you will receive a generous discount on tuition and you are encouraged to access your tuition reimbursement benefit.

Convenient Modalities

Begin with live, virtual course offerings and transition to a combination of synchronous virtual, and in-person learning on BIDMC’s campus when appropriate.

Accelerated Time to Completion

Earn your MBA from Bentley University in just over two years. Course waivers are available for eligible candidates.

Program Curriculum

The Bentley MBA at BIDMC features our top-rated MBA curriculum, infused with applications-based learning experiences that contextualize the business principles to the health care sector. The program requires students to take a minimum of 12 courses and a maximum of 15 courses, pending eligibility for foundation course waivers. 

The Bentley MBA program is offered to BILH employees in a cohort format. Cohorts will proceed through the curriculum in lock-step, enabling students to deepen their professional network. All cohort members will take the same MBA courses, including electives. 

The Bentley MBA includes the following course requirements:

Foundation Courses
Admitted students are eligible to waive up to five foundation courses by providing evidence of successful, recent (within five years) equivalent course work in the topic or sufficient work experience within the discipline. If three or more foundation courses are waived, students will be required to take additional electives to meet the program minimum of twelve courses.

Core Courses
All MBA students are required to take six Core Courses

Elective Courses
Bentley University collaborated with BIDMC to select impactful elective offerings, targeted to the needs of leaders in health care. Topics of electives will include:

  • Project Management 
  • Health Care Analytics
  • Patient Experience
  • Health Care Innovations

Should a student waive four or more foundation courses, Bentley will provide the opportunity for those students to take additional elective offerings through Bentley's general MBA course catalog.

Application Requirements

Application requirements include:

  • Completed application (opens on July 15, 2021)
  • Verification of BILH employment status
  • Resume
  • Undergraduate transcript
  • One essay
  • One reference who will be willing to submit a recommendation form to your application. (BILH reference preferred, unless new employee)
  • GMAT or GRE: Waivers are available based upon academic history, and relevant professional experience. Please discuss your eligibility with one of our Graduate Admission counselors.
  • Interviews may be requested by Bentley for some applicants.
Key Program Dates
  • Application Opens: July 15, 2021
  • Application Extension Due Date: November 30, 2021
  • Decisions Released: November 12, 2021
  • Enrollment Deadline ($500 Deposits Due): December 3, 2021
  • Classes Begin: January 2022
A valuable graduate degree from a nationally ranked business school

Bentley is ranked among the top 30 online graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report, the top 200 by QS World University Rankings, and the top 100 Best Business Schools by Bloomberg Businessweek

MBA Rankings from Bloomberg, US News & World Report, and QS World University Rankings

Contact Information

Gordon Berridge, Senior Associate Director
Gordon Berridge
Senior Associate Director
Graduate Admission

Gordon Berridge joined the Graduate Admission team at Bentley University in October 2013. He has close to 20 years of higher education admission experience. His previous positions included roles such as Director of Admission and Director of Recruitment at several higher educational institutions around the New England region. Gordon is an alumni of Bentley University’s McCallum Graduate School of Business, earning his M.B.A. with a concentration in leadership.  He also holds a B.S. in Communication from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. 

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