Two Online Graduate Business Programs Debut Among ‘U.S. News’ Top 100

After just three semesters, two new online programs offered by the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University are considered among the top 100 of the 2018 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) according to U.S. News and World Report.

Launched in the fall of 2016, Duquesne's Master of Science (M.S.) in Management and the Master of Science in Sports Business debuted in the 2018 Best Online Graduate Business Programs at No. 95.

"We are thrilled to have received this recognition," said Dr. Karen Donovan, associate dean of graduate programs and executive education in the business school. "At Duquesne, students gain the cutting-edge skills and the entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed in any organization. Students are able to effectively manage people and seize opportunities in their organizations while bolstering their chances of promotion and advancement."

The online graduate business programs ranking-which assesses master's-level business degree programs offered online that are not MBA programs-takes into account student engagement; admissions selectivity; peer reputation; faculty credentials and training; and student services and technology.

"The rankings are a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the faculty who provide an immediately relevant and challenging curriculum through the flexible, 30-credit online programs," added Donovan.

The Duquesne University School of Nursing was ranked at No. 45 in the Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs category, marking the sixth consecutive year that the school was ranked by U.S. News and was named among the top 50 programs.

Other categories in which Duquesne was ranked for the 2018 U.S. News Best Online Programs include:

  • Bachelor's, No. 115
  • Education (Graduate), No. 173.

Duquesne University offers numerous online undergraduate and online graduate programs to students, providing engaging, interactive and high-quality learning experiences taught by faculty who are leaders in their fields and teach in equivalent on-campus programs.

According to U.S. News and World Report, the publication ranks online programs because it believes "online learning is becoming integral to all types of education, including higher education, and that consumers are hungry for information related to online degrees."

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 9,500 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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