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 Palumbo-Donahue School of Business numerous recognitions from highly respected, independent bodies.

We have earned these distinctions based upon our 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.

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 named the Palumbo School of Business Administration #55 among the top undergraduate business schools nationwide for 2016.

Corporate Knights

Corporate Knights, an international publication and quarterly insert to the Washington Post, ranked our MBA Sustainable Business Practices program 1st in the U.S. and 5th in the world based on coursework, institutional support and student initiatives in their 2017 Better World MBA rankings.

2018 Top Online Master's in Management Programs

Guide to Online Schools named the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Master's in Management in its list of Top 25 Online Colleges for Value. 

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.

U.S. News and World Report

Our Professional MBA program experienced a 41-spot upsurge in U.S. News and World Report's newly released 2019 Best Graduate School rankings. The program is ranked No. 125 out of 213 programs in the Part-Time MBA category.

Sales Education Foundation

Duquesne University is one of only three institutions in the state to be named to the Sales Education Foundation's 2017 Top Universities for Professional Sales Education list.

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.

Princeton Review

The Princeton Review has recognized the Professional MBA as one of the top 267 programs of its kind in the United States in 2017.

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.

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. 

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.