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The BBA in Economics will equip you with a knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts of economics and business, which will help you to become a responsible and successful leader in your chosen fields. Our students who continue their education are accepted at many top universities.

Loyola University Chicago offers two undergraduate programs in economics:

Learn what sets the BBA in Economics apart:

Program Highlights

  • Number of faculty members holding PhD degrees from well-known universities
  • Quality and quantity of faculty research
  • Various leadership positions in professional associations held by faculty
  • Apply for the Economics Departmental Honors Program

What You'll Learn

  • Analysis of real-world economic policies
  • Principles of economics reasoning
  • Business and professional presentations
  • Business ethics and the market economy
  • Graphical and quantitative modelings

Careers

  • Economic Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Actuary
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Economic Policy Analyst

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

Curriculum

Loyola Chicago Quinlan students completing a BBA in Economics must complete the Core Curriculum and Business Core Curriculum requirements, and 18 credit hours in the BBA Requirements. In addition to fulfilling courses in the Core Curriculum and general electives, students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 10 economics courses, calculus and statistics.

Core Curriculum

  • COMM 103: Business & Professional Speaking
  • MATH 131 or 161: Elements of Calculus or Calculus I (students majoring in Finance are strongly encouraged to take MATH 161 instead of MATH 131)
  • MGMT 341: Business Ethics
  • BSAD 220: Internship and Career Preparation
  • Two Writing Intensive courses, one of which must be a Quinlan course or ENGL 210
  • Global Awareness. The course used to satisfy this requirement may include any course from the GIST major group including ANTH 100, 102. ASIA 101, INTS 101, LASP 101, PLSC 102, or a study abroad experience will count toward this requirement.

Business Core Curriculum

 
  • ACCT 201: Introductory Accounting I
  • ACCT 202: Introductory Accounting II
  • BSAD 343: Business Analytics
  • ECON 201: Principles of Economics I (Micro)
  • ECON 202: Principles of Economics II (Macro)
  • FINC 301: Introductory Business Finance -or- FINC 334: Principles of Corporate Finance (required for Finance majors and minors)
  • ISSCM 241: Business Statistics
  • INFS 247: Business Information Systems
  • SCMG 332: Operations Management
  • LREB 315: Law and the Regulatory Environment of Business
  • MGMT 201: Managing People and Organizations
  • MGMT 304: Strategic Management
  • MARK 201: Principles of Marketing

BBA Degree Requirements

In addition to Core Curriculum and Business Core Curriculum requirements, students pursuing the BBA degree in economics must complete 18 credit hours in the following courses:

  • ECON 303. Microeconomics
  • ECON 304. Macroeconomics
  • Four additional 300-level economics courses

CAS BA Degree Requirements

BA degree: In addition to fulfilling courses in the Core Curriculum and general electives, students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 10 economics courses, calculus and statistics:

  • ECON 201. Principles of Economics I (Micro)
  • ECON 202. Principles of Economics II (Macro)
  • ECON 303. Microeconomics
  • ECON 304. Macroeconomics
  • Six additional 300-level economics courses
  • MATH 131 or 161
  • STAT 103 or equivalent

Students wishing to pursue doctoral study in economics are advised to take additional mathematics courses including the calculus course sequence (MATH 161, 162 and 263); linear algebra (MATH 212); and two 300-level mathematical statistics courses (STAT 304, 305). Students should consult with their economics advisor about completing mathematics courses.

Specialized requirements

Transfer Students

At the discretion of the Quinlan School of Business assistant dean, a maximum of one transfer course taken prior to matriculating at Loyola University Chicago may be allowed. A 2.0 average GPA is required for all attempted business courses. (BA in Economics students must also earn a 2.0 average GPA for all attempted Economics courses).

Study Abroad

Students planning to study abroad are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor early in the planning stage. A student will be permitted to take up to two approved courses in any Quinlan major or minor (and including BA Economics majors). All courses must be approved by the Quinlan Undergraduate Dean.

Minors

 

Effective Fall 2017, any Loyola student who wishes to expand his or her skills in economics may pursue an economics minor. The minor requires 18 credit hours in the following courses:

  • Economics 201 (Principles of Microeconomics)
  • Economics 202 (Principles of Macroeconomics)
  • Economics 303 (Intermediate Microeconomics) OR Economics 304 (Intermediate Macroeconomics) (prerequisites: sophomore standing, a minimum grade of “C-“ or better in ECON 201 and 202)
  • Plus THREE upper-division (300 and above) Economics elective classes

All Quinlan students are limited to double dipping one course between majors/minors.

Important Details

At the discretion of the Quinlan School of Business, a maximum of one transfer course taken prior to matriculating at Loyola University Chicago may be allowed. A 2.0 average GPA is required for all attempted business courses. (BA in Economics students must also earn a 2.0 average GPA for all attempted Economics courses).

Quinlan students are limited to double dipping once (that is, counting one course twice) between any major or minor combination, regardless of what program the major or minor is taken in. Non-Quinlan students are limited to double dipping twice (that is, counting two courses twice) between business school minors and/or their respective majors.

Students planning to study abroad are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor early in the planning stage. A student will be permitted to take up to two approved courses in any Quinlan major or minor (and including BA Economics majors). All courses must be approved by the Quinlan Undergraduate Dean.

Admission

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:

Contact Us
Department Chair: Tassos Malliaris
Email: tmallia@luc.edu

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.