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The BBA in International Business degree at the Quinlan School of Business prepares students to excel in positions involving global trade and commerce.  We offer the business and communication skills needed to compete internationally.

The major combines courses in international accounting, marketing, economics, finance, management, supply chain management, some international political science choices and cultural anthropology choices with foreign-language study. A study abroad experience is required for the major.

The program draws on the resources of Chicago, which is a center of global commerce, including some of the country’s largest venture capital firms, the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, corporate headquarters, and Fortune 500 companies.

Program Highlights

  • Theoretical and practical insights for understanding the real world of international business in terms of external environmental forces, cultural, political and economic diversity.
  • Internal strategic management issues surrounding multinational enterprises (MNEs) in the world markets.
  • A study abroad experience.

What You'll Learn

  • Strategic management skills for multinational enterprises (MNEs)
  • International financial management
  • Business ethics
  • Foreign language skills

Careers

Because a quarter of the U.S. gross national product (GNP) results from international trade, companies are increasingly seeking business graduates who understand how differences in language, economics, politics, cultural structures, attitudes toward work, and social interaction in the workplace affect business globally. Careers include:

  • International marketing director
  • Multinational manager
  • Business development director
  • International trade and customs manager
  • Corporate foreign policy advisor

International business majors also learn business foundations for careers in human resources, sales and marketing, management, economics, and finance. International business graduates may seek careers in the U.S. government, multinational corporations, foreign banks, international investments, import/export firms, international law firms, global nonprofit organizations, and world missions.

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 International Business 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 international business must complete the following courses to earn 18 hours in this major:

  • IBUS 201: Introduction to International Business - or – BHNR 335 (Quinlan Honors only)

Five courses from the following:

Group A (choose at least two)

  • ACCT 306: Advanced Accounting—Business Combinations, Consolidations and International (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in ACCT 303 and 304)
  • ECON 323: International Economics (prerequisites: sophomore standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in ECON 201, and 202)
  • ECON 324: International Monetary Relations (prerequisites: sophomore standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better ECON 201, and 202)
  • ECON 325: Economics of Development and Growth (prerequisites: sophomore standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in ECON 201, and 202)
  • FINC 355: International Financial Management (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in FINC 301 or FINC 334)
  • SCMG 338: Logistics in the Global Economy (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SCMG 332)

Group B (choose at least two)

  • HRER 325: Global Employment Relations (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in HRER 301 )
  • HRER 329: Global Human Resources and Organizational Behavior (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in HRER 301)
  • MARK 363: International Marketing (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in MARK 201)
  • MGMT 305: Global Business Strategy (R) (prerequisite: junior standing)
  • MGMT 315: International Management (prerequisites: junior standing, and minimum grade of “C-“ or better in MGMT 201)
  • SPRT 345: Globalization of the Sport Industry (prerequisites: junior standing, minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SPRT 130)
  • ANTH 100: Globalization and Local Cultures*
  • ANTH 102: Intro to Cultural Anthropology (prerequisites: minimum grade of “C-“ or better in ANTH 100, PLSC 102, PYSC 100, or SOCL 101)*
  • PLSC 350: Politics of International Economic Relations*
  • PLSC 362: Politics of Developing Societies*
  • PLSC 363: International Politics*

*=Students may choose one non-Quinlan course from this list for the INTL Business major or minor.

(R)=Offered at Loyola's Rome Center.

*Students may only take up to two courses in the same subject area for this major/minor.

In addition, students pursuing the International Business major/minor have a foreign language requirement.

  • (Major) Language and Study Abroad Requirement:
    • Must study abroad for an entire semester
    • Language up through 103 level (3 yrs of same language in HS)

*Note : study abroad experience does not have to match language studied

  • (Minor) Language and/or Study Abroad Requirement:
    • Option 1) Language up through 103 level (3 yrs of same language in HS) + Study Abroad (semester or summer program)
    • Option 2) Language up through 104 level (4 yrs of same language in HS)

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 international business may elect to pursue a minor in this field. The requirements are 18 credit hours in international business courses, plus all necessary prerequisite classes for the upper level business courses.

Student should take the following:

  • IBUS 201: Introduction to International Business

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)
  • INFS 247. Business Information Systems
  • MARK 201. Principles of Marketing
  • MGMT 201. Managing People and Organizations

Three courses from the following:

Group A (choose at least one)

  • ACCT 306. Advanced Accounting—Business Combinations, Consolidations and International (prerequisites: junior standing, minimum C- in ACCT 304)
  • ECON 323. International Economics (prerequisites: sophomore standing, minimum C- in ECON 201 & ECON 202)
  • ECON 324. International Monetary Relations (prerequisites: sophomore standing, minimum C- in ECON 201 & ECON 202)
  • ECON 325. Economics of Development and Growth (prerequisites: sophomore standing, minimum C- in ECON 201 & ECON 202)
  • FINC 355. International Financial Management (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in either FINC 301 or FINC 334)
  • SCMG 338. Logistics in the Global Economy (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in SCMG 332)

Group B (choose at least one)

  • HRER 325. Global Employment Relations (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in MGMT 201)
  • HRER 329. Global Human Resources and Organizational Behavior (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in MGMT 201)
  • MARK 363. International Marketing (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in MARK 201)
  • MGMT 305. Global Business Strategy (R) (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in MGMT 201)
  • MGMT 315. International Management (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in MGMT 201)
  • SPRT 345. Globalization of the Sport Industry (prerequisites: junior standing & minimum C- in SPRT 130)

Students may take one course from the following list of Non-Quinlan classes for the International Business minor:

  • ANTH 100. Globalization and Local Cultures
  • ANTH 102. Intro to Cultural Anthropology
  • PLSC 350. Politics of International Economic Relations
  • PLSC 362. Politics of Developing Societies
  • PLSC 363. International Politics

(R)=Offered at Loyola's Rome Center.

Minor Language Requirement

The minor also includes a foreign language requirement.

  • Option 1) 103 level (3 yrs of same language in HS) + Study Abroad
  • Option 2) 104 level (4 yrs of same language in HS)

Quinlan students who wish to pursue a minor in international business must complete IBUS 201 and three 300-level international business courses (see above).

Students are limited to counting two courses in each subject area toward the minor. Only one pre-approved 399: Selected Topics course will count for this major/minor.

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

Mine Cinar, Program Director
Email: mcinar@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.