Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business


Water Tower Center Photo

Loyola's Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago

 Located just off North Michigan Avenue at 16 E. Pearson Street, on Loyola's Water Tower Campus, the Quinlan School of Business sits in the heart of downtown Chicago, one of America's most dynamic centers of commerce.

Loyola's Water Tower Campus is located just minutes from Lake Shore Drive and only steps from the Red Line Chicago Avenue stop. Numerous buses also make stops on surrounding campus streets, including Michigan Avenue, Chicago Avenue, and State Street. The campus also is within walking distance from Chicago's historic Loop.

Students who live in Chicago's outlying suburbs commute to the Quinlan School of Business, either by car or via Metra, Pace, or the CTA.

The Baumhart Residence Hall and Terry Student Center serves as a state-of-the-art facility housing graduate, professional, and upper-class undergraduate students, providing convenient access to classrooms, libraries, and Michigan Avenue nightlife. (Information on campus graduate housing can be found here.)

Business students also live near campus in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. Other popular neighborhoods include Andersonville, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Roscoe Village, Wicker Park, and the West and South Loop.

World-class Chicago

Chicago is home to one of the largest and most diversified economies in the world. The Chicago metropolitan area is a center of global commerce, with a work force of more than 4 million. The city's infrastructure, distribution channels, and access to capital rival any other major metropolitan area in the world.

The benefits of studying in this booming metropolis will position you for success in any number of industry sectors:


  • 107 corporate headquarters (second only to New York)
  • 31 Illinois Fortune 500 companies
  • 19 Financial Times Global 500 companies

Banking and finance

  • 300 U.S. banks
  • 40 foreign bank branches
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Leading venture capital firms


  • Midway and O'Hare International airports
  • McCormick Place (North America's largest convention center attracting 7 million attendees each year)

Financial exchanges

  • Chicago Board of Trade (the world's largest agricultural futures exchange and the world's oldest derivatives exchange)
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange (the largest futures exchange in the U.S. and the second largest in the world)
  • Chicago Options Exchange (the world's largest stock options exchange)


  • 350,000 high-tech workers
  • 7,000 high-tech companies
  • $35 billion in regional high-tech output
  • Third largest high-tech center in the nation

International business

  • 3,400 foreign-owned firms in Illinois
  • 60 consulates
  • 29 countries with trade offices