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MBA Programs Financial Aid & Assistanships

MBA in Sustainable Business Practices

All candidates are eligible for merit scholarships.

In addition, all candidates with competitive GMAT or GRE scores are eligible for one fellowship or graduate assistantship:

  • Sustainability Fellowships (up to 10 per academic year) are awarded to work on research and publication projects with faculty;
  • $25,000 Eugene P. Beard Sustainability Fellowships (2 per academic year; U.S. Citizens) are awarded to work on groundbreaking research related to the ethical management of financial, social, environmental and informational resources;
  • 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";
  • Graduate Assistantships (only fall and spring semesters) provide partial tuition remission in exchange for service to the university on specialized assignments. Students with a 3.5/4.0 GPA in a prior degree (undergraduate or graduate) may be considered for a graduate assistantship without a GMAT or GRE score.

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.

Professional MBA

Graduate Assistantships

20 hours/week for 9 credits tuition remission

  • To qualify, a student must take at least 9 credits of graduate business course work and have one of the following: Competitive GMAT or GRE score, or 3.5/4.0 GPA in a prior degree (undergraduate or graduate).

James J. Byrne Award for Responsible Leadership

An annual $4,000 award, funded by Lennox International, is available for a Professional MBA student who works full time. Students who have completed at least one semester are invited to apply.

James J. Byrne Award Winners

Employer tuition assistance

Many employers provide financial support for continuing education. We encourage students to check with their Human Resource department. Duquesne offers a tuition deferment plan for students whose employers do not reimburse until the course is completed.