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Executive & Professional Education


Executive and Professional Education

Engaging Business Leaders to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow

The pace of technology innovation and change in today’s market requires a commitment to continuous learning, moving beyond functional expertise into broader cross-functional collaboration and a deeper understanding of business strategy. Bentley University is known for innovative and effective Executive Education programs designed to provide managers and executives the information and tools they need to succeed and lead.

Our interactive programs provide relevant, applicable content and are delivered by Bentley faculty who are ongoing practitioners in their areas of expertise. Whether you are an individual looking to enhance your current skillset or a company looking for targeted talent development, our programs will provide the practical knowledge needed to increase value in your organization. 

Relevant, Practical Knowledge and Skills

New Diversity & Inclusion Champion Certificate

Leadership Development Open Enrollment Programs

Bentley University’s executive education open enrollment programs are designed to address the specific professional development needs of business leaders —  building the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to engage and inspire their organizations to succeed.

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Custom In-House Programs

Through our custom executive education program development process, we engage with your learning and development professionals to understand your learning and development goals and the unique business context and culture of your organization. With this knowledge, we collaboratively develop a plan to provide targeted talent development that drives business results. Our mission is to work with business partners to foster an engaged workforce, equipped to meet the business challenges of tomorrow.

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Upcoming Executive Education Programs

Essentials in Management Mini-MBA

A business acumen intensive providing a strong foundation in key business disciplines including leadership and business strategy, finance and marketing fundamentals, and use of design thinking to drive innovation.

Fall Program Starts October 3, 2024

Diversity & Inclusion Champion Certificate

Experiential programming that prepares participants to be advocates of inclusion, who understand the importance of diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I), and how to lead organizational change that will foster an inclusive workplace culture.

Fall Program Starts October 18, 2024

Artificial Intelligence for Business Advantage

In today's fast-paced business environment, the responsible integration of AI is crucial for competitiveness. Our program equips managers with AI knowledge and strategies to drive innovation.

Program Starts April 12, 2024

Leadership Accelerator

Bentley's Leadership Accelerator is a personalized leadership intensive aimed at career professionals, executives, and senior leaders with a minimum of 10 years experience. 

Program Starts March 15, 2024

Developing Leaders for Global Sustainability

An interactive course on sustainable business strategies, focusing on environmental responsibility, social impact, and ethical practices, aiming to develop resilient business models with reduced risk and enhanced transparency.

Fall Program Starts: October 18, 2024

Change Management

This leadership program offers knowledge, skills, and tools for change management, with dynamic exercises, discussions, case studies, and extensive resources for ongoing support and excellence post-completion.

Program Starts April 24, 2024

Enter The Boardroom: Principles of Corporate Governance

Interested in mastering corporate governance? Take part in our three-day intensive to unlock the mechanics of boards in both public and private sectors.

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Corporate Entrepreneurship for Competitive Advantage

Companies embracing technology excel in business. Participants learn trends in corporate entrepreneurship and tech innovation, enhancing quick market response and value capture.

This program goes beyond theory, offering actionable insights that can be immediately applied in the workplace, ensuring tangible results. Participants delve into topics such as the role of corporate entrepreneurship in driving innovation-led growth, the mechanics of platforms and ecosystems in value creation, and assessing organizational readiness for digital transformation. By the program's end, attendees craft tailored solutions to propel their organizations forward in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

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Strategies for Emerging Leaders: Women and Diverse Leaders

Strategies for Emerging Leaders is an intensive program providing professionals in the first decade of their career with the essential skills and competencies needed to successfully manage up and across organizations in today’s complex and changing world. Designed to promote the advancement of women, gender-diverse professionals, and those from historically excluded communities, the aim is to explore how to navigate the hidden barriers to career progression in a brave and supportive environment. Through interactive reflective activities with a cohort of peers, participants gain foundational leadership capabilities enabling them to understand and leverage their individual professional strengths, lead and influence across organizations, and effectively manage their relationships with managers, mentors, and sponsors to advocate for their career advancement.

Program Starts May 3, 2024

As Seen on Boston 25

Boston 25 visited Bentley to learn more about Executive Education programs. Check out the video to see what they had to say.

The Taking Charge Women's Executive Leadership was an excellent program! The professors were all very knowledgeable and attendees felt free to discuss any challenges that they were encountering at the workplace, which opened the doors for real issue discussions not workbook experiences.
Lucinda Rodrigues
Human Resources, Home Market Foods

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