In August 2012, Bentley University debuts The Bentley MBA, a masters of business administration program, making it one of a handful of schools in the nation to develop a dramatically new approach to management education. In today’s ever-changing marketplace, organizations are looking to business schools to deliver a new kind of leader -- one who is able to nimbly adapt to social change and identify creative solutions to global issues.
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In the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s Best Colleges 2012, Bentley University is ranked #6 among “Best Regional Universities - North.” Bentley is also ranked among the Top 50 “Best Business Programs” in the country at #46. These two ranking categories are based on results from peer assessment surveys.
Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, President, and CEO of Stonyfield Farms, will be the keynote speaker at the 17th Raytheon Lecture in Business Ethics at Bentley University on Tuesday, October 18, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wilder Pavilion, Adamian Academic Center. A reception will immediately follow the program, which is free and open to the public.
The Central and Eastern European Management Association (CEEMAN) has selected W. Michael Hoffman, founding executive director of the Bentley University Center for Business Ethics, to receive a Champion Award for outstanding achievement in fostering responsible management education. The award will be presented at CEEMAN’s annual conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, September 21 to 24.
The Center for Women and Business at Bentley University will once again present a workshop series for mothers who are weighing their career options. “(M.O.M.) More Opportunities for Mothers: Helping Women Professionally Refocus, Reinvent, Reconnect” is designed to assist women who are beginning to make decisions about the next phases of work and life. The five-week series runs on Tuesdays - September 20, October 4, October 18, November 1, and November 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bentley campus in Waltham. Mass.
The Society for Business Ethics presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to W. Michael Hoffman, founding executive director of the Center for Business Ethics (CBE) and Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics at Bentley University. Hoffman was honored for “Outstanding Service to the Field of Business Ethics” at the society’s annual meeting in August in San Antonio, Texas.
The China Medical Board of the Rockefeller Foundation awarded a $149,000 grant to Bentley University. Assistant Professor of History Bridie Andrews will use the funding to organize a conference on the history of medicine in China, scheduled for December 10 to 12 at Endicott House in Dedham, Mass.
Beginning this fall, Bentley University will require all junior-year business students to take a Business Processes and Systems course. A key component of the course is the use of SAP ERP software.
A group of 45 U.S. and international high school students gathered at Bentley University this summer to get an inside look at the financial industry and a taste of college life. Wall Street 101 is a week-long residential business camp held on the Bentley campus in Waltham, Mass. First offered in 2000, the educational summer camp gained immediate popularity among future financiers and has been featured in USA Today and on CNBC.
Bentley University is open today, Monday, August 29.Graduate Orientation will take place as planned today.The university’s plans for undergraduate first year student move-in, First Week, and Convocation are also scheduled to take place as planned on Tuesday, August 30.Undergraduate students are encouraged to contact the Residential Center at 781-891-2148 if they have questions.