Oct. 1, 2012
Round One: Dec. 1, 2012
Round Two: Jan. 20, 1213
Round Three: March 15, 2013
Round Four: May 1 — Sept. 1 (based on available space)
Bentley’s Graduate School of Business offers an MBA in a sprint: 11 intense months. And it’s carved into four ten-week themes: innovation, values, environments, and leadership. Each theme is team-taught by faculty in four courses in what the school describes as a “unique studio setting.” Translation: small highly interactive classroom settings–not big lecture halls where profs stand in front of PowerPoint presentations.
An added feature of the full-time MBA program is three field-based collaboration trips in which students travel to see how successful companies, not-for-profits and government agencies develop and implement best practices that transform their organizations. Two of the three trips are to international destinations.
The program is small and intimate, with a total full-time enrollment of under 100. And students also are on the young side, with the average age of an entering student just 25. The average work experience of a full-time student is 39 months.
Lastest Up-to-Date Rankings:
Poets&Quants (2011): 89
BusinessWeek (2010): NR
Forbes (2011): NR
U.S. News & World Report (2011): 73
Financial Times (2011): NR
The Economist (2011): NR
Bentley’s Graduate School of Business gained four places in Poets&Quants’ 2011 ranking of the best full-time MBA programs in the U.S., with a rank of 89 from 93 a year earlier. The improvement was largely based to a better showing in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 survey when Bentley finished 73rd among that magazine’s top 100 U.S. business schools.
In 2012, Bentley was ranked 75th by U.S. News, which also rates Bentley as the 25 best school in the nation for entrepreneurship and gives the school a rank of 44th for its larger part-time MBA program. The school’s full-time MBA program is not ranked by BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Financial Times or The Economist.
Tuition & Fees: $35,280 per year
Average GMAT: 582
GMAT Range (mid-80%): 510-668
Average GPA: 3.29
GPA Range: (mid-80%): 2.86-3.80
Acceptance Rate: 54.9%
Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 84
Mean Age: 25
Average Base Salary: $71,694
Average Base Salary Range: $30,000-$110,000
Median Signing Bonus: $5,000
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: 64.3% in 2011
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 85.7% in 2011