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Enterprise Initiatives

Bentley takes pride in being on the leading edge of technology in the classroom and in the administration of the university. The Enterprise Initiatives (EI) department focuses on the development of technology plans at the divisional and institutional level, and management of IT upgrades and project implementations. EI identifies emerging needs and connects them with available technologies in support of the strategic goals of the university.



For more information about enterprise risk management at Bentley, contact:

Donna Fletcher Brown, PhD
Associate Professor of Finance
Director of Risk Management Program
Hughey Center for Financial Services

Corporate Partnerships

The risk management program promotes and supports research that is relevant and practical to the business world. Corporate partnerships enable this objective. The risk management program seeks corporate partnerships for mutually beneficial research projects.


Software Company that provides IT support for compliance with Sarbanes Oxley. The CEO, Mike Duffy is '79 Alumnus of Bentley. The company gifted its 404 software to the college for academic use in curricula and faculty research in compliance and corporate governance.


Selected publications by our faculty in risk management (2000-2005):

Corporate Governance and Compliance

Abdonlmohammadi, Mohamad and Read, William. "Are Audit Opinion Modifications Associated with Future Financial Restatements?" forthcoming in the Journal of Forensic Accounting

Earle, Beverley and Madek, Gerald. The New World of Risk for Corporate Attorneys and Their Boards Post Sarbanes-Oxley: An Assessment of Impact and a Prescription for Action,” forthcoming at Berkeley Business Law Journal.


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