Bentley University - Bachelor's Degree

Bentley University, located in Waltham, Massachusetts, west of Boston, in the United States, is a private, not-for-profit institution, and one of the nation’s leading business schools. Bentley infuses its business curriculum with a liberal arts education; hence students interested in business professions have the choice of a wide range of programs including accounts, finance, marketing, management and liberal arts — all of which are anchored in technology.

  • Average Tuition USD 61,005

School Description

Bentley University, initially known as Bentley School of Accounting and Finance, was founded by Harry C. Bentley (a pioneering business educator) in 1917. The School’s first batch of 18 students – all men – graduated in 1920; and the School officially became coeducational in 1942. In 1948 Bentley was incorporated as a non-profit institute, and in 1961, it was officially authorised to grant a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, which also led to a name change of Bentley College of Accounting and Finance that same year.

In 1966 the College was accredited by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges). In 1971, the College was given the authority to grant Bachelor of Science and Arts degrees in a variety of disciplines and once again renamed, Bentley College. Two years later it established its Graduate School. Following this, in 1976, Bentley introduced the Center for Business Ethics which at the time were amongst a few in the country. Another accreditation came in 1989 by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Progressing gradually, the College introduced a Service-learning program in 1991; and a Trading Room, in 1995, which was the first of several high-tech facilities. A decade later, the College was authorised to grant PhDs in Business and in Accountancy. The College was granted university status in 2008 and hence renamed, Bentley University. Bentley’s recent developments include establishing a Center for Women and Business in 2011 and launching innovative MBA programs in 2012.

Bachelor Programs

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Applied Mathematical Sciences

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Applied Mathematical Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the application of mathematics and statistics to solve functional problems in fields like engineering and the applied sciences. The program offers courses that focus on dynamic systems, numerical analysis, controlled theory, statistical methods, asymptotic methods, and optimization theory.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Business

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Business Economics

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Computer Information Systems

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Applications. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architecture; programming; challenges of specific computer applications; component and system maintenance; inspection procedures; hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair; and report preparation.

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    Corporate Finance and Accounting

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    Creative Industries

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    English

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Gender Studies

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Global Studies

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Law. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of criminal law, contract law, constitutional and administrative law; mooting; and drafting legal documents.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Health Science

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    History

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Information Design and Corporate Communications

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the design of technological information systems; computing systems; computer hardware and software components; algorithms, databases, and telecommunications; user tactics; application testing; and human interface design.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Laws

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Leadership

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the leadership skills required in a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. The program offers courses that focus on the study of organizational planning; the dynamics of leadership; team building; conflict resolution and mediation; communication; and other management skills.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Liberal Studies

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Management

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Marketing

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Public Affairs

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; issue management; corporate social responsibility; information dissemination; and strategic communications.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Sociology

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Spanish

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452, United States

    Sports Management

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of athletic management; adult fitness; and recreation leadership.

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    SchoolApply Ranking 191
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    Forbes (USA) 119

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 90
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 500

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    Established in 1917

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    Bentley University fosters community relations by involving its students in a variety of service and community reach programs, such as its ‘Give a Year’ program introduced in partnership with City Year in 2008, though which students volunteer their services at City Year for a full year and in turn receive scholarship and internship opportunities. Another such program is the Ghana project which was launched in 2006 to help a school for disadvantaged and orphaned children stay afloat financially.

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          • Testimony
            1960-1964, Bachelor's Degree

            I was in the 30th person in the history of Bentley to get a BS degree and I keep coming back. Why? I ask myself the question "where would I be today if I had not gone to Bentley?" In 1964, Bentley was recognized as THE BEST.

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            1991-1995, Bachelors

            Bentley provided an incredible foundation in Accounting and Business knowledge and networking inside and outside the classroom.

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            1985-1989, Bachelors of Science

            Attending Bentley provided me with crucial a business acumen and keen analytical skills that have served me well during my professional career