PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the face of global climate change and resource challenges, Duquesne's MBA Sustainable Business Practices has jumped seven spots on a list of the world's best MBA programs for future leaders.
Corporate Knights, a quarterly international publication focused on social, economic and ecological benefits and costs, released its 2016 Better World MBA ranking, listing the Donahue Graduate School of Business as No. 3 among MBA programs worldwide and No. 2 among U.S. schools, just behind MIT Sloan School of Management.
"This amazing accomplishment is a testament to our faculty's innovative efforts to integrate sustainability principles across the curriculum as well as their impact as thought leaders addressing issues at the intersection of business and society," said Dr. Dean McFarlin, dean of the business school. "Our MBA Sustainable Business Practices is world class and offers students opportunities to tackle important real-world challenges that few programs anywhere can match."
The ranking highlighted 121 institutions around the globe, looking at the best packages of core courses, research and support centers to foster sustainability-oriented learning.
"We are ecstatic that our program has again been recognized—for the 10th year running," said Karen Donovan, associate dean for graduate programs and executive education. "A distinctive feature of our program is the experiential learning through the consulting projects built into the curriculum. Our students conduct international field work and have completed over 100 sustainability consulting projects for regional and international organizations, including many household names."
Duquesne's full-time, one-year MBA Sustainable Business Practices degree emphasizes the integrated management of financial, social, environmental and informational resources within the decision-making process. In addition, students develop leadership skills through consulting projects, ethical decision making, global study trips and capstone practicums.
"We provide an MBA experience for our students that sets them apart in their ability to recognize sustainability as a business imperative cutting across organizational disciplines and systems while providing innovate bottom line solutions," said Dr. Robert Sroufe, the Murrin Chair in Global Competitiveness and professor of sustainability and supply chain management.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability.
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