Creating Force Multipliers

Since our trip to France, the Bentley MBA cohort has been focused on course work in the Leadership theme. The Leadership theme features four classes: “Thinking about Thinking,” (which was actually featured in the Wall Street Journal)”Leadership Fundamentals,” “Leadership Ethics,” and “Global Strategy.” Class work and research has been dedicated to understanding leadership styles, understanding […]

Remembering Marseille, France

It was only a month ago that the Bentley MBA team was basking in the sun of the southern France coast. Field experiences are a regular part of the Bentley MBA, and our final experience to France was by far the best of all of them. A partnership between Bentley University and Kedge Business School […]

Reflecting upon the BMBA Environments Theme

As our readers are hopefully aware, the Bentley MBA is split across four distinct themes of learning: innovation, value, environments, and leadership. In the past week, we’ve come to the conclusion of the environments theme. This theme is all about awareness of your context in a given situation: How do direct and indirect factors influence […]

Enter the Bentley Finance Dojo

The opportunity to dive into the basics of corporate finance as part of the Bentley MBA was one of the most exciting elements of the program to date. As you know from prior posts, my background is in engineering, which required a significant amount of math in college. Along my professional career to date, people […]

The Value Environment in the Bentley MBA

The BMBA’s second theme is called “Value.” At the very beginning of our program, Bentley held a one week “Bootcamp” for the BMBA’s – a weeklong dive into some core basics: statistics, managerial accounting, finance, and economics – all  in preparation for the Value Theme. As a technologist with no formal business background, the concepts […]

Innovation in Context – In Ghana

In the United States, we hear of “innovation” in the media on a daily basis. Companies need to be innovative to survive. We champion “disruptively innovative” entrepreneurs. For me, overuse of the word has watered down its excitement and confused it with the the word’s closest brother: “invention.” In the Bentley MBA Innovation theme, we […]

Combining Academics & Leadership

The academic portion of the Bentley MBA kicks off with a twist. The first two weeks of class turned to a preview to the leadership theme, in a class named “Thinking about Thinking” — led by professors from the Management and English/Media Studies departments. The goal of this class was to open our minds to […]

The Innovation Theme

Hi again. As I mentioned in a previous post, the Bentley MBA is focused around four key themes of business: innovation, value, environment and leadership. In the first 12 weeks of the BMBA, we have focused on the innovation theme. We have considered the concepts of creative thinking in small and large organizations, explored the […]

What the Bentley MBA means for me

I found the Bentley MBA after leaving Dyn at the end of 2012. After 10 years of studying how the Internet works at scale, I feel that I have a strong grasp of the language of the Internet infrastructure world. However, just as many non-technologists struggle with the techno-jargon I spout, I’ve struggled with the […]

Introduction and Motivation to the Bentley MBA

Hello to the Bentley MBA blog readers. My name is Tom Daly, and I am a student in the second annual cohort of the Bentley MBA. A quick introduction: I am 31 years old, married, and have one child. I have an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester […]