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How to add/change a program of study

First:

discuss your eligibility with an Academic Advisor

Next:

complete this form

In addition to this request we must also receive:

A brief essay (see form for details)
Your current resume
A recent copy of your Degree Audit
Your change request in Workday

Please allow 7-10 business days for a response, though it may take longer during busy periods
Note: If you have applied for Program Completion you must contact the Registrar's Office
 with your request

A note for International Students:
If approved for a dual degree you must meet with CISS to clarify visa status

Curious what programs we offer?

How to add/change a Concentration

How to change your concentration in Workday

Step 1: In the top-right click the Cloud icon, or your photo if you've added one (student workers will need to switch to their student profile first)
Step 2: In the menu on the left click View Profile, then select Academics

To switch from one concentration to another (after following steps 1 and 2 above):

Step 3: to the right of your existing concentration (scroll over to view) click the Request button
Step 4: click Change Program of Study and remove your concentration by clicking the x
Step 5: from the Program of Study drop-down menu select All Programs of Study
Step 6: choose the concentration you wish to switch to

To add a concentration (after following steps 1 and 2 above):

Step 3: click Add Program of Study and select Concentration from the dropdown menu
Step 4: choose the concentration you wish to switch to

There is no approval process but we do ask that you allow 5-7 business days for the change to be reflected
Note: If you have applied for Program Completion you must contact the Registrar's Office with your request

How to add or change a certificate

How to add a certificate in Workday

  • In the top right click the Cloud icon (or your photo if you've added one)
    • student workers will need to switch to their student profile first
  • In the menu on the left click View Profile, then select Academics
  • click Add Program of Study, then select Major from the dropdown menu
  • Select your desired certificate and hit submit

Note: If you have applied for Program Completion you must contact the Registrar's Office with your request

Internships & Directed Study

Obtaining an Internship

Step 1: Review the Internship Policies & Requirements governing internships for credit to determine eligibility
Step 2: Review the available internships. Career Services advisors are available for appointments to discuss the internship options
Step 3: Complete the Internship for Credit form (below)
Step 4: Schedule an advising appointment with an academic advisor to review academic qualifications
Step 5: Meet with the appropriate Internship Coordinator to obtain permission

Note: International students must consult with CISS (STU 350) to determine requirements and eligibility for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). Present the signed CPT form and offer letter to CISS, who will process the new I-20 in 3-5 business days

General Policies & Requirements

All required work for an internship must be completed during the term of registration
Students are expected to work 20 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks, unless otherwise noted
Students must have an overall GPA of 3.0, unless otherwise noted
Graduate assistants must obtain permission to register for an internship course. Please email Associate Dean of Business, Alina Chircu, or bring the form to Morison 305
Entire application process, including faculty submission of student information to Registrar, must be completed no later than the add/drop deadline of each semester
Any courses dropped to accommodate internship course registration beyond the add/drop deadline of each semester are subject to published refund deadlines
Regular withdrawal deadlines and penalties apply once the student has been registered for the internship course through the Registrar’s Office
Regular grade reporting deadlines apply

Program-specific Requirements

Emerging Leaders MBA and Masters/MBA

Must complete at least two semesters in the Emerging Leaders MBA or Masters/MBA program

Evening/Professional MBA

Must complete all MBA foundation courses, plus two additional courses

Masters in Accounting
  • Completion of nine credit hours of accounting courses at the 600 -level or higher, and two semesters of grad coursework at Bentley or demonstrated academic understanding of accounting from undergraduate studies, at an intermediate or higher level
  • Must provide the names of two Master of Accounting faculty references
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA overall and in all accounting courses
  • May only do one one-credit internship and one three-credit internship in the Master of Accounting program
Masters in Business Analytics

May only do one one-credit internship and one three-credit internship in the Master of Business Analytics program.

Masters in Digital Innovation

May only do one one-credit internship and one three-credit internship in the Master in Digital Innovation program.

Masters in Finance

Must complete at least two FI courses at the 600-level or higher.

Masters in Marketing Analytics

Must complete at least two MK courses at the 600-level or higher for the three-credit internship.
May only do one one-credit internship and one three-credit internship in the Master of Marketing Analytics program

Directed Study

Students are limited to taking no more than two of the following to satisfy elective or concentration requirements: Global Business Experience courses, field-based directed study courses or credit-bearing internships. Individual programs may have further restrictions. Consult with a program director for details.

Preparation for Directed Study

Students interested in pursuing a directed study must prepare a syllabus in collaboration with the faculty member who will be supervising the directed study.

The syllabus should include the following:

  • A brief description of the investigation
  • Goals and objectives for the investigation
  • A required readings bibliography
  • Explanation of course deliverables
  • Percentage attributed to each course deliverable
  • Timeline for course deliverables and course completion
  • Faculty evaluation methods for deliverables

Students must also complete a Directed Study Petition and submit the proposed syllabus with the petition.

Once complete, supervising faculty and department chairs will be required to sign off on the merit of the proposal. If approved, the student will be registered for the approved course.

Deadlines for Directed Study

  • Requests for directed study must be submitted by the first day of the semester that the course will be taken.
  • Approval must be granted prior to beginning the study.

Cost of Directed Study

  • Current tuition is charged for each directed study.

Transcript Notation for Directed Study

  • These courses will be recorded on the transcript with a notation of the topic investigated along with a corresponding course number assigned by an academic department.
Three-Credit Internships

Field-Based Learning

Field-based learning is an important part of the graduate curriculum allowing students to gain valuable industry experience and networking opportunities. Students can explore interests, and use knowledge gained from coursework in their work environment.

Field-based options include

  • Internships
  • Courses with fieldwork projects
  • Global Business Experience courses

Students are, however, limited to taking no more than two of the following to satisfy elective or concentration requirements:

  • Credit-bearing internships
  • Field-based directed studies
  • Global Business Experience courses

A three-credit internship is subject to the policies governing field-based learning

  • All required work for an internship must be completed during the term of registration
  • MS and MBA students may only take a total of two field-based learning courses
  • Dual Degree students may take a total of three field-based learning courses. However, only one field-based learning course can be shared across masters and MBA degrees
  • A three-credit internship experience cannot be used to extend a one-credit internship; students completing both must clearly distinguish the two in terms of work responsibility and supervision
  • A student may not take a one credit and three credit internship in the same semester

Course Prerequisites

AC 701 Internship in Accounting Practice

Prerequisites: 3 AC courses at the 600-level or higher
Note: Students are expected to work 35 hours per week for a minimum of eight weeks

CS 701 Internship in Information Technology

Prerequisites: Not open to MSIT/MSDI students, they take CS 881

CS 881 CIS Internship

Prerequisites for MSIT/MSDI students: CS 602 and CS 605

EC 701 Internship in Business Economics

Prerequisites: none

ETH 701 Internship in Business Ethics

FI 701 Internship in Finance

Prerequisites: 2 FI courses at the 600-level or higher
Note: Students must work a minimum of 200 hours

FP 781 Internship in Financial Planning Practice

Prerequistes: 2 FP courses at the 600-level or higher
Note: Students are expected to work 35 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks

HF 790 Internship in Human Factors in Information Design

Prerequisites: HF 700 and HF 750
Note: Students are expected to work a minimum of 120 hours across one term

IPM 701 Internship in Information Process Management

Prerequisites: IPM 652 or GR 602

MG 701 Internship in Management

Prerequistes: none
Note: Students are expected to work a minimum of 200 hours across one term

MK 701 Internship in Marketing Practice

Prerequisites: 2 MK courses at the 600-level or higher
Note: Students are expected to work 12 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks

ST 701 Internship in Business Data Analysis

Prerequisites: ST 635
Note: Students are expected to work 15 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks

TX 781 Internship in Tax Practice

Prerequisites: 2 TX courses at the 600-level or higher
Note: Work 35 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks

One-Credit Internships

    One-credit internship are subject to the following policies

    • All required work for an internship must be completed during the term of registration
    • Students are limited to a single one-credit internship
    • A one-credit internship experience cannot be used to extend a three-credit internship; students completing both must clearly distinguish the two in terms of work responsibility and supervision
    • All one-credit internships are 500-level courses; students should consult program guides for degree requirements
    • A student may not take a one credit and three credit internship in the same semester

    Course Prerequisites

    AC 590 Internship in Accounting Practic
    Note: Students must work a minimum of 15 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks 

    CS 590 Internship in Information Technology
    Note: Students must work a minimum of 120 hours

    FI 590 Internship in Finance
    Note: Students must work a minimum of 200 hours

    FP 590 Internship in Financial Planning Practice
    Note: Students must work a minimum of 15 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks

    HF 590 Internship in HFID
    Note: Students must work a minimum of 120 hours

    IPM 590 Internship in Information Process Management
    Note: Students must work a minimum of 120 hours

    MG 590 Internship in Management
    Note: Students must work a minimum of 200 hours

    MK590 Internship in Marketing
    Note: Students must work a minimum of 120 hours

    ST 590 Internship in Statistics
    Note: Students must work a minimum of 120 hours

    TX 590 Internship in Tax Practice
    Note: Students must work a minimum of 15 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks

    International Students

    International students must meet immigration regulations in order to complete an internship
    A student in F-1 status at Bentley is eligible to participate in practical training after he/she has completed one full academic year (fall and spring semesters) of full-time study in a valid visa status immediately prior to the CPT experience
    During the Academic Year (Fall/Spring Semesters), CPT cannot be the only course a student with an F1 visa takes in their final semester; they must also register for an in-person, degree-counting course
    Please visit CISS for more information about Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT)