From the School

At the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we prepare responsible leaders who are capable of transforming organizations, communities and the world.

Through our seven graduate and certificate programs, we challenge you to reach your full potential, reflecting our university's century-long commitment to ethics, service, excellence and innovation. Accredited by AACSB-International since 1962, Duquesne was among the first 100 endorsers of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Overview

From The School


Applicants
130
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.27
Years Work Experience
3.28
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
498 - 593
GPA
2.998 - 3.56

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
May 15

Round 1
October 15

Round 2
December 15

Round 3
February 15

Round 4
April 1

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
3:1
Total Faculty
84

70
Full-time
39
Female
30
Part-time
14
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Duquesne University’s Donahue School of Business is unique because of its emphasis on sustainability and business ethics. Duquesne’s award-winning, full-time, one-year MBA Sustainability is its star program, drawing students who understand sustainability is “a global business imperative.” One student in this “outstanding” program says it will “open a lot of doors as the business world continues to evolve.” Duquesne’s other MBA programs are also strong. Its professional evening MBA allows students to work and participate in various academic and professional enrichment activities. All students are required to take a foundational core of classes but can take electives or add a concentration in the following areas: Finance, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. The school also offers master ’s programs in Accounting, Information Systems Management, Management, and Sports Business, along with joint-MBA degree programs.

Duquesne is devoted to teaching and supporting ethical business practices, and all students are required to take an “Applied Business Ethics” course. The Institute for Ethics in Business promotes “business ethics, responsible financial management, and sustainability in the global marketplace,” and hosts the Distinguished Ethics Speaker Series. The “varied work backgrounds of [my fellow] students” and the presence of international students ensure everyone is exposed to global viewpoints.

Teamwork is a big part of academic life at Duquesne, where “small class sizes” allow students to work with each other on rewarding projects “that collaborate across all classes.” Professors are “enthusiastic” and “knowledgeable in their respective fields,” and bring “real-world application to the material.” They are “friendly” and “accessible,” and “show a genuine interest in the success of their students.” Students looking to enrich their academic experience or become more involved in the school can apply for a graduate assistantship. These competitive appointments employ students in one of three areas: assisting with faculty research; tutoring in accounting, economics, finance, or statistics; or working in administrative offices. Students are not eligible for these positions until they are accepted, and they must maintain a 3.5 GPA while holding them.


Concentrations

Accounting
Information Systems/Information Technology
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration
Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management
Supply Chain Management
Sustainability Management

Certificate Programs

Supply Chain Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Finance
Supply Chain Management

Specialities of Faculty


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
http://mba.sustainability.duq.edu/ Duquesne's MBA Sustainability offers a transformative experience. In one-year you will have the opportunity to learn how to integrate sustainable business practices in an organization, take part in experiential consulting projects tackling current issues, and travel outside of the U.S. to gain insight on global issues.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/business/graduate/mba-programs/mba-sustainable-business-practices/mba-in-sbp-curriculum/consulting-projects

School's environmental commitment 1:
Duquesne University's full-time MBA Sustainable Business Practices emphasizes management of financial, social, environmental and informational capital for prosperity today, without compromising tomorrow. This one-year MBA, earned with a concentration in sustainable business practices, integrates rigorous coursework in all business disciplines with global best practices in sustainability.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Practical, problem-solving consulting engagements anchor the full-time MBA curriculum and serve as proving ground for applying cutting-edge tools and classroom learning to solve contemporary sustainability challenges. From analyzing carbon footprints and greenhouse gas emissions to designing zero waste initiatives and marketing plans for environmentally friendly products, MBA students make an immediate financial impact for multinational, regional and not-for-profit clients while minimizing environmental risks and impacts. Full-time MBA students also have a mandatory full immersion study trip that includes interface with academic and corporate partners abroad to learn first-hand about best practices, government policies and challenges in environmental sustainability through field work in international cultures.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Duquesne was among the first 100 signatories of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a United Nations global compact to develop ?future generators of sustainable value.? Our full-time MBA is fully aligned with all six principles, and our professional and Master of Science programs incorporate the values of global social and environmental responsibility into curricula, research, case studies and activities.

Career Overview

From The School


Average Starting Salary
$88,000
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
60%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
100%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

33%
Marketing
33%
Consulting
33%
General Management

Graduates Employed by Region

67%
Mid-Atlantic
33%
West

Students Say

The Donahue School of Business does not have its own student career office, so students use the University’s Career Services Center, which serves the rest of the school. The center hosts career fairs, networking events, and on-campus interviews for students at all levels. It also provides resume help and career counseling. However, some students would like to see “better alumni networking and career services for graduate students.”

Duquesne’s “excellent reputation” means it is able to attract a wide range of companies to its events. Employers who recently visited campus include Allegheny Technologies, Alcoa, Bank of New York Mellon, Deloitte, PNC Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, T. Rowe Price, US Steel, Westinghouse.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 33% $73,000 $73,000 $73,000 $73,000
Marketing / Sales 33%
General Management 33% $103,000 $103,000 $103,000 $103,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 33% $73,000 $73,000 $73,000 $73,000
Financial Services 33% $103,000 $103,000 $103,000 $103,000
Non-profit 33%

Prominent Alumni

Richard K. Hoerner, CFA
Managing Director, Blackrock

Eduardo W. Wanick
President, DuPont Latin America

Gail Gerono
Vice President, Calgon Carbon Corporation

Nicholas J. DeIuliis
President, CONSOL Energy Inc.

Stephan Schenk
Operational Risk Executive

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$9,494

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$5,947

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
95%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
93%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
98%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
95%

New Students Receiving Loans
32%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$51,603
Tuition (Out-State)
$51,603
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,284
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,284
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$3,400

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
207
Part Time
74%

In State
81.0%
Out of State
19.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

2.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
30.00%
International

46% female
54% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

“The greatest strengths of Duquesne are the students,” who are “enthusiastic, innova- tive, hard working, competitive and very smart.” One student described his peers as “young professionals” who want to take their careers “to the next level.”

Many students commute and work part- or full-time, which means classes are filled with people with “interesting and diverse” professional experience. “I appreciate the varied work backgrounds of my fellow students,” one student says. “It helps to provide insight to other industries and fields.”

Despite its large commuter population, the school still manages to provide a “close-knit community” and a “personal” educational experience. One commuter says that even students who live off campus feel like they live on campus because they’re “constantly in the buildings.” Students love Duquesne’s location in downtown Pittsburgh, which makes the school “convenient for working professionals” and puts students in “close proximity to downtown Pittsburgh’s business and professional climate.” The school is also “close to some of the most popular entertainment districts” of Pittsburgh “as well as within a five-mile radius of four other colleges,” so there are lots of opportunities for socializing and meeting people.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School



Contact
Jeff Jewett
Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management

Address
600 Forbes Avenue
704A Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
United States

Phone
412-396-6276

Fax
412-396-1726

Email
grad-bus@duq.edu


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