Duquesne University's Palumbo-Donahue School of Business' undergraduate program ranked among the best in the country on the Poets & Quants' 2023 list of ‘Best Undergraduate Business Schools’ for the fifth consecutive year.

Poets & Quants, a leading online publication for undergraduate business and education news, ranked Duquesne No. 77 on its prestigious annual list. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), 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.

Only about 6% of the world’s business schools have earned AACSB accreditation. Moreover, only around 10% of AACSB-accredited schools make the Poets & Quants undergraduate rankings each year.

"We are very proud to appear on Poets & Quants’ data-driven ranking of the best undergraduate business schools in the nation for the 5th consecutive year,” says Dr. Dean McFarlin, dean of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. “This puts us in elite company and the recognition validates our hands-on approach to providing our students with a transformative education for lifelong success.”  

In determining the rankings, Poets & Quants uses three components to measure undergraduate business schools: admissions standards, students’ academic experiences and their career outcomes after graduation.  For 2023, Poets & Quants surveyed over 5,000 alumni and collected school-reported data. In the final scoring, only 92 business schools met the selection standards.

“Our highest component score was in the Academic Experience category and that comes as no surprise given the depth and breadth of our project-based curriculum as well as the commitment of our faculty to develop students into difference-makers,” adds McFarlin.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.

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March 02, 2023