Business Bowl Format

The BBB competition levels are based upon class codes as of January 1, 2015.

  • Class code 1 and 2
  • Class code 3 and 4
  • Class code 5 and 6
  • Class code 7 and 8
  • Graduate

Students compete in teams of five students within the same class code against teams in the same level.  Mixed teams will NOT be allowed to compete.  If you have any questions about your class code, refer to MyBentley or your DAS report.

Competition Format

Students are presented with a case in the morning that will require critical thinking and the application of a team’s knowledge of ethics, business, accounting, and information technology. Students can use any resources available on campus in preparing solutions except consulting with non-team members.


Each team will present in the afternoon before a panel of judges drawn from the professional community. Teams are encouraged to use PowerPoint or other technology to enhance their presentation.

Judges will use the following criteria to evaluate presentations:

  • The extent to which relevant facts have been identified.
  • The extent to which conclusions are based on theory and are reasonable and logical.
  • Appropriateness of the solution based upon the facts given.
  • Participation of ALL team members in the presentation.
  • Quality of answers and responsiveness to questions asked by the judges.

Networking Session and Presentation of Awards

The Networking/Awards Reception will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Executive Dining Room in LaCava. Prizes and Raffles will be announced at this time. (Participants will receive a gift and raffle ticket upon completion of a brief survey and returning the team flashdrive in Jennison 212 after the team's final presentation.)

 View a video of the 2011 Bentley Business Bowl

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The Bentley Business Bowl is co-sponsored by the Student Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). The BBB Committee is comprised of faculty and staff from the President's Office, Center for Career Services, the Departments of Accountancy and Management, and the Bentley Graduate School of Business.