Duquesne's Sustainable MBA Ranked No. 6 in the U.S. by Corporate Knights

Duquesne's MBA Sustainability program has again been recognized on Corporate Knights' Better World MBA Ranking. The University's MBA Sustainable Business Practices program is ranked No. 6 nationally and No. 28 internationally.

"It is a testament to the quality of our MBA Sustainable Business Practice program, faculty, staff and students that we have consistently been ranked among the top business schools by Corporate Knights," says Dr. Karen Donovan, associate dean of graduate programs and executive education. "Through our experiential curriculum, students integrate sustainability into solutions for organizational partners to drive innovation and bottom-line results-an increasingly important and sought-after skill by corporations."  

To determine the ranking, Corporate Knights evaluated 146 business schools across five key performance indicators:

  • The number of sustainability-focused articles in peer-reviewed journals and citations
  • The number of core courses that incorporate development topics
  • Research institutes and centers devoted to sustainable development issues 
  • Faculty gender diversity     
  • Faculty racial diversity.  

Dr. Robert Sroufe, professor of sustainability, operations and supply chain management in the MBA Sustainable Business Practices program, emphasizes the University's duty to help equip community members with sustainable business knowledge.  

"This recognition is made possible due to our commitment to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and the Principles for Responsible Management Education. Our accomplished students work hard to provide community members with in-person consulting projects," says Sroufe, who adds that the program's students are always looking to assist Pittsburgh businesses with their sustainability efforts.  

Duquesne's program was ranked as a top school, behind the University of Vermont, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fordham University and the University of California at Berkley.  

"As the climate emergency alarm bell sounds and social tensions threaten to unravel the compact on which capitalism depends, The Better World Business Schools are at the forefront of a sea change in business education focused on preparing tomorrow's business leaders to be a force for good," said Toby Heaps, chief executive officer of Corporate Knights, Inc.   

Founded in 2002, Corporate Knights Inc. includes the sustainable business magazine Corporate Knights and a research division that produces rankings and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability performance.  

For a full list of rankings, visit Corporate Knights Inc.'s website.  

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