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MBA John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business Duquesne University

Overview

Outstanding Evening MBA Program at Duquesne University

Duquesne University offers students from diverse academic backgrounds a highly-regarded Master of Business Administration (MBA) program that helps them reach their full potential in the dynamic, competitive business environment.

To accommodate the needs of working professionals the MBA program is offered during the evening on a full-time or part-time basis.

Students each complete a rigorous curriculum that helps them gain expertise in all aspects of management including global business practices. Each student also strengthens his or her ability to create and facilitate "a culture of caring" in business operations.

MBA Curriculum Overview

The MBA program at Duquesne University consists of 57 credits including 18 credits of foundation courses, 24 credits of core courses, and 15 credits of elective courses.

Students with business degrees can waive credits for foundation courses if they earned grades of at least a "B" in equivalent courses. If all foundation credits are waived full-time students can complete the program in 1 year, and part-time students can complete it in 3 years.

Students who do not have business degrees complete foundation courses before taking core and elective courses. They can complete the program in 2 years of full-time study and 4 years of part-time study.

MBA Elective Courses and Concentrations

Students can take elective courses in one of several areas of concentration including business ethics, environmental management, finance, health care management, and human resource management. Additional concentrations include information systems management, international business, management, marketing, and supply chain management.

Students may complete research papers, internships, or master's theses.

Student Portfolio

During the last semester of the program, students create electronic portfolios that include at least 7 projects to demonstrate competencies in business management theory and practice. Projects may include papers, research projects, consulting reports, case studies, problem-solving activities, and presentations.

M.B.A. Program at the Regional Learning Alliance

Duquesne University offers its MBA program off-campus at the Regional Learning Alliance (RLA) in Cranberry, Pennsylvania.

Students get the benefits of the university's MBA program including outstanding faculty members at a location and in a format that is most convenient for them. They can also take courses on Duquesne's campus in Pittsburgh.

Furthermore, the RLA provides scholarships for students who earn their degrees at its campus.

MBA Sustainability Program

Students in the 1-year MBA Sustainability program learn how to successfully and ethically manage the financial, human, and natural resources that businesses rely on for long-term success.

The curriculum consists of core courses in business fundamentals such as accounting, economics, finance, information technology, marketing, and operations. Additionally, integrated sustainability concepts are included across business disciplines. The curriculum also includes consulting projects, guest speakers, global study trips, presentations, a practicum, and a capstone course.

Dual Degree Programs

Duquesne's joint degree programs allow students to earn dual degrees in business and other professional areas including health sciences, law, liberal arts, and natural and environmental sciences.

Specific programs include JD/MBA; a Master of Arts (MA) in Social and Public Policy/MBA; and an MBA and Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Science and Management.

Progressive Research in Business Management

The Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University employs faculty members who use progressive research methodologies to study a wide range of management issues. Faculty members' research is published in journals that cover a number of areas including business ethics, economics, finance, information systems, investment management, law and quantitative sciences, marketing, and supply chain management.

Accomplished Faculty Members

Professor Nist, the Director of Graduate Studies and Donahue Chair in Investment Management, is an example of Duquesne's outstanding group of faculty members. With 30 years of professional experience in the commercial banking industry, Professor Nist's teaching interests include corporate finance, banking, and financial institutions.

Jacqueline C. Pike, Assistant Professor of Information Systems Management, focuses her research on emerging technologies and behaviors associated with these technologies. Her work has been published in several journals. Prior to her position at Duquesne, Pike held IT-related positions at a number of corporations.

Financial Assistance

The Donahue School of business provides merit-based financial awards including scholarships, fellowships, and graduate assistantships to full-time domestic and international students.

Initial assistance is based on application credentials, standardized test scores, and transcripts. Awards in subsequent semesters are based on academic performance as well as other criteria.

The Esteemed Duquesne University

Established in 1878, Duquesne University provides excellence in education while promoting spiritual values and service to others. It offers more than 10,000 students nearly 200 undergraduate, graduate, professional, and doctoral programs.

Duquesne is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the northeastern region of the United States. Its campus overlooks downtown Pittsburgh, thus providing spectacular views of the city's skyline and rivers.

Pittsburgh is a vibrant city rich in culture, commerce, and diversity. It provides a wide-variety of cultural, recreational, shopping, dining, and employment opportunities.

Duquesne Rankings and Recognition

Duquesne University has high rankings in several categories in guides published by "US News and World Report" and "The Princeton Review." For instance, "US News and World Report" designated Duquesne as a top tier university.

"The Princeton Review" lists the university as one of the Best 376 Colleges. The publisher also ranks Duquesne's Donahue Graduate School of Business as one of the Best 294 Business Schools.


Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$17,388
    • Out-of-state tuition *$17,388
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$1,656.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported


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