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

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    Accountancy

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    Applied Mathematical Sciences

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the solution of functional problems in fields such as engineering and the applied sciences. Includes instruction in natural phenomena modeling continuum mechanics, reaction-diffusion, wave propagation, dynamic systems, numerical analysis, controlled theory, asymptotic methods, variation, optimization theory, inverse problems, and applications to specific scientific and industrial topics.

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    Business

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

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    Business Economics

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    Computer Information Systems

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. Includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and 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

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

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    Creative Industries

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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    English

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

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    Gender Studies

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

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    Global Studies

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

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    Health Science

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

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    History

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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    Information Design and Corporate Communications

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

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    Laws

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs.

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    Leadership

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

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    Liberal Studies

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

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    Management

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

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    Marketing

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

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    Philosophy

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

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    Public Affairs

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

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    Sociology

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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    Spanish

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

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    Sports Management

    USD 32,265 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the principles and practices of managing parks and other recreational and fitness facilities; providing recreational, leisure and fitness services; and the study of human fitness.

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    Forbes (USA) 119

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 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