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

    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.

    The new program will emphasize major industry sectors in the area, providing added value to employers and candidates interested in manufacturing, financial services, health care and energy. By integrating the principles of the business curriculum across all courses, this program will require 42 credits instead of the previous 57 credits, taking less time to complete and costing less for qualified students. The degree, taken part-time, may be completed in about two years.

    "For instance, a marketing class might include financial analysis and a course on financial strategies might incorporate economic principles," said Thomas J. Nist, director of graduate programs for the business school. "We will continue to emphasize the University core values of ethical business practices, a sustainability mindset and good corporate citizenship, all within a solid analytical framework for decision making."

    Students also will gain flexibility because the 11 core courses will be available online and face-to-face. This program, which starts in the fall, allows students a choice among four concentrations: finance, management, marketing and supply chain management.

    "Working professionals enrolled in an MBA program want to take back to work what they learn and use it the next morning," Nist said. "Our research shows that employers too want to see results immediately from their employees, not just after employees complete their degrees."

    Duquesne will offer this part-time MBA curriculum along with the internationally acclaimed full-time MBA Sustainability and master's degrees in accountancy and in information systems management. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, visit www.duq.edu/business.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.