From the School

Located on a classic New England campus minutes away from Boston, Bentley is a national leader in business education. No matter where you are in your career or in life, Bentley offers three MBA programs and eight Master of Science programs to take you to the next level of career success.

Bentley is a national leader in business education, blending the breadth and technological strength of a large university with the values and student focus of a small college. A Bentley education is designed to help our students thrive, with the ability to identify, create, and adapt to the changes inevitable in work and life. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The university enrolls approximately 1,430 graduate students and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education.

Graduate study at Bentley delivers expert preparation for what's next. Bentley's dynamic graduate courses are developed by faculty with industry-tested expertise, and informed by input from corporate leaders, giving our students exposure to current concepts and skills. The collection of centers and labs on campus features 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.

Offering three MBA programs and eight Master of Science programs, students can pursue their degree that fits their life, Our Part-Time, Professional MBA and eight MS programs offer options to study full time or part time; and many classes meet both on campus and online. And Bentley graduate programs draw professionals at every career stage, from a cross-section of industries. So they forge connections with accomplished individuals of different backgrounds, but with similar drive and focus. In this way, Bentley graduates become members of a lifelong global network of peers and alumni.

Overview

From The School


Applicants
132
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.32
Years Work Experience
2
Average Age
23

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
530 - 600
GPA
3.13 - 3.52

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 15

Round 1
December 1

Round 2
January 20

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
May 1

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
3:1
Total Faculty
104

68
Full-time
38
Female
32
Part-time
1
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Students in the MBA program at Bentley University brag that their program combines "the most modern technology available" with "real-world work experience" to provide "the best mix of price, location, and quality." Bentley's impressive resources include a 3,500-square-foot facility complete with a trading floor with two Trans-Lux data walls, sixty work stations, an adjacent business suite, and a marketing center that features numerous state-of-the-art research and analysis labs. "Some [of the technology] is accessible from home, too," a boon to the school's many commuting part-timers.

Bentley's cutting-edge approach extends to its academics. Students pursue "the most unique and interesting concentrations" in addition to "all the traditional areas of study." Unique offerings include Human Factors in Information Design, Business Analytics, and Marketing Analytics, programs that students argue "are in line with what is needed in the real world." Bentley's "accounting program is the best around," excelling in both general accounting and taxation. Information technology, unsurprisingly, is also an area of strength.

Bentley's many part-time students appreciate the program's flexibility ("You can take two courses in one night, and there are some online offerings," a student explains), but warn that "it is hard to connect with other students" because "there are no real cohorts." The Bentley MBA and Bentley Emerging Leaders MBA, in contrast, "is comparatively small and becomes tight-knit" over the course of the program. For all students, the program is "intense," but fortunately, "the professors and administration are very helpful." One student points out that "many workshops and information sessions exist outside of class," and as a result students enjoy "a very engaging academic experience." MBAs also appreciate that "professors teach course work in a practical manner. I always leave feeling like I have something I can use the next day."


Concentrations

Accounting
Economics
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Finance
Financial Planning
Information Systems/Information Technology
Taxation

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Taxation

Center for Research

Accounting
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Investment Banking
Leadership/Management
Marketing


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description
http://www.bentley.edu/offices/sustainability/eegslsm http://www.bentley.edu/undergraduate/academics/sustainabilityscience

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Students have opportunities to engage in volunteer and occasionally paid research opportunities with faculty involved in sustainability research. Some examples include developing sustainability plans for local businesses and organizations, conducting feasibility studies for integrated composting programs, and feasibility studies for citing wind turbines on/near our campus. http://www.bentley.edu/centers/valentecenter

School's environmental commitment 1:
Bentley University is committed to the following carbon footprint reduction targets (compared to a 2008 baseline): 50% by 2015, 70% by 2020 and 100% by 2030. As of January 1, 2016 we have achieved a 50% reduction in our carbon footprint.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Bentley University is committed to an increase in recycling and overall waste reduction. As of January 1, 2016 we have increased our waste diversion rate to 52% over our 2012 baseline.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Bentley is in the process of pursuing two, solar PV installations on campus through Power Purchase Agreements.

Career Overview

From The School


Average Starting Salary
$63,168
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
66%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
71%
Graduate Facilitated
29%
School Facilitiated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
67%
School Facilitiated
33%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

23%
Information Technology
19%
Marketing
19%
Finance/Accounting
13%
Consulting
13%
General Management
7%
Operations/Logistics
7%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

71%
Northeast
11%
International
7%
West
4%
Mid-Atlantic
4%
Midwest
4%
Southwest

Students Say

Bentley's Nathan R. Miller Center for Career Services (CCS) "offers a great deal of sup- port in finding career opportunities" for the school's MBAs. Career Advisors receive a strong assist from Bentley's solid "reputation among Boston-area employers" as well as from professors who "use their networks" to help their students. Students here also benefit from the Job Search Skills (JSS), a program designed to help them better position themselves in the battle for top jobs. JSS programs vary by area of concentration, mean- ing students receive plenty of field-specific assistance. The CSS provides lifetime service to alumni, another huge plus.

Top employers of Bentley MBAs include: Boston Scientific, Converse Inc., Covidien, Deloitte Consulting, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Ernst & Young, Fidelity Investments, EMC, Genzyme Corporation, JPMorgan Chase & Company, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Microsoft, National Grid USA, Nuance Communications, Raytheon, Staples, and State Street Corporation.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Information Technology 23% $69,500 $73,083 $62,000 $90,000
Finance / Accounting 19% $57,000 $52,977 $30,000 $76,000
Marketing / Sales 19% $52,500 $53,167 $45,000 $64,000
Consulting 13% $65,000 $67,333 $62,000 $75,000
General Management 13% $110,000 $110,000 $70,000 $150,000
Operations / Logistics 7%
Other 7%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 23% $62,000 $61,400 $45,000 $80,000
Technology 19% $63,000 $64,417 $50,000 $90,000
Financial Services 16% $70,000 $69,600 $59,000 $76,000
Other 16% $62,250 $62,625 $55,000 $71,000
Consumer Products 10% $50,000 $76,667 $30,000 $150,000
Manufacturing 7%
Non-profit 3%
Petroleum / Energy 3%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 3%

Prominent Alumni

Justin D. Benincasa, '91, MBA
Chief Financial Officer,Atlantic Tele-Network

Theresa Bresten, '87, MBA
Vice President and Treasurer, HP Hood Inc.

Daniel Farley, '95, MBA
Executive Vice President of State Street Global Advisors, and CIO of the Investment Solutions Group

Amy B Sullivan, '98, MBA
Senior Vice President, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

S. Joseph Wickwire II, '93, MBA
Fund Manager, Fidelity Investments

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$28,757

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$29,170

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
49%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
31%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
73%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
67%

New Students Receiving Loans
19%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$38,965
Tuition (Out-State)
$38,965
Fees (In-State)
$480
Fees (Out-State)
$480

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,408
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,408

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$17,390
Academic Expenses
$1,470

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
317
Part Time
67%

In State
45.0%
Out of State
55.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

8.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
58.00%
International

38% female
62% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The majority of Bentley MBA students attend the part-time evening program. The full- time program is comprised of 10 percent of the student body. Bentley typically draws "academically capable people with many diverse backgrounds," although some here "wish there were fewer people coming straight out of a four-year program," even though such students "are still surprisingly able to contribute to conversations. However, they lack a certain perspective."

Bentley MBAs enjoy "a beautiful campus and buildings." Grad classes "are concentrat- ed in a couple of buildings near each other," a blessing during the cold Massachusetts winters. So too are the "shuttles around campus." Even so, some feel that the space dedicated to graduate students needs to be expanded. One writes that the school "should have more options for dining on campus and more places suitable for graduate students to study either individual[ly] or in groups." Most part-time students must balance "a heavy course load" with work and family responsibilities, leaving little or no time for extracurricular and other campus activities. Those not so burdened report that "campus activities are in abundance, from professional to entertainment. There is usually at least one club or association hosting an event open to the whole school body" at any time. Campus organizations "cater to different educational paths and cultures," with a num- ber representing various international student constituencies.

Off-campus entertainment is also readily accessible, as Bentley is located in Waltham, a mere ten miles from downtown Boston. Both Boston and Cambridge are easily accessible by train. The school also runs a regular shuttle between the Bentley campus and Harvard Square.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School



Contact
Sharon Hill
Assistant Dean, Director of Graduate Admissions

Address
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452
United States

Phone
781-891-2108

Fax
781-891-2464

Email
bentleygraduateadmissions@bentley.edu


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