In the Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey, success is measured not by how much new MBA graduates earn or how many offers they get, but by how well-prepared they are to guide a company through the complex relationship of business and society, where issues relating to the environment or the well-being of a community can impact a company's performance and reputation
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Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 11, 2008
Duquesne University has been ranked No. 1 among schools of its size and No. 8 overall on the Aspen Institute's Global Top 100 Business Schools List, which evaluates leadership in integrating social and environmental issues into Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs.
Duquesne University launched its Sustainable MBA program in 2007. The 1-year, full-time, destination-quality MBA is anchored by global study trips and live corporate projects.
Duquesne's Sustainable MBA program integrates sustainability into the entire curriculum rather than using a piecemeal approach. Hands-on field projects and other experiences with local and international companies are an important part of the program.
"We are honored to receive recognition from the Aspen Institute," said Dr. Alan R. Miciak, dean of the Palumbo Donahue School of Business. "We live in a rapidly changing world that requires business education and the free enterprise system to move at similar speeds. Social, ethical and environmental issues have been at the fore of our University since its founding, and they are common denominators in all that we do. The Aspen Institute provides a valuable service to global business education, and we at Duquesne are proud to participate in their mission."
Beyond Grey Pinstripes is a biennial survey and ranking of 600 internationally accredited business schools. Its mission is to spotlight innovative, full-time MBA programs that integrate issues of social and environmental stewardship deep into curricula and research.
"In the Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey, success is measured not by how much new MBA graduates earn or how many offers they get, but by how well-prepared they are to guide a company through the complex relationship of business and society, where issues relating to the environment or the well-being of a community can impact a company's performance and reputation," said Judith Samuelson, executive director of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program.
Duquesne implemented the full-time, 1 year MBA program for Sustainability to incorporate the bedrock elements of ethics and fiscal responsibility into a global-minded program with environmental and human capital considered part of a multi-dimensional bottom line.
Duquesne is a private, coeducational university with more than 10,000 students. An extensive selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs is offered across 10 schools of study. Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and 130-year tradition of academic excellence.