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Invest in your future with our BBA in Finance.

The Quinlan School of Business has one of the finest undergraduate finance programs in Chicago. The finance faculty is especially well-known for its expertise in socially responsible investing and derivatives.

Program Highlights

  • Interact with many of Chicago's leading businesses through guest speakers from corporations, consulting firms, nonprofit organizations, and other enterprises.
  • Learn from faculty and classmates in moderate-sized classes, which enable personal interaction. Most classes are taught by full-time faculty who are exceptionally well-trained in current developments in their discipline.
  • Apply for the Finance Honors Program

What You'll Learn

Financial tools are introduced and applied to problem-solving in a variety of areas including:

  • Financial markets and institutions
  • Financial management
  • Capital budgeting
  • International financial management
  • Portfolio theory
  • Derivatives
  • Risk management

Careers

Graduates with a BBA in Finance from Loyola pursue careers in commercial banking, corporate finance, financial planning, insurance, investment banking, money management, and real estate.

Typical careers include:

  • Account Executive
  • Actuaries
  • Credit Analyst
  • Commercial Loan Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Bankers
  • Management Consultant
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Trader

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 degree in Entrepreneurship must also complete the business core curriculum as well as 15 required hours from the degree requirement options listed below.

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

Degree Requirements

In addition to Core Curriculum and Business Core Curriculum requirements, students pursuing the BBA degree in finance must complete 21 credit hours in the following courses:

  • ECON 303: Microeconomics (prerequisite: sophomore standing, and a minimum grade of a "C-" or better in ECON 201 and ECON 202)
  • FINC 334: Principles of Corporate Finance (prerequisite: sophomore standing, and a minimum grade of a "C-" or better in ECON 201, ISSCM 241, ACCT 201 (co-requisite), MATH 131 or 161)
  • FINC 335: Investments (prerequisite: junior standing, and a minimum grade of a "C-" or better in FINC 334)
  • Four additional 300-level finance courses*

*At least one 300-level Finance elective must be taken from FINC 342, 345, 346, 347, 355.

Four courses from the following:

Choose one from the following list:

  • FINC 336: Introduction to Derivatives (prerequisite: junior standing, and a minimum grade of a “C-“ or better in FINC 335)
  • FINC 342: Advanced Business Finance (prerequisite: junior standing, and a minimum grade of a “C-“ or better in FINC 335)
  • FINC 345: Portfolio Management (prerequisite: junior standing, and a minimum grade of a “C-“ or better in FINC 335)
  • FINC 346: Introduction to Options (prerequisite: junior standing, and a minimum grade of a “C-“ or better in FINC 335)
  • FINC 356: Advanced Topics in Investment Banking and Asset Management (prerequisite: junior standing, and a minimum grade of a “B-“ or better in FINC 335)

Choose three electives Electives:

For a suggested course sequence for undergraduate finance majors, see Suggested Course Sequence

Minors

 

Non-Quinlan students who are pursuing other majors but who wish to expand their skills in this field may pursue a minor in finance. All finance minors must complete the following courses:

  • ACCT 201. Introductory Accounting I
  • ECON 201. Principles of Economics I (Micro)
  • ISSCM 241. Business Statistics*
  • FINC 334: Principles of Corporate Finance (prerequisite: sophomore standing, a minimum grade of “C-“ or better in ECON 201, ISSCM 241, ACCT 201, MATH 131 or 161. ACCT can be co-requisite; must take before additional FINC course)
  • FINC 335. Investments (prerequisite: junior standing, a minimum grade of “C-“ or better in FINC 334; must take before additional 300-level FINC course)
  • One additional 300-level finance class

*Students who have completed STAT 103 must take INFS 247 (Business Information Systems) in place of ISSCM 241.

*Students who have completed FINC 332 prior to Fall of 2017 fulfill the requirement for the prerequisite for the upper-division (300 and above) FINC courses

Quinlan students will take two additional 300-level finance classes after FINC 335.

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.

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: Sukhun Lee
Email: slee2@luc.edu
Phone: 312.915.7071

 

Student Resources

The Quinlan School of Business shares the following finance resources and professional associations.

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.