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Duquesne University Featured in Princeton Review’s Best 301 Business Schools

Duquesne University is again considered an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review and is featured in the new 2010 edition of The Princeton Review’s book, The Best 301 Business Schools.

Duquesne’s John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business is among the country’s top 301 business schools, based upon the editors’ opinion of its academic programs, a review of institutional data and the opinions of students.

"We are pleased to recommend Duquesne to readers of our book and users of our site, www.PrincetonReview.com, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior  vice president-publishing.

The school, which has been ranked No. 1 worldwide among schools of its size and No. 8 overall by the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education, launched its MBA Sustainability (SMBA) in 2007. This fall, the SMBA program doubled its enrollment from its initial class. The school also won the inaugural Page Prize for the best U.S. submission of an Environmental Sustainability Curriculum and is included in the USNews & World Report’s Graduate School List. It is among less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide to receive accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, another hallmark of excellence in management education.

“Duquesne’s School of Business grounds students in business basics, from economics to ethics, and teaches sound processes of handling human, financial and environmental capital so they are fully prepared to lead local and global initiatives in today’s changing business environment,” said Dean Alan R. Miciak. “We are pleased that the Princeton Review and our own students, recognize the quality of our programs and the momentum we are building.”

In its two-page profile, the Princeton Review includes Duquesne’s dual degree programs and its day and evening offerings, but keys on the school’s SMBA. “In addition to the academic energy the new program has produced, students say adding sustainability to the MBA is ‘perfect for the student looking for a career edge,’ as very few graduate business programs offer the highly specialized training they receive at Duquesne,” it says.

The profile also pointed out that “Duquesne distinguishes itself through its ‘genuine interest in the success of their students.’ ”

The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 301, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories.

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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.