Become a Difference Maker

Our majors, minors, and certificates are designed to prepare you for success and significance in your professional life. Join us for a tour or information session to learn more about the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. Are you ready to take the next step? Apply today


A strong range of professionally focused majors provide the flexibility and marketable skills needed to realize your full career potential.


A business minor will give you a competitive edge when applying for certain jobs, by providing concepts, tools and skills which enhance progress in a career. See all of our available minors


Certificate programs are available to students outside of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business who wish to pursue a business-related career within their discipline. Examples include careers in the music industry, health care and pharmaceutical sales.



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Career Development

Students enrolled in Duquesne's Palumbo Donahue School of Business are focused on beginning a career, not simply getting a job. Helping students achieve success from the start is a priority at the University's Center for Career Development. Taking a dual approach to aiding business students, the Center for Career Development provides career preparation programs tailored to meet the needs of each student while fostering key relationships with businesses and organizations that are potential internship sites and future employers.

Career Coaching -- one-on-one appointments with the Career Consultant for Business focusing on tips for developing resumes and cover letters as well as interviewing and job-search strategies.

Internship and Career Preparation 

To encourage students to take advantage of the services offered, the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business and the Center for Career Development have jointly developed two courses that provide students with a competitive advantage in the marketplace: Internship Prep Practicum and Career Prep Practicum.

Internship Prep Practicum - The core knowledge acquired by students in this course includes major exploration, awareness of career development resources at Duquesne, resume-writing, and how to find internships.

Career Prep Practicum - The core knowledge acquired by students in this course includes internship search tips and resources, how to work a career fair, interviewing skills and networking strategies.

Combined with their academic preparedness, Palumbo Donahue students are poised to quickly make a difference in business, in society and in the lives of others.

Sample Graduation Plan

This plan is designed for students completing one major. Additional courses will be required for students who choose to complete a double major or a major and a minor. All students must complete a minimum of 120 credits.

View Sample Graduation Plan

Center for Student Success

The Eugene P. Beard Center for Student Success (CSS) launched in fall 2022, marking the beginning of a new era for the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. The Center is the realization of the School's integrated, holistic approach for serving students. To realize this vision, staff roles across the school were reimagined to better support students, and the 7th floor of Rockwell Hall was completely renovated, making the Center a physical reality.