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Bentley College Teaches High School Students Wall Street 101

July 20, 2005

Waltham, Mass - On July 24 Bentley welcomes high school students from across the country to its popular business camp Wall Street 101 -- an entree to private enterprise and an inside look at Wall Street. During the one-week residential program students experience a technology-rich, interactive program where they explore the stock market, learn about investing and portfolio management, develop leadership and teamwork skills, and experience the world of higher education through an on-campus experience. For program information, please call 781.891.2598 or go to http://www.bentley.edu/camp/wallst.cfm.

The program is conducted in Bentley's state-of-the-art Trading Room, which offers a real-world perspective of the global markets. The facility is equipped with real-time market data that is provided by Reuters, Bloomberg, and Factset Research Systems, as well as other resources including MultexNet, Thomson One, DataStream, Morningstar, and Crystal Ball. Through these resources, students explore the fundamentals of valuing securities and constructing a winning portfolio.

All of the Wall Street 101 material is drawn from college-level courses. In addition to lectures, instructors use simulated trading sessions, portfolio construction exercises, guest lectures, and field-based learning opportunities including trips to the Boston Stock Exchange where students interact with analysts, traders, and portfolio managers.

LEAD TO WALL STREET

This year, Bentley partnered with the nationally recognized Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program to launch a new summer camp, LEAD to Wall Street. LEAD is well-known for its outreach to historically under-represented communities to encourage the pursuit of a business education. The majority of its members are ALANA (Asian, Latin, African, Native American) students. From July 31-August 5, high school juniors from the LEAD program will participate in their own Wall Street 101 program, gaining valuable business expertise.

"I am ecstatic about our partnership with Bentley. I see great value in the students' exposure to Wall Street through this program," said LEAD President Richard H. Ramsey III. "I was awe inspired with the technology and sophistication available to the students on campus. This is a phenomenal opportunity to expose LEAD students to what Bentley has to offer."

LEAD, a national partnership of America's top corporations and business schools, is at the forefront of building a talented and diverse workforce ready for the business environment. By encouraging outstanding high school juniors from diverse backgrounds and historically underserved communities to pursue careers in business, LEAD is inspiring a new generation of business leaders. Since 1980, LEAD's cornerstone Summer Business Institutes (SBIs), have graduated more than 6,900 aspiring leaders, 65 percent of whom currently work in the business world. (http://www.leadprogram.org/sbis.html)

BENTLEY WALL STREET 101 GRADUATES SAY?

"I really enjoyed Wall Street 101. Aside from learning a lot about the Stock Market, I met some very interesting kids and adults. I thought that the way the material was presented was excellent and I understood every aspect of it. Overall I had a wonderful time at Wall Street 101. I learned more information on the stock market in that one week than I had learned in the few years I have been obsessed with the stock market."
--Alain, Belmont, Mass.

"Wall Street 101 gave me the perfect chance to experience all that Bentley truly had to offer. I was amazed by the level of technology and was thrilled to take advantage of it. Bentley's trading room was the height of this program, it really taught me a multitude of business aspects."
--Nicholas, Manchester, N.H.

"This was the best business experience a high-school student could have. I have never heard of a program as comprehensive and with such quality as Wall Street 101. I was truly impressed with the staff."
--Adeyemi, Boston, Mass.

"The week at Bentley was the highlight of my summer. I definitely learned more than I had hoped to learn and met people who are the cream of the crop! I'll never forget Wall Street 101 and the friends I made during this fabulous opportunity. The knowledge I took home was immense."
--Laura, Toccoa, Ga.

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

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