School of Business

The Business of DIFFERENCE MAKING

 

Our MISSION

 

Provide Transformative Education in a Spiritan Tradition…
 

We develop ethical business professionals who:

 

  • Understand the global marketplace
  • Serve others by leading with integrity to transform their communities, organizations, and society

We accomplish this by:

 

Engaging students, alumni, and business partners with passionate faculty members who create impactful scholarship and innovative educational experiences that connect theory to practice.

The impact of your gift

Your support of our business students is vital to their success and the School’s future. Thanks to your generosity, we can:

 

  • Develop transformative educational programs
  • Build cutting-edge learning spaces
  • Support innovative faculty research 
  • Provide scholarships and financial aid

Challenge gifts

 

Innovation Fund: $20,000

Three anonymous donors will match all donations made to the School, dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000. The Innovation Fund is an investment in the Palumbo-Donahue 2025 Achieving Distinctive Excellence strategic plan. Your support contributes to the on-going renovation effort of Rockwell Hall, enhances the practical based student learning experiences in our Centers of Excellence as well as augments forward thinking curricular innovations and academic thought leadership.

 

By supporting the Innovation Fund, the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business is able to provide transformative educational experiences living out our vision to—Be a Premier Business School with Distinctive Excellence.

 

Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF): $10,000

An anonymous donor will match all donations to the School of Business Student Managed Investment Fund, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000. A transformative educational program, the SMIF program provides students a compelling, multi-year experience managing real money in order to better educate them to make sound financial decisions and prepare for success in the finance and investment management field. Through a combination of in-class learning, team and individual research, and alumni engagement, students in this program will develop the skills and abilities to make asset allocation decisions, choose among an array of securities (equities, fixed income), and make specific investment strategy choices – all in real time and in a continuously changing environment. In short, the SMIF Program is a DIFFERENCE MAKER.

 

Key SMIF Program Faculty/Staff include: Phil Baird, Associate Professor of Finance; Vashishta Bhaskar, Assistant Professor of Finance; Jon Kinol (B’85), Executive-in-Residence (EIR) Supporting Student Managed Investment Funds; and Jennifer Milcarek, Program Director, Investment Strategy Institute

 

Please make your donations to the School of Business Innovation Fund or the SMIF Fund and thank you for your support.

Don't forget to also spread the word!

An additional way to make a major impact on the Duquesne Day of Giving is to help us spread the word via social media, e-mail, text, and word of mouth! Share this address www.duq.edu/dayofgiving with the hashtag #DUQDayofGiving and encourage your family and friends to make a donation. Go Dukes!

School of Business Donor Heatmap
Rank State Donors
1 PA 80
2 NJ 5
2 NY 5
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School of Business Innovation Fund Dollar for Dollar Match
Three anonymous School of Business alumni will match all donations to the School of Business Innovation Fund dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000.
$20,000 MATCHED
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Student Managed Investment Fund Dollar for Dollar Match
An anonymous donor will match all donations to the School of Business Student Managed Investment Fund dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000. The SMIF program will provide students with compelling experiences managing real money in four different funds, preparing them for success in the finance and investment management field. Key SMIF Program Faculty/Staff include: Phil Baird, Associate Professor of Finance; Vashishta Bhaskar, Assistant Professor of Finance; Jon Kinol (B’85), Executive-in-Residence (EIR) Supporting Student Managed Investment Funds; and Jennifer Milcarek, Program Director, Investment Strategy Institute.
$10,000 MATCHED
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Leaderboard
Number of Gifts Leaderboard
Which Duquesne University department or program will receive the most donations on the Day of Giving? Make a gift to help get your favorite area of campus to the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Fund Designation Gifts
1 Liberal Arts (Greatest Needs) 120
2 Greatest Needs (The Duquesne Fund) 101
3 School of Pharmacy (Greatest Needs) 91
4 School of Nursing (greatest needs) 86
5 School of Business Innovation Fund 82
6 Women's Swimming & Diving 72
7 Ice Hockey 68
8 Duquesne School of Law Vision Fund 59
9 Cross Country & Track & Field 54
10 Women's Soccer 49
11 Football 48
12 Sean M. Hogan, C.S.Sp. Endowed Scholarship Fund 47
13 School of Education (Greatest Needs) 46
14 Duquesne School of Law Bar Prep 36
15 Student Managed Investment Fund 33
16 Duquesne School of Law Evening Divison 32
17 Women's Basketball 29
18 School of Music (Greatest Needs) 27
19 Men's Basketball 27
20 Women's Tennis 27
21 Volleyball 26
22 Music Therapy Endowed Fund 25
23 Alice C. Feehan Fund 24
24 Duquesne Media 24
25 Spiritan Campus Ministry 24
26 Gumberg Library 24
27 Basketball Endowment Competitiveness Fund 23
28 Duquesne in Rome 23
29 Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences (Greatest Needs) 22
30 Bowling 21
31 Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship 17
32 Women's Lacrosse 16
33 Duquesne University Scholarship Association (DUSA) Endowed Fund 16
34 Audio Engineering Society 16
35 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship 15
36 Rowing 14
37 Student Organizations (Duquesne Program Council) 14
38 Duquesne University Scholarship Association International Endowed Fund 14
39 Men's Soccer 12
40 Duquesne Athletic Fund 12
41 Rangos School of Health Sciences (Greatest Needs) 12
42 Center for Student Wellbeing 12
43 Men's Tennis 11
44 Music on the Bluff Series 11
45 Nursing Learning and Simulation Center 10
46 Speech-Language Pathology 10
47 UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse 9
48 Physician Assistant Studies 8
49 Trumpet Ensemble 8
50 Study Abroad 8
51 Voices of Spirit 7
52 Gumberg Library Endowed Student Worker Scholarship Fund 7
53 Music Therapy Student Association 7
54 Recreation/Power Center 7
55 Athletic Training 6
56 Physical Therapy 5
57 Pep Band 5
58 Gamma Phi 4
59 Biomedical Engineering 4
60 Institute of Entertainment, Music, and Media Arts (IEMMA) 4
61 Alpha Gamma Delta 3
62 Gamma Phi Beta 3
63 Alpha Sigma Tau 3
64 Dance Team 3
65 Sigma Nu 2
66 Career Closet 2
67 Nursing Alumni Association Gift Fund 2
68 Phi Kappa Theta 2
69 Alpha Phi 2
70 Brother Gerald Keating Food Pantry Initiative 2
71 Occupational Therapy 1
72 Tau Kappa Epsilon 1
73 Health Sciences (BS) 1
74 Duquesne in Dublin 1
75 Sigma Kappa 1
76 Alpha Omicron Pi 0
77 Alpha Phi Delta 0
78 Health Administration and Public Health 0
79 Cheerleading 0
80 Delta Chi 0
81 Delta Sigma Theta 0
82 Delta Zeta 0
83 Sigma Alpha Epsilon 0
84 Sigma Tau Gamma 0
85 Zeta Tau Alpha 0
86 Select "Other" Below & Type-In Where To Designate Your Gift 0
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Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which Duquesne University department or program will earn the most total dollars in donations on the Day of Giving? Make a gift to help get your favorite area of campus to the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Fund Designation Raised
1 School of Business Innovation Fund $20,285.18
2 Football $20,050.40
3 Women's Swimming & Diving $15,720.00
4 UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse $13,025.00
5 Student Managed Investment Fund $12,550.20
6 Duquesne School of Law Vision Fund $11,120.20
7 Women's Soccer $10,075.00
8 School of Pharmacy (Greatest Needs) $9,225.00
9 Liberal Arts (Greatest Needs) $9,024.49
10 Greatest Needs (The Duquesne Fund) $8,925.20
11 School of Nursing (greatest needs) $7,485.00
12 Cross Country & Track & Field $7,321.00
13 Ice Hockey $6,900.00
14 Women's Basketball $6,755.00
15 Duquesne School of Law Evening Divison $5,730.00
16 School of Education (Greatest Needs) $5,125.20
17 School of Music (Greatest Needs) $4,605.00
18 Men's Basketball $4,440.00
19 Volleyball $3,345.00
20 Basketball Endowment Competitiveness Fund $2,885.00
21 Alice C. Feehan Fund $2,845.00
22 Duquesne Media $2,729.25
23 Sean M. Hogan, C.S.Sp. Endowed Scholarship Fund $2,525.04
24 Duquesne School of Law Bar Prep $2,310.14
25 Duquesne in Rome $2,160.20
26 Women's Tennis $1,845.00
27 Music Therapy Endowed Fund $1,605.00
28 Spiritan Campus Ministry $1,550.06
29 Physician Assistant Studies $1,470.00
30 Men's Soccer $1,385.00
31 Bowling $1,317.00
32 Duquesne Athletic Fund $1,315.00
33 Gumberg Library $1,305.15
34 Rowing $1,130.00
35 Men's Tennis $1,085.00
36 Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship $1,060.17
37 Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences (Greatest Needs) $1,030.00
38 Women's Lacrosse $1,010.00
39 Trumpet Ensemble $1,010.00
40 Duquesne University Scholarship Association (DUSA) Endowed Fund $1,000.00
41 Music on the Bluff Series $990.00
42 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship $965.00
43 Nursing Learning and Simulation Center $760.00
44 Athletic Training $750.00
45 Student Organizations (Duquesne Program Council) $730.00
46 Rangos School of Health Sciences (Greatest Needs) $605.00
47 Duquesne University Scholarship Association International Endowed Fund $600.20
48 Audio Engineering Society $555.00
49 Physical Therapy $550.00
50 Gamma Phi $485.00
51 Voices of Spirit $435.00
52 Study Abroad $400.20
53 Center for Student Wellbeing $375.00
54 Speech-Language Pathology $366.00
55 Gumberg Library Endowed Student Worker Scholarship Fund $350.00
56 Sigma Nu $300.00
57 Alpha Gamma Delta $295.00
58 Gamma Phi Beta $250.00
59 Music Therapy Student Association $235.00
60 Recreation/Power Center $210.00
61 Biomedical Engineering $210.00
62 Pep Band $195.00
63 Institute of Entertainment, Music, and Media Arts (IEMMA) $170.00
64 Career Closet $100.00
65 Occupational Therapy $100.00
66 Alpha Sigma Tau $85.00
67 Dance Team $75.00
68 Nursing Alumni Association Gift Fund $70.00
69 Phi Kappa Theta $70.00
70 Alpha Phi $60.00
71 Brother Gerald Keating Food Pantry Initiative $55.20
72 Tau Kappa Epsilon $50.00
73 Health Sciences (BS) $35.00
74 Duquesne in Dublin $15.00
75 Sigma Kappa $10.00
76 Alpha Omicron Pi $0.00
77 Alpha Phi Delta $0.00
78 Health Administration and Public Health $0.00
79 Cheerleading $0.00
80 Delta Chi $0.00
81 Delta Sigma Theta $0.00
82 Delta Zeta $0.00
83 Sigma Alpha Epsilon $0.00
84 Sigma Tau Gamma $0.00
85 Zeta Tau Alpha $0.00
86 Select "Other" Below & Type-In Where To Designate Your Gift $0.00
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Who is Giving?
Which Duquesne University community group is making the largest impact on the Day of Giving?
Please Check All of Your Duquesne Affiliations
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumni 873
2 Current Employee 436
3 Current Parent 342
4 Friend 270
5 Current Student 97
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Most Gifts by Class
Which Duquesne University class will make the most gifts on the Day of Giving? Make a gift now and tell your classmates to get your class to the top of the leaderboard!
Duquesne University Graduation Year
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2017 31
2 2022 26
3 2016 26
4 2006 23
5 2020 23
6 2009 21
7 2007 20
8 2004 20
9 2014 20
10 2021 18
11 2018 18
12 2011 17
13 1983 17
14 2019 17
15 2015 16
16 2012 16
17 2005 15
18 2001 15
19 1973 14
20 1968 14
21 1972 14
22 2008 13
23 2010 12
24 2013 11
25 1991 11
26 2000 10
27 1992 10
28 1984 10
29 1996 10
30 1989 9
31 2003 9
32 1997 9
33 1990 9
34 1988 9
35 1981 9
36 2002 9
37 1974 8
38 1971 8
39 1978 8
40 1980 8
41 1969 8
42 1982 7
43 1994 7
44 1993 7
45 1995 7
46 1999 6
47 1979 6
48 1964 6
49 1963 6
50 1975 5
51 1986 5
52 1987 4
53 1977 4
54 1985 4
55 1967 4
56 1970 4
57 1961 3
58 1966 3
59 1965 2
60 1998 2
61 1959 2
62 1976 2
63 1952 1
64 1962 1
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