Leadership Development 

Successful organizations recognize that a diverse leadership team brings creative and innovative ideas to an increasingly competitive global marketplace. By developing individual leadership skills, organizations can capitalize on diverse talent groups to create the next generation of successful business leaders.

Emerging Leaders 

The Emerging Leaders Program is designed for individuals who are identified as highly motivated and promotable. The program is designed to hone individual leadership skills and is inclusive and open to all genders. Most participants have two to seven years of professional experience.

Women's Executive Leadership

The Women's Executive Leadership Program develops strong performers who will drive growth, innovation, and change for their organizations. The program is inclusive and open to all genders.


APICS Certifications

The academic partnership between the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management and the Association for Supply Chain Management offers the opportunity to attain APICS certification in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM), Supply Chain Professionals (CSCP), and Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD).

Certificate in Financial Planning

The financial planning profession is experiencing tremendous growth and the CFP® is the best-known credential. Duquesne University's Executive Certificate in Financial Planning program is registered with Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards Inc. to fulfill the education requirements of the CFP® certification. The program is designed for professionals in the financial field as well as career changers.

Professional Coach Certification

Coaching is both an art and a science; professional coaches understand that. Moreover, they understand how to effectively communicate with clients in a ways that generate real results. An effective coach guides, inspires and empowers others, all to help them reach their potential and take them where they would like to be personally.


Dave Fortna, M.Ed.

Director of Executive Education & Leadership Development