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Institutional Accreditation

Bentley maintains accreditations with the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). In the spring of 2013, Bentley was re-accredited by NECHE for a 10-year period.  AACSB accreditation was attained initially in 1989 and reaffirmed in 1995, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020.  Bentley also holds AACSB accreditation for its accounting program.  Bentley was initially accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), an international system of assessment and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration run by the European Foundation for Management Development, in 2008.
Bentley is one of only five institutions in the United States to have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) is the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in the six New England statesThe Commission is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education for the institutions it accredits. The Commission is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), affirming that its Standards and processes are consistent with the quality, improvement, and accountability expectations that CHEA has established.


Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Bentley holds both AACSB Business and Accounting Accreditations. AACSB business accreditation signals to the world that an institution has met the most rigorous standards of excellence in business education. Institutions that have earned the AACSB accreditation seal demonstrate that they are committed to upholding and advancing the quality of their programs, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Accounting Accreditation is a supplemental accreditation for schools with an elevated quality assurance system for their accounting program.


EFMD Quality Improvement System

EQUIS is the accreditation system of EFMD Global.  Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium EQUIS and EFMD global focus on excellence in business and management education, with a particular emphasis on internationalization.