Finance From A Higher Perspective
For you, being the best in the world of business means doing business for the best reasons. You know how to help an organization make money and make a difference. You view finance as a science that, when applied from a foundation of ethical standards, can balance the demands of the marketplace and the needs of society. Professional and ethical standards are critical to success in today's global economy, and that's why you know it's critical to manage finance responsibly.
Finance focuses on the ways people, corporations and governments raise and invest funds to successfully conduct business. It evaluates current and future values of business enterprises in order to make strategic decisions that will increase that value. Whether working at a large commercial bank or a small non-profit, graduates of finance are a critical part of every organization's operations.
Finance majors in the A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration finance program focus on both professional and ethical standards critical to success in today's global economy. Students build quantitative skills based on the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Body of Knowledge.
The Duquesne University Investment Center is the hub for finance majors, providing students with the latest technologies used by major investment firms and access to powerful financial software and databases. With real-time access to international markets, students can utilize the Center for coursework or personal enrichment.
Distinguished faculty lead finance students through courses ranging from accounting to international finance, preparing them for any of the many available career paths. Finance is a broad area that overlaps into more specialized fields, so students are encouraged to join the Duquesne Asset Management Group, which provides hands-on experience investing funds donated to Duquesne and the Palumbo School.