The Office of Academic Affairs, External Relations and Accreditation Services works with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Business and the McCallum Graduate School, the Dean of Arts and Sciences, and the members of the Bentley Community on matters associated with the University's three accreditation bodies:
- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business ( AACSB)
- The European Foundation for Management Development ( EQUIS)
- The Association of New England Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
The office also creates contracts for faculty members and works closely with Human Resources regarding faculty compensation issues. Among its other responsibilities, the office prepares and maintains a variety of faculty reports, administers and monitors budgets related to Trustee and other Endowed professor expense accounts, administers internal research grant budgets, faculty international travel budgets, contributes in the facilitating of visits from international and national faculty and guests and so forth.