Funding and Support

Student Scholarship

All students accepted onto the program will receive a scholarship that will cover their tuition fees for each academic year provided they remain in good academic standing. Students on a stipend can assume a research position on campus or engage in other forms of employment but must obtain permission from their academic adviser.

Student Stipends

Bentley Stipends

If you are accepted into the program, you can apply for a Bentley stipend of $25,000 per year, plus tuition expenses and university-provided health insurance. Students will remain eligible for stipends and health insurance for as long as they maintain good academic standing (that is, passing all classes and comprehensive exams). Students accepting these stipends will be expected to teach one course per semester in their third and fourth years.

Students will not ordinarily be allowed to work (other than teaching) during the academic year in which they receive a stipend.

Other Sources

Doctoral Fellowship with University Distinguished Professor, Bob Galliers: a Fellowship is available to work in the area of information systems strategy and consequential organizational change. More specifically, the Fellow will assist in and contribute to on-going research that critically reviews information systems strategy-in-practice and the process of strategizing, bearing in mind parallel research being undertaken in cognate fields such as organizational studies, management and business strategy. Interested parties should contact Professor Galliers ( for more information.

Harold S. Geneen Institute Fellowships:  With the assistance of the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust, Bentley University is building upon its record of innovation and excellence by creating the Harold S. Geneen Doctoral Fellowships ($30,000 per applicant). Geneen Fellows will pursue directed, leading-edge research on important corporate governance issues through the Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance, a consortium of faculty and PhD students dedicated to researching social, comparative and reformative approaches to governance.

The Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance is offering two PhD fellowships in 2013 in the following broad areas of corporate governance:

  1. Ethics and corporate boards
  2. Regulation and compliance
  3. Social and environmental reporting
  4. Corporate social responsibility
  5. Executive compensation
  6. Corporate goverance and women in leadership positions

For those wanting to apply to the Geneen Fellowship in Corporate Governance, please note this intention on your application. For more information and qualifications go to Geneen Institute.

Rauch Fellowships: Thanks to a generous endowment, we are able to offer Rauch Fellowships of $30,000 for those students who are deemed to have the highest potential. These Fellowships may be made either on entry to the program or can replace a Bentley stipend later on, if a student is seen as deserving.

Other Financial Aid

Students may be eligible for need-based aid. Please see the graduate student web page for more information.