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Discover Bentley 2023

Discover Bentley Program

June 2-5, 2024

Program Overview 

Discover Bentley is a graduate school exploration program open to juniors, seniors and recent graduates from US institutions who identify as Black, Latinx, Asian-American or Native American. Selected participants are invited to our Waltham campus, just 12 miles outside of Boston, where they spend three days exploring what the McCallum Graduate School of Business has to offer through class visits, conversations with current graduate students and faculty, networking with corporate partners, and getting an introduction to the admission and financial aid process. There is no cost to apply or attend; transportation, housing and meals are provided for participants accepted to the program.

Priority Deadline for the program: May 9, 2024

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Graduate Admission.

Program Benefits 

  • Talk to Bentley faculty and graduate students and experience our world-class academics
  • Learn about the range of career opportunities available in the Boston area
  • Explore the Bentley campus including our state-of-the art Trading Room and User Experience Center
  • Meet with members of our nationally ranked Pulsifer Career Development Center
  • Waive the application fee when applying to Bentley’s Graduate School 


  • Open to recent juniors, seniors, and recent graduates from U.S. institutions.
  • If you identify as Black, Latinx, Asian, Indigenous or Native American.
  • Looking to start a graduate program in Fall 2025 and beyond.
  • Great academic standing: GPA 3.0 - 4.0.

upcoming event

Discover Bentley: Nominating Diversity Scholars

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 05:00 PM until 06:00 PM ET.

Join Bentley's University Graduate Admission team for this virtual info session and learn how to recommend a prospective student for Discover Bentley, our summer graduate school exploration program for underrepresented student populations. This event will highlight the recommendation and nomination processes as well as the benefits of the Discover Bentley program, including a generous scholarship for graduate studies.

Experience the Discover Bentley Program

Application Process 

Applications are open to participate in the Discover Bentley summer program 2024 and are accepted on a rolling basis. Priority Deadline for the program is May 9, 2024.


  • Complete Application
  • Resume
  • Current Transcripts
  • 1 Recommendation (Professor Preferred)
  • 1 Essay

If you have any questions about Discover Bentley, connect with Shawn Johnson, Assistant Director of Graduate Admission.

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“I was able to have meaningful conversations and learn from the Discover Bentley cohort and alumni, who are all in pursuit of success at Bentley or have become trailblazers in the world of business. I'm very excited about the extra perks of being a Discover Bentley member like getting my application fee waived and a smooth pathway to the Dean Leadership program and other scholarship opportunities.
Tajae Edwards
MBA Candidate, Discover Bentley 2022 Participant

Participating Organizations

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My experience with Discover Bentley exceeded my expectations. I was able to interact with people from various backgrounds, which allowed me to make connections even before I started my graduate education. Additionally, I had the opportunity to take classes taught by Bentley's outstanding professors. I’m grateful this program gave me a glimpse into life as a graduate student.
Yeabtsega Yirga
MSBA Candidate, Discover Bentley 2022 Participant

Connect with our team

Shawn Johnson
Shawn Johnson
Assistant Director

Shawn joined the Graduate Admissions team at Bentley University in April 2022. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Stonehill College with a concentration in Marketing. While at Stonehill, Shawn was involved in multiple groups and organizations on campus including the event planning committee, as well as being an orientation leader in the Summer. Before joining Bentley, he had worked as an insurance agent. 

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