The AACSB-accredited Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University is all about preparing graduates to make a difference in the world of business and their local communities. Being grounded in the Catholic and Spiritan traditions, Palumbo values respect, integrity, excellence, diversity, ethical leadership, innovative solutions, practical wisdom, and responsibility. The dedication, expertise, and passion of the faculty members promote a student-centered environment focusing on entrepreneurship, effective management, sustainability, and transformation.
Undergraduates can major in Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems Management, Management, or Supply Chain Management. Graduate students can obtain a Masters in Analytics & Information Management(STEM), Accountancy, Supply Chain Management(STEM), and Business Administration. The full-time MBA is in Sustainable Business Practices and incorporates international fieldwork, projects involving consulting with real-world clients, and prioritizes the importance of sustainability. The Professional MBA offers a flexible full-time or part-time format that combines the options of evening classes or online classes or both. It can be difficult to afford a degree of higher education.
Palumbo provides a variety of scholarships, including the Accounting Alumni, Alumni Association, and the Institute for Supply Management Scholarships. Graduate students can apply for Graduate Assistantships that supply tuition remission. An excellent way to gain personal insight into global business, receive a multicultural experience, and enhance their resume is through participating in the many opportunities to study abroad. There are also Global Fellows Scholarships available to help fund international trips.
A way for students to gain educational experiences outside of the classroom is through membership in student organizations. There are leadership groups like the Student Government Association, Graduate and Professional Student Council, and Beta Alpha Psi, and other groups to choose from that are professional, social, multicultural, spiritual, political, recreational, and service-oriented.
Being located in the heart of Pittsburgh gives Palumbo students a competitive edge. From startups to Fortune 500 corporations, Palumbo has partnered with numerous businesses to provide students an advantageous experience through real-world partner and consulting projects. Some examples of partnership projects include developing business plans, researching customers, analyzing market structure, developing technological strategy, and analyzing competitors. Another excellent hands-on experience is through Co-op, where seniors can work full-time in their desired industry and earn money at companies like Deloitte, FedEx, Ernst & Young, PNC, and Schneider Downs. Also, business students find incredible opportunities for relevant internships. The Career Services Center offers Palumbo students the Professional Development Program, which has real-life events and activities that produce highly sought-after leadership skills. Business students also have exclusive access to Career Coaching, the PROVITA Program offering interview training videos, and Corporate Video Conferencing, where employers from all over the world can interview Palumbo students.
The SoB offers a 100% online Masters in Management degree. Other degree programs that offer flexibility through some online courses blended with on-campus classes or sessions are the Professional MBA, Masters in Analytics & Information Management (STEM), and Masters in Supply Chain Management (STEM).