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Mission Statement

The Hughey Center for Financial Services (HCFS), named in honor of Bentley College alumnus David A. Hughey '55 (retired Executive Vice President of Dean Witter Intercapital), was established in 1997. The HCFS has earned global recognition as a leading academic technology center, and has been featured on Bloomberg Radio, Fox 25 News, Boston Globe, USA Today, Mass High Tech, MetroWest Daily News, Daily News Tribune, Securities Industries News, Trader, Waters Magazine, Channel 5 Boston, Boston Business Journal, Computer Reseller News, Boston Herald, The Times, Financial Trader, British Telecom Press Release, Matlab, Thomson Reuters and CNBC. Etc. etc..

The mission of the center is to extend the educational goals of Bentley University through innovative classroom pedagogy, cutting-edge financial research, and real-world applications.

Our mission is translated into three broad strategies:

  • To integrate the Trading Room into the graduate and undergraduate curricula in an effort to enhance student learning, professional development, and success
  • To create a positive, collegial, and collaborative environment that is supportive of faculty and student research activities
  • To strengthen external relations with the investment management community

The center is dedicated to providing world-class education through the integration of the multi-million-dollar Trading Room. Supporting more than 50 graduate and undergraduate courses and providing faculty, students, and staff to an unrivaled collection of financial technologies, the Hughey Center serves as a model for other colleges and universities around the globe.

Dr. Jahangir Sultan, Gibbons Research Professor of Finance, is the founding director of the Hughey Center for Financial Services/Trading Room. His vision is responsible for the Hughey Center's genesis as the pedagogical centerpiece of the Bentley University finance education.