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US News & World Report ranks Bentley College Among America's Best Colleges 2003

November 19, 2002

US News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2003 ranks Bentley College:

#7 in E-Commerce - up from tenth place last year, making Bentley and MIT the only business schools cited in New England.

#10 in Management Information Systems - up from #15 in 2002 and again, with MIT, the only regional institution cited.

#16 in Entrepreneurship - among 350 ranked business programs and 19 unranked business specialty schools.

#10 in Service Learning - a new category among academic programs nationwide that enhance learning and lead to student success. The undergraduate programs cited are those singled out for making volunteering in the community a requirement of coursework, - informing what happens in class, and vice versa.

The annual college guide, published September 23, also ranks Bentley College among the top 50 Business Schools in the U.S., and among the 10 Best Universities-Master's in the northern region, identifying institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate and master's level programs.

More information on the guide to more than 1,400 colleges and universities is online at: Some categories and full listings are available only through the premium online edition.

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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