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GRADUATE CATALOGUE 20132014

Table of Contents Mission Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 PhD Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 MBA and MS Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Table of Contents Mission Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 PhD Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 MBA and MS Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Bentley University Mission Statement As a business university, Bentley Universitys mission is to create new knowledge within and across business and the arts and sciences and to educate creative, ethical and socially responsible organizational leaders . The vision of this business university is to distinctively integrate business and the liberal arts, and to provide international leadership in business education and research . Bentley University is a leader in promoting ethically and socially re

Bentley University Mission Statement As a business university, Bentley Universitys mission is to create new knowledge within and across business and the arts and sciences and to educate creative, ethical and socially responsible organizational leaders . The vision of this business university is to distinctively integrate business and the liberal arts, and to provide international leadership in business education and research . Bentley University is a leader in promoting ethically and socially re

MS MBA Program Information Technology Curriculum Foundation Requirements up to 15 credits Students with the appropriate background may be waived from these courses . GR 521 GR 522 GR 523 GR 524 GR 525 Managerial Statistics Economic Environment of the Firm Marketing Management Accounting for DecisionMaking Financial Statement Analysis for Decision Making Professional MBA Curriculum Foundation Requirements up to 15 credits Students with the appropriate background may be waived from these course

MS MBA Program Information Technology Curriculum Foundation Requirements up to 15 credits Students with the appropriate background may be waived from these courses . GR 521 GR 522 GR 523 GR 524 GR 525 Managerial Statistics Economic Environment of the Firm Marketing Management Accounting for DecisionMaking Financial Statement Analysis for Decision Making Professional MBA Curriculum Foundation Requirements up to 15 credits Students with the appropriate background may be waived from these course

FP 700 FP 701 FP 703 FP 704 FP 705 FP 706 FP 710 FP 730 FP 755 FP 781 Investment Vehicles Portfolio Management Marriage, Separation and Divorce Financial Planning for NonTraditional Families ElderPlanning Techniques Psychology in Financial Planning Insurance and Wealth Preservation Planning Techniques Financial Planning Process Case Studies Special Topics Seminar in Financial Planning Internship in Financial Planning Practice Master of Science in Human Factors and Design Curriculum Program Re

FP 700 FP 701 FP 703 FP 704 FP 705 FP 706 FP 710 FP 730 FP 755 FP 781 Investment Vehicles Portfolio Management Marriage, Separation and Divorce Financial Planning for NonTraditional Families ElderPlanning Techniques Psychology in Financial Planning Insurance and Wealth Preservation Planning Techniques Financial Planning Process Case Studies Special Topics Seminar in Financial Planning Internship in Financial Planning Practice Master of Science in Human Factors and Design Curriculum Program Re

Graduate Certificate in Accountancy Accountancy PreProgram Requirements up to nine credits Students without the appropriate background must take the following courses to meet the accountancy preparation requirement . AC 611 AC 612 AC 621 Financial Accounting Problems I Financial Accounting Problems II Cost Accounting Graduate Certificate in Business Ethics Program Requirements 12 credits Required Core Courses 6 credits ETH 700 Ethical Issues in Corporate Life Select one of the following courses

Graduate Certificate in Accountancy Accountancy PreProgram Requirements up to nine credits Students without the appropriate background must take the following courses to meet the accountancy preparation requirement . AC 611 AC 612 AC 621 Financial Accounting Problems I Financial Accounting Problems II Cost Accounting Graduate Certificate in Business Ethics Program Requirements 12 credits Required Core Courses 6 credits ETH 700 Ethical Issues in Corporate Life Select one of the following courses

FP 705 FP 706 FP 710 FP 730 Elder Planning Techniques Psychology in Financial Planning Insurance and Wealth Preservation Plan Techniques Financial Planning Process Case Studies advising system designed to connect students with Program Directors, MBA Concentration Coordinators, Internship Coordinator, and other campus resources and professionals . Of equal importance, the mission of Graduate Student and Academic Services is committed to encouraging students meet their personal goals through pa

FP 705 FP 706 FP 710 FP 730 Elder Planning Techniques Psychology in Financial Planning Insurance and Wealth Preservation Plan Techniques Financial Planning Process Case Studies advising system designed to connect students with Program Directors, MBA Concentration Coordinators, Internship Coordinator, and other campus resources and professionals . Of equal importance, the mission of Graduate Student and Academic Services is committed to encouraging students meet their personal goals through pa

appropriate program director for a waiver of a prerequisite for a particular course . Students who chose to obtain a waiver and remain in the course do so at their own risk . The university makes every effort to notify students who fail to meet the appropriate prerequisites . The responsibility, however, is the students, and the university has the authority to remove students from courses without notice . Office hours are Fall and spring Monday to Thursday 830 a .m . to 500 p .m . Friday Summer

appropriate program director for a waiver of a prerequisite for a particular course . Students who chose to obtain a waiver and remain in the course do so at their own risk . The university makes every effort to notify students who fail to meet the appropriate prerequisites . The responsibility, however, is the students, and the university has the authority to remove students from courses without notice . Office hours are Fall and spring Monday to Thursday 830 a .m . to 500 p .m . Friday Summer

also use the facility . Location Smith Academic Technology Center 226 Hours of operation Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Telephone Fax 900 a .m . to 1100 p .m . 900 a .m . to 500 p .m . Closed 1200 noon to 900 p .m . 781 .891 .3442 781 .891 .3476 Location Email Telephone Fax AAC 108 cbeinfobentley .edu 781 .891 .2981 781 .891 .1988 Collections The Baker library collection includes 165,000 volumes, a print periodical collection of 700 current subscriptions, a collection of 8,000 vide

also use the facility . Location Smith Academic Technology Center 226 Hours of operation Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Telephone Fax 900 a .m . to 1100 p .m . 900 a .m . to 500 p .m . Closed 1200 noon to 900 p .m . 781 .891 .3442 781 .891 .3476 Location Email Telephone Fax AAC 108 cbeinfobentley .edu 781 .891 .2981 781 .891 .1988 Collections The Baker library collection includes 165,000 volumes, a print periodical collection of 700 current subscriptions, a collection of 8,000 vide

dent desires that directory information not be released, it is his or her responsibility to notify the Registrars Office in writing . Please note that students do not have the flexibility of choosing to release or not release particular items defined as directory information . Bentley will not sell or give directory information for commercial purposes to external vendors who are not affiliated with the institution . The university may use all directory information for the operation of student or

dent desires that directory information not be released, it is his or her responsibility to notify the Registrars Office in writing . Please note that students do not have the flexibility of choosing to release or not release particular items defined as directory information . Bentley will not sell or give directory information for commercial purposes to external vendors who are not affiliated with the institution . The university may use all directory information for the operation of student or

Bentley University recognizes that employers may pay some costs on behalf of studentsemployees . These agreements are made between the student and their employer and are not contractual agreements with the University . We do not bill companiesemployers for student tuition . Students are expected to pay the balance due at the time of registration or by the due date for the semester . Bentley University does not accept foreign checks under 250 . It is the students responsibility to update Bentley

Bentley University recognizes that employers may pay some costs on behalf of studentsemployees . These agreements are made between the student and their employer and are not contractual agreements with the University . We do not bill companiesemployers for student tuition . Students are expected to pay the balance due at the time of registration or by the due date for the semester . Bentley University does not accept foreign checks under 250 . It is the students responsibility to update Bentley

Students who want to meet with a financial aid counselor should contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 781 .891 .3441 to schedule an appointment . before the funds are disbursed . Interest accrues accumulates on an unsubsidized loan from the time of disbursement . Borrowers can pay the interest while in school and during grace periods and deferment or forbearance periods, or can allow it to accrue and be capitalized that is, added to the principal amount of the loan . If a student elects

Students who want to meet with a financial aid counselor should contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 781 .891 .3441 to schedule an appointment . before the funds are disbursed . Interest accrues accumulates on an unsubsidized loan from the time of disbursement . Borrowers can pay the interest while in school and during grace periods and deferment or forbearance periods, or can allow it to accrue and be capitalized that is, added to the principal amount of the loan . If a student elects

in the student handbook at www .bentley .edushandbook integrityindex .cfm . ally, as a result of having failed to consider the ethical implications of their actions . Apart from taking plagiarism seriously, you should adopt the strategies noted below to avoid even the appearance of plagiarism . Manage your time . A chief cause of plagiarism is the failure to prepare early for deadlines . You will know when your written work is due get started early to avoid desperately seeking anywhere for wor

in the student handbook at www .bentley .edushandbook integrityindex .cfm . ally, as a result of having failed to consider the ethical implications of their actions . Apart from taking plagiarism seriously, you should adopt the strategies noted below to avoid even the appearance of plagiarism . Manage your time . A chief cause of plagiarism is the failure to prepare early for deadlines . You will know when your written work is due get started early to avoid desperately seeking anywhere for wor

Structure and Process Academic Integrity Office The Academic Integrity Office reports to the Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility . The office coordinates the Bentley Academic Integrity System and also works with departments and student organizations across campus to implement proactive education and prevention programs and activities related to issues of academic integrity . strict presumption of innocence . The board is responsible for determining the validity of the complaints again

Structure and Process Academic Integrity Office The Academic Integrity Office reports to the Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility . The office coordinates the Bentley Academic Integrity System and also works with departments and student organizations across campus to implement proactive education and prevention programs and activities related to issues of academic integrity . strict presumption of innocence . The board is responsible for determining the validity of the complaints again

the coursework required to complete the requirements of one degree or certificate program including any required PreProgram or Business Fundamental courses . This average is calculated similarly to the overall GPA but only includes the courses applicable to the degree or certificate program being pursued . In cases where a student has completed multiple degreescertificates or has taken more courses than are required for a degree, the degree GPA is the GPA used to qualify a student for graduation

the coursework required to complete the requirements of one degree or certificate program including any required PreProgram or Business Fundamental courses . This average is calculated similarly to the overall GPA but only includes the courses applicable to the degree or certificate program being pursued . In cases where a student has completed multiple degreescertificates or has taken more courses than are required for a degree, the degree GPA is the GPA used to qualify a student for graduation

2 . Evidence is provided that the stated process or protocol has not been followed . F grade . Students who have IG grades turn to F may be subject to dismissal per the Academic Performance policy see Academic Performance section . must be retaken . A student can apply for a leave of absence for a period of up to two years . An approved leave of absence can allow a student up to seven years maximum to complete a degree programs . The Office of Graduate Student and Academic Services will overse

2 . Evidence is provided that the stated process or protocol has not been followed . F grade . Students who have IG grades turn to F may be subject to dismissal per the Academic Performance policy see Academic Performance section . must be retaken . A student can apply for a leave of absence for a period of up to two years . An approved leave of absence can allow a student up to seven years maximum to complete a degree programs . The Office of Graduate Student and Academic Services will overse

Additional Commencement Participation Information 1 . The above policy in no way obliges the Graduate School to offer any specific summer course . 2 . A student allowed to participate in commencement prior to the completion of final courses will have his or her name listed in the commencement program with the May completion candidates . A special annotation, Anticipated completion of degree in October of XXXX, will appear and no graduation honors will be listed . 3 . Diploma orders will be reque

Additional Commencement Participation Information 1 . The above policy in no way obliges the Graduate School to offer any specific summer course . 2 . A student allowed to participate in commencement prior to the completion of final courses will have his or her name listed in the commencement program with the May completion candidates . A special annotation, Anticipated completion of degree in October of XXXX, will appear and no graduation honors will be listed . 3 . Diploma orders will be reque

This syllabus should include the following specific information a brief description of the study goalsobjectives required readingsbibliography explanation of course deliverables i .e ., a project, papers, exams timeline for completion of course deliverables evaluation procedures i .e ., grading criteria, scope and methods modes of interaction between the student and the professor c Directed Study Petition signed by the supervising faculty member and appropriate department chair . The petit

This syllabus should include the following specific information a brief description of the study goalsobjectives required readingsbibliography explanation of course deliverables i .e ., a project, papers, exams timeline for completion of course deliverables evaluation procedures i .e ., grading criteria, scope and methods modes of interaction between the student and the professor c Directed Study Petition signed by the supervising faculty member and appropriate department chair . The petit

AC 750 FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION 3 credits AC 773 FRAUD AND FORENSIC ACCOUNTING 3 credits ETH 750 MANAGING ETHICS IN ORGANIZATIONS CS 605 DATA MANAGEMENT AND SYSTEMS MODELING CS 620 GLOBAL IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3 credits CS 701 INTERNSHIP IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Note Not open to students who have completed TX 601 Examines individuals, C corporations, S corporations, and partnerships as taxable entities. Topics include the philosophy of taxation, income determination, deductions and credits

AC 750 FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION 3 credits AC 773 FRAUD AND FORENSIC ACCOUNTING 3 credits ETH 750 MANAGING ETHICS IN ORGANIZATIONS CS 605 DATA MANAGEMENT AND SYSTEMS MODELING CS 620 GLOBAL IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3 credits CS 701 INTERNSHIP IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Note Not open to students who have completed TX 601 Examines individuals, C corporations, S corporations, and partnerships as taxable entities. Topics include the philosophy of taxation, income determination, deductions and credits

ECONOMICS EC 611 THE MACROECONOMICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS 3 credits EC 701 INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS ECONOMICS 3 credits Affords students the opportunity to enhance selfrealization and direction by integrating classroom study with experience in vocational learning situations. Requires development of a study plan to identify the students professional goals and to demonstrate how these goals can be enhanced through an internship experience. Includes regular meetings in which students discuss issues

ECONOMICS EC 611 THE MACROECONOMICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS 3 credits EC 701 INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS ECONOMICS 3 credits Affords students the opportunity to enhance selfrealization and direction by integrating classroom study with experience in vocational learning situations. Requires development of a study plan to identify the students professional goals and to demonstrate how these goals can be enhanced through an internship experience. Includes regular meetings in which students discuss issues

FP 600 PROFESSIONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING PRACTICE 3 credits FP 701 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT 3 credits Note Recommended to be taken as one of the first courses in the MSFP program Addresses complex issues involved in financial planning for individuals. Students learn financial planning strategies, research techniques, and methods of analysis. Topics include ethical responsibilities, economic considerations, risk management, quantitative methods, cashflow analysis, and investment strategies. Covers ri

FP 600 PROFESSIONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING PRACTICE 3 credits FP 701 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT 3 credits Note Recommended to be taken as one of the first courses in the MSFP program Addresses complex issues involved in financial planning for individuals. Students learn financial planning strategies, research techniques, and methods of analysis. Topics include ethical responsibilities, economic considerations, risk management, quantitative methods, cashflow analysis, and investment strategies. Covers ri

GR 735D CORPORATE IMMERSION 3 credits HF 710 MANAGING A USERCENTERED DESIGN TEAM HF 730 VISUALIZING INFORMATION 3 credits HF 751 MEASURING THE USER EXPERIENCE 3 credits HF 770 PROTOTYPING AND INTERACTION DESIGN HF 795 RESEARCH METHODS FOR HUMAN FACTORS Prerequisites GR523D, GR524D and GR525D Note Restricted to ELMBA and MSMBA students. Corporate Immersion courses focus on solving current business problems with company management. Emphasizes the use of multidisciplinary skills to identify,

GR 735D CORPORATE IMMERSION 3 credits HF 710 MANAGING A USERCENTERED DESIGN TEAM HF 730 VISUALIZING INFORMATION 3 credits HF 751 MEASURING THE USER EXPERIENCE 3 credits HF 770 PROTOTYPING AND INTERACTION DESIGN HF 795 RESEARCH METHODS FOR HUMAN FACTORS Prerequisites GR523D, GR524D and GR525D Note Restricted to ELMBA and MSMBA students. Corporate Immersion courses focus on solving current business problems with company management. Emphasizes the use of multidisciplinary skills to identify,

IDCC 711 ARGUMENTATION STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS 3 credits This course is designed to develop indepth oral presentation and critical skills in persuasion for a variety of business situations. The course will cover strategies for effectively advocating new proposals and defending current policies addressing audience attitudes and concerns in formulating positions discovering hidden agendas establishing arguments through analysis and evidence creating conditions for mutual persuasion handling quest

IDCC 711 ARGUMENTATION STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS 3 credits This course is designed to develop indepth oral presentation and critical skills in persuasion for a variety of business situations. The course will cover strategies for effectively advocating new proposals and defending current policies addressing audience attitudes and concerns in formulating positions discovering hidden agendas establishing arguments through analysis and evidence creating conditions for mutual persuasion handling quest

IB 701 INTERNSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MG 632 MANAGING EFFECTIVE WORK TEAMS 3 credits Affords students the opportunity to enhance selfrealization and direction by integrating classroom study with experience in vocational learning situations. Requires development of a study plan to identify the students professional goals and to demonstrate how these goals can be enhanced through an internship experience. Includes regular meetings in which students discuss issues and business problems rela

IB 701 INTERNSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MG 632 MANAGING EFFECTIVE WORK TEAMS 3 credits Affords students the opportunity to enhance selfrealization and direction by integrating classroom study with experience in vocational learning situations. Requires development of a study plan to identify the students professional goals and to demonstrate how these goals can be enhanced through an internship experience. Includes regular meetings in which students discuss issues and business problems rela

MK 701 INTERNSHIP IN MARKETING PRACTICE MK 716 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING 3 credits 3 credits Prerequisites GR523 or PF506 and internship coordinator approval Affords students the opportunity to enhance selfrealization and direction by integrating classroom study with experience in vocational learning situations. Requires development of a study plan to identify the students professional goals and to demonstrate how these goals can be enhanced through an internship experience. Includes regular mee

MK 701 INTERNSHIP IN MARKETING PRACTICE MK 716 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING 3 credits 3 credits Prerequisites GR523 or PF506 and internship coordinator approval Affords students the opportunity to enhance selfrealization and direction by integrating classroom study with experience in vocational learning situations. Requires development of a study plan to identify the students professional goals and to demonstrate how these goals can be enhanced through an internship experience. Includes regular mee

TX 601 FEDERAL TAXATION OF INCOME 3 credits Note Not open to students who have completed AC 750 Studies federal tax law as it applies to individuals. Emphasizes the determination of gross income, deductions and credits as well as identity of the taxable person, tax accounting and timing principles. Introduces the tax treatment of individuals as owners of passthrough entities. Involves an indepth analysis of the applicable tax statutes, regulations, rulings and leading court cases. Students gain

TX 601 FEDERAL TAXATION OF INCOME 3 credits Note Not open to students who have completed AC 750 Studies federal tax law as it applies to individuals. Emphasizes the determination of gross income, deductions and credits as well as identity of the taxable person, tax accounting and timing principles. Introduces the tax treatment of individuals as owners of passthrough entities. Involves an indepth analysis of the applicable tax statutes, regulations, rulings and leading court cases. Students gain

Frank H. Brenton 49 Chairman of the Board retired, Marshalls Inc ., Andover, Massachusetts Bernard Cammarata Chairman of the Board, TJX Companies Inc ., Framingham, Massachusetts Phyllis A. Cella President and CEO retired, Hanseco Insurance Co ., Boston, Massachusetts John J. Coleman 48 Consultant, North Quincy, Massachusetts John T. Collins 69 Chairman, the Collins Group Inc ., Boston, Massachusetts Maureen M. Corbett 72, 77 MST Certified Public Accountant, Haverhill, Massachusetts William F. C

Frank H. Brenton 49 Chairman of the Board retired, Marshalls Inc ., Andover, Massachusetts Bernard Cammarata Chairman of the Board, TJX Companies Inc ., Framingham, Massachusetts Phyllis A. Cella President and CEO retired, Hanseco Insurance Co ., Boston, Massachusetts John J. Coleman 48 Consultant, North Quincy, Massachusetts John T. Collins 69 Chairman, the Collins Group Inc ., Boston, Massachusetts Maureen M. Corbett 72, 77 MST Certified Public Accountant, Haverhill, Massachusetts William F. C

Academic Chairpersons Mark Nixon, PhD Accountancy Department Jay G. Cooprider, PhD Computer Information Systems Department Patrick A. Scholten, PhD Economics Department Wiley C. Davi, PhD English and Media Studies Department Charles Hadlock, PhD Finance Department Joni Seager, PhD Global Studies Department Marc Stern, PhD History Department Simon Moore, DPhil Information Design and Corporate Communication Department Alina Churcu, PhD Information and Process Management Department Marianne Delpo K

Academic Chairpersons Mark Nixon, PhD Accountancy Department Jay G. Cooprider, PhD Computer Information Systems Department Patrick A. Scholten, PhD Economics Department Wiley C. Davi, PhD English and Media Studies Department Charles Hadlock, PhD Finance Department Joni Seager, PhD Global Studies Department Marc Stern, PhD History Department Simon Moore, DPhil Information Design and Corporate Communication Department Alina Churcu, PhD Information and Process Management Department Marianne Delpo K

BR AT T L E B O R O Directions to Bentley BY CAR Directions to Bentley from points North Take Route 95128 South to Trapelo Road, exit 28 . Turn left at top of exit ramp . Follow Trapelo Road 2 .6 miles toward Belmont . Turn right onto Forest Street . One mile on the left is the Bentley entrance . Directions to Bentley from points South Take exit 27A Totten Pond Road . At the end of the ramp, take a right and follow Totten Pond Road for 1 .2 miles to the end . Take a right onto Lexingto

BR AT T L E B O R O Directions to Bentley BY CAR Directions to Bentley from points North Take Route 95128 South to Trapelo Road, exit 28 . Turn left at top of exit ramp . Follow Trapelo Road 2 .6 miles toward Belmont . Turn right onto Forest Street . One mile on the left is the Bentley entrance . Directions to Bentley from points South Take exit 27A Totten Pond Road . At the end of the ramp, take a right and follow Totten Pond Road for 1 .2 miles to the end . Take a right onto Lexingto

Drug Prevention In compliance with the DrugFree Schools and Communities Act, Bentley University maintains a drug prevention program for its students and employees . Complete information concerning this issue can be found in the Student Handbook online at www.bentley.edushandbook . Smoking Policy For more information please visit the following page on the Registrars website httpwww.bentley.eduofficesregistrar voterregistrationinformation. Student Financial Services Billing and Collection Proced

Drug Prevention In compliance with the DrugFree Schools and Communities Act, Bentley University maintains a drug prevention program for its students and employees . Complete information concerning this issue can be found in the Student Handbook online at www.bentley.edushandbook . Smoking Policy For more information please visit the following page on the Registrars website httpwww.bentley.eduofficesregistrar voterregistrationinformation. Student Financial Services Billing and Collection Proced

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE OFFICE OF GRADUATE ADMISSION MAIL Bentley University, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452 USA EMAIL bentleygraduateadmissionsbentley.edu WEB bentley.edugraduate PHONE 1 781.891.2108 or toll free 1 800.442.4723 FAX 1 781.891.2464

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