Our Mission and Values
Bentley University changes the world with a transformative business education, integrated with arts and sciences, that inspires and prepares ethical leaders who will confront the challenges of today and shape the opportunities of tomorrow.
Bentley is a community of students, faculty and staff who are committed to learning. To create the best environment for learning to occur, we as a community embrace these core values to guide our conduct:
We practice understanding, compassion and kindness. We recognize the whole person and their well-being, and we think beyond ourselves and our immediate goals to consider the impact our actions have on other people.
We welcome new perspectives as we work with others toward a common goal. We seek out opportunities for partnership and teamwork, readily sharing our knowledge and expertise with others.
We are all different and that makes our community stronger. We embrace and seek to understand those with different beliefs, backgrounds and life experiences. We celebrate those differences as opportunities to learn and grow. We protect and affirm the right of all people to be themselves.
We act with honesty and integrity in our academic, personal and professional affairs. We are dedicated to ethical and transparent behavior, and we hold ourselves accountable for our words and actions.
We recognize our potential to make a difference. We use the power of business and innovation to positively impact individuals, organizations and the communities we serve at home and abroad.
We are here to learn and develop. We are passionate about knowledge and want to continue to learn throughout our lives. We are eager and willing to try new experiences and ways of thinking. We appreciate that much of our learning will occur by interacting with others, inside and outside of the classroom.
We treat others as they would like to be treated. We recognize the inherent dignity and worth of all members of our community and strive to better understand and appreciate everyone. We are committed to keeping our community free of vandalism, hate speech, violence and harassment.
The Changing Higher Education Landscape
Our 4 Strategic Assets
1. A Transformative Undergraduate Student Learning Experience
Goal: We will develop an immersive student learning experience that is highly innovative, distinctive in content and pedagogy, and that develops mindsets and skills that prepare students to be lifelong learners.
- Badavas Center is Launched to Strengthen Innovation in Teaching and Learning at Bentley
- National Science Foundation Awards $1.4 Million to Combine STEM and Business Learning
2. Fully Integrated Corporate Relations
Goal: We will design a suite of mutually beneficial, monetized partnerships with companies that harness the full capabilities of Bentley and our faculty through continued career services support as well as expanded corporate engagement and collaboration.
3. Distinctive Focal Points of Excellence
Goal: We will define and enhance Bentley's centers, institutes and labs, which have deep connections with industry-leading organizations and other universities, to become internationally known places where research and instruction are mastered and developed.
4. A New Vision for Mastery
Goal: We will create an adaptable, market-responsive and profitable portfolio of graduate-level and professional instruction designed to promote lifelong learning among participants, whether they are new to the workforce or industry veterans.
In collaboration with the entire Bentley community, here is how we will achieve these goals.
Embrace Diversity and Inclusion
We will foster a community that not only supports but celebrates differences, recognizing that each person brings a unique set of experiences and perspectives on the world.
Promote a Positive Organizational Culture
We will build a positive culture, enabling the university to attract and retain diverse, talented and productive faculty and staff who are fully engaged.
Maintain Long-term Fiscal Health
We will remain financially stable and develop new resources so we can invest in and support the financial needs of the university's strategic goals.
Adopt New Technology and Data Analytics
We will embrace innovative technology that improves teaching, learning, research and student life and enables the university to stay ahead of emerging trends.
Unite Behind a Strong Brand
We will share Bentley's story with the world by uniting behind a compelling brand, developing clear and consistent messaging and equipping stakeholders with the tools they need.