As more business schools incorporate sustainability content into their curriculums, the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University continues to set the precedent among its global peers.

Duquesne's One-Year MBA program is again the top American school and has climbed to No. 6 globally in Corporate Knights' 2022 top 40 Better World MBA Rankings. This is quite a feat considering that 160 business schools were evaluated and only five United States programs are ranked among this year's top 40.

Students in Duquesne's innovative One-Year MBA program have access to hands-on consulting experiences, collaborative management challenges and a steadfast commitment to global sustainability. The program also is among less than five percent of business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

"It is immensely gratifying to be ranked by Corporate Knights for the eighth consecutive year and to be the top sustainability-oriented MBA program in the U.S.," said Dr. Dean McFarlin, dean of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. "This latest ranking is a testament to our curriculum as well as the hard work of our faculty, particularly given their impact as scholars on key sustainability issues."

Corporate Knights evaluated programs across six key performances:

  • Core course integration of sustainability
  • Research publications per faculty member on sustainability topics
  • Percent of total faculty publications in 2021 on sustainability topics
  • Number of citations per faculty for those publications
  • Sustainability-focused research institutes and centers
  • Faculty gender diversity and faculty racial diversity.

"Today's top MBA programs understand that future corporate leaders will be tasked with integrating social, environmental and economic factors into daily business decisions," said Toby Heaps, chief executive office and co-founder of Corporate Knights. "By adapting their curriculums, these programs are equipping students to deal with new realities and challenges already shaping the global business community."

Duquesne University

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 8,000 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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November 10, 2022