Our program received some outstanding news last week. On October 16, Corporate Knights, “one of the world’s largest circulation (125K+) magazines focused on the intersection of business and society.” named the Duquesne MBA Sustainable Business Practices program as the number one ranked Better World MBA program in the United States and the fifth ranked program in the world. Our program beat out other notable programs from institutions such as the London Business School, Wharton (the University of Pennsylvania), and Harvard Business School. The 2017 rankings are a continuation of the 2016 rankings, in which our program was ranked second in the United States, and 2015, when we were ranked fourth in the US and tenth in the world.
The basis of these rankings is determined by three weighted criteria: curriculum (30 percent), institutions and centers (20 percent), and faculty research 20 percent). Our program also differentiates itself by offering real-life consulting projects and an annual international study a trip focused on integrating sustainability into global business practices.
Coincidentally, our cohort has also been in the final stages planning for our own international study trip. On Monday, Dr. Karen Donovan held a meeting to discuss the itinerary for our trip to Peru, which will take place during the spring semester over the University’s Spring Break.
All of this excitement, combined with the half way point of the fall semester, has been a major motivator during the grind of a busy semester.
2017 Better World MBA Top Ten
1. University of Exeter Business School (UK)
2. York University-Schulich School of Business (Canada)
3. Warwick Business School (U)
4. Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)
5. Duquesne University-Palumbo Donahue School of Business (U.S)
6. TIAS School for Business and Society (Netherlands)
7. MIT Sloan School of Management (U.S)
8. University of Vermont-Grossman School of Business (U.S)
9. McGill University-Desautels Faculty of Management (Canada)
10. Georgia Institute of Technology-Scheller College of Business (U.S)