University Catalogues

Academic Centers

W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics

Founded in 1976, the internationally renowned W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics (HCBE) provides leadership in creating organizational cultures that align effective business performance with ethical business conduct. To this end, the center applies expertise, research, education and a collaborative approach to disseminating best practices. With its vast network of scholars and practitioners, HCBE provides a multidisciplinary forum for research and education in business ethics.

In 1991, the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA), an international association of ethics and compliance professionals, was founded by HCBE. In 2014, the ECOA merged with the Ethics Resource Center to form the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). Every year, HCBE and ECI offer “Managing Ethics in Organizations,” the premier executive education program in the field. Through conferences and events, the center regularly brings business and academic leaders to campus to address key issues and current events. With the sponsorship of the State Street Foundation, HCBE annually hosts the Global Business Ethics Symposium and Teaching Workshop.

Visit HCBE’s website or contact the center at 781.891.2981 or

The Jeanne and Dan Valente Center for Arts and Sciences

The mission of the Jeanne & Dan Valente Center for Arts & Sciences is to foster the arts, humanities, and sciences as a vital, integral, and challenging aspect of education at Bentley. The Valente Center for Arts & Sciences contributes to the overall intellectual life on campus by organizing special events on a variety of topics and by hosting visiting scholars from a range of fields in the arts, humanities, and sciences. The center supports faculty and student research through various undergraduate research programs, student research assistantships, and workshops, including a humanities research seminar with participants from across Boston-area institutions, and various self-directed student seminars. Through its programs, the Valente Center for Arts & Sciences promotes the intersections between humanties, sciences and business. The center seeks to raise the national and international profile of Bentley University’s arts, humanities, and sciences disciplines.

Location: Adamian 247