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    Duquesne University School of Business Among Top 80 in Nation, Businessweek Says

    The A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration at Duquesne University has been named one of the nation's top undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek, according to ratings released today.

    The school, which was one of 13 new institutions added to this year's rankings, entered as No. 78 nationwide and was listed in the top 10 business schools across Pennsylvania.

    "This ranking is notable for a methodology including student and recruiter surveys in addition to quality metrics regarding students, faculty and student services," said Dean Alan R. Miciak. "The breadth of the assessment is a reflection of the overall quality, commitment and performance of every member of the faculty, staff and support services from across the University."

    In compiling the rankings from 139 eligible institutions, Businessweek conducted a 50-question student survey that examined factors ranging from teaching quality to recreation facilities. Additionally, it polled 775 corporate recruiters to check which schools produced the best graduates, used the most innovative curricula and had the most effective career services. The information also included median starting salaries for graduates.

    In addition to these topics, Businessweek considered:

    • SAT scores
    • Average class size
    • Student-to-faculty ratio
    • The percentage of students attaining internships
    • The number of hours students spend on schoolwork.

    The Duquesne University School of Business, founded in 1913, has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for more than 50 years. The school also has been acknowledge as among the top business programs by U.S. News & World Report, among the Best 300 Business Schools by the Princeton Review and as No. 2 worldwide among schools of its size by the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education. The graduate business programs include an option for an MBA focused on sustainability.

    More information on the business school is available at

    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 nine 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.