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Duquesne's Innovative MBA Program to Focus on Area's Major Industries

Duquesne University is introducing a redesigned, evening MBA program for working professionals that will specifically focus on disciplines that serve the major industries that are a hallmark of our region.

The new program will emphasize major industry sectors in the area, providing added value to employers and candidates interested in manufacturing, financial services, health care and energy. By integrating the principles of the business curriculum across all courses, this program will require 42 credits instead of the previous 57 credits, taking less time to complete and costing less for qualified students. The degree, taken part-time, may be completed in about two years.

"For instance, a marketing class might include financial analysis and a course on financial strategies might incorporate economic principles," said Thomas J. Nist, director of graduate programs for the business school. "We will continue to emphasize the University core values of ethical business practices, a sustainability mindset and good corporate citizenship, all within a solid analytical framework for decision making."

Students also will gain flexibility because the 11 core courses will be available online and face-to-face. This program, which starts in the fall, allows students a choice among four concentrations: finance, management, marketing and supply chain management.

"Working professionals enrolled in an MBA program want to take back to work what they learn and use it the next morning," Nist said. "Our research shows that employers too want to see results immediately from their employees, not just after employees complete their degrees."

Duquesne will offer this part-time MBA curriculum along with the internationally acclaimed full-time MBA Sustainability and master's degrees in accountancy and in information systems management. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, visit www.duq.edu/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.