Admission Requirements

Participants in the certificate program must have a four-year degree. Applicants must submit an online application, official transcript and current resume. Any requests for exceptions to the above admissions requirements must be made in writing to the Program Director.

A complete application includes all of the following:

1. Official Transcripts

You will need to request official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities you have attended. This includes transfer coursework earned at any institution, even if you did not earn a degree.

Contact your school's registrar office to have your official transcript sent via email ( to the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. If your school is not able to send via email, please mail paper copies to:

Executive Education Admissions
Palumbo-Donahue School of Business 
710B Rockwell Hall
Duquesne University
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

2. Resume/CV

After you submit the Online Application, you will receive an email directing you to our Supplemental Document Portal for uploading your resume or CV. Your resume/CV should outline your academic background and career progression.


Cost for the six-course curriculum is $5000, plus books and materials (books are not included in the tuition).  You should budget approximately $750 for books. Payment must be paid in full before the first class unless you enroll in the payment plan.

This program is approved for VA Education Benefits.

Withdrawl Refund Policy

All cancellations must be in writing and sent via email to

If you cancel your enrollment at least 3 weeks before classes begin, you will not be charged. If you cancel your enrollment within 3 weeks of the class starting or one week after it begins, you will be billed 10% of the tuition costs. There will be no refunds issued after the first week of class is complete, full tuition will be billed to your account.

Requests to transfer to another cohort are handled on a case-by-case basis.  Students must submit a letter of request to the Program Director for review and approval.