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Loyola University Chicago

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Finance/Economics

BA in Management

The Finance/Economics concentration of the bachelor's in management is designed for career advancement in the financial sector, including banking, insurance and investment. In addition to building a thorough understanding of project management, accounting and human resources principles, students will also have the opportunity to take courses covering specialized areas, such as health care, real estate and sports economics.

Required Courses

The BA in Management with Finance/Economics concentration comprises 120 credit hours. Courses in the Finance/Economics concentration are offered in accelerated, 8-week sessions — ideal for working professionals. All courses are offered in the traditional (in-person) format at Loyola's Water Tower Campus in Chicago or in Vernon Hills, with several online courses available.

I. Management Major: 39 credit hours

  • COMM 237: Small Group Communication
  • COMM 273: Interpersonal Communication
  • CPST 247: Computer Concepts and Applications or Information Systems
  • CPST 250: Foundations of Organizations
  • CPST 310: Accounting Principles and Applications
  • CPST 340: Marketing Concepts and Strategies
  • CPST 349: Project Management
  • CPST 350: Human Resource Principles and Practices
  • CPST 371: Organizational Finance
  • ECON 201: Principles of Economics: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 202: Principles of Economics: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • LREB 315: Law & Regulatory Environment of Business I
  • STAT 103: Statistics

II. SCPS Common Curriculum: 9 credit hours

  • CPST 200: Introduction to Degree Completion
  • CPST 201: Professional Identity and Development
  • CPST 397: Capstone

III. Finance/Economics Concentration: 24 credit hours

  • FINC 215: Personal Finance
  • FINC 332: Business Finance
  • FINC 337: Banking, Money, Capital Markets
  • FINC 347: Financial Institutions

Choose two of the following courses (6 hours):

  • ECON 320: Urban Economics
  • ECON 323: International Economics
  • ECON 325: Economics of Development and Growth
  • ECON 328: Environmental Economics
  • ECON 329: Health Economics
  • ECON 355: Economics of Real Estate

IV. University Core Requirements

What are employers looking for? Employers say they are looking for a demonstrated capacity in these areas:

  • think critically
  • communicate clearly
  • solve complex problems
  • ethical judgment and integrity
  • intercultural skills
  • the capacity for continued new learning
  • written and oral communication
  • applied knowledge in real-world settings
  • broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences

In the University Core you will further develop your skills. Learn more about University Core Requirements.

V. Electives

A total of 120 credits are required for the degree at Loyola University Chicago. Sources of the remaining credits can include courses offered in the SCPS 8-week session schedule or the 16-week semester schedule. Transfer credits (not already used in the major, concentration, or University Core), Prior Learning Assessment, CLEP, DSST, or ACE-evaluated credits (such as your military transcript) can all used to fulfill the remaining elective credit requirements that get you to 120 credits, subject to residency and other requirements.

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School of Continuing and Professional Studies · 820 North Michigan Avenue, Lewis Towers 401, Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.6501
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