Duquesne’s MBA Program Soars 15 Slots in U.S. News Rankings

In the latest graduate school rankings by U.S. News & World Report, released today, the part-time MBA program in Duquesne University's Donahue Graduate School of Business leaped ahead by 15 slots.

The program's jump in the 2017 Best Graduate Schools ranking put the part-time MBA program at No. 130 of the 219 programs considered.

The part-time MBA program's phenomenal leap was the largest this year of any program at the University.

"This jump in our part-time MBA ranking is most gratifying and underscores both the quality of our students and the growing recognition our program is enjoying," said Dr. Dean McFarlin, dean of the business school. "All of this is ultimately a testament to hard work being done by our faculty and staff to attract students and provide an outstanding education. And looking ahead, we will continue to evolve our part-time MBA program to meet the needs of 21st century organizations."

The rankings rely upon five factors. A peer assessment score accounts for half of the school's overall ranking. The methodology also considers the GMAT and GRE test scores of students entering the program in Fall 2015, their work experience and average undergraduate grade point average, as well as the percentage of the business school's Fall 2015 MBA enrollment that is part time.

For more information on Duquesne's graduate business programs, including entirely online master's degrees in sports business and in management starting this fall, visit. www.duq.edu/business.

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