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Duquesne Undergraduate Business School Earns High Ranking by Businessweek

For the second time in as many years, the A.J. Palumbo School of Business has been named among the nation's top 100 undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek.

According Dean Alan Miciak, the ranking validates the quality of the undergraduate business program. "This is a wonderful recognition of academic quality, and it underscores the positive experience employers have had with our students as interns and as graduates," Miciak said.

The ratings, released this week by the respected international business publication, use a number of factors to rank undergraduate business programs, including:

  • surveying senior business majors
  • comparing graduates' median starting salaries
  • tallying the number of alumni placed in the nation's top MBA programs.

In addition, the rankings evaluate academic quality-as gauged by average SAT scores, student-faculty ratio, the size of classes in core business courses, the percentage of students who land internships, and the number of hours that students have to devote to their class work-into consideration.

The Bloomberg Businessweek ranking is one of a number of distinctions earned recently by Palumbo School of Business, including being listed among the top tier of undergraduate business programs by US News and World Report.

Visit the Bloomberg Businessweek website, www.businessweek.com, for more information and a complete list of the business schools ranked in the survey.

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 nine 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.