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The ability to combine systems knowledge with an understanding of the "big picture" means job-ready value. Our BBA in Information Systems degree program at the Quinlan School of Business prepares students for a professional career in the rapidly changing fields of information systems and data analysis.

Program Highlights

  • Incorporates extensive general knowledge in information systems and data analysis
  • Integrates values and ethics into data analysis and information systems projects and solutions
  • Communicates and collaborates with diverse teams comprised of business as well as systems professionals at different levels, within a variety of business units and organizations
  • Connects you to the ISSCM Club, which provides a cutting-edge outlook on issues related to two of the most dynamic fields in the contemporary world of business: information systems and supply chain management
  • Apply for Information Systems departmental honors

What You'll Learn

  • Integrating values and ethics into data analysis and information systems projects and solutions
  • Conduct data analysis and information systems focused projects
  • Demonstrate competence with SQL and at least one programming language
  • Requirements analysis and specification
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Conceptual and logical data modeling
  • Implementation and testing of back and front ends

The Loyola student network provides the student with access to current systems development environments such as Oracle, Teradata, OLAP/BI Tools, Data Visualization Tools, VBA, and C#.

Careers

  • Information systems manager
  • Systems administration
  • Applications analyst
  • Database administrator
  • IT technical support officer

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 Information Systems 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

Major Requirements

 

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

  • INFS 346: Database and Data Warehousing Systems
  • INFS 347: Systems Analysis and Design or ISSCM 393 Requirements Analysis & Communication
  • INFS 397: VBA Programming with MS Office or COMP 170: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming or INFS 394: Programming in Python
  • Two additional 300-level information systems courses

For a suggested course sequence for undergraduate Information Systems majors, see Suggested Course Sequence.

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 information systems may pursue a minor in this field. The minor in information systems management provides excellent foundational knowledge of applications, data and systems used in business and nonprofit organizations.

A minor in information systems is designed to increase job opportunities and enhance your career path, regardless of your primary major. When it is combined with a liberal arts major, students gain a better understanding of the role of information systems in business and technology, particularly data management and project management.

The information systems minor requires 18 credit hours in the following courses:

  • INFS 247. Business Information Systems
  • Two courses from the following:
    • ACCT 201. Introductory Accounting I
    • ECON 201. Principles of Economics I (Micro) or ECON 202. Principles of Economics II (Macro)
    • MARK 201. Principles of Marketing
    • MGMT 201. Managing People and Organizations
  • INFS 346 (prerequisite: junior standing minimum grade of “C-“ or better in INFS/ISSCM 247) plus
  • Two 300-level information systems courses

Quinlan students who wish to pursue a minor in information systems will take a total of three 300-level information systems courses.

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

Mary Malliaris, Department Chair
Phone: 312.915.7064
Email: mmallia@luc.edu

Nenad Jukić, MSISA Director
Phone: 312.915.6662
Email: njukic@luc.edu

Student Resources

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

Student Organizations

The ISSCM Club provides a cutting-edge outlook on issues related to two of the most dynamic fields in the contemporary world of business: information systems and supply chain management. Members of the ISSCM Club gather regularly in stimulating and thought-provoking forums to discuss advances and career paths in these areas. The club has sponsored numerous acclaimed speakers, including many Loyola alumni interested in sharing their personal and professional experiences with students. Learn more by contacting Professor Fred Kaefer at fkaefer@luc.edu.

The Department of Computer Science also sponsors Don't Panic! Computer Science, a student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

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.