Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Honors Program

"We are a community of scholars in a Jesuit, Catholic University committed to preparing business leaders with the highest capacity and commitment to contribute to society through ethical and socially responsible conduct, sound decision-making and problem-solving skills, and the knowledge to act effectively in complex organizational settings and a diverse global economy."

Quinlan School of Business Mission Statement

Quinlan School of Business Honors Program Overview

The Quinlan School of Business Honors Program is a transformational experience designed to provide highly qualified, motivated Quinlan students, who care about making the world a better place, an opportunity to deepen their mastery of business and learn from each other in a stimulating environment. Within the business honors courses, there is an emphasis on cross-functional integration of business knowledge, global business perspectives, and issues related to social justice and ethics. Each year, the faculty teaching honors sections meet to select a group of focus companies that run as a common thread through all the honors sections. These companies represent examples of large, small, public and private businesses. An honors student will have the opportunity to analyze these same companies from the viewpoint of each discipline. Through this practice, the student will develop a comprehensive understanding of how each discipline is used in and affects an organization.

Who may participate:

Acceptance into the Honors Program is competitive and spaces are limited. Interested students who have been admitted to Loyola University Chicago may apply to the Honors Program prior to the beginning of their Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior years.

  • Students who apply prior to their freshman year must have a minimum ACT of 29 (or comparable SAT) and a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 (out of 4).
  • Students applying during the Spring semester of their Freshman or Sophomore year must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • A student transferring to Loyola, who will need at least 60 credit hours to graduate, may apply to the Honors Program. They must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • No applicants are accepted after the beginning of their Junior year.

The 2014-2015 Quinlan Business Honors application will be available in mid December 2014. Newly admitted students will be able to apply through their application status page at luc.edu/apply.

 First-year student housing requirement

All incoming first-year Honors students who submit a housing application are assigned to Campion Hall. Honors students live in the same residence hall for strong pedagogical reasons. The honors program is academically challenging, and Campion is organized to provide our students with a great deal of support. We've prided ourselves on building a strong sense of community anchored in our courses, academic advising, and the activities we center on Campion Hall. Our honors students pursue a wide variety of majors and minors. One of greatest strengths is that we bring together academically gifted students with a wide array of interests. Students benefit from interaction with other students with a diversity of backgrounds and interests.

For more information, contact Quinlan Honors Program Director, Amy Kyhos at akyhos@LUC.edu or 312.915.6682