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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, minimum grade of “C-“ or better in ENTR 201)
  • ENTR 390. Entrepreneurship Strategies (prerequisites: junior standing, 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.

Transfer Credit

The Quinlan School of Business will allow program transfer credit for business courses taken elsewhere prior to matriculation at the lower-division level provided such courses are also offered at the lower-division level at Loyola. These lower-division level courses are stipulated by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the business school accreditation agency, as follows:

  • Principles of Accounting (six credit hours)
  • Principles of Economics: Macro and Micro (six credit hours)
  • Principles of Marketing (three credit hours)
  • Business Statistics (if college algebra is required as a prerequisite) (three credit hours)
  • Law and the Regulatory Environment of Business (three credit hours)

Loyola's upper-division requirements in finance, intermediate economics, human resources management, strategic management, and operations management will not be satisfied by courses taken elsewhere at the lower-division level or without junior or senior standing. Students transferring as juniors or seniors may be allowed to transfer credit after successful completion of an upper-division course taken at another institution if the Quinlan School of Business deems that the subject matter is congruent to a corresponding Loyola course.

Current Loyola Students

The Quinlan School of Business adheres to the university policy regarding taking courses elsewhere. In conjunction with the university policy, the Quinlan School of Business will not approve any courses from the Quinlan School curriculum to be taken elsewhere during any semester or summer session.

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.