Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

BBA in Accounting and Analytics



The BBA in Accounting and Analytics at the Quinlan School of Business is a specialized degree program for students interested in accounting, as well as in business applications used to understand broad sets of data within a client firm’s operations.

The combined skills of accounting and analytics are in demand. According to an American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) trends report, “The accounting profession is rapidly evolving. Technological innovations, especially in data science and analytics, are becoming a more common part of the profession and are changing the way we do business and whom we hire to do it."

Students that major in accounting and analytics can pursue careers in audit analytics, tax analytics, systems, consulting, internal audit, and management accounting. Additional accounting coursework (4 courses) will prepare students for CPA exam eligibility. In addition, qualified students may enter and graduate with a Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) in as little as one additional year of study.

You may also want to consider our BBA in Accounting program.

About the Accounting and Business Law Department

Loyola University Chicago's Accounting and Business Law (ABL) Department is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Faculty members in the Accounting Department are dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Accounting faculty at Loyola strive to:

  • Enable students to apply financial and managerial accounting concepts in decision making
  • Convey the technical knowledge and understanding of accounting necessary to begin a successful career in the field
  • Encourage students to seek internships to provide on-the-job experience
  • Develop students' communication, intellectual and interpersonal skills
  • Create a learning environment where students reach their greatest potential in moderate-sized classes taught by professors who excel in both teaching and research
  • Foster a professional orientation, emphasizing the ethics and values necessary for accounting professionals

The department offers scholarships for accounting majors interested in public accounting. See the CPA pass rates for Illinois universities.

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