Loyola University > Quinlan School of Business > Academics > Undergraduate Degrees > Minors > Finance Minor
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, 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, 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.
Quinlan students will take two additional 300-level finance classes after FINC 335.
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.
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.