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U.S. News & World Report Names McCallum Graduate School of Business One of Top 100

April 18, 2006

Waltham, Mass. - The Bentley College McCallum Graduate School of Business was ranked among the top 100 graduate business schools in the country and one of the top 10 in New England in the recently released U.S. News & World Report rankings of America's Best Graduate Business Schools 2007.

The Master of Science in Information Technology program ranked #19 nationally and #2 in New England in the Information Systems category; once again, the part-time MBA program ranked among the top 50 in the country and #4 in New England; and the Master of Science in Accountancy program was ranked #31 nationally and #2 in New England.

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) is the most technically advanced program in the information systems discipline - a proven area of expertise at Bentley. MSIT students study systems analysis and design, data management, and corporate IT infrastructure management - all in the business context. 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 business.

Designed with the working professional in mind, The McCallum School's part-time MBA program offers unmatched flexibility and the opportunity to receive credit for prior academic work. Seven business fundamental courses within the 19-course curriculum 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 its role in gaining competitive advantage, improving business processes, leading change, and formulating global strategy. The part-time MBA allows students to customize their degree by selecting one of 16 concentrations or pursue a new option to get additional specialization with a double concentration.

The Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program offers in-depth education in all major areas of the field: financial; managerial and tax accounting; auditing; and accounting information systems. The program also offers the latest tools and software in the Howard A. Winer Accounting Center for Electronic Learning and Business Measurement (ACELAB) and strong partnerships with area employers who participate in campus events, serve as guest speakers in courses and offer internships. The program is one of only a few to earn a separate accreditation in accountancy from AACSB International, a distinction that means the MSA program fulfills course and work experience requirements for CPA eligibility in Massachusetts and many other states, regardless of the student's previous academic background.

The McCallum School offers the most advanced business education possible, integrating information technology into course content. Program offerings also include the innovative dual MS-MBA and eight Master of Science degrees. The McCallum School provides a powerful, student-centered learning environment, innovative curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities and committed teachers and scholars. 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.

For those who would like to learn more about Bentley's distinctive part-time MBA program, information technology, accounting and new programs, including the MS+MBA dual degree, the Master of Science in Real Estate Management, and the Master of Science in Marketing Analytics, The McCallum Graduate School will hold an information session on Saturday, April 22, at 10:00 a.m. and on Thursday, May 11, at 6:00 p.m.

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 http://www.bentley.edu/graduate/info_sessions.cfm

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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