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Faculty Impact

  • Using Information from Social Networking Sites during the Hiring Process: Is More Information Always Better?

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  • New Master’s and Certificate in Analytics and Information Management

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  • Duquesne is Pennsylvania’s Only IIA-Certified Accounting Program

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  • Leadership, Operational Changes at Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center

    Changes have come to the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business’ Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  The SBDC is now housed in the School of Business’ Center for Excellence in Entrepreneurship (CEE) and led by Dr. Michele Migliuolo, the Center’s executive director.  Michele, a serial entrepreneur who co-founded five tech startups, has experience with Ohio University’s SBDC… Read more

  • Finalists Selected for New Venture Challenge

    The Business School’s Center for Excellence in Entrepreneurship launched its two-stage business plan competition in Fall 2019.  Running through early April 2020, the inaugral Duquense New Venture Challenge (DNVC), is an exciting new competition open to anyone in the Pittsburgh region and beyond.  Structured to offer tremendous resources for those with compelling start-up ideas, DNVC… Read more

  • Negotiation Advice from Alumni

    The Palumbo-Donahue Student Advisory Council (PDSAC) and the School of Business held the second annual Negotiating Job and Internship Offers Panel Discussion on February 5, 2020.  Attended by nearly 70 students, the idea for the event evolved out of discussions with the PDSAC membership and Dr. Dean McFarlin. The PDSAC meets with Dean six times… Read more

  • Bill Douglas: Entrepreneur and Difference Maker

    Bill Douglas (B’86, MBA’89), President of Kenco Corporation, knows the price of success: Have an entrepreneurial mindset, work extremely hard and possess an unwavering devotion to making a difference. Entrepreneurial Mindset Bill recounts walking through the Century III Mall as a young boy with his mother and watching vendors sell products from their carts.  “We need… Read more

  • Duquesne Awards Honorary Degree to Former Mallet & Company Chief Executive

    Pictured above from left to right: Kenneth Gormley, President of Duquesne University; Robert Mallet, member of Duquesne’s Board of Directors and Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Mallet & Company; Jack McGinley, Jr., Duquesne’s Chairman of the Board of Directors; Dr. Dean McFarlin, Dean of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Former President and Chief… Read more

  • School Creates New Branding Campaign and Tagline

    In August 2019, after a six-month effort of gathering information and brainstorming ideas for a new tagline, the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business unveiled its new promise statement—“The Business of Difference Making.” Input from many stakeholders, including the Business School’s leadership team, marketing group and students as well as the University’s team of marketing managers, designers,… Read more

  • Business School Lands $7.5M in New Funding for Rockwell Hall Renovations

    Over a 10-month period, new funding totaling $7.5 million was secured to support efforts to completely renovate and update Rockwell Hall. We’re re-shaping the student experience, providing opportunities for new ideas and top-tier research, and supporting the unparalleled quality of programs that we offer. During the 2017-2018 academic year, the Business School garnered the following… Read more

  • Rising Supply Chain Management and Accounting Stars

    ACCOUNTING STARS Congratulations to our 2018 PICPA Scholarship Winners: Heidi Shellenberger Statewide Scholarship $4,000 level Maria Corigliano Statewide Scholarship $2,000 level Nicholas Barton Central $1,500 level and Pittsburgh $1,500 level Connor Trott Pittsburgh $1,500 level David Kirk 2018 Outstanding Senior Award Winner SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT STARS Matthew Nehr Winner of the David R. Parsley Endowed… Read more

  • Transcending Boundaries: Achieving Distinctive Excellence

    Our distinctive academic programs, world-class facilities, impactful faculty scholarship, alumni engagement, and community partnerships are transcending boundaries, positioning the School as a global leader in business education. On Our Way to Achieving Distinctive Excellence A few years ago, the School created a holistic strategic plan—Palumbo-Donahue 2024: Achieving Distinctive Excellence. The process solicited input from a… Read more

  • 6th Floor Renovations Scheduled for Spring 2019

    Coming in 2019

    Once complete, the 6th floor of Rockwell Hall will house institutes in business ethics, investment management, and sustainable business innovation, plus a café. Read more

  • Welcome New Faculty and Associate Director

    New Faculty and Associate Director Our newest members are strengthening the School in the areas of economics and supply chain management. Rodney Raehsler Professor of Practice in Economics  EDUCATION: Ph.D., University of Iowa M.A., University of Nebraska B.S., University of Wisconsin Abdurrezzak (Zak) Sener Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management EDUCATION: Ph.D., Wichita State University… Read more

  • Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Awarded Reaccreditation by AACSB

    In June 2018, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) reaccredited the School of Business for another five years. Less than five percent of the world’s business schools have earned this prestigious distinction. This accomplishment is a true testament to the hard work of our faculty and staff, the quality of our… Read more

  • Annual Second Century Dinner and Alumni Awards Presentation

    The Second Century Dinner brings together current faculty, students, alumni and corporate representatives to celebrate the next class of Duquesne business graduates, honor distinguished alumni and share the school's vision for the future. Read more

  • Navigating International Project Boundaries: Are Bicultural Immigrant Managers Always the Answer?

    One of the biggest challenges facing multinational firms is how to manage complex, knowledge-intensive projects that span cultural and national boundaries. This involves sharing not only information but bridging culture-driven differences in perspectives in everything from motivation to conflict management. Moreover, there are often power and status differences between headquarters and foreign vendors or subsidiaries… Read more

  • Stephan Schenk Delivers Inspirational Address to Class of 2018

    Stephan Schenk (MBA’99), President and CEO of TD Group US Holdings, delivered the keynote address at the Palumbo- Donahue School of Business Diploma Ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Stephan is a member of the School’s Business Advisory Council. Stephan shared five short stories and the lessons he learned with over 250 undergraduate and 60… Read more

  • MBA Sustainability Course Wins International Ideas Worth Teaching Award

    A course that is taught in our top-ranked MBA Sustainable Business Practices program (MBA-SBP) is one of just 20 selected internationally by the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program (Aspen BSP) as one of its Ideas Worth Teaching Award winners. Sustainability Tools and Processes for New Initiatives is taught by Dr. Robert Sroufe, the Thomas… Read more

  • Grand Opening Celebration

    Rockwell's New 4th Floor and Centers of Excellence

    Pictured above left-to-right: Dr. Dean McFarlin, Toni Mallet, Bob Mallet, President Ken Gormley, Marvin Balliet (B’79), Wendy Balliet, Dan McCann, Lou Colaizzo (B’85), Jeff Fisher (P’85), Jon Kinol (B’85), and Gennaro DiBello (B’85) The April 27th celebration included a reception, tour and VIP dinner. The Palumbo-Donahue School of Business hosted nearly 100 guests at the… Read more

  • Why Entrepreneurship Programs for Engineers Fail

    Featured in Harvard Business Review

    Entrepreneurs are known for their creativity and risk tolerance; engineers, mathematicians, and health care workers typically aren’t. Consider, for example, the ideal attributes of a civil engineer building an interstate bridge near your home. Do you picture a risk-tolerant engineer who is highly comfortable with uncertainty, or one who tends to prefer mathematical certainty? Many… Read more

  • Duquesne Student, Silver-Medal Olympian Wins Rolex World Sailor of the Year

    Pavlos Kontides, a graduate student at Duquesne University and Olympic silver medalist, has been named the 2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Considered the highest award one can receive in recognition of his/ her outstanding achievements in sailing, the World Sailor of the Year awards are presented to one male and one female winner.… Read more

  • Women MBAs Doing Well by Doing Good

    The Palumbo-Donahue School of Business has long championed transformative learning experiences for students. Both our 1-year MBA Sustainable Business Practices and Professional MBA programs transform students into socially responsible leaders through significant experiential learning opportunities and consulting projects—engaging global and regional companies as well as nonprofit organizations. Duquesne’s MBA students and alumni are transcending boundaries,… Read more