With a special emphasis on sustainability and business ethics, the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business has been selected for the sixth time as one of the country’s top schools by the Princeton Review’s Best 294 Business Schools.
“We 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, senior vice president-publisher.
The two-page profile about the University notes that “Duquesne is devoted to teaching and supporting ethical business practices” and offers graduate students the opportunity to spend semesters abroad in France, Colombia, Mexico, Japan, China, Belgium or Germany. It considers Duquesne’s “star program” its award-winning, full-time, one-year MBA Sustainability, though the school also offers part-time and evening opportunities. The University’s convenient location for those working in or near the city is noted as well.
“Our programs, whether in the MBA Sustainability or in a traditional MBA program, consistently reflect the University’s core values: a commitment to ethics, profitability, human and social capital,” said Tom Nist, director of graduate programs. “Through our programs, students internalize how these four pillars are necessary to operating a successful business on a global level, where impacts and concerns can be so far-reaching.”
Duquesne’s “excellent reputation” draws a wide range of companies to events hosted by the University Career Services Center.
But the best of the program is in the classroom. The students are described as “enthusiastic, innovative, hard working, competitive and very smart;” small class sizes encourage student teamwork. Many students work part- or full-time and bring their diverse backgrounds into the classroom; professors provide “real-world application to the material.”
Duquesne was selected, Franek said, “based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools. 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.”
The Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition profiles cover academics, student life, and admissions, plus ratings for academics, selectivity and career placement services.
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