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Duquesne's business school off to an exciting 2018

Duquesne University’s Master of Science in Management and Master of Science in Sports Business programs made it to the U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100 “Best Online Graduate Business Programs” for 2018. These two online programs offered by the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne have only been running for three semesters, but they have scored enough in U.S. News’ criteria—faculty credentials, student services and technology, student engagement, admissions selectivity, and peer reputation—to make it to the Top 100.
“The rankings are a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the faculty who provide an immediately relevant and challenging curriculum through the flexible, 30-credit online programs,” shares Dr Karen Donovan, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Executive Education.
The recognition comes at a crucial time for Duquesne University’s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. Recently, the business school was awarded a $500,000 state grant by the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to be used for the fourth-floor renovation of its home building, Rockwell Hall. The fourth floor, measuring 8,000 square feet in total area, will house three ‘‘Centres of Excellence” in entrepreneurship, professional selling and supply chain management.
According to Dr Dean McFarlin, Dean of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, “[These centres] will offer outstanding opportunities for local business leaders, entrepreneurs and organisations to collaborate on applied projects with Duquesne students and faculty.” Duquesne University President Ken Gormley adds, “The Centres of Excellence will address the need to think strategically and creatively in terms of job creation—rather than job elimination—as a more intelligent, well-developed solution to economic challenges.”
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