Merit Based Financial Awards

All admitted applicants to the One-Year MBA program are considered for merit-based financial awards based on the strength of the application as presented by academic record, standardized scores, school and workplace accomplishments, recommendations and personal essays. Merit awards are offered at the time of admission. Scholarships provide a reduction in tuition*. Individuals with a competitive GMAT or GRE score may be considered for Fellowship and Graduate Assistantship opportunities which reduce the cost of tuition in return for providing service to the university or community organization in such areas as research, faculty support, or community outreach.**

All candidates are eligible for merit scholarships and may be eligible for one fellowship or graduate assistantship. 

*Scholarship opportunities are available for admitted applicants, who do not submit GMAT or GRE.

Scholarship funding is awarded at the time of admission. Fellowship and Graduate Assistantships require additional interviews. Students who wish to receive a Graduate Assistantship and have less than a 3.25 cumulative GPA are advised to submit a GMAT or GRE score. Your admissions application serves as your application for all merit funding opportunities.

Duquesne's Office of Financial Aid provides support for securing student loans. Part-time, on-campus student employment opportunities are available and the Office of Career Services serves as a resource for finding part-time jobs with regional employers.

**The GMAT or GRE may be required to be considered for fellowships and/or graduate assistantships.

One-Year MBA Scholarships

Minimum scholarship of $5,000 for an admitted One-Year MBA applicant who completed their undergraduate or graduate degree at Duquesne University. Criteria for consideration will include GPA and extracurricular involvement.

Earning the APICS CPIM demonstrates mastery of an organization's internal operations and an in-depth understanding of the Fundamentals of Demand Management, Plan Supply, Executing the Supply Plan, Inventory Management, Continuous Improvement and Quality Management and Technologies, Strategy and SandOP.  The certification provides the knowledge to apply this information across the extended suppy chain.  Certified employees can increase their salaries by 25%.  APICS certifications can improve hiring potential by as much as 65%.

After earning the CPIM you will be able to:

  • Increase inventory accuracy and reduce inventory
  • Improve forecasting
  • Improve the SandOP process
  • Manage and apply capacity resource planning
  • Work more productively with your company's ERP system
Minimum scholarship of $6,000 for admitted One-Year MBA applicants with two years or more of significant work experience and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. Graduates from a college/university outside of the U.S. can be considered with an equivalent GPA.
Up to 10 Sustainability Fellowships per academic year are awarded to work on research and publication projects with faculty.
Small Business Development Fellowships are available to support Duquesne's efforts to advance sustainability practices with small and start-up businesses in the region.
Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowships are offered to returned Peace Corps Volunteers to work on a self-designed local initiative that serves the Peace Corps' "third goal."
National Black MBA Scholarship provides up to $21,000 in funding ($7,000/semester) to admitted applicants in the One-Year MBA program and must meet the scholarship criteria of the National Black MBA Association Pittsburgh Chapter.
Minimum scholarship of $4,000 for an admitted One-Year MBA applicant with an undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 or better in any major. Graduates from a college/university outside of the U.S. can be considered with an equivalent GPA.
Graduate Assistantships (a few per academic year) provide partial tuition remission in exchange for service to the university on specialized assignments.