Committed to Accountable Leadership

Bentley University
American MBA

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.  Students in the Emerging Leaders MBA program are able to choose one of eight concentrations, from Finance to Information Systems and Technology to craft their study.

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   

-US News & World Report: #75 in Business, #25 in Entrepreneurship Speciality Category, #18 in Information Systems

-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
Applications Deadline:
-The Bentley MBA: December 1st, January 20th, March 15th, May 1st and 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
-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: 30-40%
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: 3


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.  80% of accepted MBA students earn a scholarship



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); Ann Marie Larese, (ELMBA)



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