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Graduate Courses In Taxation From Bentley College Now In Worcester And Boston's Financial District Through Distance Education

October 27, 1999


WALTHAM, MA-In Boston's Financial District and in the Worcester area, accounting, financial planning and tax practitioners no longer need to travel to Waltham for Bentley College graduate courses in Taxation.

Beginning in January and building on 25 years of national prominence, through distance education the Bentley College Graduate School of Business will offer top-rated courses in taxation in two locations: in downtown Boston at Vitale, Caturano and Co. near Lewis Wharf; and in Worcester at Allmerica Financial. At both locations, students participate live with the professor and students on the Bentley College campus.

For the first time, two options for distance learning are available. Through videoconferencing, two courses are delivered in Boston and Worcester, an opportunity that has proven popular with Worcester area students for the past year. Now Bentley introduces graduate tax courses online. Federal Taxation of Income will be available for students on the World Wide Web, without leaving the office or their homes.

Information Sessions, including a demonstration of how distance education works, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 6:00 p.m. at Vitale, Caturano and Co. near Boston's Financial District; and on Tuesday Nov. 16 at 6:00 p.m. at Allmerica in Worcester. Refreshments will be served.

Distance education classes enable Bentley's graduate taxation students to participate fully in the classroom experience. Miles and walls are eliminated as students and instructors in all locations interact just as they do in one classroom. This winter, three courses required to earn Bentley College's Graduate Certificate in Taxation will be offered. They are the first of five courses that will be available through distance education; all five can be applied to the 10-course Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program

In downtown Boston, Estate and Gift Taxation will be offered on 15 Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. at Vitale, Caturano and Co., 210 Commercial Street.

In Worcester, two 15-week courses will be offered this winter: Estate and Gift Taxation, on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m.; and Sales, Exchanges and Other Disposition of Property, on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. This marks the third semester of Bentley's videoconference-based tax courses at Allmerica Financial, Hanover Building, 440 Lincoln St.

Over the Internet, Federal Taxation of Income will be taught at Bentley using a Web-based format with live, two-way voice interaction between faculty and students. Everyone will view the material under discussion at the same time as those in the traditional classroom setting.

"Nearly 2,500 tax professionals have completed the Graduate Tax Program at Bentley College," said MST Program Director Bill Wiggins. "Many now hold top level tax positions in companies throughout New England. Whether on campus in Waltham or through distance education, our students benefit from a seasoned and dedicated faculty who are actively involved in the academic and professional development of each student." Outside of class time, students can contact faculty via e-mail and telephone, and they have full access to extensive online research databases through Internet connections to Bentley.

Bentley also offers a Graduate Certificate in Taxation that consists of five courses which must be completed in five years. For further information, contact Bill Wiggins by phone at 781.891.2249, or by e-mail at

Information on applications is also available from the Bentley College Graduate School of Business by phone at 800-442-4723 or via e-mail at:

The Graduate School of Business at Bentley College prepares professionals for a business world that is increasingly global, information rich, and technology driven. Through Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, and Graduate Certificate programs, students gain the depth of expertise and breadth of perspective key to successful careers in corporate, government and not-for-profit settings. Enrolling approximately 1,600 students from the United States and abroad, the Bentley College Graduate School of Business is among the largest AACSB-accredited graduate schools of business in New England.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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