The Duquesne University Palumbo-Donahue School of Business' undergraduate program ranked among the best in the country on Poets & Quants' 2024 list of ‘Best Undergraduate Business Schools’ for the sixth consecutive year.

Poets & Quants, a leading online publication for undergraduate business and education news, ranked Duquesne No. 68 on its prestigious annual list – up nine spots from the 2023 ranking.

Poets & Quants uses three components to measure undergraduate business schools: admissions standards, students’ academic experiences and their career outcomes after graduation. For 2024, Poets & Quants surveyed alumni and collected school-reported data. In the final scoring, only 91 business schools met the selection standards.

“Of the roughly 15,000 business schools worldwide, approximately 1,000 hold Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, including Duquesne. Only about 9% of AACSB-accredited business schools are included each year by Poets & Quants in their undergraduate program rankings,” says Dr. Dean McFarlin, dean of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. “This definitely puts us in elite company.” 

Duquesne's School of Business shapes students into leaders with entrepreneurial mindsets who challenge conventional thinking, seize new opportunities and make a difference in the business world and beyond. 

“As has historically been the case, our highest ranking was in the academic experience category,” says McFarlin. “This is very gratifying since it aligns with our mission of preparing difference-making business professionals who serve others and lead with integrity in the Spiritan tradition.”  

This approach also readies students for employment opportunities and ensures that they are prepared for anything. 

“We gather valuable insights into the future of the business world,” says second-year student Tyler Schultz. “Duquesne’s wonderful faculty foster that growth through professionalism and a desire to guide the next generation of business leaders.”

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