Admitted Graduate Student Portal

Welcome to the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business!


Information about COVID-19 planning and resources

It is a pleasure to welcome to you on behalf of everyone at the University and the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. You are joining a community dedicated to supporting you as you realize your potential, pursue your passion and make memories.

I'm here to help you...

Becky Ligman headshot My name is Becky Ellsworth, and I am the Assistant Dean & Director of Graduate Student Services in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. I will be working closely with you throughout your education to ensure that you have a rewarding, successful, and enjoyable experience. If you have any questions throughout the process, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at ellsworthr@duq.edu or 412.396.4109.


Your next steps

The information below will answer many of the questions you may have and help you prepare for a smooth transition into your graduate studies at Duquesne.  

1. Set up your MultiPass

Set up your MultiPass. Your MultiPass username and password give you access to the campus Wi-Fi, email, DORI (Duquesne's intranet), billing, and other online learning tools. You are required to change your password every four months. Two weeks before your password is scheduled to expire, you will receive an email notifying you to change your password.

2. Start checking your Duquesne email

Your username for your university email account is your MultiPass username followed by @duq.edu, and the password is the same as your MultiPass password. There are two ways you can access your university email account:

  1. Visit duq.edu/dori and sign in with your MultiPass username and password. After signing in, click the Email icon in the top right corner of DORI.
  2. Visit duq.edu/mail and sign in with your MultiPass username and password.

3. Mark your calendar

Summer Start - MBA-SBP Students
  1. International student orientation: to be announced
  2. First day of classes: Tuesday, June 1
  3. Graduate Business orientation: May 24 - 27
Summer Start - Professional MBA and MSM Students
  1. International student orientation: to be announced
  2. First day of classes: Monday, May 10
  3. Graduate Business orientation: Saturday, August 21
Fall Start Students
  1. International student orientation: Thursday, August 12
  2. Graduate Business orientation: Saturday, August 21
  3. First day of classes: Monday, August 23

4. Register for your courses

Professional MBA
  1. We'll register for your courses together. Let me know which courses you select.
  2. Use the MBA curriculum guide to map out your courses. If you are a joint degree student or adding a Master's Certificate to your MBA, please contact me to discuss your unique course planning. 
  3. The "What's Next" page included with your acceptance letter tells you which fundamental courses you will need to complete.
  4. Consider pairing a Certificate in Supply Chain ManagementCertificate in Analytics & Information Management or Certificate in Entrepreneurship with your MBA. It's just 9 - 10.5 additional credits (through credit-sharing with MBA courses). 
MBA Sustainable Business Practices
  1. I will register you for your courses. A complete overview of the curriculum is available here
  2. Look for an email confirming your registration and providing information about completing the required course pre-modules.
MS/MC in Analytics & Information Management
  1. I will register you for your courses.
  2. Review the AIM curriculum guides. Then, let me know if you plan to follow the 1-year or 2-year path (MS-AIM students only) and whether you prefer hybrid or online courses (all AIM students). 
  3. Look for an email confirming your schedule. 
MS/MC in Supply Chain Management
  1. I will register you for your courses.
  2. Review the SCM curriculum guide, and let me know if you plan to complete the program on the asynchronous online path or on the hybrid path. 
  3. Look for an email confirming your schedule.
MS in Accountancy 
  1. I will register you for your courses. 
  2. Review the MAcc curriculum guide, and let me know if you plan to follow the one-year or two-year path. 
  3. Select your required elective, and let me know your choice.
  4. Look for an email confirming your schedule.
MS in Management
  1. We'll register for your courses together.
  2. Use the MSM curriculum guide to map out your courses, and let me know what you select.
MC in Entrepreneurship
  1. I will register you for your courses. A complete overview of the curriculum is available here
  2. Look for an email confirming your schedule.

5. International Students

Please complete the additional required next steps.


Then, don't forget to...


Get your DU Card

Buy your textbooks

View your eBill and look into payment plan options

Contact Student Accounts to set up a corporate deferment plan, if applicable.

Check out the technology recommendations

Review the online learning resources

Submit the required immunizations and health forms

Waive or sign up for the mandatory student health insurance

Look into on-campus parking and commuting options

Explore resources available to commuters

Send your final official university transcripts, if you have not done so already.
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