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    Bloomberg Businessweek Names Duquesne Undergraduate Business School Among Top 100

    For the third consecutive year, Duquesne University's A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration has been named one of the nation's top 100 undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek.

    Only eight schools in Pennsylvania made this top 100 listing compiled by the well-regarded business publication. The rankings include both a survey of senior business majors and employers, and schools must achieve a certain response rate on both surveys to be considered. Students are asked about teaching, academic services and career support; employers are asked which schools produce the highest quality of graduates.

    A growing number of schools-145-participated in these rankings.

    "Especially given the growing and intensified competition, we're proud to be consistently considered among the top business schools in the state and in the country," said Associate Business Dean Dr. William Spangler. "It's rewarding that our students and our students' employers recognize the value of a Duquesne business education."

    Businessweek measures academic quality through SAT scores, student-faculty ratios, class size in core business courses, the percentage of students with internship and the amount of time devoted to class work. The ranking also considers how many alumni enroll in top-ranked MBA programs and their median starting salaries.

    The complete list of rankings is available at www.businessweek.com and clicking on the "Business Schools" tab.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.