The Business of Difference Making®

We prepare students so they can make a profound difference in their careers and in the world. To accomplish that, we constantly strive to ensure that our programs, our environment, and our culture enable and support the work we do in difference-making. When you choose to study business at Duquesne, you’re choosing to earn a
degree from a trusted, innovative leader.

Discover Your Path to Success in Business

Considering possible majors? Finding a way to combine interests? That’s good! Many students begin college before they decide on a major, and many students change their major at some point in their academic journey. Our Discover students have the opportunity to see how our majors operate together in a corporate setting, before they choose their major.

Our Programs

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Business Undergraduate Programs

Be prepared for anything. Our majors, minors, and certificates are designed to prepare you for success and significance in your professional life.

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Business Graduate Programs

Develop professional acuity and improve your career prospects with a graduate business degree or certificate from Duquesne University. Our top-ranked, AACSB-accredited business master's programs prepare you-whatever your current professional or academic background-for lifelong success.

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Student Outcomes

The School of Business surveys graduates annually to provide a snapshot of student outcomes.

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The Business of Difference Making

Provide Transformative Education in a Spiritan Tradition.

We develop ethical business professionals who understand the global marketplace and serve others by leading with integrity to transform their communities, organizations, and society. Toward this end, we engage our students, alumni, and business partners with passionate faculty members who create impactful scholarship and innovative educational experiences that connect theory to practice.

Be a Premier Business School with Distinctive Excellence.

We aspire to be recognized as a global leader in business education for impactful scholarship and engaging, distinctive programs and experiences that transform students' lives in a Catholic, Spiritan tradition and provide innovative solutions for communities, organizations, and the world.

Principles that Drive Us Forward.

  • Respect for the world
    Our business perspective is shaped by the Spiritan emphasis on respect for the world and the pursuit of good environmental stewardship and social justice in doing so. That perspective also recognizes the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and includes our commitment to creating an inclusive culture of respect, fairness and equality.
  • Ethics and integrity
    Ethics and integrity are essential characteristics of high-performing organizations over the long term. We want our faculty, staff and students to be guided by the highest principles of honesty, fairness, accountability, transparency, and moral courage.
  • Student-centered
    Everything we do is about putting students first. We have a relentless focus on giving students high quality learning and developmental opportunities that shape their ability to make a difference. Put simply, we are in the business of difference making for students.
  • Scholarship that matters
    We embrace impactful scholarship whether it involves discipline-based research that creates new knowledge, applied research that shapes business practice, or pedagogical research that helps improve teaching effectiveness.
  • Practical wisdom
    Business education is no longer just about knowledge acquisition. Instead, students need transformational experiences that show employers and others what they can do with knowledge. Instilling practical wisdom is what helps turn students into difference makers.
  • Change and innovation
    Business today is rapidly changing and our competitors aren't standing still. We embrace change and monitor trends in business education to measure ourselves against external benchmarks as well as by who our students become with the aim of creating innovative programs.
  • Collaborative boundary-spanning
    Our students need to understand and embrace cultural differences since today's business environment is increasingly and unmistakably global. Indeed, today's work world is filled with cross-functional teams and fluid boundaries across disciplines, organizations, communities, and cultures.

Duquesne - Pittsburgh Connection

Duquesne's beautiful 50-acre hilltop campus is conveniently located next to Downtown Pittsburgh, a city renowned as a center of technical innovation and global business.

You can jumpstart your career through internships and jobs with great companies that are a short 5-to-15 minute walk from campus.

You'll learn from world-renowned scholars as well as executives-in-residence with decades of business experience and top-notch industry connections.

Contact Information

Christopher Rouhier

Sr. Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Jonah Jobin

Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Ariana Williams

Program Director of Recruitment and Student Success

Rankings & Recognition

We have earned these distinctions based upon our legacy of producing ethical leaders, providing innovative curricula, attracting the highest caliber of students and retaining exceptional faculty revered for their scholarly excellence and practical expertise.

#68Poets & Quants

Poets and Quants for Undergrads ranks Duquesne University No. 68 on the Best Business Schools 2024. The ranking highlights three core indicators of success: Admissions Standards, Academic Experience and Employment Outcomes.

#1Corporate Knights

Corporate Knights, a Canadian publication devoted to business sustainability, ranks the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business One-Year MBA Program #1 in the U.S. and #2 in the world.

Princeton Review Best Business School

The Princeton Review ranks the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business on-campus MBA program as one of the Best Business Schools for 2023.



Administration and Staff

Dean McFarlin

Dean McFarlin

Dean and Professor of Management, 712 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-2554

Karen Russo-Donovan

Karen Russo-Donovan

Sr. Associate Dean, Academic Programs & Executive Education, 721 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-5788

Risa Kumazawa

Risa Kumazawa

Associate Dean, Academic Systems and Accreditation, Associate Professor of Economics, 720 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-2215

Philip Baird

Philip Baird

Department Chair, Economics & Finance, Associate Professor of Finance, 827 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-4735

Kathryn Marley

Kathryn Marley

Department Chair, Accounting, Information Systems and Technology, & Supply Chain Management, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, 903 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-5982

Ryan Luchs

Ryan Luchs

Department Chair, Management & Marketing, Associate Professor of Marketing, 829 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-6664

Jackie Essel

Jackie Essel

Office Manager/Assistant to the Dean, 712 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-5848

Mei Tao

Mei Tao

Budget Manager, 804 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-6227

Chris Rouhier

Chris Rouhier

Sr. Director, Recruitment & Admissions, 706 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-6244

Christine Wedoski

Christine Wedoski

Admissions & Student Support Specialist, Accreditation Specialist, 704 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-6276

Ariana Williams

Ariana Williams

Program Director, Recruitment & Student Success, 707 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-1849

Rebecca Ellsworth

Rebecca Ellsworth

Assistant Dean & Sr. Director for Academic Programs & Student Affairs, 727 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-4109

Chris Hilf

Chris Hilf

Student Success Coach, 725 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-5703

Katie Noel

Katie Noel

Student Success Coach, 722 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-5357

Patty Moore

Patty Moore

Associate Director for Student Success, 726 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-5704

Jessica Black Parr

Jessica Black Parr

Student Success Coach, 724 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-5456

Keith Solarczyk

Keith Solarczyk

Student Success Coach, 723 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-6261

Richard Longo

Richard Longo

Director, Small Business Development Center, 108 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-1633

Jennifer Milcarek

Jennifer Milcarek

Program Director, Investment Strategy Institute, 606 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-5642

John Russo

John Russo

Associate Director, Center of Excellence in Supply Chain Management, 403 Rockwell Hall, (412) 369-5496

David Wasieleski

David Wasieleski

Albert Paul Viragh Professor in Business Ethics, Executive Director of the Albert P. Viragh Institute for Ethics in Business, Editor-in-Chief of the Business and Society Review, Professor of Management and Business Ethics, 918 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-1092

James Weber

James Weber

The Rev. Martin Hehir, C.S.Sp. Endowed Chair in Scholarly Excellence, Managing Director of the Albert P. Viragh Institute for Ethics in Business, Managing Editor, Business and Society Review, Professor of Management and Business Ethics, 615 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-5475

Angie Hudec

Angie Hudec

Administrative Assistant, 802 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-6238

Cindy McKitrick

Cindy McKitrick

Administrative Assistant, 802 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-6246

Adam Viers

Adam Viers

Assistant Dean of Advancement, 733 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-1322

Martin Black

Martin Black

Director of Corporate Relations and Community Development, 732 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-1972

David Fortna

David Fortna

Director of Executive Education and Leadership Development, 734 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-1968

Amanda McQuillan

Amanda McQuillan

Gift Officer, (412) 396-3009

Amanda Venglish

Amanda Venglish

Marketing & Communications Coordinator, 806 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-5701

Jonah Jobin

Jonah Jobin

Assistant Director of Recruitment & Admissions, 705 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-5529

Tricia Brancolini-Foley

Tricia Brancolini-Foley

Program Director, Marketing Communications, 818 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-5831

Sloan Spinks

Sloan Spinks

Administrative Assistant, 731 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-5702

Katy Owens

Katy Owens

Director of Business & Administration, 803 Rockwell Hall, (412) 396-6256

From Our Alumni

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"I can still remember this peaceful campus, my stellar Duquesne education, my professors, my classmates and even my last memory of walking across the stage to receive my degree."

Tiffany Willis B'99, CPA, Vice President, Head of Investor Relations for Starbucks
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Our Faculty

Ryan Atkins

Ryan Atkins

Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management

Philip Baird

Philip Baird

Chair, Economics and Finance, Associate Professor of Finance

Debarati Bhattacharya

Debarati Bhattacharya

Associate Professor of Finance

Karoly Bozan

Karoly Bozan

Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Technology

Georgiana Craciun

Georgiana Craciun

Harry W. Witt Faculty Fellow in Marketing, Associate Professor of Marketing

Patrick Deegan

Patrick Deegan

Assistant Professor of Practice in Business Law

Ronald Dick

Ronald Dick

Associate Professor of Sports Marketing

Pamala J. Dillon

Pamala J. Dillon

Assistant Professor of Management

Karen Donovan

Karen Donovan

Sr. Associate Dean, Academic Programs & Executive Education; Associate Professor of Marketing

Matthew Drake

Matthew Drake

PwC Alumni Faculty Fellow in Supply Chain Management; Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management

Andrea Dreher

Andrea Dreher

Associate Director, Center for Leadership in Professional Selling; Instructor, Sales and Marketing

Susan Eppley

Susan Eppley

Director, Center for Leadership in Professional Selling; Instructor of Marketing

Charles Favreau

Charles Favreau

Associate Professor of Finance

Ryan Garvey

Ryan Garvey

Donahue Chair in Investment Management, Professor of Finance

Mark Geiger

Mark Geiger

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior

Min Geiger

Min Geiger

Assistant Professor of Management

Jacqueline Gerber

Jacqueline Gerber

Associate Professor of Information Systems and Technology

Pinar Geylani

Pinar Geylani

Associate Professor of Economics

Peter Gianiodis

Peter Gianiodis

Merle E. Gilliand Professor in Entrepreneurial Finance, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Audrey Guskey

Audrey Guskey

Associate Professor of Marketing

Kathleen Hartzel

Kathleen Hartzel

Associate Professor of Information Systems and Technology

Aimee Kane

Aimee Kane

William and Helen Lyons Faculty Fellow in Management; Associate Professor of Management

Robert Kollar

Robert Kollar

Associate Professor of Practice in Accounting

Christina Kuchmaner

Christina Kuchmaner

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Risa Kumazawa

Risa Kumazawa

Associate Dean, Academic Systems & Accreditation; Associate Professor of Economics

Congcong Li

Congcong Li

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Rui Liu

Rui Liu

Assistant Professor of Finance

Ryan Luchs

Ryan Luchs

Chair, Management and Marketing Departments, Associate Professor of Marketing

Leslie Mansfield

Leslie Mansfield

Director of the First Year Innovation Experience

Kathryn Marley

Kathryn Marley

Chair, Accounting, Information Systems and Technology, and Supply Chain Management; Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management

Matthew Marlin

Matthew Marlin

Professor of Economics

Bryan Menk

Bryan Menk

Associate Professor of Accounting

Kelly Moore

Kelly Moore

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Wilfred Mutale

Wilfred Mutale

Instructor, Information Systems and Technology

Brian Nagle

Brian Nagle

Associate Professor of Accounting

Staci Offutt

Staci Offutt

Director, Center for Excellence in Entrepreneurship; Instructor, Entrepreneurship

Akwasi Opoku-Dakwa

Akwasi Opoku-Dakwa

Associate Professor of Management

Pinar Ozturk

Pinar Ozturk

Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Technology

Amy Phelps

Amy Phelps

Associate Professor of Practice in Statistics

Stephen Rau

Stephen Rau

Associate Professor of Accounting

Jeffrey Roberts

Jeffrey Roberts

Associate Professor of Information Systems and Technology

John Russo

John Russo

Associate Director, Center of Excellence in Supply Chain Management

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Associate Professor of Economics

Wendy Serapiglia

Wendy Serapiglia

Instructor of Supply Chain Management

Michael Sherwin

Michael Sherwin

Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management

Seleshi Sisaye

Seleshi Sisaye

Professor of Accounting

Nagaraj Sivasubramaniam

Nagaraj Sivasubramaniam

Associate Professor of Management

Gokhan Sonaer

Gokhan Sonaer

H.J. Halliwell Faculty Fellow in Finance; Associate Professor of Finance

William Spangler

William Spangler

Professor of Information Systems and Technology

David Wasieleski

David Wasieleski

Executive Director of the Albert P. Viragh Institute for Ethics in Business; Editor-in-Chief of the Business and Society Review; Albert Paul Viragh Professor in Business Ethics

James Weber

James Weber

The Rev. Martin Hehir, C.S.Sp. Endowed Chair in Scholarly Excellence; Managing Director, Albert P. Viragh Institute for Ethics in Business; Managing Editor, Business and Society Review; Professor of Business Ethics and Management

Val Williams

Val Williams

Associate Professor of Practice in Accounting; Director of Accounting Honors Institute; Director of Accounting Mentorship Program

Pavel Yakovlev

Pavel Yakovlev

Associate Professor of Economics

Amy Yurko

Amy Yurko

KPMG Faculty Fellow in Accounting, Associate Professor of Accounting

Wenqi Zhou

Wenqi Zhou

David Warco Faculty Fellow in Information Systems and Technology, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Technology

Business School Events

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