Dean's Message

Dean McFarlin

Welcome from the Dean

Business from a Higher Perspective is a way of thinking at the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University. We go beyond reacting to fads in education that come and go with the latest headlines. Ours is a vision of ethical leadership rooted in the School's founding mission that began in 1913.

Because the challenges in today's global economy are enormous and always evolving, having management professionals educated in business from a higher perspective makes more sense than ever. That's why undergraduate, graduate and working professionals who want to be successful business leaders choose Duquesne University—they know that being the best in the world now means being the best for the world.

The Palumbo-Donahue School of Business is recognized internationally for embracing and promoting sustainable business practices. Our MBA Sustainable Business Practices is ranked No. 3 in the world and No. 2 in the U.S. by Corporate Knights. The School is well positioned to remain on the forefront of teaching, research and thought leadership in sustainability. We are also ranked among the best in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.

As a premier business school, we offer a distinctive education marked by strong engagement with our alumni and the business community as well as innovative and transformational programs for our students. Our faculty includes outstanding scholars, from some of the finest Ph.D. programs in the country, and executives-in-residence, who have lived our ethical values as senior leaders in top corporations.

Along the way, the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business has met the most rigorous standards of excellence for institutions worldwide—standards that define what it means to be the best in business education. In fact, the School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1962—we were the first in the region to earn this elite ranking.

So I invite you to explore the opportunities here at Duquesne, not only through our website, but also by visiting our campus and speaking with our faculty and students. We would be delighted to share more of the story of Duquesne with you.

Dean B. McFarlin, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Management,
Palumbo-Donahue School of Business

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