Bentley University
Committed to Accountable Leadership

Bentley University
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.

Program Info

Titles (2 different MBA programs):

  • 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, 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, #3 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: September Application Deadlines:
The Bentley MBA: Rolling
The Emerging Leaders MBA: 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 GMAT/GRE:
The Bentley MBA: Minimum 600 on GMAT
The Emerging Leaders MBA: Minimum 500 on GMAT
(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:
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: $65,000
The Emerging Leaders MBA: $55,000 - $70,000
Estimated per year cost of living: $ 20,000
Scholarships available: Yes. All applicants are considered for scholarship awards.



Address: 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452  USA
Telephone: 1-781-891-2108

Dean: Roy Wiggins III PhD

MBA Program Director: David Schwarzkopf PhD,
MBA Admission Officer: Gordon Berridge, (BMBA); Mary Thompson, (ELMBA)    

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