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Bentley Named #1 in the U.S. for Accounting, Business/Managerial Economics and Marketing


Bentley Named #1 in the U.S. for Accounting, Business/Managerial Economics and Marketing



Bentley University is the #1 school in the U.S. for the study of Accounting, Business/Managerial Economics and Marketing, according to a new report by College Factual. The top rankings for these three programs follow a run of recent honors demonstrating Bentley’s rise as one of the nation’s top business schools. The Princeton Review recently ranked Bentley #1 in the nation for Career Services and U.S.News and World Report ranked Bentley #3 among regional universities in the North.

College Factual awarded Bentley the top position based on the quality of the school, the salary of alumni and other factors. College Factual also gave Bentley top honors for several other programs:

  • #2 Business, Management and Marketing

  • #2 Finance and Financial Management

  • #5 Liberal Arts/Sciences and Humanities

Combining Business with Arts and Sciences

A Bentley education combines an innovative business curriculum with arts and sciences courses, providing students with the combination of “hard skill” knowledge of business practices and “soft skills” such as collaboration and public speaking that are increasingly in demand in today’s global economy. Most students at Bentley major in business, while also taking liberal arts courses. Bentley also offers several majors in arts and sciences. Many students also double-major in business and the university’s innovative Liberal Studies major.

How the Ranking was Conducted

The College Factual ranking is based on data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics and PayScale, a company that analyzes salary and benefits. Five factors are considered in determining “Best Colleges by Major/Field of Study”:

  • Graduate earnings. College Factual looks at both the early career earnings and mid-career earnings of alumni.

  • Major focus. This measures how many students at the university choose that major.

  • Related majors. Is the major at the school well-established with similar majors surrounding it to make the overall program stronger?

  • Accreditation. College Factual believes that third party accreditation for a major reflects positively for the dedication of a university to it.

  • Overall school quality. This is based on a school’s ranking in College Factual’s Best Colleges list.

The full rankings and methodology can be found on College Factual’s website.

About Bentley University

Bentley University is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader with the technical skills, global perspective and ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Bentley’s diverse arts and sciences program combined with an advanced business curriculum prepares graduates to make an impact in their chosen fields. The university enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. For more information, visit


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