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Students in the A. J. Palumbo School of Business have a drive to develop business skills built upon a foundation of ethics, principled leadership and a commitment to community service. The program of study at the Palumbo School provides students with a variety of options to tailor their studies based upon their interests. When students graduate from the Palumbo School with their Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, they quickly earn respect for the varied perspectives and moral compass they bring to the workplace and the world.

The flexible nature of the Palumbo program creates broad exposure to the many facets of business. Consider the following possibilities:

  • Palumbo students have the opportunity to marry their interests in business and law. Through our 3/3 program, a student who has completed 96 credits in the Palumbo School with an overall average of 3.5 or better, and who has satisfied all undergraduate curricular requirements at Duquesne may apply for a bachelor's degree after successful completion of the first year of academic work at Duquesne University School of Law. Students interested in this program should consult their advisor in their sophomore year to plan their program of studies. The restrictive nature of this program limits availability to Duquesne students only. 

  • Business is part science and part art. The School of Business Administration and the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts have developed a dual degree (BSBS/BA) to enable students to appreciate the interrelatedness of the disciplines.

  • Palumbo students who achieve Dean's List status and are interested in accelerating their studies in business administration can apply for early admission to Duquesne's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. With a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admission Test, students may apply to take certain MBA courses during their senior year. Dean's List students interested in this program should consult their advisors early in their junior year.

  • The School of Business Administration and the Mylan School of Pharmacy have a cooperative program that enables qualified pharmacy students to apply for early admission to the MBA program.

  • Students in Duquesne's Schools of Education, Nursing or Music or College of Liberal Arts can add a business dimension to their studies. The School of Business Administration has partnered with these academic programs to create a certificate program in business.

  • As a global leader in health care, Pittsburgh recruits and retains the most sought-after professionals. The A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration, in conjunction with the Rangos School of Health Sciences, offers a joint program in Health Management Systems for students interested in the application of information technology and business skills to the management of health care. Students in the Health Management Systems program can choose between specialization tracks in Systems and Administration.

  • Individuals looking to add a business perspective to their already-completed undergraduate studies may be eligible to enter the Palumbo program for a second bachelor's degree in Business Administration. A second-degree candidate must meet all requirements of the School's degree program. A minimum of 30 credits must be completed in residency at Duquesne.

Making a difference in the world requires being different. The A. J. Palumbo School of Business provides an individualized approach to the study of business that set students apart from the usual. They enter the business world and society prepared to make a meaningful contribution.


For more information, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission.