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 A. J. Palumbo School of Business Administration and the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business numerous recognitions from highly respected, independent bodies.
The Palumbo Donahue School of Business earned these distinctions based upon its 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 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.
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.
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.
Bloomberg Businessweek named the Palumbo School of Business Administration among the top 10 in Pennsylvania and among the top 100 undergraduate business schools nationwide in 2013. When ranked strictly in terms of "value" the Palumbo School lists among the top 10 in the nation, and it is ranked 5th out of the 26 private schools in ROI.
Camcode named the Duquesne University Palumbo Donahue School of Business in its list of Top 25 Supply Chain Management Degree Programs.
Corporate Knights, an international publication and quarterly insert to the Washington Post, ranked our MBA Sustainability program #8 in the world and #1 in the United States based on coursework, institutional support and student initiatives in 2013. Among small schools, our “sMBA” ranks second in the world.
Princeton Review ranked the Donahue Graduate School of Business among the Best 296 Business Schools in the nation in its 2013 edition.
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.
U.S. News and World Report ranked the Palumbo School of Business and Donahue Graduate School in the top tier among national universities in its 2013 Best Business Programs publication.