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Bentley International Summer Institute Shares American Business and Culture with Global Business Students

June 30, 2007

Bentley College is hosting an International Summer Institute (ISIB) for students from six different countries -- Austria, China, Italy, Malaysia, Poland and Russia - exposing them to American business practices and culture during the month of July.

Sponsored by the Cronin International Center at Bentley, the program is designed to fulfill study abroad requirements for MBA-level and advanced undergraduate students in business and economics from abroad.

While at Bentley, participants will learn about the U.S. business environment in a global context. Seminars will include lectures and meetings with business executives and will cover:

  • American Business in the Global Economy
  • Corporate Governance, Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking: A U.S. Context
  • The Legal Environment of American Business
  • Business Innovation through Advanced Information Technology
  • Customer Focus in the U.S. Business Culture

    "As an important component of Bentley's globalization agenda, the ISIB offers international students a unique opportunity to learn about the contemporary issues and concerns that shape the American business environment through seminars, company visits and meetings with business executives," says Abdolreza Eshghi, marketing professor and ISIB director. "Participants also have ample opportunity to learn about American culture and the cultures represented by each student participant."

    The program's cultural component includes many social events in addition to Boston's 4th of July celebration, a Portland Seadogs baseball game, a day trip to the coast of Maine, and an excursion to New York City, including a Broadway show in New York.




    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

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