A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration was established in 1913 as the School of Accounts and Finance. In 1931, the school name was changed to the School of Business Administration to reflect the expansion of its course offerings and its growing professional stature in the education community. In 1961, the School had earned accreditation by the premier business school accrediting agency, AACSB, joining the less than 10 percent of business schools nationwide who have achieved this distinction. During the next several decades, new degree programs were added to enhance the scope of the curriculum and help prepare students for careers in all types of organizations. Duquesne University is a private, coeducational university located on a bluff above downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The University was established in 1878 as a Catholic college by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne is the largest and most comprehensive Catholic university in Pennsylvania, and the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the world.