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Located on a classic New England campus minutes away from Boston, Bentley University is a national leader in business education. No matter where you are in your career or in life, Bentley offers a graduate degree to take you to the next level of career success. In today's global marketplace, if you're standing still you're falling behind. That's why at Bentley University's McCallum Graduate School of Business, we give you the market-driven skills and specialized expertise you need to get ahead and to have the successful career and fulfilling life you deserve. At Bentley, you'll enjoy a state-of-the-art business education, faculty with proven expertise, flexible class schedules, access to seven innovation centers, a global alumni community and network, and a lifetime of benefits from our nationally ranked Career Services office.

Overview

From The School


Applicants
117
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.31
Years Work Experience
1.4
Average Age
24

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
530 - 615
GPA
3.05 - 3.68

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 1

Regular Application Deadline
July 31

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 31

Round 1
December 1

Round 2
January 20

Round 3
March 15

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
100

82
Full-time
32
Female
18
Part-time


Students Say

Students in the MBA program at Bentley University brag that their program combines “the most modern technology available” with “real-world work experience” to provide “the best mix of price, location, and quality.” Bentley’s impressive resources include a 3,500-square-foot facility complete with a trading floor with two Trans-Lux data walls, sixty work stations, an adjacent business suite, and a marketing center that features numerous state-of-the-art research and analysis labs. “Some [of the technology] is accessible from home, too,” a boon to the school’s many commuting part-timers.

Bentley’s cutting-edge approach extends to its academics. Students pursue “the most unique and interesting concentrations” in addition to “all the traditional areas of study.” Unique offerings include Human Factors in Information Design, Business Analytics, and Marketing Analytics, programs that students argue “are in line with what is needed in the real world.” Bentley’s “accounting program is the best around,” excelling in both general accounting and taxation. Information technology, unsurprisingly, is also an area of strength.

Bentley’s many part-time students appreciate the program’s flexibility (“You can take two courses in one night, and there are some online offerings,” a student explains), but warn that “it is hard to connect with other students” because “there are no real cohorts.” The Bentley MBA and Bentley Emerging Leaders MBA, in contrast, “is comparatively small and becomes tight-knit” over the course of the program. For all students, the program is “intense,” but fortunately, “the professors and administration are very helpful.” One student points out that “many workshops and information sessions exist outside of class,” and as a result students enjoy “a very engaging academic experience.” MBAs also appreciate that “professors teach course work in a practical manner. I always leave feeling like I have something I can use the next day.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Economics
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration
Data Analytics
Finance
Financial Planning
Information Systems/Information Technology
Marketing
Taxation

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Business Administration
Corporate Finance
Corporate Taxation
Data Analytics
Financial Planning
Marketing
Taxation

Center for Research

Accounting
Economics
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Investment Banking
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Media/Entertainment Sports Management

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Accountancy

Finance

Information Technology

Financial Planning

Audit Analytics

Taxation

Business Analytics

Human Factors

Marketing Analytics

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
https://admissions.bentley.edu/graduate/mba https://www.bentley.edu/offices/sustainability https://www.bentley.edu/undergraduate/academics/sustainability-science-degree

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Students have opportunities to engage in volunteer and occasionally paid research opportunities with faculty involved in sustainability research. Some examples include developing sustainability plans for local businesses and organizations, conducting feasibility studies for integrated composting programs, and feasibility studies for citing wind turbines on/near our campus. http://www.bentley.edu/centers/valente-center

School's environmental commitment 1:
GHG Reduction Commitment Bentley University is committed to the following carbon footprint reduction targets (compared to a 2008 baseline): 50% by 2015, 70% by 2020 and 100% by 2030. As of January 1, 2016 we have achieved a 50% reduction in our carbon footprint.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Waste Minimization and Food Recovery Program Bentley University is committed to an increase in recycling and overall waste reduction. In addition to our existing recycling and compost programs, in 2017 we instituted a new food donation program in conjunction with a local non-profit group - Food for Free. Through this partnership Bentley donates leftover prepared food from our main cafeteria to local families in need. Bentley donated nearly 3,000 pounds of food during Fall 2017 semester.

School's environmental commitment 3:
LEED Construction Bentley is building it's first LEED certified building - a multi-purpose arena which houses a hockey rink. The Bentley Arena has been constructed with a 500KW solar array on its roof which will provide the arena with 40% of its annual electricity needs. The arena boasts multiple energy efficiency technologies including: a high performance waste heat capture loop which will absorb waste heat from the ice making equipment and use it to heat domestic hot water, the Zamboni snow melt pit and the Zamboni water heating system. Additionally Bentley has installed high performance LED lighting throughout the building, high performance heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and radiant floor heating in lobbies and function rooms. The Bentley Arena is also anticipated to achieve a 48% reduction for plumbing fixture water use compared to a LEED baseline. The university has installed the highest-efficiency plumbing fixtures on the market, including waterless urinals, dual-flush toilets, low-flow showers and faucets.

Career Overview

From The School


Average Starting Salary
$61,343
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
89%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
83%
Graduate Facilitated
18%
School Facilitiated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
75%
Graduate Facilitiated
13%
School Facilitiated
13%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

24%
Finance/Accounting
17%
Marketing
14%
Information Technology
10%
Other
7%
Human Resources
3%
Operations/Logistics
3%
Consulting
3%
General Management

Graduates Employed by Region

69%
Northeast
19%
International
6%
South
3%
Midwest
3%
West

Students Say

Bentley’s Nathan R. Miller Center for Career Services (CCS) “offers a great deal of sup- port in finding career opportunities” for the school’s MBAs. Career Advisors receive a strong assist from Bentley’s solid “reputation among Boston-area employers” as well as from professors who “use their networks” to help their students. Students here also benefit from the Job Search Skills (JSS), a program designed to help them better position themselves in the battle for top jobs. JSS programs vary by area of concentration, mean- ing students receive plenty of field-specific assistance. The CSS provides lifetime service to alumni, another huge .

Top employers of Bentley MBAs include: Boston Scientific, Converse Inc., Covidien, Deloitte Consulting, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Ernst & Young, Fidelity Investments, EMC, Genzyme Corporation, JPMorgan Chase & Company, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Microsoft, National Grid USA, Nuance Communications, Raytheon, Staples, and State Street Corporation.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 24% $60,000 $60,143 $50,000 $75,000
Marketing / Sales 17% $62,000 $62,800 $45,000 $77,000
Information Technology 14% $64,050 $66,275 $52,000 $85,000
Quantitative 14% $57,500 $55,000 $40,000 $65,000
Other 10% $60,000 $62,000 $36,000 $90,000
Human Resources 7%
Consulting 3%
Operations / Logistics 3%
General Management 3%
Communications 3%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 17% $60,000 $62,600 $51,000 $85,000
Technology 17% $60,100 $60,620 $45,000 $70,000
Other 17% $62,000 $64,800 $55,000 $77,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 14% $65,000 $66,500 $56,000 $80,000
Non-profit 10%
Consulting 7%
Manufacturing 7%
Consumer Products 3%
Media / Entertainment 3%
Petroleum / Energy 3%

Prominent Alumni

Justin D. Benincasa, '91, MBA
Chief Financial Officer ,Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN International, Inc.)

Theresa M. Bresten, '87, MBA
Vice President and Treasurer, HP Hood Inc.

Daniel Farley, '95, MBA
Executive Vice President of State Street Global Advisors, and CIO of the Investment Solutions Group

Bill Pappas, '95, MBA
Chief Infomation Office, Global Wholesale Banking Technology & Operations, Bank of America

Amy B. Sullivan, '98, MBA
Senior Vice President, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$27,099

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$24,134

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
62%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
49%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
93%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
91%

New Students Receiving Loans
22%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$60,060
Tuition (Out-State)
$60,060
Fees (In-State)
$540
Fees (Out-State)
$540

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,540
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,540

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$18,540
Academic Expenses
$1,520

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
97
Part Time
5%

In State
82.0%
Out of State
18.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
31

Demographics

3.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
63.00%
International

45% female
55% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

The majority of Bentley MBA students attend the part-time evening program. The full- time program is comprised of 10 percent of the student body. Bentley typically draws “academically capable people with many diverse backgrounds,” although some here “wish there were fewer people coming straight out of a four-year program,” even though such students “are still surprisingly able to contribute to conversations. However, they lack a certain perspective.”

Bentley MBAs enjoy “a beautiful campus and buildings.” Grad classes “are concentrat- ed in a couple of buildings near each other,” a blessing during the cold Massachusetts winters. So too are the “shuttles around campus.” Even so, some feel that the space dedicated to graduate students needs to be expanded. One writes that the school “should have more options for dining on campus and more places suitable for graduate students to study either individual[ly] or in groups.” Most part-time students must balance “a heavy course load” with work and family responsibilities, leaving little or no time for extracurricular and other campus activities. Those not so burdened report that “campus activities are in abundance, from professional to entertainment. There is usually at least one club or association hosting an event open to the whole school body” at any time. Campus organizations “cater to different educational paths and cultures,” with a num- ber representing various international student constituencies.

Off-campus entertainment is also readily accessible, as Bentley is located in Waltham, a mere ten miles from downtown Boston. Both Boston and Cambridge are easily accessible by train. The school also runs a regular shuttle between the Bentley campus and Harvard Square.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

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Address
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452
United States

Phone
781-891-2108

Fax
781-891-2464



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