Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

MBA Curriculum, Pre-Fall 2020

Students who began our MBA program before fall 2020 may pursue the program curriculum below, which was in effect when they entered the program, or may switch to the Next Generation MBA curriculum.

Any student that decides to switch to the Next Generation MBA must inform the Graduate Programs Office so that your academic record can be updated. This is a critical necessity for the graduation audit process, so please make sure that you inform us of your desire to switch, and that you receive our confirmation.

We encourage students to contact their advisor to schedule a time to discuss the best option for you, and the plan for your remaining courses.

Previous MBA curriculum

Prerequisite (1)

  • ISSCM 400: Quantitative Methods

Core Courses (3-7)

Qualifying students may waive up to four of the core courses. These courses are also prerequisites for most upper-level courses.

Core Ethics (1)

Analytics Course (1)

Global Perspectives (1)

Advanced Core (4)

Choose four from the following eight disciplines; no more than one class per discipline.

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources and Employee Relations
  • Information Systems Management
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Electives or Optional Concentration (3–4)

No Concentration: Choose three electives from any of the course offerings in the Graduate Business Programs.

  • General Business Electives (no concentration): Visit LOCUS and select the term for which you wish to see course offerings. Use the "Course Career" drop-down to select "Graduate Business" for a complete list of courses available that term. 

With Concentration: For an optional concentration, choose three courses in any one of the following disciplines (four courses for accounting):

Concluding Integrative Capstone Experience (1)

The capstone required for all MBA students is to be completed during the final quarter of the program.

  • MGMT 430: Strategy and Leadership in Organizations

*In order for core courses to be waived, you must have completed a minimum of one undergraduate course (3 credit hours) of comparable content in the prerequisite subject area within the last seven years with a grade of B (or equivalent) or higher.