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.
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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:
- Health Thought Leadership Network
- Data Innovation Network
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.
Bentley's research centers and initiatives serve as a hub for faculty, student and business partners to work together to confront the challenges of today and shape the opportunities of tomorrow.
Center for Integration of Science and Industry
Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business
W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics
The Jeanne and Dan Valente Center for Arts and Sciences
Harold S. Geneen Institute for Corporate Governance
Health Thought Leadership Network
Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement
Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility
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:
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 226 | Phone: 781-891-3442
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 220 | Phone: 781-891-2500
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: Morrison 220 | Phone: 781-891-3115
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 10 | Phone: 781-891-2902
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 234 | Phone: 781-891-3491
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 162 | Phone: 781-891-2019
Home to Bentley’s top accounting students, whether they’re working on fast-paced tutorials or state-of-the-art software programs, or providing tutoring services to assist their peers.
Location: Lindsay 21 | Phone: 781-891-2919
The Eco-Fi-Stat Lab offers tutoring in economics, finance and statistics.
Location: Adamian 122 | Phone: 781-891-2413
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 218 | Phone: 781-891-3180
Get feedback from a writing instructor or peer tutors, or seek out a sounding board for ideas.