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About the School of Business Administration
The mission of the School of Business Administration is to provide excellent business education inspired by the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person. The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program integrates a foundation of education through the University Core Curriculum that includes a total of 15 courses (45 credit hours of coursework), primarily in the arts and sciences, which develop important college-level skills and integrate an understanding of values through 10 required areas of knowledge as well as four required areas promoting values across the curriculum. In addition, each student completes required courses in business that serve to develop individual intellect and character. Our goal is to prepare skilled business professionals who will develop into socially-responsible, ethical leaders.
Students must complete the 10 required areas of knowledge in the university's core: college writing seminar, artistic knowledge and experience, historical knowledge, literary knowledge, quantitative analysis, scientific literacy, societal and cultural understanding, philosophical knowledge, theological and religious studies, and ethics. They must also complete four values across the curriculum: understanding diversity, promoting justice, faith in action, and civic engagement and leadership. Students should note that they may complete quantitative analysis, societal and cultural understanding, one of the philosophical knowledge courses, and ethics with courses required in the business core curriculum and other School of Business Administration required courses.
Business core curriculum courses provide functional skills in accounting, business law, economics, finance, human resource management, information systems, marketing, operations management and strategic management. In addition, advanced business courses and electives serve to integrate the functional disciplines and provide depth of knowledge in one or more areas of concentration.
The School of Business Administration is fully accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition, the accounting programs are separately accredited by AACSB International.
Water Tower Campus
1 E. Pearson
Chicago, IL 60611
Office of the Dean
Dean: Abol Jalilvand, Ph.D
Associate Dean: Faruk Guder, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Program: Susan Ries, Ph.D.
First-year and second-year students are advised through the Office of Academic Advising and Services.
Academic advising for juniors, seniors and transfer students is handled in the undergraduate Assistant Dean's office of the School of Business Administration. The initiation of timely class withdrawals, changes in courses, and filing of degree applications are all matters specifically requiring the dean's approval. Declarations of majors and minors should be made in the undergraduate office.
The undergraduate office is the primary point of contact for all matters that relate to degree requirements in the School of Business Administration. Students with any questions or concerns regarding academics, such as courses, scheduling, majors or minors, etc., should consult with the Assistant Dean's office.
All SBA students complete a broad-based core of foundation courses, followed by advanced study in at least one area of concentration, leading to the Bachelor in Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in the following:
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems
- International Business
- Operations Management
- Sport Management
Writing and Writing-Intensive Courses: In order to graduate from the School of Business Administration, students ordinarily must complete three writing courses. These include: UCWR 110, or the equivalent; and two writing-intensive courses. UCWR 110 must be taken in the freshman year and must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better before any writing-intensive course may be taken.
Designated sections of courses are taught with a special emphasis on writing. Students in these courses will have a variety of writing assignments that will be integrated closely with the learning objectives of the course. The purpose of the program is to assure that students continue to give attention to writing as an essential component of education throughout their years at Loyola.
In order to ensure that training in writing is spread throughout the undergraduate years, the program specifies that no more than one writing-intensive course per semester may be applied to this requirement. Transfer students should consult with the dean's office about how the writing-intensive requirement applies to them. Each student must complete at least one of their writing intensive courses with a SBA course or ENGL 210 (Business Writing). The other writing intensive course may come from any discipline.
Math requirements: Students are also encouraged to satisfactorily complete the mathematics requirement of the program during the freshman year or as early in their education as possible. Student must complete Math 131 (Elements of Calculus) or the equivalent with a grade of "C-" or better.
University Core Curriculum
For specific information, please refer to the University Core Curriculum section in Academic Rules and Regulations or visit the University Core Curriculum Website at www.luc.edu/core. Specific suggestions on how to fulfill the Core through the School of Business Administration are detailed below.
|Knowledge Areas||School Recommended Courses|
|College Writing Seminar (3 credit hours)||UCWR 110 (Required as a prerequisite for writing-intensive courses)|
|Artistic Knowledge (3 credit hours)|
|Historical Knowledge (6 credit hours)|
|Quantitative Analysis (3 credit hours)||MATH 131 or MATH 161|
|Literary Knowledge and Experience (6 credit hours)|
|Philosophic Knowledge (6 credit hours)||MGMT 341, Ethics in Business (3)|
|Scientific Literacy (6 credit hours)|
|Societal and Cultural Understanding (6 credit hours)|
|Theological and Religious Studies (6 credit hours)|
|Ethics (3 credit hours)||MGMT 341, Ethics in Business (3)|
|Value Areas||School Recommended Courses|
|Understanding Diversity in the U.S. or the World (1 course)|
|Understanding & Promoting Justice (1 course)|
|Understanding Spirituality or faith in Actions in the World (1 course)|
|Promoting Civic Engagement or Leadership (1 course)||BSAD 351|
Required Business Administration Courses:
Each School of Business Administration student must complete the following required business administration courses plus the required courses for one area of concentration. A student may choose to complete the courses for additional areas of concentration or for a minor.
|Required Credit Hours|
|ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I||3 credit hours|
|ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II||3 credit hours|
|ECON 201 Principles of Economics I (Micro)||3 credit hours|
|ECON 202 Principles of Economics II (Macro)||3 credit hours|
|ECON 303 Microeconomics|
ECON 304 Macroeconomics*
|3 credit hours|
|FINC 332 Business Finance||3 credit hours|
|ISOM 241 Business Statistics||3 credit hours|
|ISOM 247 Computer Concepts and Applications||3 credit hours|
|ISOM 332 Operations Management||3 credit hours|
|LREB 315 Law & the Regulartory Environment of Business||3 credit hours|
|MARK 201 Fundamentals of Marketing||3 credit hours|
|MGMT 201 Managing People and Organizations||3 credit hours|
|MGMT 304 Strategic Management||3 credit hours|
*Economics majors are required to take both ECON 303 and 304; Finance majors must take ECON 303.
- Area of concentration and major are used interchangeably in the School of Business Administration.
- Only students with junior standing and above will be permitted to enroll in 300-level courses.
|Other School of Business Requirements|
|CMUN 101 Public Speaking||3 credit hours|
|MATH 131 Elements of Calculus||3 credit hours|
|MGMT 341 Ethics in Business||3 credit hours|
|BSAD 220 Internship and Career Preparation||1 credit hour|
|Global Awareness (The course used to satisfy this requirement may include any course from the INTL major group including ANTH 102 or 271. ASIA 101, INTS 101, LASP 101 or a study abroad experience will also count toward this requirement.)|
|Free electives: Any courses from arts and sciences and/or business administration||23-29 credit hours|
Major(s): All students must complete a major field of study and may choose to complete two or more majors, or a major and a minor. The 11 fields from which to select a single major field of concentration are: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, information systems, international business, management, marketing, operations management and sport management . Each student will take specialized studies in a field of concentration during their junior and senior years.
A major field of concentration in the School of Business Administration consists of at least five advanced courses beyond the core requirements in a department of instruction. The accounting major requires seven advanced accounting courses. International business and sport management both require 18 hours of coursework. A minimum of 80% of the major or minor field courses must be approved courses offered and successfully completed at Loyola's School of Business Administration. A student must attain a minimum arithmetic grade point average of no less than 2.00, i.e., "C," in the courses of the major field of concentration. In addition, a student must earn a grade of "C-" or better in every course accepted for the major or minor. All grades from courses attempted in a major area of concentration are computed in the major area GPA.
Majors and Program Details
Loyola University Chicago
|Quinlan School of Business|
|Accounting (B.B.A.) 3|
|Economics (B.B.A.) 3|
|Entrepreneurship (B.B.A.) 3|
|Finance (B.B.A.) 3|
|Human Resource Management (B.B.A.) 3|
|Information Systems (B.B.A.) 3|
|International Business (B.B.A.) 3|
|Management (B.B.A.) 3|
|Marketing (B.B.A.) 3|
|Operations Management (B.B.A.) 3|
|Sport Management (B.B.A.) 3|