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Catalyst for Business-Driven Impact

Focus Area 3

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  • Elevate the role of our academic centers by designing innovative learning experiences.
  • Strengthen engagement with corporate and institutional partners to help businesses tackle society’s most consequential challenges.

Selected Actions

  • Introduce new programs that focus on innovation and emerging technologies.
  • Manage the university’s academic centers in an effective and sustainable way that aligns with the strategic plan.
  • Help the university’s academic centers expand their external funding so they become financially self-sustaining and continue to assess their performance through periodic evaluations.
  • Establish Bentley as an authority on the role of business and society.
  • Position Bentley to actively seek, evaluate and pursue strategic alliances.

Bringing the Plan to Life

Entrepreneurship Hub

The new E-Hub helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and learn essential entrepreneurship skills. 

Survey with Gallup

Bentley partners with the Boston Globe to host a discussion with executives about the role of business in society, based on our nationwide survey with Gallup.

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I loved working on the strategic plan. When I first got involved, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But after working on it together with faculty and staff, I know this strategic plan will point Bentley in the right direction, especially when it comes to elevating the student experience.
Tiana Rossi ’22
Student Government President (former)