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Optional Second Majors

At Bentley, your degree starts with you. Your passions, your interests, all built upon a solid foundation of business skills and knowledge. Whether you major in business or the arts and sciences, Bentley will put you on a proven path to a well-rounded education and lifelong career success.


Liberal Studies Major

If you’re earning a Bachelor of Science degree in a business-related field, Bentley has created a one-of-a-kind way for you to develop a more well-rounded education. The Liberal Studies Major (LSM) offers a more thematic approach to your course selection, allowing you to shape your education into something that really reflects you, without giving up the core business knowledge Bentley is famous for.

But the LSM is about more than a new kind of major. It’s about a new way of thinking. By creating your own educational path, you’ll explore different ways to turn your personal interests and passions into a lifetime of professional success. You’ll develop an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving and communication, learning soft skills that future employers are looking for. And you’ll join a community of like-minded faculty members, mentors and fellow students who care about the world like you do.

Students can choose from eight distinct concentrations.


Business Studies Major

If you’re a Bachelor of Arts student at Bentley, you’ll also earn a Business Studies Major (or the Business Studies minor). It’s a comprehensive program that ensures you graduate with the core knowledge of management, finance, and marketing that only a nationally ranked business university like Bentley can deliver, while giving you the flexibility to customize your degree with electives chosen around a topic of interest or specific discipline.

Courses in the Business Studies major and minor mimic the general business core, with topics including ethics, accounting, finance, statistics, marketing, and organizational behavior. Students take an additional two courses to earn the major.

For the remaining two courses, students can select classes within a single discipline based on interest, such as marketing, information design and corporate communication, or management.