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Bentley Ranked Among the Top 50 Undergraduate Business Programs Nationally in BusinessWeek's First Ever Rankings of Undergraduate Business Schools

April 30, 2006

Bentley College has been ranked among the top 50 undergraduate business programs in the nation in BusinessWeek's first ever rankings of the Top 50 Undergraduate Business Schools.


Bentley was ranked #31 overall and #7 in the Northeast. In academic quality Bentley ranked 17th, ahead of MIT and Villanova, and received an A in teaching quality.

BusinessWeek identified 84 colleges that met specific quality criteria, then surveyed nearly 100,000 business majors, asking them to rate their programs on curriculum, faculty, facilities and grading policies. To find out how students fared after graduation, BusinessWeek surveyed 2,000 recruiters and studied starting salaries and conducted a third survey of the business programs themselves. The magazine also tapped into its own data to determine which schools send the most students to top MBA programs.


BusinessWeek's ranking measures several additional criteria including student engagement, post graduation outcomes, and academic quality.


The complete rankings of the Top 50 Undergraduate Business Schools is available in the May 8, 2006 issue of BusinessWeek (on newsstands May 1st) and on BusinessWeek Online at The complete list of the top undergraduate business schools, as well as school profiles, Q&As, and interactive tools can be found at


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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