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.

Academy of Management Learning and Education

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.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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.

Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek again named the Palumbo School of Business Administration among the top undergraduate business schools nationwide for 2014.

Camcode Top Supply Chain Management Degree

Camcode named the Duquesne University Palumbo Donahue School of Business in its list of Top 25 Supply Chain Management Degree Programs. 

Corporate Knights

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

Princeton Review ranked the Donahue Graduate School of Business among the Best 295 Business Schools in the nation in its 2014 edition.

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

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 Aspen Institute

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.

U.S. News and World Report

The Donahue Graduate School of Business soared from No. 181 to 125 in the 2015 U.S. News' survey of 453 accredited master's programs.

Net Impact

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.