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    Duquesne University Among Best 300 Business Schools, Says Princeton Review

    Oct. 13, 2010

    For the fifth time, Duquesne has been named as one of the top 300 business schools by The Princeton Review. The 2011 edition of The Best 300 Business Schools was released on Oct. 12.

    “We chose the 300 business schools in this book based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing, noting that opinions were collected from more than 19,000 students at the best Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited MBA programs in the world. “We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book.”

    Most students surveyed agreed that Duquesne’s MBA programs offer cutting-edge classes with solid preparation in “doing business in a global economy.”

    In the two-page profile of Duquesne, the book reports, “With the introduction of a new sustainability-focused MBA program, a growing reputation, and an unwavering emphasis on ethical approaches to business principles, students at the Donahue Graduate School of Business say, ‘it is a truly exciting time at Duquesne University.’”

    The school’s momentum, since the MBA in sustainability was launched in 2007, has continued to build, agreed Thomas J. Nist, director of graduate programs in the Donahue Graduate School of Business and holder of the Donahue Chair in Investment Management at Duquesne University.

    “All of our programs focus on the four key pillars of business: profitability, ethics, and environmental and social capital,” Nist said. “New academic initiatives, including study abroad programs in Europe, Mexico, South America and Asia, combined with research in sustainable and traditional fields, have helped to bring new energy to our programs.”

    The Princeton Review does not rank the schools. Its 80-question survey, conducted during the 2009-10, 2008-09 and 2007-08 academic years, asked students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life. The book also addresses ratings for academics, selectivity and career placement services.

    The Donahue School offers an 11-month, full-time program in sustainability, as well as part-time and traditional MBAs.

    For more about the Duquesne business school, visit www.duq.edu/business.

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