Bentley University Online Master of Business Administration 

Why Bentley University? 

An online Master of Business Administration degree program is one of the flagship offerings of this unique small private university focused on business, accountancy, and finance in Waltham, Massachusetts. Applicants are expected to have substantial work experience, but there are no formal prerequisites or required undergraduate GPA. The School of Business, which administers the program, suggests that applicants may submit GMAT or other standardized test scores to support their application if they wish. 

Program Snapshot

University Name Bentley University
Location Waltham
State MA Grade A-
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program School of Business
Credits 45
Cost per credit 1810
Tuition for Entire Program $81,450.00
Test Requirements optional
Minimum GPA none
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? none
Typical Time to Complete 18 months
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Spring
Program Concentrations Leadership
Synchronous classes no
Required Courses
  • Managerial Statistics
  •  Economics Environment of the Firm
  •  Marketing Management
  •  Accounting for Decision-Making
  •  Financial Statement Analysis for Decision-Making
  •  Strategic IT Alignment
  •  Business Process Management
  •  Leading Responsibly
  •  Global Strategy
  •  Designing for the Value Chain
  •  Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility
Does the Program Include a Capstone? no
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique 6 week courses; only one concentration – leadership – available as online program; program can be completed with only asynchronous courses but in order to speed up graduation students can take courses which have synchronous meetings; 25 students per cohort; available dual degrees in Accounting, Accounting Analytics, Business Analytics, Finance, Human Factors in Information Design and Taxation. With as few as six additional courses, you’ll graduate with two degrees
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program) Our leadership concentration give students the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to effectively lead complex multinational/multicultural organizations. This program concentration attracts students from such diverse fields as engineering, IT, biotechnology, consulting, financial systems, health care and many others, as it prepares graduates for advancement into broader leadership roles.
Program Description The curriculum consists of a generous 45 required credits, with no formal practicum requirements or a capstone course, but substantial opportunity for practical application of theoretical learning. The online program’s curriculum focuses on leadership of complex global corporations.  


What will I Learn?

The program offers a rich peer learning experience by attracting a diverse group of students from fields such as engineering, IT, biotech, consulting, finance, health care and others. Students learn from each other and from instructors as they prepare for more responsible leadership positions in global firms.

All students must take Managerial Statistics, Economic Environment of the Firm, Marketing Management, and Accounting for Decision-Making. They become skilled at business analytics and process improvement through courses in Financial Statement Analysis for Decision-Making, Strategic IT Alignment, and Business Process Management.

Leaders who graduate from this program are also equipped for ethical decision-making through courses such as Leading Responsibly, Global Strategy, Designing for the Value Chain and Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility. 

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 18 months and pay $1810 per credit for a total of 45 credits, or just under $81,450.00 for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

Students complete the program within 18 months. They are not required to visit campus at any point in their studies. Classes are provided according to an asynchronous learning model, meaning that course materials are provided weekly and students can complete the activities on their own schedule. Students enter the program in Fall or Spring semesters.

This degree is intended to be an intensive and accelerated learning experience, as indicated by the fast time to degree. To streamline administration, students enter a cohort of peers, and all students in the cohort complete the degree requirements on the same schedule. This model provides less flexibility but a greater degree of simplicity than other program models. 


While applicants may be less familiar with the Bentley name than with other prominent MBA schools, this program offers a unique value proposition. Six week courses allow for an accelerated and focused learning environment in a community of highly motivated and experienced peers. Only twenty-five students are admitted in each cohort, leading to a personalized and highly supportive academic opportunity.

Dual degrees are available in Accounting, Accounting Analytics, Business Analytics, Finance, Human Factors in Information Design and Taxation.