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  • Health Care Delivery in the 21st Century

    Virtually all organizations are affected by changes in the health care delivery system. Join us for our April 16 panel discussion to hear different perspectives on changes in the American health care system, from law leaders to policy makers.
  • 'Shark Tank,' Quinlan style

    Social enterprises promote the common good while generating a profit. Sound weird? At this year’s Social Enterprise Competition, five finalists will present their business models to prove that it is possible — and one will win $5K.
  • 6 reasons to attend our graduate programs open house

    We're rising in rank, breaking ground on a new building, and adding competitive programs to meet your needs. If you're considering an MBA or MS in business, now is a good time to visit Quinlan. Come learn what we're all about at our graduate programs open house on Friday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Silk Road scholars

    The Silk Road played a significant role in history. At Quinlan’s new workshop, Land and Marine Silk Road Countries, you will learn how it fits into the international business landscape today. Join us on March 29 to discuss.
  • Greater risk, bigger reward

    It's all in how you manage it. Find out how through Quinlan's all-new Enterprise Risk Management certificate program, March 18–20.
  • Getting a gilt-edged biz education for less? MOOCs may make it possible

    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are shaking up the education business. Read the debate via Crain’s Chicago Business, including what experts at Quinlan have to say. Then join us for our panel discussion Crisis in Business Education: Defining the Road Ahead on March 18.
  • Profile

    Why a dual degree?

    What do you do after earning two degrees from Loyola? For this tenacious student, the answer was easy: Get two more.
  • Profile

    Hard work and dedication already paying dividends

    For Lindsay Harris, pursing an MSIMC from Quinlan while working full time was a challenge—but one that has already paid off.
  • Consumers likely to benefit from joint firm

    Comcast has once again extended its reach in the cable industry by acquiring Time Warner Cable in a $45.2 billion stock deal. In a Chicago Tribune editorial, Abol Jalilvand explains why this move may benefit both the industry and the consumers.
  • A focus on emerging markets

    Gain international business experience, exploring the connection between advanced and emerging economies. At Quinlan, understanding the global marketplace means living in it. From Chicago to Ho Chi Minh City, from Berlin to Beijing, from Rome to Rio de Janiero—your journey awaits.
  • Spotlight

    One course, new direction

    Three years ago, Kerry Slattery had a degree in biology and wanted to switch jobs. This fall, she packed her bags and moved to Cambodia to teach international marketing. Find out how studying abroad changed her life—and how she hopes to change others'.
  • Business officials weigh in on CVS tobacco ban

    How will the move affect other unhealthy product categories? Marketing Professor Joan Phillips talks with Fox 32 Chicago.
  • Sochi Olympics by the numbers

    WalletHub decided to audit the Sochi Olympics, and they asked sport management professors across the country for help—including Quinlan's own Keith Lambrecht. The result: a fascinating infographic on the 2014 Winter Olympics.
  • Profile

    The future is now for the growing field of supply chain management

    Looking for a field with major growth opportunities and high-paying jobs? Then try supply chain management, says business executive Eric Lockwood.
  • Graduate Program

    Beijing, Chicago, Istanbul, New York City, Santiago

    Experience all five in just 11 months while earning your MBA. Learn more about Quinlan's one-year, full-time Intercontinental MBA program—online information session Jan. 22.
  • Julie Breckenfelder earns President's Medallion

    In the classroom, Julie Breckenfelder is a cut above. Her professors often share her final projects with future students to show them what a well-polished and complete analysis should look like.
  • Profile

    Leaving his comfort zone—and landing a new job

    After a few years in pharmaceutical sales, Vinny Gossain was ready to advance his career. Today, he’s on the fast track to success as a budding business exec with Trinity Health.
  • Class Highlight

    Brainstorming better business

    Over the years, students in Michael Welch's Microenterprise Consulting course have used their knowledge to serve others, helping to improve businesses and nonprofits throughout Chicago. See where the journey has taken them.
  • Loyola hosts first Student-Run Business Conference

    Loyola Limited, Loyola’s student-run and managed enterprise, will host the nation’s first annual Student-Run Business Conference, February 7–9. Groups from Brown University, Northwestern University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Dayton are expected to attend, with Arsen Avakian, CEO and co-founder of Argo Tea, serving as the keynote speaker.
  • Fatal consequences of unemployment

    The connection between unemployment and suicide: Economics Professor Timothy Classen discusses his latest research with WBEZ.
  • Degrees that teach skills for in-demand jobs

    Accounting and finance degrees make you indispensable to your employer, Quinlan's Brian Stanko and Serhat Cicekoglu tell Yahoo! Education.
  • Defining 'social enterprise'

    What separates social enterprises from normal businesses? Professors Uğur Uygur and Alexei Marcoux have come up with a clear line of distinction. “It’s something more than having a social benefit flowing from business,” Marcoux says, “because just about all businesses have some kind of social benefit flowing from them.”
  • Career Fair 2014

    Employer deadline Jan. 31

    Employers looking for bright, up-and-coming professionals should look no further than the Quinlan Career Fair Feb. 11–12 in downtown Chicago. Space is limited; register by Jan. 31.
  • Amazon's drones strike at heart of retail industry's biggest fear

    Amazon's plans to use drones are "in line with many of the innovations that the company already has realized," Maciek Nowak writes in a Crain's editorial.
  • Suburban towns selling themselves

    Competition between communities to attract businesses is heating up. Quinlan's Mary Ann McGrath discusses the phenomenon with the Chicago Tribune.
  • Quinlan Ramble to Seattle

    This spring break, connect with Quinlan alumni, get an inside look at corporate titans, and see what it's like to be a part of the business community in Seattle.
  • Business schools are learning that, sometimes, less is more

    "The market was telling us something," Dean Getz tells the Wall Street Journal. "It's time we start practicing what we preach."
  • Dean's Speaker Series: Bethany McLean, Enron reporter

    Bethany McLean, author of All the Devils Are Here and The Smartest Guys in the Room, discusses "what makes a company bad" while detailing her experience unraveling the Enron empire.
  • Evans says it's hard to thread needle on inflation

    The Federal Reserve should not worry too much if inflation temporarily rises above the Fed's 2 percent goal, says Chicago Fed President Charles Evans at The Federal Reserve at 100, a panel sponsored by Quinlan.
  • Carmen Santiago named 'Person for Others'

    On Thursday, November 14, friends and colleagues burst into applause, as Carmen Santiago, a 40-year Loyola veteran, won the Kay Egan Person for Others Award at a University-wide ceremony hosted by Staff Council.
  • At Ford's South Side plant, the rise of the machines

    Last month, Ford's Chicago assembly plant on the city's Far South Side welcomed a new team of robots. “Everybody is looking at automation," Maciek Nowak, associate professor, tells Crain's Chicago Business. "And everything about that involves cutting out labor.”
  • Internship

    Walmart's loss is student's gain

    Looking at Walmart's loss has yielded big gains for senior Alicia Carlson. This summer, she interned as an asset protection analyst for the retail giant, and in return, has been promised a full-time job upon graduation.
  • Family comes second to the entrepreneur

    Seventy-seven percent of new ventures start as family businesses. Is America's emphasis on entrepreneurs misplaced? Andrew Keyt, executive director of the Family Business Center, talks with the Financial Times.
  • Charles Evans to speak at Quinlan

    The president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will help lead a discussion on "The Federal Reserve at 100" on December 6.
  • A new duet for Woodstock, School of Rock founders

    “Having a great idea isn’t enough," Dean Getz tells the Wall Street Journal. "You need to ensure that there’s a market for what you offer.”
  • Keeping ADM in Illinois means jobs

    In a Chicago Tribune editorial, Dennis Nirtaut explains why he supports tax incentives for ADM to relocate to Chicago.
  • Social justice and free enterprise

    "Businesses operating in a free enterprise system are well positioned to help build peace," writes Dean Getz in a new blog post on social justice.
  • Two ways to give back this November

    Save a life by donating blood at the Lawrence Metzger Memorial Blood Drive on Nov. 11. Clean up classrooms at St. Procopius on Nov. 16. November represents a month of giving thanks by giving back. And as our thanks to you, we're giving away T-shirts to everyone who helps out.
  • Dean's Speaker Series

    Enron reporter coming to speak

    What have we learned from the corporate failures of the financial crisis? Join acclaimed author Bethany McLean, the reporter who broke the Enron scandal, for a discussion this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. as part of Quinlan's Dean's Speaker Series.
  • Research

    3 tips for social entrepreneurs

    Running a social enterprise can be difficult, but Dawn Harris has crafted a plan to help out. Her findings, published in a leading Jesuit academic journal, provide a blueprint for growth so that companies like Solar Sister in Uganda can achieve their important social missions—in this case, keeping combustible lamps out of children's reach.
  • A special case (competition)

    On October 7, Quinlan hosted the Second Annual Quinlan Case Competition. The competition gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to a real world business situation.
  • Continuing construction

    The site of Quinlan's future home is in the final stages of demolition. Structural work is scheduled to begin in November.
  • A very formal thank you

    On Sept. 28 at its annual gala, Quinlan rolled out the red carpet—and bow ties, of course—to honor four distinguished alumni for their leadership and service to the community. See how all four are living up to Loyola’s Jesuit values by doing well and doing good.
  • Leadership flavor of the month

    "Leadership is a lived process affected by the chance, time, place, and specific circumstances as well as the unique personality and talents of the leader involved," says Al Gini in a Chicago Tribune editorial.
  • Go global: Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Greece

    At Quinlan, you are encouraged to explore different cultures, hone your international business skills, and build a global network along the way through study abroad. Check out what's in store this year.
  • Profile

    Master of wine online

    Thanks to John Wilson, buying quality wine just became a whole lot easier.
  • A student's dozen

    Quinlan students soon will have another place to turn when they need advice—to a newly formed fleet of Quinlan Ambassadors. “Quinlan has so much to offer, and I hope this program will help students use those resources,” says Sadia Anees, one of 12 students chosen for the program launching this fall.
  • Business leaders tell us how they get the most out of LinkedIn

    LinkedIn is about more than just networking. Businesses also use it to expand their social presence, and Quinlan is leading the way.
  • Nine Quinlan grads to know

    Nine successful businesspeople, eight insightful questions. Take a peak inside the minds of the Loyola Women’s Council and hear their top tips for networking.
  • Quinlan rolls out the red carpet for a Sept. 28 gala

    Reserve your spot now for the chance to network with alumni and other business leaders while enjoying exquisite cuisine, live music, and breathtaking views of the Chicago River.
  • One cheer for bank regulators

    Bank regulators in the United States have taken significant actions to improve the safety of the financial system, but these steps are insufficient to prevent another crisis, says George Kaufman.
  • Quinlan Career Fair

    Prepare for today's big event

    Curious how to talk with recruiters? Wondering what to wear? Ryan Smith, assistant director of Business Career Services, offers his top tips to help you prepare for the Quinlan Career Fair today at 3 p.m. Click to hear what he has to say.
  • Step in, stand out

    Networking, résumé help, interview tips, and advice from alumni and other local leaders—all in one week on campus. Take your first step into the business world, putting your best foot forward.
  • U.S. NEWS

    Top 3 part-time MBA in Chicago

    Quinlan jumps 16 spots in the latest round of rankings from U.S. News & World Report, earning a place among Chicago's top 3 business schools.
  • On Labor Day, sales are plentiful for bargain seekers

    Mary Ann McGrath discusses how and why retailers get consumers in stores over the Labor Day holiday.
  • What's in a name?

    As we celebrate our one-year anniversary of becoming the Quinlan School of Business, we take a look at nine areas that have experienced sweeping changes.
  • Do well and do good with an MBA in Healthcare Management

    "I think more and more people want to be involved in work that contributes to the good of the whole," Quinlan's Pamela McCoy tells U.S. News & World Report. "And in healthcare, you're certainly enabled to do that." Read the full story.
  • Why Titanic's 'brand' stays in minds

    Clifford Shultz explains why the Titanic sticks with consumers, even a century later.
  • Entrepreneurship

    Managing disease—from your smartphone

    Fueled by a Quinlan education, this entrepreneurial team is working to change the way diabetics manage their disease. Yes, there's an app for that.
  • What makes a leader great?

    Al Gini discusses his new book, 10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders, on Chicago Tonight.
  • Oiling the wheels

    Three Quinlan students take on the BP Sophomore Experience, learning about the energy industry while walking away with some serious bragging rights.
  • Student lands 'No. 1 internship'

    Senior marketing major Andrew Fenske gears up for a summer stint at Google, rated the best place to intern for 2013 by Glassdoor.com. Find out how he made it to the top of the company's search.
  • Video

    Congratulations, Class of 2013!

    Miss commencement? Want to relive the memory? Watch the full ceremony and see what our wise speakers had to say.
  • Off the patent cliff

    Economics Professor Tim Classen discusses the effect of US healthcare reform on pharmaceutical investments.
  • Reforming the reform

    Economics Professor Tim Classen addresses how new taxes on medical equipment manufacturers may affect research and development as well as prices and profits.
  • Ban telecommuting?

    Human Resources Professor Arup Varma examines why Yahoo!'s new CEO might be getting it wrong—and how to make things right.
  • New Program

    Baptism by hire

    Quinlan launches real-world accounting program to take place during the peak of tax and auditing season. "We want more of our students to intern during the busy season," says Alyson Ryan, director of Business Career Services. "The experience is better, and they earn and learn more."
  • The businessman's survival guide

    How can you keep your business afloat during turbulent times? Finance Professor Abol Jalilvand offers three do-or-die tips.
  • SPECIAL EVENT

    The Story of Your Stuff

    Curious how your smartphone gets made? How about your clothes? Your food? Your furniture? Then stop by "The Story of Your Stuff" on June 4 from 6–7 p.m. at our Water Tower Campus, and learn about the growing field of supply chain management. Reserve your seat now.
  • 'Best paper' award a sweet victory for Suzy Fox

    If you think your teachers never fail—think again. Human Resources Professor Suzy Fox had her work rejected five years straight before finally landing on top. Her journey from F to A+.
  • Quinlan in the Wall Street Journal

    Dean Getz speaks with the Wall Street Journal about plans to better support international students. Her vision: strengthen connections with global companies while instituting a "buddy" program to ease cultural adjustment.
  • Building plan moves forward with city backing

    A new home for Quinlan is on the horizon, and it's "going to establish a major presence for our world-class school of business," says Wayne Magdziarz, vice president of capital planning.
  • 11th chapter in Dean's Speaker Series tackles social concerns

    On April 8, students, faculty, and alumni gathered at the University Club of Chicago to discuss how business, government, and nonprofits can work together to make a bigger change.
  • Recognizing student scholars

    More than 100 guests gathered to celebrate learning and generosity at the second annual Scholarship Dinner on March 27.
  • Recipe for success

    For Loyola students, a job at Felice’s Roman Style Pizza is more than just a way to earn a few extra bucks. It’s a way to learn how to run a business.
  • Vefa Tarhan making waves in financial world

    Dismantle the eurozone? Inside the mind of the Quinlan professor who is moving this bold idea forward.
  • Pamela McCoy is 'moving on up'

    Congratulations to Pamela McCoy, highlighted by the Chicago Tribune for her new role as assistant dean for executive degree programs, overseeing the Executive MBA and MBA in Healthcare Management.
  • Chinese markets perking up

    Mary Ann McGrath, director of Quinlan's Intercontinental MBA program, discusses the growing presence of Starbucks and Caterpillar in China.
  • Profile

    A model student setting the world on fire

    He's volunteered in soup kitchens, brought books to Cambodia, and won a case competition and President's Medal in between. Triple major Austin Nugent embodies what a Jesuit education is all about.
  • Speaker Series

    Dean Getz to host forum on social enterprise and responsibility

    You're invited! Join us for the 11th chapter in our Dean's Speaker Series, Cross-Sector Collaboration in Addressing Social Concerns, on April 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club.
  • Submit your business idea, win up to $5,000

    Have a business plan that could change the world? Share it with us—and you could win up to $5,000. Deadline: April 5.
  • John Boatright is 'moving on up'

    Congratulations to John Boatright, highlighted by the Chicago Tribune for his new role as director of the Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility.
  • Quinlan named among the Top 100 Most Social Media Friendly MBA Schools

    We're wired in and rising in rank. For 2013, Quinlan comes in at No. 52 out of more than 400 business schools surveyed for social media.
  • Quinlans on list of most generous U.S. donors

    Following a $40 million investment in Loyola's business school, the Quinlans have been named among the top 50 donors in America for 2012—alongside Warren Buffett and Steven Spielberg.
  • Frederick Kaefer on USPS Saturday delivery

    What impact, if any, will the USPS's decision to eliminate Saturday mail have on local business? Professor Frederick Kaefer weighs in.
  • Profile

    Why an MSF?

    When this Singapore native decided to earn a graduate degree in finance in America, she knew Quinlan was the place to be.
  • Executive education goes global

    Daily Herald Business Ledger profiles Quinlan's new Intercontinental MBA program.
  • New! High-Impact Leadership

    Take your management potential to the next level with this special certificate program from Quinlan's Executive Education department.
  • How to land an HBO internship

    Caitlin Sappington offers insight into working on the financial side of Hollywood.
  • Research

    Human resources: 7 tips for hanging on to your top talent

    Research from Professor Dow Scott offers advice for weathering the storm as the job market opens up.
  • Notes from the Nile

    Professors Clifford Shultz and Mine Cinar discuss their experiences in Egypt just before the country's first free elections.
  • Student group receives $1,500 grant from Sam's Club

    Emily Edkins and Alicia Carlson on their efforts to bring books to Cambodia while marketing a fashion line to help women.
  • Economic forecast 2013

    Quinlan professors on what to expect in the Eurozone and China.
  • Port strike threat

    Maciek Nowak, director of Quinlan's Supply Chain Management program, on risks to East Coast ports as laborers threaten to strike.
  • Quinlan on CBS

    Professor Joan Phillips on a controversial catalog from Urban Outfitters.
  • Brazil? Turkey?

    We're exploring new opportunities for study abroad. Where do you want to go?
  • Highlight

    $5M gift leads to new Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility

    An anonymous donor has given $5 million to Quinlan, launching the Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility.
  • Highlight

    Introducing Chicago's first Supply and Value Chain Center

    Offering strategic alignment with the mayor, Quinlan solidifies Chicago's role as a major player in transportation, distribution, and logistics.
  • Are you a typical dude?

    Six-pack abs! Bikini models! Hot tubs! Get real, say most men, according to new research that shows your "typical dude," as portrayed in advertising, is not so typical at all.
  • In the news: Business fraternity 'best' in nation

    Quinlan's Alpha Kappa Psi was recently named "best chapter of the year" for 2011-12 out of more than 300 organizations nationwide.
  • Quinlan’s Day of Service

    The Quinlan community kicked off the holiday season with volunteer work at A Safe Haven Foundation, a shelter program that helps those who have been homeless find jobs and housing.
  • Profile

    Meet Katie Nadeau (MBA), Ryder Cup intern

    "Our primary task was to assist the PGA of America in ensuring that everything ran smoothly for the event's corporate clients and their guests in the various hospitality areas at Medinah Country Club."
  • Quinlan wishes you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving

    Dean Kathleen A. Getz and Jabari McMillon reflect on Quinlan's journey over the past year, giving thanks for the many achievements made along the way.
  • Announcing the top family businesses of 2012

    For 19 years, the Family Business Center at Quinlan has presented the Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards. It is with great excitement that we announce this year's winners ...
  • Cementing the top spot

    In this episode of "A Quinlan Minute," Jabari McMillon talks with the winning team of the first-ever Quinlan Case Competition, held Oct. 8 at Loyola's Water Tower Campus. Congratulations to Team IBFMA—Davi Aragao, Steven Koblinski, Austin Nugent, Robert Ruder, and John Schmidt—for making a compelling argument to turn the social responsibility portion of a Mexican cement company into a not-for-profit.
  • Quinlan Case Competition

    More than 80 students competed in the first-ever Quinlan Case Competition on Monday, Oct. 8. Their case: CEMEX, a Mexican cement company that dedicates a portion of its business to helping lower income families build their homes.
  • How to secure a summer internship

    On this week's "A Quinlan Minute," Megan Sweeney reveals how she secured her summer internship at FOX Sports.
  • In the news: Research on Election Day aftermath

    Timothy Classen, Quinlan professor of economics, takes a sobering look at the psychological effects of presidential elections.
  • Research

    Why attack ads work

    Marketing professor Joan Phillips explains why negative ad campaigns are popular in politics.
  • In the news: Decision 2012

    Joan Phillips, professor of marketing and director of Quinlan's MSIMC program, talks with The Daily Herald about CEO contributions in the presidential election.
  • Quinlan's fall 2012 career fair: New name, new opportunities

    "A Quinlan Minute" takes a field trip to Germania Place, where Jabari McMillon talks with special guest Patrick Noonan about his career fair experience.
  • Profile

    Meet Reed Patterson, ambassador for Chicago Ideas Week (Oct. 8–14)

    "I'm excited to get students involved with Chicago Ideas Week. In the past, there have been a lot of great speakers at the event, including former President Bill Clinton. This year, we have Edward Norton, General Colin Powell, and Rudy Tanzi, PhD, coming out to speak. It's going to be great."
  • Video

    Celebrating Excellence: Highlights from our gala

    On Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, the Quinlan community gathered downtown at the Trump International Hotel and Tower to honor alumni and celebrate the school's bright future. Click to watch a quick video of highlights from the event.
  • Students 'Q' the runway, dressed for success

    Dressing for your dream job just got easier, thanks to our student models. This week, A Quinlan Minute brings you exclusive coverage of the Career Week Fashion Show.
  • What you need to know at Quinlan this week: 09.03.12

    Get ready for Quinlan's Career Fair on Sept. 20 at Germania Place. In this episode: the top three things you need to know before talking with recruiters.
  • What you need to know at Quinlan this week

    Quinlan welcomes students back with fun activities and free giveaways.
  • Birds of a feather

    Quinlan experts in their craft—both beer and business—enjoyed a Taste of Goose Island on Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Chicago's Loop.
  • Quinlan in the news

    Maciek Nowak, director of Quinlan's Supply Chain Management program, talks with ABC7 about the recent rise in gas prices.
  • Quinlan in the news

    As the momentum builds at Quinlan, we're adding new programs to take us into our next chapter. Click to read what's in store.
  • A supply chain success story

    Natalie Miknaitis didn't study business before coming to Loyola to get her MBA. But once she started the program, she found a way to turn her passion for green living into a $2,000 scholarship.
  • Quinlan rolls out the red carpet for a Sept. 15 gala at the Trump

    Reserve your spot now for the chance to network with alumni and other business leaders while enjoying exquisite cuisine, live music, and breathtaking views of the Chicago River.
  • Investing time abroad

    Business Brigades students Taylor Dahlgren and Cyryl Jakubik teach a workshop in Panama.
  • Meet Janelle Hatch, Walid Tamari scholar

    "Loyola is responsible for my future and what I will become as far as helping others and touching thousands of lives."
  • Profile

    Meet Tim Schroeder, Esquire fashion intern

    "Marketing 201 with Alison Krzys and Management 201 with Theresa Erhrhart (prepared me best for my summer in New York City). Both taught me how to communicate on a professional level. If you can’t communicate effectively, then you will have a hard time in any industry.”
  • #Q mania

    What does $40 million mean to Loyola's business school? Our friends on Facebook and Twitter have said it best, offering an outpouring of congratulations and support. Click here for the complete social media recap of Loyola's historic Quinlan announcement.
  • Celebrating our future

    On June 4, 2012, just two days after the historic Quinlan announcement at Founders’ Dinner, faculty and staff gathered to raise a glass to the new namesake of Loyola’s business school. With Mr. Quinlan’s $40 million leadership gift comes the next chapter for business education in Chicago.
  • Introducing the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola

    On June 2, 2012, Loyola University Chicago announced that alumnus Michael R. Quinlan had given its business school a gift of $40 million. In honor of this gift, his leadership of Loyola's Board of Trustees, his successful career as CEO and chairman of the board at McDonald's Corporation, and his lifetime of service and generosity, Loyola's business school was renamed the Michael R. Quinlan School of Business.