Bentley University is embarking on a collaborative effort with the Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KCST) to offer an Executive Education program aimed at Kuwaiti business leaders. This program, facilitated through KCST’s Centre of Innovation and Continuing Education and Training, targets mid-career professionals, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in a continuously evolving global business landscape.
The courses encompass a range of leadership and management topics, such as corporate governance, digital transformation, and global sustainability. These subjects emphasize the vital role of business in addressing economic, social, and environmental challenges worldwide.
The program is delivered in Kuwait City by distinguished Bentley faculty members renowned for their contributions to global business research. The initial course offerings include a “Leadership Accelerator” program led by Bentley’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, Paul Tesluk, as well as a course on “Corporate Governance, ESG, and the Digital World,” taught by Cynthia Clark, the John W. Poduska Professor of Governance and founding director of Bentley’s Geneen Institute for Corporate Governance. The curriculum will be expanded to incorporate further leadership and management courses, tapping into Bentley and KCST faculty expertise in domains like artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, financial technology, and entrepreneurship.
KCST President Khalid Al-Begain expresses the institution’s commitment to offering a comprehensive education encouraging multidisciplinary approaches to solving intricate challenges. The partnership with Bentley University, renowned for its high-caliber business education, aligns with this mission by preparing graduates to contribute effectively to both the economy and society and to foster a more diverse, equitable, and sustainable world.
This collaboration aligns with Bentley’s Falcons Forward 2030 strategic plan, which seeks to build partnerships that cater to the evolving requirements of the global business arena and create tailored non-degree programs that match the workforce demands in dynamic, high-growth markets.
Bentley’s Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, Sean O. Ferguson, underlines the university’s impressive faculty as its most valuable asset and notes that this partnership allows Bentley’s expertise to reach an international audience. By working across global borders, universities and companies can effectively collaborate to expand educational opportunities and serve untapped markets. The partnership with KCST is the beginning of Bentley’s effort to offer innovative and customized business education programs to diverse audiences.