Graduate News

    U.S. News Ranking Recognizes Graduate School of Business

    March 12, 2014
    The Donahue Graduate School of Business was recognized as one of the top part-time MBA programs in the country at No. 125, and was among the top 10 programs in Pennsylvania.Read More

    Duquesne Team Attends World Economic Forum

    January 28, 2014
    Four MBA Sustainability students had the opportunity of a lifetime at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2014.Read More

    Students Represent Duquesne in Competitions

    January 3, 2014
    Congratulations to Duquesne sales students who represented Duquesne at the 2013 International Collegiate Sales Competition, and to those who were selected as finalists in the Northwestern Mutual Sales Scholarship Competition.Read More

    2010 Graduate Alaina Hartman Speaks to ISM Students

    December 10, 2013
    Alaina Hartman, BSBA, Information Systems Management & BA, Corporate Communications ’10, recently visited Dr. Kathleen Hartzel’s undergraduate and Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM) classes to relay her experiences as an intern and now full-time employee at Highmark as a Decision Support Analyst in the data-warehousing group.Read More

    Duquesne's MBA Sustainability Ranks #8 in World and #1 in U.S.

    September 23, 2013
    Corporate Knights, an international publication and quarterly insert to the Washington Post, has released results of a 2013 survey of full-time MBA programs that examined “how universities around the world are faring at integrating sustainability into the academic experience.”
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    Robert P. Sroufe a finalist for the Aspen Institute's Faculty Pioneer Award

    September 19, 2013
    The Aspen Institute's Faculty Pioneers Award Winners and Finalists will be recognized at an award ceremony in New York on Thursday, September 26 which includes finalist Robert P. Sroufe, Jr., Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness, John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business, Duquesne University.
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    An Unexpected Path to an MBA

    September 4, 2013
    Fulbright Scholar Dina Sanioura, who resides in the West Bank, obtained a Sustainable MBA degree and gained news insights into herself and American culture during the 2012-2013 school year.
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    Rockwell Hall Receives Class-g Certification

    May 15, 2013
    Rockwell Hall, home of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, received an environmental certification from Class-g, marking Duquesne as the only educational institution participating across 28 states, Canada and Mexico.Read More

    Duquesne's Innovative MBA Program to Focus on Area's Major Industries

    May 7, 2013
    Duquesne University is introducing a redesigned, evening MBA program for working professionals that will specifically focus on disciplines that serve the major industries that are a hallmark of our region.Read More

    Duquesne’s Sustainability MBA Team: Top Private School in Global Competition

    April 25, 2013
    A team of MBA Sustainability students from Duquesne University's John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business has placed the highest of any private school in an international case competition sponsored by the Aspen Institute, an organization devoted to fostering worldwide values-based leadership.Read More

    Duquesne University Business School Earns Accreditation

    March 26, 2013
    Duquesne University's Palumbo•Donahue School of Business again has earned accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).Read More

    Fulbright Scholars on Campus Hope to Bring Sustainability to Palestine

    December 12, 2012
    DU has become a home for many selective elite international programs, including The Fulbright, the flagship of the U.S. Department of State programs designed to build emerging leaders from many cultures.Read More

    Beard Institute Executive Director to Speak at Sustainable Pittsburgh's "Smart Growth Conference"

    December 3, 2012
    Bill O'Rourke, Board Chair of Sustainable Pittsburgh and Executive Director of the Beard Institute, will present the introductory and closing remarks at the 12th annual Sustainable Pittsburgh "Smart Growth Conference."Read More

    Microsoft, Outer Edge Technology Donations Ratchet Up Duquesne Business Program

    November 29, 2012
    Business students at Duquesne University will kick their data managing practices up a notch, thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft and Outer Edge Technology.Read More

    Emerald Event: First Graduation at Phipps Combines Duquesne MBA Sustainability, International Sustainability Expert

    August 1, 2012
    Duquesne University's 2012 MBA Sustainability candidates were the first to participate in a green commencement ceremony at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, which recently previewed the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, which has been called one of the greenest buildings on the planet.Read More

    Duquesne's Net Impact Group Receives Silver Status!

    June 20, 2012
    Congratulations to Duquesne University's Net Impact Graduate Chapter for receiving Silver Status and 100% membership rate! This year, the leadership team worked hard to improve events, awareness, and exposure of the organization and its mission. To receive this status, the Duquesne team completed 11 events, attended the Net Impact conference in Portland, and obtained 100% membership.Read More

    Operationalizing Sustainability for Clarity and Compliance; Dr. Robert Sroufe and MBA Graduate Students Conclude Research Project

    June 12, 2012
    Dr. Robert Sroufe, Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness, Beard Institute Director of Applied Sustainability & Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, Alison Steele and Danielle Jolliff, both MBA graduates of the John F. Donahue Duquesne University School of Business, concluded a research project on "Operationalizing Sustainability: Clarity and Compliance Project."Read More

    Looking at Sustainability in Latin America: Sroufe Offers Advice at International Event, Works Directly with Companies

    May 30, 2012
    Dr. Robert Sroufe, Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness at Duquesne University, was one of six international experts in sustainability invited to form a research agenda to support sustainable business growth in Latin America.Read More

    Jim Byrne Gives-and Receives-Awards

    March 28, 2012
    Jim Byrne, executive director of The Beard Institute, served for 22 years on the Lennox International Board of Directors. His professional journey, which carried him through the then-new fields of computers and technology, started with his graduation from Duquesne’s School of Business in 1957.Read More

    A Machine That Means Business for Plastic Bottles

    February 22, 2012
    Business Professor Dr. David Saiia has designed a simple machine that can turn discarded plastic bottles into a superior roofing material for tropical climates.Read More

    Professor and MBA Graduate Collaborate on Article

    February 16, 2012
    Dr. Robert Sroufe, Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness, Beard Institute Director of Applied Sustainability Marketing and Supply Chain and Inna Nirenburg, MBA '01, publish Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management in this month’s issue of "Inside Supply Chain" magazine.Read More

    Local Green Leaders Convene to Launch Duquesne Center

    December 7, 2011
    Stakeholders and thought leaders from Pittsburgh’s emerging green economy gathered on Dec. 5 to help launch the University’s new Center for Green Industries and Sustainable Business Growth.Read More

    Dean Miciak Speaks About Sustainability On Our Region's Business

    November 16, 2011
    Dean Miciak spoke about the Beard Symposium and sustainability during a recent interview on "Our Region's Business."Read More

    Symposium Pushes Beyond the Basic for Businesses

    November 11, 2011
    The fifth annual Beard Symposium "Sustainable Business: Responsibility & Results" was featured in the November 11, 2011 edition of the Post-Gazette.Read More

    Duquesne Featured in Princeton Review’s ‘Best 294 Business Schools’

    October 12, 2011
    With a special emphasis on sustainability and business ethics, the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business has been selected for the sixth time as one of the country’s top schools by the Princeton Review’s Best 294 Business Schools.Read More

    DU Is Only Private University in State to Receive Federal Economic Development Award

    September 28, 2011
    Duquesne is the only university in western Pennsylvania and the only private institution in the state to receive a five-year federal award to strengthen the region's toolbox for economic development options.Read More

    Business School Sustains Top Ranking for Social, Ethical and Environmental Stewardship

    September 21, 2011
    For the third consecutive time, Duquesne's graduate school of business has been ranked among the world's top business schools for preparing MBA graduates for leadership in social, ethical and environmental stewardship.Read More

    Beard Faculty Award Recognizes Hopson's Involvement with Students, Prisoners, Hazelwood and Namibia

    September 14, 2011
    Dr. Rodney Hopson, professor in the School of Education, received the 2011 Eugene P. Beard Faculty Award for Leadership in Ethics for sharing his expertise and enthusiasm with Duquesne students as well as jail inmates, residents of Pittsburgh's Hazelwood community and the southern African country of Namibia.Read More

    Beard Institute Consultant MJ Tocci Wins 2011 Athena Award

    September 14, 2011
    MJ Tocci, consultant for the Beard Institute's Women's Executive Leadership Program, was recognized for her professional excellence, mentorship and contributions to greater Pittsburgh.Read More

    New Business School Website Delivers Top-Notch User Experience

    August 24, 2011
    Focused, compelling and easy to use, the new business school website was created with visitors in mind.Read More

    Economics Professors Receive a $40,000 Grant from the American Family Business Foundation

    August 9, 2011
    Antony Davies, Pavel Yakovlev, and Matt Ryan received a $40,000 grant from the American Family Business Foundation to produce a series of research papers on the economic contribution of and effect of regulatory policy on family-owned businesses.Read More

    Dr. Chris Laslo Addresses Embedded Sustainability at MBA Sustainability Commencement

    July 29, 2011
    As co-author of Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage, Dr. Chris Laszlo sees the importance of building aspects of sustainability into the business model, not merely attaching sustainability solutions to an existing way of doing business.Read More

    SMBA Fellow Preeti Srivastav Publishes Sustainability White Paper

    July 22, 2011
    Preeti Srivastav, SMBA Fellow, published the white paper: "Opportunities and Challenges in the Green IT Services Sector."Read More

    MBA Award Established to Honor Beard Institute Leader James Byrne

    June 29, 2011
    Lennox International Inc. and the Duquesne University John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business have partnered to establish a new award named in honor of the executive director of the Beard Institute, James J. Byrne.Read More

    Tom Nist, Director of Graduate Programs, Named One of the 25 Most Influential People in Cash Management

    May 17, 2011
    The Institute of Financial Operations released their list of the top 25 most influential people setting global trends in cash management.Read More

    Wind and Solar: Alternative Energy in Pittsburgh

    April 6, 2011
    Robert Sroufe, Ph.D. was interviewed in an article about alternative energy in Pittsburgh. The article was published by Pop City Media.Read More

    Team of Five Sustainability MBA Candidates Wins the ACG Cup at the Duquesne Club!

    March 23, 2011
    On March 17th, Jeff Gladstone, Lauren Lambert, Mark Kampert, Paul Mau, and Mary Frances Stotler competed in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) sponsored M&A case study competition that led to a final square off against West Virginia University, University of Pittsburgh and Indiana University of Pennsylvania MBA candidate teams.Read More

    Professor Jay Liebowitz's Research Paper Published in the Journal of Sustainable Development

    November 29, 2010
    Professor Jay Liebowitz's research paper "The Role of HR in Achieving a Sustainability Culture" was published in the Vol.3, No.4 edition of the Journal of Sustainable Development.Read More

    Duquesne Grad Students on Winning Allegheny County Case Competition Team

    November 24, 2010
    Two graduate students from Duquesne University -- Mary Frances Stotler from our MBA Sustainability program and Russell Brown from the Masters in Public Policy program claimed first prize at the fourth annual Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) Government Case Competition last weekend.Read More

    Dean Miciak Featured in Tribune Review article: 'Sustainability' runs on ethics

    October 28, 2010
    Dean Miciak was quoted in a Tribune Review article entitled: 'Sustainability' runs on ethics.Read More

    Duquesne University Among Best 300 Business Schools, Says Princeton Review

    October 13, 2010
    For the fifth time, Duquesne has been named as one of the top 300 business schools by The Princeton Review. The 2011 edition of The Best 300 Business Schools was released on Oct. 12.Read More

    SMBA Graduate Featured in the Green Economy Post

    October 8, 2010
    Adam Granz, a 2009 graduate of the MBA Sustainability program, was interviewed for an article in the Green Economy Post's series entitled Green MBA Success.Read More

    Tom Nist Named Director of Duquesne Business School Graduate Programs

    July 19, 2010
    Thomas J. Nist, Donahue Chair in Investment Management at Duquesne University, has been named director of graduate programs in the Donahue Graduate School of Business.
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    May 2010: Robert Sroufe, Ph.D., Participates in Sustainability Conferences

    May 25, 2010
    Robert Sroufe, Ph.D., Director of Applied Sustainability at the Beard Institute, participated in three conferences that focused on the role of sustainability in business.
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    Jim Byrne Stresses Real-World Feel in the Classroom

    April 9, 2010
    Jim Byrne gives students the feel of a real-world business meeting during his class.Read More

    Companies, military find use for Duquesne University's organizational ethics class

    April 9, 2010
    Graduate students at Duquesne University have a unique opportunity to assess their employer's level of ethical compliance by using a special model.Read More

    University Teaching Award Awarded to SOBA Faculty

    March 17, 2010
    Dr. Robert Sroufe and Diane Ramos are 2010 recipients of the Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award.Read More

    Sustainable Executive Creates Bridge to the Future - Jim Byrne, Executive Director

    March 16, 2010
    Jim Bryne's opinion-piece published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Read More

    Dr. Robert Sroufe Receives National Award

    January 20, 2010
    Dr. Sroufe has received the 2009 Decision Science Institute Instructional Innovation Award.Read More