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Business Dean Listed among ‘100 Most Influential People’

Dean Alan R. Miciak of the Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University was named one of the “100 most influential people in finance” in the June Treasury & Risk Magazine.

The financial trade publication reported that Miciak, “The creator of the ‘sustainable MBA’ program is reaching beyond academia’s boundaries to introduce corporate responsibility concepts directly into the business community.”

Miciak was one of only two academicians included in the entire list, which covered areas such as treasurers, governance and compliance, bankers, deal makers, risk management, retirement and benefits, globalization, regulators and technology. He shares this recognition with such notables as Ben Bernake, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve System; Al Gore, former vice president and current venture capitalist with Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers; and Carl Icahn, corporate raider and chairman of Icahn Enterprises LP.

Duquesne’s MBA in Sustainability, which was initiated last year, was motivated by a desire on the part of the University to “do the right thing” in terms of teaching students to be responsible for their actions, and providing the tools and understanding to improve the world and their communities. Students from around the globe have been drawn to Pittsburgh to enroll in this innovative program, which incorporates the three pillars of environmental, social and financial capital to each course.

The full-time program has been ranked 8th globally by the Aspen Institute for leadership in integrating social and environmental issues into an MBA.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.