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Business from a higher perspective is a way of thinking at the Palumbo Donahue School of Business. It's beyond reacting to trends in education that come and go with the latest headlines. It's a vision of ethical leadership rooted in the founding mission that began in 1913.

As the complexities of a global economy continue to deepen, widen and accelerate at the speed of life, more than ever, a company's success depends on management professionals educated in business from a higher perspective. That's why undergraduate, graduate and working professionals pursuing a career in business choose Duquesne University--they know that being the best in the world now means being the best for the world.


Because ethical standards, moral values and public service are viewed as inseparable in the study of business at Duquesne University, earning a degree from the Palumbo Donahue School of Business means graduates are poised for responsible leadership, prepared to make a difference.

A strong range of professionally focused undergraduate and graduate programs provides the flexibility and marketable skills needed for students to realize their full career potential.


Uniquely positioned in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, there are more than 100 companies within walking distance that are seeking exceptional interns and searching for responsible leaders to be their next hire. An array of study abroad programs and partnerships with international corporations based in Pittsburgh create opportunities to travel abroad. And with more than 340 international companies in the region, students can go anywhere from here.

Representing a diverse range of career paths, many student organizations offer opportunities to make vital connections and gain real-world experience. In fact, most student organizations are aligned with professional networking outlets that serve as powerful resources to undergraduate and graduate students.


Volunteerism is a shared commitment that characterizes the spirit of the student body at Duquesne. Transforming commitment into action, the Duquesne University Volunteers program (DUV) engages thousands of individuals and organizations who dedicate untold hours of service to agencies throughout the community. Creating value for the greater good takes on many forms, providing service to others is one that makes a difference.


The Palumbo Donahue School of Business is distinguished by a long-standing reputation for producing ethical leaders, providing innovative curricula, attracting the highest caliber of students and retaining exceptional faculty revered for their scholarly excellence and practical expertise. The School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1962; less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.