Welcome to the School of Business

It is a pleasure to welcome to you on behalf of everyone at Duquesne University and the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. You are joining a community dedicated to supporting you as you realize your potential, pursue your passion and make memories.

We want to make it easy

Our team is here to guide you. Find the answers to your questions and learn how to take the next steps toward Duquesne University. 

Meet Your Support Team

Becky Ellsworth

Becky Ellsworth

Assistant Dean of Academic Programs & Student Affairs, Coach for GC -EL and PMBA (subset) Students | ellsworthr@duq.edu or 412-396-4109

Chris Hilf

Chris Hilf

Student Success Coach, Joint Degree, MS/CG-FINC, and PMBA (subset) Students | hilfc@duq.edu or 412-396-5703

Patty Moore

Patty Moore

Associate Director for Student Success, MS/GC-AIM and PMBA (subset) Students | moorep@duq.edu or 412-396-5704

Chris Rouhier

Chris Rouhier

Senior Director of Recruitment & Admissions, Coach for One-Year MBA Students | rouhierc@duq.edu or 412-396-6244

Keith Solarczyk

Keith Solarczyk

Student Success Coach, MAcc and MS/GC-SCM Students | solarczyk@duq.edu or 412-396-6261

Jessica Black Parr

Jessica Black Parr

Student Success Coach, GC-ENTR and PMBA (subset) Students | blackj1@duq.edu or 412-396-5456

Your Next Steps

This information will help you prepare for a smooth transition into your studies at Duquesne.

If you have not yet done so, please confirm your intention to enroll and submit your deposit to verify your acceptance to Duquesne University as a new graduate student. 

To request a deferral, an applicant must pay their graduate enrollment deposit and submit a Deferral Request Form that is located within the applicant portal.

Our Financial Aid page is a great place to start exploring financing options including assistantships, outside sources of funding, and tuition payment plans. Our Financial Aid Office will serve as an exceptional resource to guide you through the process.  They can be contacted by phone at 412.396.6607 or via email at faofficeFREEDUQUESNE.
Set up your MultiPass. Your MultiPass username and password give you access to the campus Wi-Fi, email, DORI (Duquesne's intranet), billing, and other online learning tools. You are required to change your password every four months. Two weeks before your password is scheduled to expire, you will receive an email notifying you to change your password.

To set up your MultiPass, you will need your D Number, which was provided in your admission letter. 

Your username for your university email account is your MultiPass username followed by @duq.edu, and the password is the same as your MultiPass password. There are two ways you can access your university email account:

  1. Visit duq.edu/dori and sign in with your MultiPass username and password. After signing in, click the Email icon in the top right corner of DORI.
  2. Visit duq.edu/mail and sign in with your MultiPass username and password
  1. International student orientation (look for details from DU's Center for Global Engagement): January 9
  2. Graduate Business orientation: January 9 | 5:30pm | On-Campus
  3. First day of Spring 2024 classes: January 11
  4. Final registration deadline: January 18

Register for Your Courses

  1. You'll register in collaboration with your Student Success Coach, who will be in touch with you very soon to get started.  
  2. Use the MBA curriculum guide to map out your courses. If you are a joint degree student or adding a Graduate Certificate to your MBA, please contact your Student Success Coach to discuss your unique course planning. 
  3. The "What's Next" page included with your acceptance letter tells you which fundamental courses you will need to complete.
  4. Consider pairing a Certificate in Supply Chain Management, a Certificate in Analytics & Information Management, Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Certificate in Executive Leadership, or Certificate in Finance with your MBA. It's just 7.5-10.5 additional credits (through credit-sharing with MBA courses). 
  1. You'll register in collaboration with your Student Success Coach, Patty Moore, who will be in touch with you very soon to get started. 
  2. In the meantime, review the AIM program information and give some thought to your degree completion options (1-year vs. 2-year) and modality preferences (online vs. hybrid). Your Student Success Coach, Patty Moore, will assist you with tailoring the curriculum for a spring semester start. 
  3. View the curriculum guide to see what courses are included in the program.
  1. Your Student Success Coach, Becky Ellsworth, will register you for your courses.
  2. In the meantime, you can see a complete overview of the curriculum
  3. Look for an email from Becky Ellsworth confirming your schedule.  
  1. You'll register in collaboration with your Student Success Coach, Chris Hilf, who will be in touch with you very soon to get started.  
  2. In the meantime, you can see a complete overview of the MS in Finance and the Certificate in Finance
  3. Review the MS in Finance curriculum guide.   
  1. Your Student Success Coach will register you for your courses.
  2. In the meantime, you can see a complete overview of the curriculum here
  3. Look for an email from your Success Coach confirming your schedule.
  1. You'll register in collaboration with your Student Success Coach, Keith Solarczyk, who will be in touch with you very soon to get started.  
  2. In the meantime, you can see a complete overview of the MS in Accountancy here.     
  3. Review the curriculum guide.
  1. You'll register in collaboration with your Student Success Coach, Keith Solarczyk, who will be in touch with you very soon to get started.  
  2. In the meantime, you can see a complete overview of the MS in Supply Chain Management here.   
  3. Review the curriculum guide to see what courses you will be taking
  1. Your Student Success Coach, Chris Rouhier, will register you for your courses.
  2. In the meantime, you can see a complete overview of the curriculum. 
  3. Look for an email from Chris Rouhier confirming your schedule.  
  4. View the curriculum guide.

International Students

International students have additional required steps. Duquesne's Center for Global Engagement will support you with all aspects of your university experience. Visit the Center for Global Engagement's Immigration Portal for the required next steps

University Services & Resources

Once you have registered for classes, be sure to use these resources to successfully begin your Duquesne career.