Bentley University - Master'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.

Master Programs

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


    USD 32,520 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

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

    Bentley MBA

    USD 70,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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

    Business Analytics

    USD 32,520 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.

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


    USD 32,520 Tuition Fee

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

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

    Financial Planning

    USD 32,520 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the finance industry, including the development, critique, and use of various financial models. Includes instruction in probability theory, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation and simulation methods, stochastic processes, economics, and financial markets and applications.

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

    Human factors in information design

    USD 32,520 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

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

    marketing analytics

    USD 32,520 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.

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


    USD 32,520 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to provide tax advice and management services to individuals and corporations. Includes instruction in tax law and regulations, tax record systems, individual and corporate income taxation, tax planning, partnerships and fiduciary relationships, estates and trusts, property depreciation, capital gains and losses, dispositions, transfers, liquidity, valuation, and applications to specific tax problems.

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Admission Requirements

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


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    Established in 1917


    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