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Bentley University Graduate School of Business
American MBA





Bentley's dynamic MBA programs are developed by faculty with industry-tested expertise, and informed by input from corporate leaders, giving our students exposure to current concepts and skills. In addition, Bentley's unique collection of centers and labs feature the latest tools for gathering and analyzing information in finance, marketing, information design, accountancy, and emerging technologies. And Bentley graduate students routinely tackle real business challenges for companies and other organizations, in team-driven consulting projects in the U.S. and abroad, giving them the opportunity to fine-tune their abilities in project management, presentation and collaboration.

The Bentley MBA is an innovative 11 month MBA program for professionals with at least 5 years of work experience.  The curriculum is integrative and fosters collaborative learning, focusing on business as a complex social system of interactions by individuals, people who must anticipate and manage change, think and work cross culturally, and understand their personal leadership style.  The Bentley MBA is comprised of 4 ten week modules: Innovation, Value, Environments, and Leadership.  Each module has 8 weeks of class work and 2 weeks on site with corporate partner locations around the world and within the US.   The MBA is designed to address current challenges in global business today, and to be a creative approach to teaching leadership in a business landscape that has changed more in the past five years than any other time in history.

The Emerging Leaders MBA is a hands-on business education opportunity for young professionals or recent graduates who want to lead and succeed in today's complex global business environment where information and innovation are prime currencies.  Geared toward students with 0-5 years of work experience, the Emerging Leaders MBA includes field-based learning, international exposure, team projects, a focus on innovative approaches to business processes and the ability to harness IT to meet strategic needs. The program delivers real-world experience through a Business Process Management field project, Corporate Immersion class and a 10-day international Global Business Experience — so graduates are  prepared to make immediate contributions upon being hired.





























































































































































































  • The Bentley MBA
  • The Emerging Leaders MBA

Type of Course: 

The Bentley MBA (BMBA): 11-month Full Time cohort

The Emerging Leaders MBA (ELMBA): 21-month Full Time cohort

Accreditation: AACSB International, EQUIS, NEASC

Rankings: U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools 2014" ranks the Bentley University Graduate School of Business one of the top 100 business schools in the nation and one of the top five in New England.

Princeton Review: #1 State-of-the-Art Facilities, #4 Career Services,  #4 in survey of the Top 20 Wired Campuses, 

Aspen Institute's Global 100 List: #58

Starting Dates: 

The Bentley MBA: July

The Emerging Leaders MBA: August

Application Deadlines: 

The Bentley MBA: January 20th;after Jan. 20 rolling, space available

The Emerging Leaders MBA: November 1st, December 1st, January 20th, March 15th, May 1st





























































































Minimum years of work experience:

The Bentley MBA: 5 years

The Emerging Leaders MBA: 0 years

University degree: Bachelor's Degree 


The Bentley MBA: Minimum 600 on GMAT or GRE

The Emerging Leaders MBA: Minimum 500 on GMAT or GRE

(Both tests accepted)

English test: 

Required: TOEFL, IELTS or PTE accepted

References: 2

Language fluency: English

Student Body

Ratio of applicants to places: 4 to 1

% International: 

The Bentley MBA: 70% 

The Emerging Leaders MBA: 50%

Female: 30-50% 

Degree Background:

Business: 30%

Engineering/Technology: 30%

Arts & Sciences: 30%

Other: 10%

Average Years of Work Experience:  

The Bentley MBA: 8

The Emerging Leaders MBA: 2





























































































Application fees: $ 50

Tuition fees: 

The Bentley MBA: $70,000

The Emerging Leaders MBA: $74,820*

*Students may waive out of some or all of the foundation work which will reduce the tuition costs.

Estimated per year cost of living: $ 20,000

Scholarships available: Yes. All applicants are considered for scholarship awards



























































































1400 Graduate Students


25 % international 

The following items are required: (individual requirements may differ based on program and status) 


Completed application form including essays

Current résumé

Two letters of recommendation

Official copies of all university-level transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)

GMAT or GRE results

TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson’s PTE results, for international applicants

$50 application fee

In-person interview required for the Bentley MBA and Emerging Leaders MBA (Skype/video conference is acceptable)

Pre-recorded video interview required for MSA and MSF applicants

An undergraduate degree is required for admission to the graduate school.



Professional MBA, & All MS programs: $4,225 per three-credit course

Bentley MBA: fixed at $72,730

Emerging Leaders MBA: $77,930 *Students may waive out of some or all of the foundation work which will reduce the tuition costs.


The Emerging Leaders program is a cohort program which means the billing varies a bit from other graduate programs.  Specifically, students will be billed in equal Fall/Spring semester installments and the amount will be based on the total number of courses you are required to take determined at the time of your admission (up to 5 foundation courses could be waived bringing the minimum amount of courses to 13, including the required Global Business Experience course). Billing is not tied to the amount of courses you take in a semester or to the pace with which you complete the program.



When you join the Bentley community, you have access to a rich and lifelong set of career-oriented services and a worldwide network of distinguished alumni. Bentley's award-winning Career Services staff (ranked #4 in the US by Princeton Review) offers an extensive array of advising, programming, recruiting, and networking opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni.  

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