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MA Economy Strong, E-Commerce Booming, Reports Mass Technology Collaborative; Bentley Dean Patricia Flynn Chairs Index Advisory Committee

November 14, 1999

"E-commerce is becoming increasingly important to the Massachusetts economy with venture capital investment of $514 million during 1998, and $819 million in just the first two quarters of 1999," said Patricia M. Flynn, Dean of Graduate, Executive and Professional Education at Bentley College and Chair of the Index Advisory Committee. "This dynamic business activity needs the support of collaborative partnerships among industry, government and academia if it is to continue to thrive and Massachusetts is to become a world leader in the global e-commerce marketplace of the next century."

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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