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    Duquesne Again Among Top Undergraduate Business Schools, Says Bloomberg Businessweek

    The A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration at Duquesne University has again been ranked among the nation’s best undergraduate business schools for 2014 in the annual Bloomberg Businessweek list.

    Duquesne, which received an “A” grade on its teaching and reflects a favorable 24:8 student-faculty ratio, is listed at No. 108. The rankings, released at businessweek.com/2014undergradrankings, list details for the 132 schools chosen for the list.

    “Continuing to be selected as one of the top business schools in the country is a tribute to our faculty and our students,” said Dr. William Spangler, associate business dean. “We are proud to have students as well as employers consider a Duquesne business school education so highly.

    The rankings offer prospective students a critical overview of the best academic experience and post-collegiate opportunities—in other words, the best return on these students’ investment of time and money," said Francesca Levy, business education editor, Bloomberg Businessweek. "Bloomberg Businessweek’s undergraduate business school ranking is designed to reflect the changing landscape of undergraduate programs,” Levy said.

    The rankings are based on five components: student assessment; academic quality metrics such as the average SAT, percentage of students with business-related internships, average class size and number of hours students spend on coursework per week; employer opinion; median starting salary and a "feeder school" score that reflects how many students the undergraduate programs send to top MBA programs.

    The student assessment, conducted through a survey, looks at teaching quality, school facilities, career services and other factors. Employer surveys measure employers' perceptions of students they hire.

    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 nearly 10,000 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.