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Graduate Admission

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Discover Bentley Program

June 5 to June 7, 2023

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.

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

Experience the Discover Bentley Program

Application Process 

To participate in the Discover Bentley Program, please submit an essay answering the following question: "From your cultural perspective, how has diversity affected your education? How do you feel this perspective could impact your experience if you were to become a graduate student at Bentley University?

Your essay should be three to four paragraphs long. Please send it in a Word or PDF format including your name, contact information, program of interest and anticipated start term to

If you have questions about Discover Bentley, contact Eric Pulley or Ksenia Zotina-Linne.

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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