Helping organizations make money and make a difference

Finance focuses on the ways people, corporations and governments raise and invest funds to successfully conduct business.


Finance evaluates current and future values of business enterprises in order to make strategic decisions that will increase that value. Whether working at a large commercial bank or a small non-profit, graduates of finance are a critical part of every organization's operations.

Finance majors in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business finance program focus on both professional and ethical standards critical to success in today's global economy. You will build quantitative skills based on the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Body of Knowledge.

The Duquesne University Investment Center is the hub for finance majors, providing students with the latest technologies used by major investment firms and access to powerful financial software and databases. With real-time access to international markets, you can utilize the Center for coursework or personal enrichment.

Distinguished faculty lead finance courses ranging from accounting to international finance, preparing you for any of the many available career paths. Finance is a broad area that overlaps into more specialized fields, you are encouraged to join the Duquesne Asset Management Group, which provides hands-on experience investing funds donated to Duquesne and the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.