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Rankings and Accreditations

Bentley University enjoys a strong position in many major rankings and lists.


Bentley University graduate business programs are accredited by AACSB International ­— the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The AACSB quality standards relate to curriculum, faculty resources, admission, degree requirements, library and computer facilities, financial resources and intellectual climate.

The university is also accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), indicating that it meets or exceeds established standards. As an accredited college, Bentley is judged to have the necessary resources and institutional integrity to achieve its stated purpose through its educational programs.

AACSB International
Bloomberg 2021 to 2022 Best Business Schools


Bentley University's Graduate School of Business has been recognized in the top 75 of Bloomberg's Best B-Schools in the World, specifically ranking #12 in Diversity. Other individual categories listing Bentley in the top 75 include Compensation, Learning, Networking, and Entrepreneurship. Bentley's Graduate School of Business sees 15-23% ALANA (Asian, Latino, African, and Native American) populations year-over-year, and international students make up over 40% of each class. Between our MBA and specialized master's programs, 53% of the graduate population is represented by women and non-binary students.

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings place the Bentley University Graduate School of Business Part-time MBA program among the top in the country at #95 and #99-131 in Best Business Schools overall. The ranking is based on factors such as level of accreditation, reputation for excellence among peer institutions and academic and career support services offered to students.

US News 2021 Rankings for MBA and MS Programs
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The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review names the Bentley Graduate School of Business in 2021 among the Best Online MBA Programs and overall Best Business Schools in the nation and the northeast.

Financial Times

In the 2021 Masters in Finance rankings, The Financial Times ranks Bentley’s Master of Science in Finance #3 among all U.S. programs and #54 among the top programs in the world. Bentley also stood out with an average salary today of $86,250 and ranking #1 in the United States in the following categories:

  • Company internships
  • Salary increase
  • Female faculty
  • Women on board
The Financial Times 2021 #3 in the United States
QS World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings

QS ranks Bentley's MSBA among the top 50 analytics programs worldwide and Bentley's MBA among the top 200 programs worldwide. The QS Business Rankings assess the best postgraduate programs around the world. Each ranking is compiled on the basis of five key metrics: employability, entrepreneurship and alumni success, return on investment, thought leadership, and class and faculty diversity.

Top 50 Best Value

In 2020, Top 50 Best Value ranked the Bentley MSBA #11 in Big Data and the Bentley MSHFID #7 in Interaction Design/UX/HCI Graduate Degree 2018.  McKinsey Global Institute called Big Data “the Next Frontier.” That was in 2011; now, Big Data is so much a part of life, it’s not frontier – it’s everyday. Professionals in Big Data may be called data scientists, data analysts, information engineers, or any one of a number of different titles. In the years since Value Colleges’ first UX degree ranking – one of the first to consider HCI as an emerging discipline – the field of human-computer interaction and interaction design has exploded. It’s much bigger than just user experience; interaction design is increasingly becoming a crucial career touching just about every aspect of 21st-century life.

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