The School of Business believes in ethical conduct based on the principles of respect, accountability, personal responsibility and trust. These principles must underlie and be evident in student behavior, as well as in students' relationships with business school administration, faculty and staff.
Distinguished Ethics Speaker Series
Offered semi-annually, the Distinguished Ethics Speaker Series brings students, faculty and invited guests together from the regional business community to explore a variety of ethical and community issues. The guest speakers encourage an in-depth reflection on problems of human values in contemporary society.
The Eugene P. Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics is presented once a year to a Duquesne University faculty member and a graduating student who best exemplify the University's commitment to moral and spiritual values. The award recipients are recognized for diversity and breadth of ethical leadership in University service, community service or family life.
The Beard Institute supports service/active learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Palumbo Donahue School of Business. Service/active learning can take a variety of forms, but all offer students community-based approaches to teaching and learning by expanding classroom education through extension into the community. By providing students with an opportunity to frame theoretical learning in real-life settings, service/active learning leads students to broaden their horizons and to engage participation as citizens of a diverse democracy. Student service/active learning is ongoing. Check back throughout the year for updates to the report.
High School Financial Literacy Program
A team of upperclassmen at the Palumbo Donahue School of Business, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, delivers financial literacy training to local high school students. All content is customized to the high school age group. The program is growing and will include additional professional and student participants as it expands across southwestern Pennsylvania.