Duquesne University's Palumbo-Donahue School of Business has been recognized among the nation's best undergraduate business programs by Poets and Quants.
The 2020 edition of the best undergraduate business programs ranks Duquesne No. 80-ahead of Ohio State University, Purdue University and Marquette University, among others. Duquesne's undergraduate business programs were also ranked No. 6 in the state of Pennsylvania.
The ranking methodology highlighted three core indicators of success: admissions standards, academic experience and employment outcomes. The data was gathered through a survey completed by 96 schools.
Dr. William Spangler, associate dean for undergraduate programs and academic affairs in the School of Business, says that the ranking highlights the quality of the school's programs, faculty and students.
"This ranking from Poets and Quants is particularly noteworthy because it places us in the top 15% of an already elite group of schools holding the 'gold standard' of accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business," says Spangler.
Dr. Dean McFarlin, dean of the School of Business, added, "Unlike some rankings, the Poets and Quants assessment of undergraduate business schools is no popularity contest. Instead, it is based on some key empirical data points, including placement outcomes for our graduating seniors. With thousands of business schools in the U.S., it's an honor and privilege to be recognized as one of the top 97 undergraduate business schools."