Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Nonprofit Management

The Nonprofit Management Minor supports students in gaining the skills, knowledge, and values to be future leaders in the social sector, including at nonprofit institutions, philanthropies, and government agencies. Students will:

  • Explore the principles and practices of successful leadership
  • Examine how nonprofits develop their missions, strategic plans, fundraising initiatives, and program models
  • Develop economic analysis and entrepreneurial skills that they can apply in nonprofit settings
  • Participate in an internship at a nonprofit organization that provides hands-on exposure and experience in management

Non-Quinlan students need to take 18 credit hours to complete the minor. For non-Quinlan students, the minor requires five courses:

  • MGMT 201: Managing People and Organizations
  • MGMT 331: Managing Nonprofit Organizations
  • ECON 201: Principles of Microeconomics
  • ENTR 201: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • EXPL 390: Internship Seminar in Organizational Change and Community Leadership

In addition, non-Quinlan students must take one of the following electives:

  • ACCT 201: Introductory Accounting I
  • MARK 201: Principles of Marketing
  • ECON 202: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • INFS 247: Business Information Systems
  • ISSCM 241: Business Statistics
  • ENTR 311: Social Entrepreneurship
  • ENVS 284: Environmental Justice
  • ENVS 363: Sustainable Business Management (prerequisite:  ENVS 137 or UCSF 137)
  • ENVS 364: Sustainable Management in the Global Context (prerequisites: ENVS 137 or UCSF 137)
  • SOWK 307: Social Welfare Policy and Services II (prerequisite: SOWK 201)
  • SOWK 633: Philanthropy, Public Policy & Community Change (Note: This class has numerous prerequisites, but students can request an override from the Academic Advising Coordinator at the School of Social Work.)
  • SOWK 713: Nonprofit Organizations (Note: This class is open to undergraduates; contact the Academic Advising Coordinator at the School of Social Work to request enrollment.)

Quinlan students need to take 12 credit hours to complete the minor. For Quinlan students, the minor requires the following courses:

  • MGMT 331: Managing Nonprofit Organizations
  • ENTR 201: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • EXPL 390: Internship Seminar in Organizational Change and Community Leadership

In addition, Quinlan students must take one of the following electives:

  • ENTR 311: Social Entrepreneurship
  • ENVS 284: Environmental Justice
  • ENVS 363: Sustainable Business Management (prerequisites: UCSF 137 & MGMT 201)
  • ENVS 364: Sustainable Management in the Global Context (prerequisites: UCSF 137 &  MGMT 201 )
  • SOWK 307: Social Welfare Policy and Services II (prerequisite: SOWK 201)
  • SOWK 633: Philanthropy, Public Policy & Community Change (Note: This class has numerous prerequisites, but students can request an override from the Academic Advising Coordinator at the School of Social Work.)
  • SOWK 713: Nonprofit Organizations (Note: This class is open to undergraduates; contact the Academic Advising Coordinator at the School of Social Work to request enrollment.)

Important Details

At the discretion of the Quinlan School of Business assistant dean, 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.