Founder’s Day Celebration!


Business Classroom 1920

On October 7th , professors and students came together to celebrate the Palumbo Donahue Business School’s 100th birthday at a Founder’s Day Celebration. Dean McFarlin’s speech highlighted how far the business school has come since its inception in 1913. At the time, Duquesne had only one building – Old Main.  The business school, the first of its kind in the region, began with three professors and fourteen students in an office building a couple blocks down the road; a road shared with carriages drawn by horses.

Dean McFarlin also noted that even in 2013, we are often recognized as an early adopter, which is illustrated through the MBA Sustainability program that past Dean Al Miciak helped begin in 2006. Just recently, Corporate Knights ranked this program #1 United States for “integrating sustainability into the academic experience”.

Through innovative classroom techniques and practical simulations, our MBA students are ready to tackle the challenges facing the business world today and in the future. The Palumbo Donahue School of Business prepares for the next 100 successful years of educating and transforming students through business education from a higher perspective.

For more on Duquesne over the past 100 years, a centennial book is available for purchase.  To order, visit here:


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