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Recognizing Academic Excellence

Linking Sustainability to Business Goals

Duquesne’s MBA Sustainability infuses financial, social and environmental responsibility into the hard-skills MBA classes. It teaches the future leaders that businesses can be profitable, competitive and enduring when they are mindful of their responsibilities in social and environmental areas.

The faculty team that developed the MBA Sustainability program received the prestigious Page Prize for "best United States submission of an environmental sustainability curriculum" in January 2009.

Duquesne was ranked number two worldwide among schools of its size and No. 18 overall by the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education for integrating social and environmental issues into its MBA program.

Researching the Environment

The Center for Environmental Research and Education (CERE) provides multidisciplinary education that prepares students for careers in current and emerging areas of environmental science. Research conducted by CERE extends to grant-funded outreach efforts in such areas as:

  • habitat enhancement
  • preservation of biodiversity
  • storm water management and
  • climate initiatives.

CERE is home to the Masters of Science in Environmental Science and Management program (MSESM), two professional certificate programs, a B.S. degree, a minor, and numerous joint undergraduate and graduate programs.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

Duquesne students and faculty in CERE completed the University's second greenhouse gas emissions inventory in 2009, becoming one of a few universities in Pennsylvania to conduct this very comprehensive analysis. The University has helped move other schools in the region to undertake similar studies and to direct the region as a whole toward environmental stewardship.

The University’s carbon footprint, which is based upon all gases emitted, is substantially the smallest of all Atlantic 10 Conference schools completing similar surveys in the past two years.