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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 Lahey Health (BILH) to bring a highly customized MBA program to equip BILH 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 BILH’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 Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) Curriculum 

Students must take the following MBA courses:

The Bentley MBA at BILH features our top-rated MBA curriculum, infused with applications-based learning experiences that contextualize the business principles of 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 students 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 BILH to select impactful elective offerings, targeted to the needs of leaders in health care. Topics of electives will include: 

  • HC 660 Interpersonal Dynamics in Healthcare 

  • HC 661 Project Management for Healthcare 

  • HC 662 Healthcare Innovations 

  • HC 664 Healthcare Analytics 

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 
  • Verification of BILH employment status 
  • Resume 
  • One essay
  • Undergraduate transcript 
    • International transcript evaluation for foreign institutions
  • One reference who will be willing to submit a recommendation form to your application. (BILH reference preferred unless new employee) 
  • GMAT or GRE: submitting a test score is optional. If you choose to apply without a test score, be sure that other components of your application (transcripts, resume) sufficiently demonstrate your aptitude. When in doubt, schedule a consultation to talk with us about your background and qualifications. 
  • Interviews may be requested by Bentley for some applicants. 
Key Program Dates
  • Application Opens: November 1, 2023
  • Applications Due: Priority Deadline May 1, 2024, then rolling until August 1, 2024
  • Decisions Released: 2 Weeks after completed application
  • Deposit Deadline ($500 Deposit): 4 weeks from acceptance
  • Classes Begin: September 2024

past events

Recorded Information Session

Check out a recent information session recording to learn about the BILH program at Bentley. 

Recorded BILH Student Panel

Hear from current BILH MBA students and program alumni as they discuss their academic experiences and how the program has enhanced their career opportunities in the health care industry.

A valuable graduate degree from a nationally ranked business school

Bentley is ranked among the top online and part-time graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report, and the Best Business Schools by Bloomberg Businessweek. 

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Bentley empowers me with the skills I need to drive success as a project leader. The knowledge I gained from classes including Leading Responsibility, Project Management and Strategic Information Technology Alignment has given me the skills and insight to best lead large organizational initiatives.
David Cole
Acute Care Manager, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, Beverly Hospital

Get Involved

The Center for Health and Business (CHB) at Bentley brings together students, faculty, alumni and corporate partners to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for the evolving health industry. The Center builds on Bentley’s strengths as a business university to advance impactful, transdisciplinary programs in health, and serves as the hub for integrative and strategic health-related opportunities for the Bentley community and our partners through advancing research, creating and facilitating educational offerings, supporting emerging health leaders and cultivating meaningful external collaborations that spark innovation and improve outcomes.

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Contact Information

Sean Connolly
Sean Connolly
Associate Director
Graduate Admission

Sean Connolly joined the Graduate Admission team at Bentley University in May 2022. Sean has seven years of experience working in higher education, working for Fisher College and Suffolk University in Boston, MA. Prior to entering the higher education field, Sean worked in retail management. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and his MBA from Rivier University.

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