Sustainabilty MBA Program
Unrestricted Giving: Unrestricted gifts allow the dean and administration to direct resources to the School’s most critical needs and to respond to unexpected opportunities. The vast majority of gifts are designated for a specific program or purpose, making such discretionary funds particularly valuable.
Graduate Fellowships: The quality of the program’s students both reflects and enhances its academic vitality and scholarly reputation. Enhanced fellowship funding will allow Duquesne to recruit the most outstanding candidates available.
Study Abroad Travel Funds: Study trips introduce students to leading-edge business practices and provide face-to-face interaction with the world’s leading sustainability experts. While costs for educational activities and room accommodations are included in the program’s flat-rate tuition, students incur other travel expenses that can be reduced or eliminated by donor funds.
Student Leadership Funds: Hands-on projects help students to apply classroom concepts in real-world situations. Students also participate in advocacy and service through such organizations as Net Impact and the Donahue Business Society. Leadership funds support programs that bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Faculty Endowments: Endowed chairs, professorships, and visiting professorships in sustainability would allow Duquesne to attract and retain world-renowned scholars, teachers and professionals in the field, either on a full-time or temporary basis.
Endowed Faculty Resource Funds: These discretionary funds allow the Dean to provide additional support for curriculum development and other innovative teaching and research efforts.
Guest Speakers: Duquesne’s MBA Sustainability Program attracts interest and participation from a widening circle of corporate, government, not-for-profit and business partners. A Distinguished Speakers series brings key sustainability leaders to campus to address current business issues, leadership, ethics and other relevant topics. This exposure to senior managers enhances classroom discussion and informs students’ career awareness and decision-making. Dedicated funding will ensure the continuation and expansion of this aspect of the program by defraying costs.
Annual Symposium: Along with Duquesne’s Beard Center for Leadership in Ethics, the MBA Sustainability program hosts an annual public half-day program welcoming the world’s leading experts in sustainable management and investing. Operational funding in the form of sponsorship or a full endowment for the symposium would provide donors with outstanding exposure among students and the regional business community.