The Human Resource and Employment Relations minor helps prepare students to direct employees toward attaining their personal as well as organizational goals.

For non-Quinlan students the minor in human resources requires 18 credit hours as follows:

  • HRER 301: Principles of Human Resource Management
  • Two courses from the following list:
    • ISSCM 241: Business Statistics or PSYC 304: Statistics
    • ECON 201: Principles of Microeconomics or ECON 202: Principles of Macroeconomics
    • MGMT 201: Managing People and Organizations or PSYC 362: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    • INFS 247: Business Information Systems
  • Three 300-level Human Resource classes in addition to HRER 301.

Quinlan students who wish to pursue a minor in human resources must complete two 300-level HRER courses in addition to HRER 301. 

HRER 300-level courses: 

  • HRER 311: Employee Relations
  • HRER 313: Compensation Management
  • HRER 317: Staffing
  • HRER 322: HR Development
  • HRER 329: Global HR and Organization Behavior
  • HRER 346: Negotiations for HR Professionals

Transfer Course

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.

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.