All businesses need skilled accountants to help them determine what they have to spend and how they should spend it to ensure a successful future.

You'll be well-prepared for these responsibilities with the Quinlan School of Business BBA in Accounting degree program. We'll also help you get ready for the CPA, CMA, CFM, and CIA examinations.

Program Highlights

What You'll Learn

  • Strategic cost management
  • Financial management
  • Auditing and business risk
  • Legal and regulatory knowledge
  • CPA Exam Preparation


Our graduates find employment in accounting firms, banks, industry, and government. Sample fields and jobs include:

Public Accounting

  • Auditors
  • Audit technology or audit data analyst
  • Tax accountants
  • Tax technology
  • Consultants
  • Consultants - data analytics


  • Controllers
  • Internal auditors or data analyst – internal auditing
  • Tax accountants
  • Systems specialists
  • Cost accountants
  • Bankers

Governmental Accounting


Some of the agencies where accountants work include:

  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. General Accounting Office

State and Local

Accountants work in the following areas of state or local government:

  • Budgeting and control
  • Financial administration
  • Tax administration
  • Data analysts

Because Loyola is a member of the Jesuit network of 27 colleges and universities nationwide, our graduates can receive career services at Loyola Career Services, as well as at career centers at U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities. 

You may also want to consider our BBA in Accounting and Analytics program or BBA/Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program, which can provide you with a graduate degree in as little as one additional year of study. You can also consider the Accounting Information Systems minor.


All Quinlan School of Business students must complete the University Core Curriculum, Business Core Curriculum, and Undergraduate School of Business program requirements. Students pursuing the BBA degree in Accounting must also complete the program requirements listed in the Academic Catalog.

Student Resources

The Quinlan School of Business offers support and resources through student organizations as well as connections to accounting professionals and professional associations.

Student Organization

Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor organization, founded in 1919, for financial information students and professionals. It is not a fraternity or sorority, but an honors organization. It is widely recognized as the premier honor society for college students in the financial disciplines. Members have exclusive access to industry professionals, alumni and faculty at member-only events.

Advisory Board

The Accounting Advisory Board serves in an advisory role to the accounting faculty of the Quinlan School of Business offering great insight into market trends, curriculum development, and program direction.

Georgia Loukas Demeros
Thompson Coburn LLP

Steve Fedea
Vice President
Goldman Sachs

Michael T. Hart
Partner, Tax Services
Ernst & Young

Thomas Murtagh
Tax Partner

Beata Peters
Vice President, Financial Planning
and Analytics
Horizon Therapuetics

Jeanette Press
Vice President, Corporate Controller
and Principal Accounting Officer
Univar Solutions

Gregory A. Ramenofsky
Partner, CFO & COO
Continental Advisors LLC

Karl A. Schachelmayer
Senior Manager
National Federal Tax Services
Federal Incentives and Credit Services
Deloitte Tax LLP

Michael E. Schamberger
Audit Partner
Technology Industry Practice
Grant Thornton LLP

Phil Smayda

Graham Traynor
Vice President and Corporate Controller

Patrick Unzicker
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Roadrunner Transportation Systems


To apply for admission and scholarship consideration, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission and indicate your interest in this program on your application. For more information, see the following resources:


Tuition and Financial Aid

The Loyola Quinlan School of Business is committed to helping students secure the necessary financial resources to make their business education at Loyola affordable.