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Advancing knowledge across industries

Advancing knowledge across industries

Research, centers and learning labs

At Bentley, we know our graduates’ success stems from our talent and passion for inquiry.

Our internationally recognized faculty conduct high-level scholarship, present at national and international conferences and publish with top-level journals and academic presses. Bentley supports research that prepares leaders who can address complex challenges through multiple lenses. Faculty members from our arts and sciences and business disciplines know that the ability to fuse both is key to producing graduates with knowledge of business and its wider societal value.

Research Impact
Flu Research

What Happens When Auditors Get the Flu?

A study by Bentley researchers finds that productivity declines when employees get the flu, but there are ways companies can mitigate the losses.

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The Research Council provides intellectual leadership on research at Bentley University. The council does this through the following three interrelated activities aligned with the university’s vision, mission and strategy:

  • Develop and articulate a perspective on why research is essential to continuing and enhancing the achievement of Bentley’s mission.
  • Present a clear vision of what constitutes quality research at Bentley and position this vision within the broader context of faculty scholarship.
  • Support Bentley faculty as they pursue and enhance the quality of their research endeavors and advise academic leadership about actions and platforms needed to further Bentley’s research agenda.

Thought Leadership Networks (TLNs) engage a multidisciplinary group of scholars and thought leaders, pushing all to take a broad-based approach and wider view, and train students in trans-disciplinary perspectives and knowledge. Since inception in 2014, two TLNs have emerged:

Other TLNs are devoted to developing undergraduate/faculty research collaborations at Bentley; expanding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education across the business curriculum; and cybersecurity.

Centers for Innovative Research
Learning Labs

Tomorrow’s technology today

At Bentley, you'll become fluent in the latest tech tools and gain the competency and confidence to learn new skills while putting them to work in the classroom, at internships and more. 

Our high-tech learning labs include:

Trading Room (Hughey Center for Financial Services)

State-of-the-art investment research center, featuring 60 workstations, each equipped with real-time data and leading financial technologies, and 24 Bloomberg terminals. 

Location: Smith, Room 226 | Phone: 781-891-3442

User Experience Center (UXC)

The UXC offers a wide range of user research services aimed at understanding user/customer needs, motivations, and the broader context of use, giving you the data and insights to design a great user experience.

Location: Smith. Room 121 | Phone: 781-891-2500

Center for Marketing Technology

The CMT is home to high-quality research, collaboration and strategic consulting for corporate clients. Through coursework and corporate immersion projects, you’ll get real-life experience supporting some of the world’s largest and most influential brands.

Location: Morison, Room 220 | Phone: 781-891-3115

Media and Culture Labs and Studio

A state-of-the-art facility in support of arts and sciences majors and liberal studies concentrations, professionally equipped with media production tools for video, audio, digital photography and design projects.

Location: Lindsay, Room 10 | Phone: 781-891-2902

Computer Information Systems (CIS) Sandbox

The CIS Sandbox is Bentley University’s Technology Social Learning Space that prepares students to succeed in their CIS courses and to thrive in a technology-driven business world. Located in Smith 234, the Sandbox is a campus destination for informal, peer-led technology education. 

Learn more about the Sandbox on the student-produced Sandbox site

Location: Smith, Room 234 | Phone: 781-891-3491

Center for Languages and International Collaboration (CLIC)

The CLIC is equipped with high-tech conferencing capabilities, multimedia libraries and international satellite broadcasts to give students authentic exposure to other languages, countries and cultures.

Location: Adamian, Room 162 | Phone: 781-891-2019

Accounting Center for Electronic Learning and Business Measurement (ACELAB)

Home to Bentley’s top accounting students, whether they are working on fast-paced tutorials or state-of-the-art software programs, or providing tutoring services to assist their peers.

Location: Lindsay, Room 21 | Phone: 781-891-2919

Eco-Fi-Stat Learning Center

The Eco-Fi-Stat Learning Center provides a place for students to study and receive help from qualified tutors in economics, finance and statistics. The tutors are able to provide help with 100, 200 and 300-level courses in all three areas. Visit the website for more information or stop by in person for tutoring help. 

Location: Adamian, Room 122 | Phone: 781-891-2413

Mathematics Learning Center

The Mathematics Learning Center offers drop-in tutoring services to students enrolled in undergraduate mathematics courses and supports all first-year mathematics courses, as well as mathematics electives. 

Location: Jennison, Room 218 | Phone: 781-891-3180

Writing Center

The Writing Center is staffed by a writing instructor and peer tutors who offer one-on-one assistance with writing assignments. They take walk-ins and you can also make an appointment online.

Location: Library Lower Level (Room 023) 

English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Center

Students whose home language is not English are invited to take advantage of the free tutorial services offered by our ESOL Center. English and Media Studies Department faculty who specialize in teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) provide language support to help students achieve success in their courses across the curriculum.

Visit the ESOL Center website to learn more and/or make an appointment

Location: Library, Room 026 | Phone: 781-891-2021