Bentley University was among those represented at the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) Financial Aid Advocacy Day at the State House. Sudents met with state senators and representatives to persuade them to legislate for increased financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
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The Corporate Immersion program at Bentley helps companies and individuals solve current business problems.
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.
Bentley University Police Chief Ernie Leffler received the James Olivieri Award from the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA). The award, which recognizes Leffler’s exemplary commitment and distinguished service to MACLEA and to professional campus policing, was presented at the MACLEA annual meeting in December.
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.
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.
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.