Rankings & Recognition
Duquesne University's approach to business education is based on a philosophy that responsible, ethical leadership in business creates a better society for all. The program expands beyond the classroom learning into boardroom leadership, workplace integrity and community action. This innovative approach has distinguished Duquesne and earned the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business numerous recognitions from highly respected, independent bodies.
We have earned these distinctions based upon our legacy of producing ethical leaders, providing innovative curricula, attracting the highest caliber of students and retaining exceptional faculty revered for their scholarly excellence and practical expertise.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business has accredited the Palumbo Donahue School of Business since 1962, a coveted endorsement claimed by less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide.
Corporate Knights, an international publication and quarterly insert to the Washington Post, ranked our MBA Sustainable Business Practices program #3 in the world and #2 in the United States based on coursework, institutional support and student initiatives in their 2016 Better World MBA rankings.
In the 2014 Business as UNusual rankings, Duquesne University’s MBA with a Sustainability focus program has been ranked among the world’s top 10 environmental sustainability graduate business programs by Net Impact.
Our graduate Professional MBA leaped ahead by 15 slots in 2016. Ours is among the top 8th highest ranked programs in all of Pennsylvania and among the top 3 in our region.
The Palumbo Donahue School of Business is among the first 100 endorsers of PRME, a United Nations-backed initiative promoting environmental stewardship, human rights and fair trade practices in business education.
The Donahue Graduate School of Business was selected by The Princeton Review as among The Best 295 Business Schools in the 2016 book of how students rate their schools.
The Academy of Management Learning and Education named Duquesne, Georgetown and Notre Dame as the three schools scoring in the highest category of ethics content in their academic programs in a recent survey of graduate business schools.
Camcode named the Duquesne University Palumbo Donahue School of Business in its list of Top 25 Supply Chain Management Degree Programs.
The Aspen Institute ranked the Donahue Graduate School of Business 7th worldwide among schools of its size and has consistently ranked the school in the top 25 overall for integrating social and environmental stewardship into research and MBA program coursework.