Bentley University announces that Santander Bank, N.A. has launched a new three-year agreement with Bentley that will continue the Santander Universities Study Abroad Scholarship Fund. President and CEO of Santander US, Roman Blanco, and Bentley President Gloria Larson announced the agreement during a signing ceremony on campus on March 20, 2014.
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Sobering statistics on the effects of alcohol consumption on health, grade point average and finances informed Bentley University’s “Choose OneLess” initiative, which was named as the 2014 Grand Gold winner of the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Excellence Awards. The campaign encourages students to take one less alcoholic drink per social occasion.
The Corporate Immersion program at Bentley helps companies and individuals solve current business problems. Students gain valuable hands-on experience by tackling real-world business challenges and working hand-in-hand with senior business leaders, while the companies benefit from Bentley's research capabilities and the students' fresh perspectives.
The Bentley University Graduate School of Business is ranked among the top 100 graduate business schools in the country and one of the top ten in New England in the recently released U.S. News & World Report rankings of America's Best Graduate Business Schools 2015.
Governor Deval Patrick today announced the Massachusetts Women’s Leadership Fellowship developed in partnership with Bentley University and its Center for Women and Business (CWB). The program is part of the Governor’s Women in the Workplace initiative that will underscore the key role all working women play in business and the economic success of the Commonwealth by growing the pipeline of women poised to fill high-level positions in both the public and private sectors.
Among the many Bentley University courses that connect students with professional organizations is “Human Relations in Health Care” taught by Professor Helen Meldrum. Students in the class were asked to assist the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) to help them better understand their members’ needs and how they can plan for the future environment of the healthcare industry.
Although higher education institutions have been under scrutiny regarding return on investment and adequate preparation for a successful life after graduation, Bentley’s 2013 graduates have good news to report: 98 percent of the responding class is employed or attending graduate school.
When Bentley was awarded the $395,000 NEH challenge grant in 2011, it stipulated that Bentley raise matching funds in a three-to-one ratio by 2016, a five-and-a-half-year window. As of this writing, in less than three years, the university has nearly reached its goal of raising $1.185 million to support several Valente Center for Arts and Sciences programs.
Business ethics issues are on the table as Bentley University students gather for the 17th annual Bentley Business Bowl (BBB) on February 22. Student teams will analyze cases that present ethical, business, accounting or auditing dilemmas.
As part of the IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, Bentley University students are offering free tax return preparation for residents of Waltham, Mass., and surrounding communities through April 10, with the exception of Spring Break, March 8 to 16.