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It takes more than a great idea to build a great business. The Quinlan School of Business BBA in Entrepreneurship degree program provides the real-world insights and skills you need to translate your creativity into a workable business plan. The skills you learn will help you as a new venture entrepreneur or a corporate professional.

Loyola also offers an entrepreneurship minor for both business and non-business majors.

 

Program Highlights

  • Work with the most innovative start-ups of the entrepreneurial community in Chicago
  • Consult with social enterprises that do well by doing good
  • Learn from faculty members who have cutting-edge research and practice. Our faculty have led incubators, for-profit ventures, and social enterprises.
  • Join the Next Founders Entrepreneurship Club, which is for aspiring undergraduate entrepreneurs who are interested in pursuing a non-traditional, creative, and flexible career path.

What You'll Learn

  • Translating ideas into viable products or services
  • Responsible, ethical leadership
  • Launching and growing a new venture
  • Tactics entrepreneurs use to attract customers
  • Characteristics of international markets
  • Social entrepreneurship vs. traditional entrepreneurship
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills

Careers

Plan, launch, and grow a new venture, whether organized as a for-profit, nonprofit, or a social venture. Other job opportunities include:

  • Mid-level management
  • Business consultant
  • Sales consultant
  • Fundraiser for nonprofits
  • Research and development

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

All Quinlan School of Business students must complete the core curriculum. Students pursuing the BBA in Entrepreneurship must complete core curriculum as well as 15 hours in entrepreneurship courses.

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

Major Requirements

Degree Requirements

In addition to Core Curriculum and Business Core Curriculum requirements, students pursuing the BBA degree majoring in Entrepreneurship must complete 15 credit hours in the following courses:

Three (3) required courses:

  • ENTR 201: Intro to Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 345: Entrepreneurship Marketing
  • ENTR 390: Entrepreneurship Strategies

Two (2) elective courses (select two of following):

  • ENTR 311: Social Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 312: Intellectual Property and Commercialization
  • ENTR 313: Entrepreneurial Global Opportunity Scan
  • MGMT 335: Micro-Enterprise Consulting (prerequisite: junior standing, and minimum grade of a "C-" or better in MGMT 201, and Department Consent Required)
  • ISSCM 349: Project Management (prerequisite: junior standing, and minimum grade of a "C-" or better in ACCT 201 and MGMT 201)
  • ENTR 395: Independent Study in Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 399: Selected Topics in Entrepreneurship

Only one ENTR 399: Selected Topics class is allowed to count for this major/minor.

* NOTE: All ENTR courses require students to hold a junior standing and a minimum grade of a "C-" or better in ENTER 201.

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

 

Non-Quinlan students who wish to expand their skills in entrepreneurship may pursue a minor in this field. The minor in entrepreneurship provides excellent foundational knowledge of strategic aspects of the entrepreneurial process. Starting with the identification of business opportunities, the development of unique business models, the formation of the entrepreneurial team, the securing of financial resources, and the importance and practical application of marketing, economics, accounting, finance, and management skills.

Effective Fall 2018, the entrepreneurship minor will require 18 credit hours in the following courses:

  • ENTR 201. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Two courses from the following:
    • ACCT 201. Introductory Accounting I
    • ECON 201. Principles of Economics I (Micro)
    • INFS 247. Business Information Systems
    • MARK 201. Principles of Marketing
    • MGMT 201. Managing People and Organizations
  • Three additional 300-level entrepreneurship courses

Any current student wishing to pursue the Entrepreneurship minor with the Fall 2018 requirements should meet with a Quinlan School of Business academic advisor.

Requirements before Fall 2018

Prior to Fall 2018, the minor required 21 credit hours.

Required courses:

  • ACCT 201. Introductory Accounting I
  • ECON 201. Principles of Economics I (Micro)
  • MARK 201. Principles of Marketing
  • MGMT 201. Managing People and Organizations
  • ENTR 201. Intro to Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 345. Entrepreneurship Marketing (prerequisites: junior standing, a minimum grade of “C-“ or better in ENTR 201)
  • ENTR 390. Entrepreneurship Strategies (prerequisites: junior standing, a minimum grade of “C-“ or better in ENTR 201)

Prior to fall 2018, Quinlan students pursuing a minor in Entrepreneurship needed to complete the following three required entrepreneurship courses: ENTR 201, ENTR 345, and ENTR 390.

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.

Admissions

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: Cedric Dawkins
Email: cdawkins@luc.edu
Phone: 312.915.6592

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.