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Duquesne MBA Ranked Eighth on Aspen Institute’s Global Top 100 Business Schools List

Duquesne University has been ranked No. 8 worldwide by the Aspen Institute for leadership in integrating social and environmental issues into its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

The University, which launched an MBA for Sustainability this fall, was also ranked No. 1 worldwide among schools of its size in 2007. It also was ranked No. 1 in student exposure, which the institute describes as a measure of the proportion of students and teaching hours dedicated to social and environmental issues.

“We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Dr. Alan R. Miciak, dean of the Palumbo Donahue School of Business. “We live in a rapidly changing world that requires business education and the free enterprise system to move at similar speeds. Social, ethical and environmental issues have been at the fore of our University since its founding, and they are common denominators in all that we do. The Aspen Institute provides a valuable service to global business education, and we at Duquesne are proud to participate in their mission.”

Beyond Grey Pinstripes, the biennial survey by the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education, looks at how social and environmental issues are integrated into programs that shape the training of future business leaders to compile its Global Top 100 list. More than 600 internationally accredited business schools were invited to participate.

“In the Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey, success is measured not by how much new MBA graduates earn or how many offers they get, but by how well-prepared they are to guide a company through the complex relationship of business and society, where issues relating to the environment or the well-being of a community can impact a company’s performance and reputation,” said Judith Samuelson, executive director of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program.

Duquesne implemented the full-time, one-year MBA for Sustainability to incorporate the bedrock elements of ethics and fiscal responsibility into a global-minded program with environmental and human capital considered part of a multi-dimensional bottom line.

This program was developed with input from local corporations and prospective students. It does not treat topics focused on sustainability as add-on courses, but as issues integrated into each course offering. Hands-on experiences with local and international companies are part of the program.

Learn more about the rankings and the survey findings at www.beyondgreypinstripes.org. Learn more about Duquesne’s MBA programs, including the MBA for Sustainability, at the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business.

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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.