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U.S. News Names Bentley's McCallum Graduate School One of Top Ten in New England

April 25, 2005

Waltham, MA - The Bentley College McCallum Graduate School of Business was ranked one of the top 10 in New England in the most recent U.S.News & World Report rankings of the top business schools; the part-time MBA program ranked #19 nationally and is among the top 2 in New England; the Information Systems Program ranked #20 nationally and is in top 3 in New England.

Designed with the working professional in mind, The McCallum School's part-time MBA program offers flexibility, choice, and the opportunity to received credit for prior academic work. Seven courses ensure an understanding of business basics such as statistics, economics, organizational behavior, marketing, operations, accounting and finance. The MBA Required Core courses integrate business and IT to spotlight the role of IT in gaining competitive advantage, improving business processes, leading change, and formulating global strategy. They also include a series of workshops to develop skills in problem solving and communication, areas highlighted as critical to the new economy by the college's business advisers and recruiters. Students customize their program with a four-course concentration chosen from an array of 15 business disciplines. Those with significant work experience may, in consultation with the MBA program director, opt to forgo a designated concentration.

Bentley's Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) is the most technically advanced program in the information systems discipline - a proven area of expertise at the college. MSIT students study programming, systems analysis and design, telecommunications, and data management -- all in the context of e-business. This focus develops students' expertise in using state-of-the-art tools and methods for building, managing and deploying the enterprise-wide computer applications that drive e-business.

Graduates of the MSIT program are prepared to excel in positions that involve providing IT solutions, including the roles of project manager, systems architect, information architect, process analyst, and technology architect.

The McCallum School's breadth of programs -- including 15 concentrations in the MBA and seven Master of Science degrees -- combined with the opportunity to gain deep understanding in these fields, provides a powerful student-centered learning environment. Graduate programs develop students' interpersonal and technical skills -- skill-sets that are key to succeeding in business today. Students draw on first-rate technological resources, including an extensive computing network; an on-site financial Trading Room; use of the leading integrated enterprise software from SAP America; specialized labs for studying accounting systems, marketing, and information design; and research databases and information sources worldwide. The college also offers a wealth of "people" resources: nationally recognized faculty and staff advisers whose support and guidance help students reach their full potential.

For those who would like to learn more about Bentley's distinctive part-time MBA program, information systems and other innovative new programs, The McCallum Graduate School will hold an information session on Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 5:30pm

Program directors are available at each information session to share details about Bentley's cutting-edge learning labs, high-tech classrooms and corporate partnerships. All information sessions are held on campus unless otherwise noted. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu.

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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