How you go to college matters more than where you go to college, says Bentley University President Gloria Cordes Larson.
In her book Prepared U (2017 Jossey-Bass), Larson says institutions that focus on professional studies do a fine job preparing students for a job after college. But they often fall short on building “lifelong learning skills” outside their fields of study.
The Bentley model, on the other hand, blends the rigorous business education for which the school is known with traditional arts and sciences courses. The result is a new kind of hybrid graduate, with hard and soft skills, and wielding the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate and the savvy to excel in a competitive climate.