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Bentley Business Bowl Attracts More Than 250 Students and Dozens of Companies, February 27
The 13th annual Bentley Business Bowl drew 270 students to participate in the business case competition on February 27. Bentley alumni were among the representatives from 76 companies and agencies who joined Bentley faculty and administrators to judge student presentations that analyzed and solved business cases centered on ethics issues.
Corporate sponsors for the Bentley Business Bowl included Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Liberty Mutual (Patrons); Staples, SunLife Financial, and Travelers Insurance (Sponsors); and Boston Scientific, Caturano & Company, Deloitte, Electric Insurance, EMC, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (Donors). The event is sponsored by the Bentley Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), the President's Office, the Departments of Accountancy and Management, the McCallum Graduate Center, and the Miller Center for Career Services, and Corporate Relations.
Grouped by class year, teams of four to five students competed against opposing teams of the same level, presenting solutions to the panel of judges. Judging criteria included team dynamics, presentation skills, and response to questions from the judges. Winners of the case competition in each class were awarded cash prizes, up to $350 per person for seniors and graduate students.
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu.
Bentley University’s Co-Provost and Dean of Arts and Sciences Daniel Everett talked with us recently about a wide range of topics, including being featured in a new book by Tom Wolfe, two of his own upcoming books, the importance of studying the origins of language, and the value of a fusion approach to business education.