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    MBA Sustainability Receives Inaugural Page Prize

    Feb. 3, 2009

    Duquesne’s MBA Sustainability program has been awarded the inaugural Page Prize for the best United States submission of an Environmental Sustainability Curriculum.

    Launched in the fall of 2008, the Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula Page Prize was established through the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. The Page Prize is designed to encourage efforts to expose business students to state-of-the-art environmental sustainability knowledge and to demonstrate the Moore School’s commitment to promoting sustainability in business education.

    “We felt that our program was a good fit with the Page Prize criteria, and, although the award is a new one, the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina is a prestigious and well-known school,” said Dr. Robert Sroufe, the Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness in the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business. “Sustainability is a global issue and the development of this award reinforces the growing importance of this topic and the need to further develop pedagogy.

    As part of the award, the Moore School of Business will include Duquesne’s winning submission in an international database of high-quality teaching and curricular materials related to environmental sustainability and organizations.
    “The database will provide business educators around the world with compelling materials and course and curricular designs promoting greater understanding of this critical issue,” wrote Dr. Hildy J. Teegen, dean of the Moore School, in the letter announcing Duquesne’s victory.

    In praising Duquesne’s MBA Sustainability program, Teegen added that the curriculum integrates sustainability across all business disciplines, accounting, finance, marketing, operation, information technology, and economics.

    The MBA Sustainability is an accelerated, one-year master of business administration degree program offered by the internationally accredited Donahue Graduate School of Business. It is one of the few MBA programs anywhere to incorporate sustainability into its curriculum fundamentally and thoroughly.

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