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Bentley University McCallum Graduate School of Business

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Admission Deadlines:

Spring start – all applicants: Rolling admissions; application processing starts September 1

Fall start (Full-time):
Early action: November 1
Round 1: December 1
Round 2: January 20
Round 3: March 15
Round 4: May 1 through September 1 (round 4 applicants are accepted on a space available basis)

Fall start (Part-time)
October 1 through September 1; application processing begins October 1

The 11 month Bentley MBA (July start):
Application processing begins on September 1; priority deadline December 1

For more information about our application process or decisions dates, please visit: bentley.edu/graduate/apply

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

Rankings Analysis:

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
International: 54.8%
Female: 28.6%
Minority: 6.4%
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

Contact Information

175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452
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Bentley offers 3 MBA Programs and 8 MS Programs

A Leader in Business Education

Wherever you stand now in your professional life, graduate programs at Bentley University deliver expert preparation for what’s next. Whether you are launching a career, advancing in your chosen field, or breaking into a new industry, the MBA and MS programs at Bentley combine distinctive courses, resources and experiences to maximize your return on investment.

Our three MBA programs are tailored to your academic background and professional experience. And our eight Master of Science programs help you develop expertise in a specific business discipline, positioning you well to succeed at leading companies and other organizations. All Bentley graduate students learn from faculty who have a deep knowledge in their respective fields and a firm grasp of best practices and emerging challenges.

The Full Time Bentley MBA

Designed for those with five to 10 years of professional experience, this 11-month program brings together an elite cohort of students from around the world and across the business spectrum. In a curriculum covering four core themes, students work, learn and collaborate in a studio model and put their growing expertise into action through field-based engagements with leading global organizations. The curriculum centers around four integrated themes: Innovation, Value, Environments and Leadership. The program includes three field-based trips and puts special emphasis on developing leadership potential.

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