Center for Global Engagement: Opening Doors to New Places

Study Business Abroad

Studying abroad is critical for business students because business is inherently and increasingly global. The business professional must acquire the ability to navigate seamlessly through other cultures, business practices, working relationships, and ways of thinking - a skill that is developed from personal exploration of the global ‘real world' through a study abroad experience.

~ Dr. William E. Spangler, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Research,
  Palumbo-Donahue School of Business

As a business student studying abroad, you can gain a global perspective in an increasingly international marketplace, while also fulfilling major, minor, and University requirements. Studying abroad affords business students additional "soft skills" beyond what they learn in the classroom, such as problem-solving, confidence, increased perspective, and cultural intelligence.

Semester Abroad Opportunities

Experience another culture while working toward your degree through semester-long programs:

Spend a Semester in Rome!

Duquesne in Rome offers courses designed with Business Students in mind. Ideal for the sophomore semester, a semester in Rome will give students a rich cultural experience, while offering business and University-required courses through a global lens. The Duquesne in Rome program is celebrating 20 years of transformational learning and exploration in the Eternal City in 2021.

Space is limited, contact your advisor and plan early!

Spend a Semester in Dublin!

While living at Duquesne in Dublin's campus, Business students attend courses at University College Dublin's Quinn School of Business- Ireland's leading business school. Ideal for the sophomore or junior year, students can participate at any point in their undergraduate careers with careful planning. Contact your advisor today!

Each year the Quinn School posts a list of Business courses geared toward Study Abroad students, which keep your academics on track while abroad.

Duq Approved Programs

Looking for programs beyond Italy and Ireland? Duq Approved Semester-Long Programs offer Business Students the opportunity to study around the world! Working closely with university partners in over 20 different locations worldwide, these immersive experiences meet business and university requirements through pre-approved courses. Schedule an advising meeting and take your Business Degree global!



Gain international work experience and have your resume standout!

Short-term Study Abroad Programs

Are you looking for a shorter study abroad experience (not semester-long)? There are various short-term abroad programs offered during the year that range from 1-week to 8-weeks!

Each spring semester, specially designed courses are offered taking students abroad for a international study tour during spring break.

As part of a rich variety of Maymester Programs offered each year, the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business sponsors an engaging Maymester Business program designed specifically for business majors and minors.

Led by Duquesne Faculty and/or partnered with Universities abroad, Summer Programs take students on intensive global experiences that fulfill academic requirements.