Loyola University Chicago


Quinlan School of Business

School Requirements

College and School Information

Academic Advising

First-year and second-year students are advised through the First and Second Year Advising.

Academic advising for juniors, seniors and transfer students is handled in the undergraduate Assistant Dean's office of the Quinlan School of Business. 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.

The undergraduate office is the primary point of contact for all matters that relate to degree requirements in the Quinlan School of Business. Students with any questions or concerns regarding academics, such as courses, scheduling, majors or minors, etc., should consult with the Assistant Dean's office.

School Requirements

Writing and Writing-Intensive Courses: In order to graduate from the Quinlan School of Business, 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.

Freshmen and transfer students with 59 or fewer transfer credit hours must take two writing-intensive courses during their undergraduate career at Loyola; transfer students with 60-89 transfer credit hours must take one writing-intensive course during their undergraduate career at Loyola; transfer students with 90 or more transfer credit hours are exempt from taking writing-intensive courses. For further information, transfer students should consult their academic advisor.

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 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 Quinlan School of Business are detailed below.

Knowledge AreasSchool 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)  
Scientific Literacy (6 credit hours)  
Societal and Cultural Understanding (6 credit hours)  
Theological and Religious Studies (6 credit hours)  
Ethics (3 credit hours)  
Value AreasSchool 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 Quinlan School of Business 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 Business Information Systems 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 Quinlan School of Business.
  • Only students with junior standing and above will be permitted to enroll in 300-level courses.
Other School of Business Requirements
COMM 101 Public Speaking & Critical Thinking 3 credit hours
MATH 131 (Applied Calculus I) or MATH 161 (Calculus I) 3 credit hours
MGMT 341 Ethics in Business or MGMT 321 International Business Ethics 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, PLSC 102  or a study abroad experience will also count toward this requirement.)  

Elective Courses
Free electives: Any courses from arts and sciences and/or business administration remaining credit hours needed to reach 120 credit hours required for graduation.

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 Quinlan School of Business 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 Quinlan School of Business. 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/minor area GPA.

   Taking Courses Elsewhere

The Quinlan School of Business adheres to the university policy regarding taking courses elsewhere. In conjunction with the university policy, the Quinlan School of Business will not approve any courses from the School of Business curriculum to be taken elsewhere during any semester or summer session.

Honors and Awards

Dean's Advisory Council

The council serves as a formal link between the Quinlan School of Business and its student body. For example, the council works with the deans to implement various projects. Activities include organizational support of the recruiting activities for prospective students, and an annual event called Business Week. Business Week was developed by the Dean's Advisory Council to give alumni and other business professionals the opportunity to share with current students about how a Loyola education has impacted their personal career development.

Dean's List

Each Fall and Spring Semester, the Quinlan School of Business acknowledges those full-time (12 or more hours) students who obtain at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term. Students on the dean's list receive personal acknowledgement from the dean.

Dean's Key
Ordinarily given to the business administration senior or seniors who, in the estimation of the dean, have made the most outstanding contributions in both leadership and scholarship to the reputation of the school. It is awarded to whomever may be expected in the years after graduation to exemplify, both as citizens and as successful business professionals, the highest ideals of the university.

Departmental Keys
Each academic major in the Quinlan School of Business ordinarily awards one silver honor key annually to the graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic ability in that major field of concentration. Those considered for this award usually will have earned the highest academic average for all coursework in their particular field of concentration. Other factors such as, but not limited to, leadership achievement, cumulative grade point average, and graduation honors may, at the full discretion of the faculty, be recognized in the selection process.

Leadership Awards
Certificates of merit are awarded to those full time Quinlan School of Business students who have distinguished themselves by active and meritorious participation in various extracurricular activities within the university.

Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Key
A key which is merited by the senior student in the fraternity in the Quinlan School of Business who has demonstrated outstanding academic excellence in all undergraduate courses taken at Loyola. Ordinarily this means the highest cumulative grade point average achieved for all courses attempted at Loyola.

Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key
A key which is merited by the senior student in the Quinlan School of Business who has demonstrated outstanding academic excellence in all courses taken at Loyola. Ordinarily, this means the highest cumulative grade point average achieved in all courses attempted at Loyola.

Departmental Honors

Academic honors in each major will be conferred on those students who meet the specific requirements for each major within the Quinlan School of Business. Students seeking honors in their major should consult with the Assistant Dean.

Honor Societies and Fraternities

The university honorary societies and professional fraternities for which business administration students may qualify are:

  • Alpha Kappa Psi: A national professional fraternity founded with the purpose of stimulating and developing scientific research in the field of commerce and business administration.
  • Beta Alpha Psi: A national honorary accounting fraternity with membership limited to juniors and seniors in the full- and part-time business administration programs. Students must be majoring in accounting, finance or information systems, and display high scholastic and personal character requirements.
  • Beta Gamma Sigma: A national scholastic honor society for business administration students. Membership in the Loyola chapter is available to qualified junior and senior Quinlan School of Business students.
  • Delta Sigma Pi: A national professional business fraternity, organized to promote closer affiliation of business administration students to the business community.