News and Events

Keep up with the latest happenings at the Quinlan School of Business!

Read our news and stories below, and see the Quinlan Calendar for all our events and education opportunities. Alumni are also invited to our Quinlan Alumni Events.

News and Stories from the Quinlan School of Business

International recognition for innovative course

Associate Professor Swasti Gupta-Mukherjee developed one of eight courses worldwide to receive the Aspen Institute’s 2021 Ideas Worth Teaching Award. Read more

Loyola Mentors celebrates first anniversary

In one year, more than 1,000 Quinlan alumni and students like Sydney Seufzer (BBA ’22) have joined the networking platform. Read more

Undergraduate business program ranked No. 1 in Chicago

The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings place us as top in Chicago. Read more

Words of advice from our faculty

Believe. Be a unicorn. Get involved. Reach out to your professors. Quinlan faculty offer words of encouragement to our students. Read more

Words of advice from Professor Binkley

“When things get tough, keep showing up. And when you show up, be present and deliberate in your actions,” says Zach Binkley. Read more

Words of advice from Professor Booker

"Get to know your professors! We're here to help you learn," says Danielle Booker. Read more

Words of advice from Professor Cinar

"To quote the poet Rumi, 'But don’t be satisfied with stories, How things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth,'" says Mine Cinar. Read more

Words of advice from Professor Diaz

"Let us embrace this return to campus to give our very best in the classroom and outside of it!" says Julian Diaz. Read more

Words of advice from Professor Geroulis

"Channel your full creative capacities. It’s vital that you have faith in yourself, for then you’ll have sublime faith in mankind," says Eve Geroulis. Read more

Words of advice from Professor Hewitt

"Be kind to others, do every job well, and never be afraid to take a break for yourself or to help others," says Mike Hewitt. Read more

Words of advice from Professor Janiga

"Remember that even failures are learning experiences that lead to growth," says John Janiga. Read more

Words of advice from Professor Jukic

"Be ready for any changes and have faith that we will know how to handle them if they happen," says Nenad Jukic. Read more

Words of advice from Professor Kmet

"Don’t be afraid to buck expectations and pursue the unpredicted," says Carolyn Tang Kmet. Read more

Words of advice from Professor Neier Beran

"When in doubt, let's take a Ted Lasso playbook page: Believe," says Stacy Neier Beran. Read more

Words of advice from Professor Nestorov

"The next few years will be particularly exciting and rich with opportunities to redefine and change industries and possibly the world!" says Svetlozar Nestorov. Read more

Words of advice from Professor Sredl

“Be a unicorn! Practice Ignatian reflection to find out what makes you unique," says Katherine Sredl. Read more

Retiring after a career filled with challenging opportunities

Associate Professor Emerita Dawn Harris reflects on some challenging opportunities from her Quinlan career. Read more

Looking forward to school

Quinlan students share what they are looking forward to this academic year. Read more

Five tips for student success at Quinlan

We want our students to be prepared for success. Here are five tips for success at the Quinlan School of Business. Read more

Remembering Professor Emeritus George Kaufman

In June, we celebrated the life and legacy of Professor Emeritus George Kaufman, who was one of the world's leading experts on banking, a prolific researcher, and a highly regarded teacher. Read more

Baumhart Center’s transformational moment

The center grows its work in DEI and other critical areas while searching for its new director. Read more

UN food program thrives with help of Quinlan alum

Saidi Mwanundu (MS ’15) uses his financial expertise to keep the United Nations World Food Programme running smoothly. Read more

Nowak becomes interim dean

Helping create a better Chicago for all will be his focus in the next year. Read more

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

See the Class of 2021 virtual celebration featuring graduating students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Read more

Quinlan Honors and Awards, 2021

We celebrate our top undergraduate students through our annual Honors and Awards presentation. Read more

Certificate leads to new data analytics career

Hannah Becker found a new career path and a strong foundation in business data analytics at Quinlan. Read more

Moving from "as is" to "could be"

Stacy Neier Beran, senior Ignatian lecturer, shares her insights on shifting mindsets with design thinking Read more

Writing the business stories others read

Jie Zheng (BBA '21) is turning his passion for business news and marketing insights into a mission-focused career. Read more

Cultivating equitable workplaces through inclusive leadership

Learn the habits, behaviors, and planning required to be an inclusive leader in a Q Talks Podcast episode featuring Brandon Pendleton and Colleen Reaney of our Executive and Professional Education Center. Read more

We all must keep the needle moving toward justice, says professor

Professor Arup Varma shared in a Q Talks Podcast his experience navigating the tension between being not white and not Black. Read more

An incredible basketball run, fueled by sports analytics

Clayton Custer (BBA '18, MBA '19), Lecturer Zach Binkley, Ph.D., and Patrick Wallace sat down to discuss how Loyola men's basketball is using sports analytics to improve player performance. Read more

Setting goals, not expectations, leads to success

Jennile O'Connor (BBA '21) said 'yes' to opportunities, which led to three internships at Deloitte. Read more

Inclusive sports mascots are good business, says professor

In a Q Talks Podcast, Professor Zachary Binkley discusses the ramifications of mascots rooted in racism, and why meaningful rebranding is good for business. Read more

As the NFT market grows, our students are learning in real time

Professor Zach Binkley and his class are tracking the explosive growth of NFTs, particularly on the sports side of the industry. Read more

Degrees bring credibility and confidence to data analytics consulting

Thomas Smyth (BBA '19, MS '20) launched his consulting career in data analytics with a graduate degree in information systems from Quinlan. Read more

Finding philosophy in data analytics

Raphael Roxas (BA '19) used the Business Data Analytics certificate to pivot his career. Read more

Education and effort reduces implicit bias

In a Q Talks Podcast episode, Rachel Gregoire and Colleen Reaney explore implicit biases in the workplace and what we can do to bring awareness to them. Read more

AACSB re-accredits Quinlan due to first-rate business education

Quinlan's business and accounting programs continue to hold this top mark of excellence. Read more

Rankings place Quinlan near the top

Quinlan's part-time MBA program continues to be in the Top 3 in Chicago and the Baumhart Scholars MBA is No. 7 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022 rankings. Two of our MS programs also ranked. Read more

Quinlan student wins regional Collegian of the Year award

Sarah Hoffman (BBA '22) was recognized by Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity for her efforts as recruitment chair. Read more

Approach to income inequality should stem from values, says professor

Professor Tassos Malliaris discusses income inequality and how values should shape our decisions on the Q Talks Podcast. Read more

Adding value with accounting and analytics expertise

Rick Gevis is using his expertise in accounting and data analytics to turn a start-up into a well-oiled machine. Read more

One year later: Rising to the challenges of COVID-19

One year after the COVID-19 pandemic sent Loyola online, Quinlan looks back at how our community rallied, adapted, and even thrived. Read more

Quinlan teams win big across disciplines

Student teams from Quinlan have brought home top honors from a variety of business disciplines and student competitions. Read more

Combining entrepreneurial spirit and Jesuit values

An ambitious entrepreneur, Nikiya Price (MBA '21) is building her future with the help of the Next Gen MBA. Read more

Students skill up with Salesforce

Students and alumni are networking and building in-demand technology skills, powered by Salesforce and its free online learning platform, Trailhead. Read more

Q Mentorship program builds critical professional skills

Frayne Lewis (BBA '22) connected with Kyle Sigmund (MS '11) and an internship with the help of the Q Mentorship program. Read more

Leveling up with the Next Gen MBA

Veerkanvar Cheema (MBA '21) is advancing his career with the problem solving, strategic thinking, and networking skills he's gaining at Quinlan. Read more

Building interdisciplinary skillsets with the Next Gen MBA

Madisyn Fairchild (BA '20, MBA '21) is building on her theater experience with business acumen she's learning as part of the Next Gen MBA. Read more

Next Gen MBA's consulting focus shifts student perspectives

The new MBA prepares students to think like consultants through classes like Professor Stacy Neier Beran's three-week consulting course. Read more

Leadership transition

In June, Dean Kevin Stevens will be stepping down. Associate Dean Maciek Nowak will serve as the interim dean until a national search for the next dean is complete. Read more

Q Talks Podcast miniseries on race and business

The miniseries explores the intersection of race and topics including corporate social responsibility, the marketplace, the workplace, and faith. Read more

Professor helps organize Vietnamese conference on marketing and sustainability

Where do marketing and plastic waste clean-up intersect? According to Professor Cliff Shultz, it’s a place of responsibility and opportunity. Read more

Double alum named head of BMO Family Office

Shannon Kennedy’s servant leadership-style and 30 years of experience brings a unique perspective to the world of finance. Read more

Basketball, best-selling author, and a Quinlan MBA: An alum's journey

John Willkom’s book Walk-On Warrior chronicles how his hard work led him through college basketball, a job in the NBA, and his current career in e-commerce. Read more

From Loyola to restaurant leadership: Meet Morgan Olszewski

Alumna Morgan Olszewski reflects on her journey to become the director of two Chicago restaurants, Yūgen and Onward Chicago. Read more

Marketing research needs to be driven by social justice, says Professor Ekpo

Professor Akon Ekpo studies how the marketplace marginalizes minorities and calls for marketing research to be driven by social justice. Read more

Three professors are leaders in research on gender and marketing

Professors Jenna Drenten, Katherine Sredl, and Linda Tuncay Zayer contributed their revolutionary research to the Handbook of Research on Gender and Marketing. Read more

Sexual assault victims have an incentive to report early, says Professor Lee

In her theoretical research, Assistant Professor Frances Lee finds that victims of sexual assaults have a stronger incentive to report early to encourage other reporters than libelers do. Read more

Workers’ rights should apply to Uber and Lyft, too, says Professor Norlander

Professor Peter Norlander has challenged Uber and Lyft to consider issues of worker's rights for their drivers. Read more

Taking stock of market uncertainty

Investors should be careful about how to use and interpret financial analysts’ forecasts, suggests research by Professor Hae mi Choi. Read more

Professor helps Malaysian university integrate sustainability initiatives through Fulbright

Professor Nancy Landrum fulfilled a lifelong goal of participating in the Fulbright program, working with Quest International University Perak in Malaysia to implement sustainability initiatives. Read more

Quinlan faculty and staff award winners 2021

Quinlan recognized outstanding faculty and staff through the annual Quinlan Faculty and Staff Awards. Read more

Professor Norman Massel joins Accounting faculty

Professor Massel returns to Rogers Park, the neighborhood he grew up in, with a passion for sharing his accounting knowledge with Quinlan students. Read more

Join Loyola Mentors

The powerful networking and mentorship platform connects alumni and students. Read more

Undergraduate business program ranked No. 1 in Chicago

The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings place us as top in Chicago. Read more

Next Generation MBA is calling

Our radically redesigned, skills-based MBA program is crafted to meet the evolving needs of students and employers. Read more

Top 3 in Chicago and among the best in the latest U.S. News rankings

Quinlan's part-time MBA program continues to be in the Top 3 in Chicago. A total of five Quinlan graduate programs are ranked among the top 45 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. Read more

Professor Danielle Booker joins Accounting faculty

Professor Booker brings Big Four and industry experience to Quinlan students — as well as a winning streak on the Family Feud game show. Read more

Seven job market and human resources trends during COVID-19

Professors Dow Scott, Arup Varma, Dennis Nirtaut, and Peter Norlander identify the trends and shifts we can expect to see. Read more

In Memoriam: George Kaufman, PhD

We mourn the passing of Professor Emeritus George Kaufman, who was one of the world's leading experts on banking, a prolific researcher, and a highly regarded teacher. Read more

Corporate responsibility is heightened amid protests and police brutality, says two professors

Professor Cedric Dawkins discussed corporate social responsibility with Professor Abe Singer as part of the Q Talks Podcast miniseries on race and business. Read more

In Memoriam: Geraldine Rosa Henderson, PhD

We mourn the passing of Prof. Gerri Henderson, an inspiring mentor, talented researcher, and generous and caring friend. Read more

Blackstone creates scholarship in honor of John Schreiber

The scholarship —created with a $1 million gift — will establish an endowment to support students with the greatest financial need. Read more

Congratulations, Class of 2019!

See photos, video, and social posts from Quinlan's 2019 Commencement Ceremonies and commencement celebrations. Read more

Advice from Quinlan students for the new school year

Seven Quinlan students offer their thoughts on how to make the most of your time at the Quinlan School of Business. Read more

Celebrating the Class of 2020

At virtual commencement ceremonies in August, we celebrated our Class of 2020 and all its accomplishments. Read more

Esports take off as a ‘pandemic pastime’

Esports offer an outlet for new sports content, competition, and community during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, says Lecturer Zach Binkley. Read more

Marketing for good

Brendan Creamer (BBA ’16) has worked on critical public service advertisements, including the Ad Council’s recent coronavirus response effort. Read more

Alum Chris Benning is creating opportunity through healthcare analytics

Chris Benning (MBA ’11) is opening doors in the analytics field while also improving patient and employee well-being at Northwestern Medicine. Read more

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

See the Class of 2020 Digital Send-Off featuring graduating students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Read more

Supply chain program honors four alumni

In recognition of their contributions to the supply chain industry, Quinlan honors Donna Warton (MBA ’93), Hussam Bachour (MBA ’16, MSSCM ’16), Tanvee Agrawal (MSSCM ’20), and Roy Scheck (MBA '19, MSSCM '19). Read more

From basketball team manager to international career

Sameer Sawaqed (BBA ’19) launched an international career and a mentorship podcast with the help of the networking skills he honed at Quinlan. Read more

Quinlan faculty give thanks

Their students and their families topped the list for what Quinlan faculty are thankful for this year. Read more

Baumhart Scholar named a 2020 Game Changer

Jennifer Hodges (MBA '21) was one of only 40 leaders in the Chicago region to be recognized by Ariel Investments and WVON Radio for shaping the region's future. Read more

CME Foundation Scholar George Campau sets his sights on a sustainable future

CME Foundation Scholar George Campau ('21) studies finance and information systems. Why? He wants to create renewable energy for a sustainable future. Read more

Three semesters abroad and two degrees mark Srishti Srivastava's Loyola experience

The U.S./Europe Double Degree program is providing Srivastava a unique, global perspective during her undergraduate career. Read more

MS programs gain STEM designation

The business data analytics, finance, information systems, and supply chain management master's programs received the designation. Read more

Stock trading during COVID-19 inspires student to find a new career path in business

Sophomore Sa'ad Khan switched from chemistry pre-med to finance after he started trading stocks during COVID-19. Read more

Expatriates need social and workplace support, says professor

Once we’re better able to understand the motivations of locals to help expats, says Professor Arup Varma, then we can work with companies to train and better prepare expats. Read more

Reimagining farmers markets

Marketing students in Lecturer Stacy Neier Beran’s courses are partnering with Chicago-area farmers markets in the summer and fall. Read more

Financial Times recognizes Quinlan for leadership in social purpose

Quinlan was one of only four business schools in the world recognized for excellence in three or more of the areas of social impact identified by the Financial Times. Read more

Our economic future with COVID-19

Professor Abol Jalilvand offers his take on the short-term and long-term economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Quinlan teams bring home top honors from Teradata Universe 

Teams won the Data and Analytics Challenges at this year’s conference, despite the challenges of working remotely. Read more

Nine Loyola students selected as CME Group Foundation Scholars

Of the 25 high-performing students selected by the foundation, nine – or nearly 40% – are Loyola students. Read more

In networking, be fearless and be yourself, says alum

Callista Gould (MBA '97), a certified etiquette instructor, shares her top tips for students to consider in networking and in business. Read more

Engaging with students and staff created success for alum

When looking for a student-focused experience, alum Jessica Holden (MSHR ’15) felt Quinlan outshone the rest. Read more

Ricci Scholars takes two Quinlan students to Rome and Beijing

Through the Ricci Scholars program, Olivia Muszynski and Alaina Miller researched in Rome and Beijing, and found an international career path. Read more

Using grit from Quinlan to move up at Big Four firm

Allison Huey (MSA ’09) attributes her career success to the determination and work ethic she honed while at Quinlan. Read more

Building the foundations for success

Alum John Palarz (MSA ’15) gained the foundational knowledge and technical skills he needed to jumpstart his career after graduation. Read more

Alum finds the best of both worlds with info systems

Deena McKay (MSISM ’11) build the career she wanted at the intersection of business and technology. Read more

From Chicago startups to Big Four consulting

James D. Pietrarosso (BBA ’15, MSBDA ’18) refined his analytical proficiency, business acumen, and career path while obtaining his master’s degree at Quinlan. Read more

The balance of the right skills, at the right time

Alumna Bianca Marjalino found the program that worked for her, and had a job offer before graduation. Read more

Quinlan teams win big across fields

Quinlan students get high honors at competitions in supply chain management, information systems, accounting, and human resources. Read more

Quinlan's winning streak continues at Teradata Universe

Quinlan students brought home top honors from this year's conference after finding surprising insights in Divvy rider data. Read more

Students win big at the Teradata Analytics Universe competition

One team won the international Analytics Challenge, and a second team was among the top 5 finalists in the Data Challenge. Read more

Quinlan wows once again at Teradata Partners Conference

Two teams of undergraduate Quinlan students bested teams from around the world to emerge victorious at the 2017 Teradata Partners Conference. Read more

Quinlan undergrads honored at global data analytics conference

Two teams of Quinlan undergraduates advanced to the finals at the competitive Teradata Partners World Conference, with one team taking home a top honor. Read more

Quinlan teams impress global data conference attendees

Two undergraduate teams bested graduate students from around the world to earn the "People’s Choice” award. Read more

Big data, big champions

Quinlan undergraduates walk away with two out of three awards at one of the largest data analytics and technology conferences in the nation—beating out teams of MBA and PhD candidates. Read more

Top tips to excel at a job search

Business Career Services offers insights and tools to help you move forward in your career. Read more

Rogers Park and Edgewater businesses becoming more sustainable with Loyola’s help

A Sustainable Business Management class ran green audits and a “cash mob” to help sustainability efforts at two local businesses. Read more

Professor Drenten breaks down stereotypes of women on social media and in gaming

Her two chapters in the Handbook of Research on Gender and Marketing discuss social media's beauty ideals and the gendered harassment in video gaming. Read more

Professor Sredl researches gender in emerging markets

She was recently published in the international Handbook of Research on Gender and Marketing on the intersection of post-socialist spaces, gender, and marketing. Read more

Professor Tuncay Zayer researches why we should transform traditional gender roles

Her chapter in the Handbook of Research on Gender and Marketing discusses how marketing can help address the world's social and business issues. Read more

Transgender communities find funding and community on digital platforms, according to research by Professor Drenten

As a Gannon Center Faculty Fellow, Professor Jenna Drenten studied transgender communities, crowdfunding, and TikTok. Read more

Meet Erik Larson

"Quinlan opened career doors that surpassed my wildest expectations," says Erik Larson, MS '14. Read more

Meet Harold Dillow

"I chose this program because I felt like the professors and the school were really focused on business and ethics," says Harold Dillow, MBA '14, Supply Chain Concentration. Read more

Meet TJ Wiley

"Quinlan’s Supply Chain Management program does a great job of keeping students engaged through exciting opportunities beyond the classroom," says TJ Wiley, MS '13, MBA '14. Read more

Q Mentorship program gives student career direction and purpose

After serving in the U.S. Army, student Charles Lencioni was able to reinvent himself with the support of the Q Mentorship program. Read more

Alumnus reflects on mentorship role

Alumnus Jim Dempsey wanted to give the gift of time to his alma mater – and found the perfect fit serving as a mentor in the Q Mentorship Program. Read more

Quinlan partners with global accounting organization

The partnership with ACCA USA will help MSA students build their accounting careers anywhere around the world. Read more

Q Mentorship: Connecting business students and alumni mentors

For one student, the program led to an unforgettable call from her mentor and a New York City internship. Read more

Navigating a hurricane, pandemic, and career

From surviving Hurricane Katrina to her grandfather's fight with COVID-19 to finding a career, alum Meka McKnight found support at Loyola. Read more

Professor Drenten’s Integrated Marketing Communications pitches final projects to Vivid Seats

Students from Professor Jenna Drenten’s marketing class worked with ticket marketplace Vivid Seats throughout the semester before presenting their ideas to Vivid Seats executives in a “Shark Tank” style presentation. Read more