Duquesne’s Undergraduate Business School Ranking by ‘Bloomberg Businessweek’ Soars

Duquesne University's undergraduate business program has soared in the Bloomberg Businessweek 2016 Best Undergraduate Business Schools rankings.

After surveying nearly 30,000 students and recruiters at nearly 600 companies, Bloomberg Businessweek advanced Duquesne's Palumbo School of Business to No. 55 in the nation-up from its previous year's ranking within the top 110.

"We are ecstatic to be ranked for 2016 at No. 55, our highest-ever ranking from Bloomberg," said Dr. William Spangler, associate dean for undergraduate programs and academic affairs.

Dr. Dean McFarlin, dean of the business school, noted, "This ranking puts us in some great company among the nation's elite undergraduate business schools. We believe this is a testament to our students, programs and faculty as well as to the fact that the school is on the move and gaining momentum."

The Bloomberg rankings emphasize "the outcome most students want from B-school: the brightest possible career path." In calculating this ranking, Bloomberg considered most heavily the employer survey, based upon feedback from recruiters who hire recent business graduates about students' preparation for jobs (40 percent). The students' own ratings of campus, career services, faculty and administration also was ranked heavily (35 percent).

Starting salaries, which were adjusted by region and sector, and the percentage of graduates with at least one internship also figured into Bloomberg's equation.

Bloomberg has been conducting these rankings for 10 years.

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