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

    For the third consecutive time, Duquesne University’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.

    In the latest Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey, the Donahue Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 25 among the top 100 schools in the world, a group known as the Global 100. Beyond Grey Pinstripes is an independent ranking of business schools administered by the Aspen Institute, an international nonprofit educational organization founded in 1950 to develop values-based leadership skills.

    “Our ranking relative to peer schools and the resources these schools allocate toward the integration of sustainability into business curriculum reinforce our ability to continuously be among the top schools overall and among the elite small schools considered best-in-class,” said Dr. Robert Sroufe, holder of the business school’s Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness.

    Business Dean Alan Miciak agreed. “Our sustained high ranking by the Aspen Institute underscores the quality of our graduate business programs across the board,” Miciak said. “The philosophy that informs the MBA Sustainability program—a business education that is first and foremost an ethical business education—is the same that informs all of our graduate programs.”

    Beyond Grey Pinstripes is a biennial examination of business school curricula that gauges the ability of coursework to prepare future executives to address critical and developing commercial and societal issues. In addition to looking at coursework, the survey evaluates faculty research in areas germane to social, ethical and environmental topics.

    According to Aspen Institute, competition to be listed on the Global 100 is growing, with more schools taking part in the survey and marked improvements in the strength and quality of submissions.

    Representatives of the Donahue Graduate School of Business are invited to an awards program for the Global 100 schools at Bank of America headquarters in New York City on Oct. 21.

    The Aspen Institute is funded largely by major philanthropic organizations, including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Carnegie Corporation and the Ford Foundation. The Washington, D.C., and Aspen, Colorado, based institute, through its partners around the world, aims to help current and future leaders prepare for a wide variety of complex problems through fellowships, seminars and other initiatives.

    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 10,000-plus 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.