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Public Accounting Report Ranks Bentley's Graduate and Undergraduate Accounting Programs Among the Top 25 in the Country

December 7, 2006

The Public Accounting Report's (PAR) Annual Professor's Survey has ranked the accounting programs at Bentley College -- both graduate and undergraduate -- in the top 25 nationally. Bentley is the only school included from the Northeast.


The survey asks accounting professors, department heads and department chairs to name the undergraduate and graduate degree programs they feel most consistently turn out students capable of someday attaining partner status. According to PAR, this year's graduate rankings were the most competitive in its 25 year history.


"Receiving national recognition from the accounting professors who are our peers is the highest form of praise," says Mark Nixon, Accounting Department Chair at Bentley. "It is gratifying to see the work we have done on our curriculum, keeping it current and relevant, and the rising quality of our faculty over the past several years recognized at a national level."


PAR ranked schools in both the undergraduate and graduate that offer degrees in accounting or that have accounting program curriculum that is comparable to schools that do offer accounting degrees. PAR is the only published survey of accounting programs.


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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