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Corporate Relations


Bentley University: A Legacy of Corporate/Academic Partnership

Since its founding in 1917, Bentley has responded to the needs of the business marketplace. Today our mission is “To educate creative, ethical, and socially responsible organizational leaders by creating and disseminating impactful knowledge within and across business and the arts & sciences." Our corporate partnerships keep our curriculum relevant and market-informed and ensure that the latest business thinking is shared from the classroom to the boardroom. Corporate partnerships are complex and multi-dimensional. Our Corporate Relations team will work with you to create a customized plan for your business to leverage Bentley’s resources and expertise, including:

  1. Accessing Bentley talent to add immediate value to your organization.
  2. Developing strategic relationships that enable your company to engage across the University while strengthening both brand and impact.
  3. Enhancing your strategic, operational, and human resources through the educational and consulting business solutions of the nation’s leading business university.

Bentley's corporate partners are among the institution's principal stakeholders, without whom, Bentley's mission and goals could not be achieved.



Talented Employees – Hire Our Graduates

When you hire from Bentley, you hire the best. Our team of professionals handles the logistics to make recruiting at Bentley successful and stress-free.

In today’s business world, talent is the coin of the realm.  At Bentley, we embrace a holistic talent investment strategy, connecting students, employers, faculty, parents and career services. What is our secret? Our Career Services advisors are dedicated by major/industry vertical and will connect your company/opportunity directly to the talent you are seeking. We will work with you to develop a targeted outreach and engagement strategy for every opportunity.  At Bentley, it’s not just “post and coast”.  We partner with employers to leverage Career Services programs, social media, student organizations, blogs and our BentleyLink site to best reach your target audience.

We offer corporations a variety of resources.  You can post internships and full-time positions for undergraduate and graduate students and alumni, attend fall and spring career fairs, conduct one-on-one interviews in our modern recruiting suite, and much more. Learn more about our comprehensive recruiting program.


Strategic Investment = Brand and Impact for Your Company

Bentley University’s Corporate Relations department builds mutually beneficial connections and partnerships between the University and a wide range of companies and industries.  We help businesses and organizations tap into the expertise of our faculty, the skills and interests of our students and alumni, and the resources of our technology-rich campus.

Strategic resources available to corporate partners include:

Faculty/Curriculum:  Bentley’s 450-plus faculty members are well-established thought leaders in multiple business disciplines, and are especially known for interdisciplinary research involving business and technology. The research of our faculty takes on a distinctively applied approach. Essential to this research are corporate partners who give access to research data, and co-brand the research findings through the publications of white papers and presentations at professional symposia. In the classroom, presentations by practitioners contribute greatly to student learning, while building brand awareness.

Alumni/Parent Network: Bentley's Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends engages members of the Bentley community in a lifelong, mutually beneficial relationship. We can help your company tap into the Bentley network to fill your employment needs as well as strengthen the connection among Bentley graduates working at all levels of your organization. 
Company Branding:  Bentley creates unique points of contact with students to increase your campus visibility, brand recognition and hiring success. Both new employees and senior executives participate in our programs, whether mentoring, teaching or recruiting Bentley talent. Corporate Relations works with its partners to develop a customized engagement plan which may include case competitions, conferences and networking nights, job shadows, and site visits.

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Business Solutions

Discover how Bentley's capabilities in the classroom, in multi-disciplinary centers and in providing consulting services can provide the solutions you’re looking for:

Graduate School Programs:  Where your best become your brightest!  Bentley’s Graduate School offers 3 distinctly different MBA programs and eight MS programs focused in key business competencies.

Executive Education:  What you need, when you need it!  Standard or custom designed programs, at Bentley or your location, can deliver immediate impact at an affordable price.

The Center for Women and Business:  Access best practices for attracting and retaining women and building a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Center for Women and Business presents seminars and provides best practices workshops and research to move the needle for students and companies. 

Corporate Immersion Institute:   When you can’t afford mistakes!  The Corporate Immersion Institute offers graduate student consulting to solve corporate challenges.  The Institute has special expertise with start-ups.

Computer Information Systems Sandbox:  Get some thinking outside the box, inside the box! The CIS Sandbox is a high tech incubator that works with companies to identify and implement technology-based business solutions.

The User Experience Center:  Tap into internationally renowned expertise.  The User Experience Center takes usability principles one step further, developing a comprehensive analysis of user needs and behaviors to inform the development of corporate products and services, with special emphasis on software and other technologies.

The Center for Marketing Technology:   First the right questions, then the right answers!  The Center for Marketing Technology is a full-service market research center that includes a 39 station MAC classroom.  The facility uses the latest interactive technology to provide a comprehensive suite of marketing research insights to corporate clients.  Youth markets are a special strength.

Case Studies in Business, Industry, and Government Statistics: The main objective of Case Studies in Business, Industry and Government Statistics - CSBIGS is to publish high-quality case studies in modern data analysis ready to use for instruction, training or self-study. The case studies consist of an innovative and interesting well-written presentation of novel statistical techniques applied to known data or of known statistical techniques applied to novel data. 

The Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility:  Compliance and more, so that what you do is both legal and right!  Faculty consultants can help steer you through the often challenging considerations posed by business ethics.  Among the most prominent resources within the Alliance is the Center for Business Ethics.

Valente Center:  Because there’s more to life!   The Valente Center offers a wide variety of public events that reflect its goal of supporting teaching and research among the disciplines at the intersection of business and the liberal arts and sciences.

Center for the Integration of Science and Industry:  Here you’ll find a new and more efficient vision for bringing scientific advancements to market for the betterment of society.   Find out what can happen through the real integration of business and scientific expertise.

Multicultural Center: The Multicultural Center (MCC) is “home” to many ALANA (Asian, Latino/a, African-American, Native American and Multiracial) students at the university. Connect with programs that build and strengthen Bentley’s community while building a more diverse and inclusive workplace.