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Bentley University Hosts 7th International Summer Institute


Bentley University Hosts 7th International Summer Institute



For the seventh consecutive year, Bentley hosted the International Summer Institute at Bentley (ISIB), held July 11 to July 30. This year's program brought 41 advanced undergraduate and graduate business students from 12 different countries -- including Australia, Austria, China, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Moldova, Morocco, Russia and Ukraine -- for a three-week intensive study of key prevailing business trends.

The program particularly focused on globalization and the growing role of emerging markets; the increasing role of information technologies both as a competitive tool and an engine of globalization; the growing competition and strategic responses caused by deregulation, globalization and innovations; a renewed spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation fueled largely by globalization, information technology; and the growing dominance of service industries on the global stage.

ISIB students attended a series of seminars including:
•  Globalization and the Rise of Multinationals from the Emerging Economies 
•  Business Innovation through Advanced Information Technology
• The Economics of Globalization 
•  Global Marketing
•  World-Class Service

The program featured faculty experts from Computer Information Systems, Marketing, and Management departments at Bentley. It also included a number of cultural activities and excursions into Boston and New York City designed to familiarize the participants with American history and culture.

"As a global business university, we are pleased to create a truly multicultural environment where a talented group of young women and men have as much to learn from each other as from the program," says Professor Abdolreza Eshghi, founding director of ISIB.

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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