Skip to main content

Graduate Dual Degree

Enhance your competitive advantage in the marketplace by earning both an MBA and Master of Science (MS) dual degree. Share up to four courses between programs to further expand your skill set and obtain two graduate business degrees in less time.

How to Apply

Graduate School Applicants

New incoming graduate students can apply for both an MBA and Master of Science (MS) program. Dual degree candidates will be reviewed under admission criteria for both programs.

Start your Application

Current Graduate Students

Qualified students can upgrade to a dual degree by adding a program of study through Academic Services. Discuss your eligibility and how you can retain merit scholarships awarded with an advisor. 

Schedule an Appointment

Recent Graduate School Alumni

Prior Bentley graduate degree courses can be shared for up to five years from the date they were taken. Reach out to our admission team to see if you qualify.

Schedule your Consultation

Link A Masters Degree and an MBA

Under the dual degree option, four courses in total can be shared between an MBA and a specialized master’s. Shared courses in this structure must be completed within five years of degree completion. 

Qualified MBA students and alumni would require as few as six additional MS courses to complete their dual degree. A minimum of eight additional MBA courses are required for those enrolled in or graduated from an MS degree.  

For current students and alumni, our advising and admission teams will evaluate completed courses and determine the specific number of courses required to complete the dual degree. 

Prospective students taking advantage of the dual degree option can anticipate completing a minimum of eighteen courses to obtain two Bentley University graduate-level degrees. 

Pearl Brian-Esema, MBA, MSBA ’19

Pearl Brian-Esema, MBA, MSBA ’19

“I always make a pros-and-cons list when a big decision is to be made, and acquiring business analytical skills weighed more for me,” Brian-Esema explains. “It was a perfect balance. I exceled in my MBA program, while the MSBA was a big learning curve for me. But I believe if you do not feel challenged, you cannot grow.”

Continue Reading

Explore Our Programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Bentley MBA will prepare you with the skills & knowledge needed to lead in today’s global marketplace. Choose from three format options designed to the meet the diverse needs of today’s business professionals.

Learn More

Master of Science (MS) Programs

Technology and unlimited data are driving job growth and demanding different skills from today's workforce. With a specialized business master’s from Bentley, you'll gain the skills needed in today's innovation economy —and tomorrow's most in-demand careers.

Learn More
Globe with graduation cap on top

STEM OPT Extension for International Students

Certain F-1 international students are eligible for a 24-month extension of their standard, Post-Completion OPT work authorization, allowing them to apply for a “STEM OPT Extension." Eligible STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) programs correspond to specific ‘CIP codes’ issued by the U.S. government.

View our program offerings to confirm STEM-designated degree options.

Graduate Admission Team holding Bentley banner
Graduate Admission Team
175 Forest Street, Waltham MA 02452
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern
+1 (781) 891-2108

The Graduate Admission team is happy to connect. Please reach out to us directly, or use this page to find all the other ways to get in contact and learn more about Bentley University.